Date archive: February 2016

Insurance Company Prevails after Denying Coverage for Attorney’s Wrongful Conduct

In Gandor v. Torus Nat’l Ins. Co., 2015 WL 6043621 (D. Mass. Oct. 15, 2015), the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted an insurer’s motion for summary judgment finding there was no professional liability coverage for two underlying claims stemming from an attorney’s alleged malpractice in handling his client’s appeal of a…

When Preparing Tax Returns Equals an Illegal Recommendation to Utilize Tax Shelters: The Limits of Professional Liability Coverage

Introduction Concurrent causation can be a tricky doctrine to apply, but nonetheless is important in determining whether professional liability insurance will cover a claim. Generally speaking, concurrent causation mandates coverage if two causes—one covered by a policy, the other excluded by a policy—contribute to a loss. But, this simple formulation is not as straightforward as…

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