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Law firms rush to collect on unpaid bills

Dec 24, 2013 Law firms have been scrambling to collect payment before the end of the year - a sensitive task if it is to be carried out effectively while maintaining goodwill with clients. Most US law firms link partner…

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Malpractice claims on the rise in the US

Jul 4, 2013 The number of malpractice claims against law firms is on the rise, along with the number of multi-million dollar payouts, according to a new study. Insurance broker Ames & Gough surveyed seven leading professional…

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Low execution risk keeps Asian legal fees down

Jul 3, 2013 International law firms waiting for legal fees to rise in Asia might be waiting a long time, according to this article in The American Lawyer. The relatively low fees paid for legal work in Asia is not just about low…

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Survey shows the risks of lateral hiring

Jun 26, 2013 A new survey shows that lateral hiring may carry significant business risk. The survey reports that five out of seven major malpractice insurers that responded to the survey said they experienced an increase in…

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Greenberg Traurig hit with $100m malpractice suit

Sep 24, 2009 Greenberg Traurig was hit Tuesday with a malpractice suit seeking more than $100 million in damages over allegations that it failed to properly prosecute patents for a longtime electronics manufacturing client and…

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Dechert and K&L Gates sued for malpractice

Jan 20, 2009 Money market fund Reserve Management Co. Inc. has launched a malpractice suit against Dechert and K&L Gates, claiming that the firms failed to advise it four years ago that two members of its board weren't…

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Kirkland faces US malpractice case

Aug 22, 2008 Kirkland & Ellis is being sued for malpractice by former patent client Magnetek. The move comes after the US firm lost a patent case on behalf of the electronics company.

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