Judge: Fees Dispute Related To Professional Services, Triggered Duty To Defend

Judge: Fees Dispute Related To Professional Services, Triggered Duty To Defend

DALLAS - A law firm established that an underlying claim against it related to a referral agreement with another firm constituted professional services that triggered its insurer's duty to defend under a professional liability policy, a Texas federal judge ruled April 11, granting in part the firm's motion for summary judgment (Shore Chan Bragalone DePumpo LLP, et al. v. Greenwich Insurance Co., No. 3:11-cv-00891, N.D. Texas; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50811).

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