Law Firm Hacking To Breed New Kind Of Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (December 12, 2016, 11:11 PM EST) -- A novel lawsuit unsealed Friday alleging a Chicago firm committed malpractice through shoddy cybersecurity presages more allegations by clients focused on confidential data held by their lawyers, experts say, even as a dearth of hard evidence of firm hacks will make most claims tough to make stick in court.

While the final outcome of the suit against Johnson & Bell Ltd. will likely remain under wraps — the parties are now in a confidential arbitration — the action may be a kind of test case for...
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