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Party in Privity Barred by Collateral Estoppel from Establishing Causation Element of Legal Malpractice Claim

The Scherer decision, and others like it, confirms that collateral estoppel may be a viable defense to a legal malpractice claim when the underlying issues have been fully and fairly litigated.

Articles »

Handling Harmful or Deficient Rule 30(b)(6) Deposition Testimony

By George Denegre and Carey L. Menasco

To what extent is it binding, and what can you do about it?

Omnicare Addresses Liability for Expressions of Opinion under Section 11

By Patricia A. Gorham and Samuel J. Casey

The decision creates an ambiguous and potentially shifting landscape.

P.F. Chang's Cyber Breach Raises CGL Coverage Concerns

By Michael Luongo

The Travelers lawsuit makes clear that consumer general liability policies alone may not provide coverage for cyber incidents.

Sound Advice »

audio Inadvertent Disclosure of Privilege Documents

By Saleel Sabnis

Saleel Sabnis outlines what your options are if you ever find yourself in the unenviable position of having unintentionally disclosed documents. (9:49 min)

audio Federal Court Jurisdiction over Legal Malpractice Claims Arising from Patents

By Jane Webre

Jane Webre, who successfully argued Gunn v. Minton before the U.S. Supreme Court, examines both 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1338 as they apply to the issue. (6:39 min)

audio Black Swans and Pension Tsunamis

By Paul Bauer

Paul Bauer discusses the "scandal of prediction" and ways to protect against false assumptions when predicting the future. (16:39 min)


Attention Young Lawyers

Our committee is seeking to serve young lawyers and recruit them as members. You may contact our chairs, Bernard Amyot and Carey Menasco, to become involved in our committee immediately.

CLE Program Proposal Submissions

The PSLLC is soliciting CLE program proposals for the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting, to be held August 4–9, 2016, in San Francisco. Read more.

Bimonthly Committee Conference Call

The committee’s bimonthly calls are held at 11 a.m. Central on the first Tuesday of every other month. Our next committee conference call is scheduled for December 1, 2016. Please contact cochair Carey L. Menasco for dial-in information.

Professional Services Liability Litigation Leadership

Cochairs Web Editor Newsletter Editors

Bernard Amyot

Montréal, QC, Canada

Carey Menasco

New Orleans, LA

Vice Chair

Keith Bruett

Milwaukee, WI

Jonathan Walsh

New York, New York

Patricia A. Gorham

Atlanta, GA

Saleel Sabnis

Philadelphia, PA