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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.

PCAOB Seeks Public Comment on 28 Proposed Indicators of Audit Quality

The list of audit quality indicators raises a number of questions on which audit firms or audit committees might wish to comment.

New York Embraces "Likely to Succeed" Standard for Appeals

Exhaustion of appeal options is unnecessary.

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)


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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