April 01, 2016 Feature

A Muddy Morass: Malpractice in Real Property Matters

Todd C. Scott

You may not be aware that in the business of insuring and defending lawyer professional liability, malpractice claims come and go, but claim trends involving attorneys generally stay the same. Yes, there are times when changes in a law will open the door to a new cause of action against lawyers. Additionally, certain economic influences such as a long and sustained recession will contribute to a surge of claims in a practice area affected by the downturn in the economy. But in general, there is typically little change involving the area of law category when looking at the lawyers on the receiving end of malpractice claims.

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