3 Cases That Clarify When To Call Your Malpractice Insurer

Law360, New York (September 28, 2016, 10:11 PM EDT) -- Read your malpractice policy lately? Well, take a look and you’ll find a standard clause outlining your responsibility to notify your carrier of an expected claim. If there’s no notice, there will likely be no coverage.

Like a common negligence clause, the requirement obligates the attorney to alert the carrier of a pending claim, as well as any situation that could trigger a suit.

While the most common triggers aren’t hard to spot — a blown statute of limitations, a client’s emailed threat of a lawsuit following a financial blow, or a trial blunder — there are plenty of gray-area situations...

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