Ore. Court Curbs State Bar Liability In Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (January 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Investors who received $300,000 to settle legal malpractice charges against one attorney from the Oregon State Bar's Professional Liability Fund aren't entitled to more insurance money for related claims against a second attorney, a state appellate court has ruled.

The Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court's decision in favor of PLF and the second attorney on Wednesday, citing the fund's $300,000 limit for “similar or related” claims, even if those claims relate to discrete attorneys.

The Circuit Court, Multnomah County had ruled that the...
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