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Personal Injury Appellate Opinions Last Week

I read a few opinions last week that did not rise to to the level of a full post on this blog but are still worth noting:

  • Illinois State Bar Association Mutual Insurance Co. v. Greenfield(Illinois):: Lawyer screws up a will and does the right thing, writing a letter to the beneficiaries informing them of the mistake. Legal malpractice insurer says that by failing to inform it of the letter before sending it, Greenfield violated a condition of his malpractice policy and refused to provide him a defense to the legal malpractice claim that ensued. “What a jerk move,” an Illinois appeals court said, finding the malpractice carrier could not bail on their client. (Please note: I might be paraphrasing.) Anyway, if you have insurance through ISBAMI, keep in mind they will pull this kinda garbage on their clients who try to do the right thing.injury appellate opinions
  • Bougere v. Northrop Grumman (Louisiana): wrongful death claim’s statute of limitations runs not from asbestos exposure but from decedent’s death. Maryland would rule similarly.
  • New York v. Appellate Judges: It amazed me that New York voters dumped three appellate judges. In Maryland, we just rubber-stamp these things.
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