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IronPro Launches Privacy, Security Endorsement for Lawyers PL Program

IronPro, the professional and management liability unit of Ironshore Inc., has introduced a network security and privacy breach endorsement that can be added to its lawyers professional liability (LPL) program.  This new endorsement provides reimbursement for expenses incurred as a …

U.S. Risk Rebrands PL Division, Launches Program for Texas Lawyers

U.S. Risk Insurance Group, Inc., a nationwide managing general agency and surplus lines, has launched a new program for Texas lawyers’ professional liability through its U.S. Risk Pro division.  This admitted program, written on AmTrust Group insurance carrier paper, has …

B&B Protector Plans, Aspen US Partner for Lawyers Professional Liability

B&B Protector Plans, Inc. and Aspen US Insurance have partnered for lawyers professional liability, with Aspen US now the carrier for the Lawyer’s Protector Plan (LPP). The program will offer lawyers professional liability coverage to law firms with one to …

Allied World Launches Admitted Lawyers Professional Liability Product

Allied World U.S. has launched a new admitted lawyers professional liability product: Allied World LPL Assure. LPL Assure includes provisions specifically addressing privacy and network security wrongful acts, with coverage up to the full policy limit for no additional premium. …

Oregon Sued Over Foster Abuse In Salem Home

Lawyers for 11 young children who reportedly suffered sexual abuse at a Salem, Ore., foster home have filed nearly $23 million in lawsuits against the state’s Department of Human Services. The lawsuits represent one of the most sweeping cases brought …

Real Estate Matters Top List of Legal Malpractice Claims: Survey

For the first time since the American Bar Association began conducting surveys of legal malpractice insurance claims beginning in 1985, insurers reported a higher percentage of claims involving real estate than any other area of law. Real estate, personal injury-plaintiff …

Missouri Lawyer Sentenced for Embezzling Insurance Payouts

A former lawyer in Missouri’s St. Louis County is going to prison after embezzling nearly $500,000 in insurance settlements from dozens of clients. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 53-year-old Jonathan McKee was sentenced to five years in federal prison. He …

JLT Facilities Introduces Non-Standard Lawyers PL Program

JLT Facilities, Inc., part of the Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Group, has established a non-standard lawyers professional liability program. Coverage is available nationwide and underwritten by JLT Facilities through an A.M Best “A” rated carrier. The non-standard program is for …

Study from CNA Analyzes Lawyers Professional Liability Claims

The Risk Control unit of CNA insurance companies has released a study that takes a look at lawyers and the practice of business transactions, a diverse area that often involves drafting and negotiating agreements and contracts. Based on claims from …

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf Lawyers Join DLA Piper Hong Kong Office

The DLA Piper law firm announced that a group of lawyers led by partners Joyce Chan and Heng Loong Cheong will join its Hong Kong office from Dewey & LeBoeuf. The move signals yet another step in the meltdown of …