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Breaking Down Malicious Prosecution Claims

Posted on: April 18, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

In the legal world, one person can sue another when a previous criminal or civil lawsuit was brought for wrongful purposes. Essentially, the person who was previously prosecuted or sued can turn around and sue the person who brought about the original case for malicious prosecution. This is all based on if the defendant started […] Read More

How Attorneys Can Be Liable to Third Parties

Posted on: April 11, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

Lawyers operate with the risk of being hit with malpractice or negligence claims; it’s just the nature of their job. But while lawyers generally think their only liability risk comes from making mistakes in their representation of clients, they do run the risk of being liable for third parties. It’s becoming more and more of […] Read More

What Attorneys Can Do to Avoid Malpractice Claims

Posted on: March 21, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

All attorneys know that practicing law in any capacity can put them in harm’s way when it comes to malpractice issues. Even the most seasoned legal professionals can make mistakes that lead to their own litigation. There are many different pitfalls and mistakes that can land an attorney in their own hot water and most […] Read More

Why Do Lawyers Get Sued?

Posted on: March 14, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

It can be argued that an electrician might not need to call on help from another electrician, or that an accountant may not have to use another accountant. So, should a lawyer ever need to retain their own lawyer? The answer is yes, as the legal profession is filled with plenty of risks and it’s […] Read More

Be Aware of Malpractice Claims from Non-clients

Posted on: December 20, 2018 by Huntersure LLC.

In general, attorneys owe a professional duty to their clients and may in fact be held liable or a breach of that duty. However, attorneys don’t owe this kind of duty to people and companies who they do not represent. When it comes to legal malpractice claims, duty is a mandatory element and points to […] Read More

Why It’s Important to Know an Attorney’s Lawsuit History Before Hiring

Posted on: December 13, 2018 by Huntersure LLC.

In the world of legal practice, which is rife with plenty of change from moment to moment, law firms should consider the repercussions of hiring attorneys without a thorough investigation into their past or pending lawsuits. While it’s in the nature of the beast for attorneys to face possible legal risk of their own, it […] Read More

Actionable Steps to Avoid the Biggest Malpractice Risks

Posted on: December 6, 2018 by Huntersure LLC.

For practicing attorneys, there should be a high level of importance on ensuring that they’re serving their clients as effectively as possible. But even with the best intentions in mind, there are still opportunities where liabilities can arise. Malpractice claims can be produced for any small number of issues. But even with small issues, there […] Read More

Make Sure You Understand the Exclusions of Attorney Professional Liability Insurance

Posted on: November 8, 2018 by Huntersure LLC.

Insurance policies vary in everything from what’s being covered to who’s being covered. But given the breadth of insurance coverage options, there’s still one major similarity they all have: exclusions. When legal professional clients are weighing their options, they need to know what is covered first, but also need to understand the importance that exclusions […] Read More

What to Consider When Creating Coverage for Solo Practitioners

Posted on: July 19, 2018 by Huntersure LLC.

When an attorney starts out with a solo practice there’s plenty to consider such as area of practice and what kind of cases they’ll take on. The most important consideration should be proper coverage to protect against malpractice lawsuits. However, attorney professional liability insurance, while an important component of any new or solo legal professional, […] Read More

What a Malpractice Claim Could Do to an Attorney

Posted on: July 5, 2018 by Huntersure LLC.

Obtaining insurance may not be at the top of the list of things to do for new lawyers starting out. With the excitement of a new job or promotion, some things get put on the backburner. However, before professional steps are taken in the legal field, all lawyers, no matter the size of firm or […] Read More