March 2017 Archives

What are an attorney's duties concerning settlement offers? -- II

Last time, we discussed how even though someone pursuing a civil lawsuit -- from a car accident to a breach of contract -- might have visions of a prolonged courtroom battle thanks to their favorite films and novels, research has actually shown that 95 percent of cases settle before trial.

What are an attorney's duties concerning settlement offers?

When a person makes the decision to proceed with a civil lawsuit, whether relating to a business dispute, motor vehicle accident or some other important matter, chances are good that they are envisioning some type of prolonged courtroom battle complete with witnesses, objections and no shortage of conflict.

Understanding accounting malpractice: Maintaining independence in audits

As we established in a previous post, certified public accountants, much like attorneys, physicians or other highly skilled professionals, are subject to rules of professional conduct promulgated by the various states in which they practice.

Lawmakers in one state advancing anti-indemnification measure for attorneys

From accountants to physicians, most people correctly assume that they'll be able to pursue legal action against any professional in the event the services they provide result in monetary damages or physical harm.

What role is served by legal malpractice insurance? -- II

In a post last week, we discussed how statistics reveal that as many as 5 to 6 percent of private attorneys here in the U.S. end up being sued by a client each year and how this reality, coupled with the fact that these lawsuits often end up costing considerable time and money, causes many of them to secure legal malpractice insurance.

$25M Ft. Lauderdale land deal at center of legal malpractice lawsuit

While most everyone would prefer not to think about it, it wasn't that long ago that both the residential and commercial real estate markets here in the U.S. were in undeniably poor shape with record foreclosures, high vacancy rates and abandoned construction projects.

What role is served by legal malpractice insurance?

While most people might think that legal malpractice claims are something of a rarity, this is far from the case. Indeed, statistics have shown that anywhere from 5 to 6 percent of all private attorneys in the U.S. face some manner legal malpractice claim each year.

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