Larry D. Mason Discusses Georgia Malpractice-Coverage Ruling and Precedential Authority with Law360
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Larry D. Mason Discusses Georgia Malpractice-Coverage Ruling and Precedential Authority with Law360

September 28, 2022

Larry D. Mason, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Global Insurance Services practice, spoke with Law360 regarding a Georgia federal court’s ruling on an attorney’s coverage for malpractice suit. The court found that the attorney lost the coverage, as she failed to give her insurer notice of the claim in the ALPS Insurance Co. v. Edenfield decision.

Larry explained that insurers seeking precedential authority in Georgia view the decision positively, but whether it will apply to coverage cases in other states will depend on the language of policies and case facts.

“For matters pending in other jurisdictions with similar prior notice issues, the ALPS v. Edenfield case will likely be favorably received by insurers as persuasive authority,” Larry concluded.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE: “Attys, Firms Must Be Careful to Secure Malpractice Coverage,” Law360, September 23, 2022

 

MORE ABOUT GOLDBERG SEGALLA’S LARRY D. MASON:

Larry D. Mason is a renowned trial and appellate litigator and counselor to many national and international businesses across diverse industries. Based in Chicago but with experience litigating and counseling clients through complicated and high-profile matters across the country and internationally, he dedicates most of his practice to insurance coverage, reinsurance, commercial litigation, environmental and toxic torts, and complex insurance regulatory matters. He also focuses on professional liability for clients in insurance, environmental, construction, and related industries; products liability; and identifying emerging risks. He brings his extensive experience to leadership positions in the firm, where he is chair of the Environmental and Mass Torts Coverage, First-Party Property, and Construction Coverage subgroups.