5th Circ. Backs Texas Lawyer In Malpractice Insurance Suit

Law360, New York (March 17, 2017, 4:34 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Thursday sided with a Dallas-based lawyer in a malpractice coverage dispute related to Hunt Petroleum Corp. heir Al Hill III's trust litigation, saying the district court misinterpreted the insurer’s coverage obligation and should not have ordered the attorney to pay back certain defense costs.

A three judge panel reversed an award of summary judgment in favor of Darwin National Assurance Co. in a lawsuit by Charla Aldous of the Aldous Law Firm, who sued for coverage of her defense costs in litigation...
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