Date archive: August 2013

Policy’s Directive Not to Admit Liability Conflicted with Attorney’s Ethical Obligation to Disclose Mistake to Client

An attorney admitted making a mistake in drafting a client’s will.  In a letter sent to all beneficiaries of a trust, the attorney acknowledged several beneficiaries received less money than they otherwise would have received if the client’s wishes were carried out as intended ($919,900 versus $1,783,800).¹ The attorney had a professional liability insurance policy…

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