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Be Careful With That Power of Attorney!: Arbitration Clauses and Nursing Home Lawsuits

by LeClairRyan on

On May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its opinion in Kindred Nursing Centers, L.P. v. Clark. This case addressed the issue of whether an agent acting pursuant to a power of attorney could bind...more

Avoiding the Upsurge in Trust, Probate and Estate Planning Malpractice

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

The number of lawsuits against trust, probate and estate planning attorneys has significantly increased over the last several years. Today, trust, probate and estate planing attorneys are charged with legal malpractice and...more

Insurance for Professional Fiduciaries

by K&L Gates LLP on

In an important decision for professionals operating in the trust and asset management sector - and their employers - the English Court of Appeal has recently provided guidance in the case of Rathbone Bros Plc and Paul...more

Is Honesty Always the Best Policy? Illinois Appellate Court Holds Attorney’s Ethical Obligations Trump Professional Liability...

by Cozen O'Connor on

In a case of first impression, the Illinois Appellate Court considered whether a professional liability insurer can deny a defense to its insured, an attorney who admits he erred in providing legal services. Ill. State Bar...more

LAW SCHOOLS NO LONGER ADEQUATELY EQUIP THEIR STUDENTS TO THINK LIKE LAWYERS: THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF DECONTEXTUALIZING...

by Charles E. Rounds, Jr. on

The process of paralegalizing the American legal academy is now complete. It was inevitable. A course in Contracts does not a complete lawyer make. The curricular marginalization of two of the other critical enforceable...more

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