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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice Claim – Auto Insurance – Certified Question (access required)

An insurer may maintain a direct malpractice action against counsel hired to represent its insured where the insurance company has a duty to defend. We answer the federal district court’s first question in the affirmative and decline to answer its second question. Background The plaintiff-insurer hired the defendant-attorney to defend plaintiff’s insured in a personal injury lawsuit in ...

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