Analysis

BigLaw Cuts More Checks To Head Off Malpractice Claims

Law360, New York (November 4, 2016, 8:46 PM EDT) -- BigLaw is getting more comfortable writing checks to quickly mollify aggrieved clients, according to a recent survey, with experts blaming rising malpractice defense bills and trigger-happy claimants who are pushing overall costs past six figures for a growing number of suits.

While the latest American Bar Association data on national malpractice claims shows only a slight bump in overall volume since 2011, a recent survey also shows that firms and insurance carriers are more willing to settle before a suit is ever filed.

Meanwhile, firms are seeing more suits that do get filed end with some payment to the plaintiff, either...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!