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Attorneys – Tort/Negligence – Legal Malpractice – Insurance – Disgorgement of Fees Claim (access required)

Where the plaintiff-insurer hired the defendant-law firm to represent plaintiff’s insured in the underlying action, and where the law firm’s failure to respond to requests to admit allegedly caused the insurer to settle the underlying action for $900,000 of its million-dollar policy limit, plaintiff may bring a direct legal malpractice action against the law firm. ...

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