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Eli Wald on Assignability of Unpaid Legal Fees Lawsuits, Burnison v. Johnston, 277 Neb. 622 (Neb. 2009).

In Burnison v. Johnston , the Supreme Court of Nebraska held that a law firm may assign its right to collect unpaid legal services. This Commentary, written by Professor Eli Wald, a legal ethics expert, summarizes the pertinent legal issues decided by the Court and provides important insights for practitioners...

Eli Wald on Assignability of Malpractice Lawsuits, Taylor v. Babin, 2009 La. App. LEXIS 724 (2009)

In Taylor v. Babin , the Louisiana Court of Appeals held that assignability of malpractice lawsuits contradicted public policy considerations. This Emerging Issues Analysis, written by Professor Eli Wald, a legal ethics expert, summarizes the pertinent legal issues decided by the court and provides important...

Claims for Legal Malpractice Aren't Assignable in North Carolina

Maybe you've wondered whether a claim for legal malpractice can be assigned. Maybe you haven't. But yesterday, the North Carolina Court of Appeals answered that question. In Revolutionary Concepts, Inc. v. Clements Walker PLLC [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com...

Perkins Coie LLP on Notable Insurance Coverage Decisions from the Second Half of 2014 and Early 2015

By Nishant Kumar The second half of 2014 and early 2015 brought noteworthy insurance coverage cases in contemporary areas of interest -- for instance, coverage for media providers and for privacy breaches -- as well as significant new developments in jurisprudence regarding oft-disputed aspects of...