3rd Circ. Axes Appeal In NJ County Atty Malpractice Complaint

By Jeff Sistrunk (May 24, 2016, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday dismissed State National Insurance Co.'s appeal of a New Jersey federal court's refusal to revive its legal malpractice claims against Camden County's attorney in a suit over whether the insurer had to cover a jury's $19 million award against the county, finding that the appeal was untimely.

In a highly technical 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel said the clock started running on State National's ability to file an appeal when it reached a stipulation resolving its claims against Camden County in the district court, rather than the date the lower court denied the insurer's motion to...

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