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Failure to Report A Claim To Insurer Causes Lawyer to Lose Coverage

The plaintiff sued a lawyer for legal malpractice. The lawyer failed to timely report the legal malpractice claim to his carrier and the claim was denied. The plaintiff then sued the insurer directly with no success for the same reason. Because the lawyer failed to report the claim to the insurer, the claim for coverage was denied.

Do not ever retain an attorney who does not have insurance.

Source: McCarty v. NATIONAL UNION FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF PITTSBURGH, PA, Dist. Court, SD Ohio 2016 – Google Scholar

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