Date: Oct 25, 2012
Six Meagher & Geer lawyers are co-authors of the just released treatise, Professional Liability Insurance: A Compendium of State Law. The work is published by the Defense Research Institute (DRI).
Kurt Zitzer and Rob Justman authored the Arizona section. Bradley Jones and Charles Jones authored the Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sections. Laura Hanson and Henry Pfutzenreuter authored the Montana materials.
For all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam and Canada (except for Quebec), the Compendium summarizes significant case law and statutes concerning professional liability insurance and claims-made coverage issues. Insurance professionals and attorneys will find the Compendium a valuable resource.
The Compendium is available for sale here.
Taking his authorship role a logical step further, Kurt Zitzer, a recognized leader in the Insurance Coverage and Professional Liability areas, is a featured speaker at the DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium in New York, December 6 – 7, 2012. The topic of his presentation is “Hot Issues in Professional Liability Coverage: Lessons from the DRI Compendium.” Kurt will be joined by panelists Mark Cohen of Zelle, McDonough & Cohen in Boston, Massachusetts, and Steven Rawls, of Butler Pappas Weilmuller Katz & Craig in Tampa, Florida.
Meagher & Geer’s Insurance Coverage practice group has a national reputation and may be one of the largest such groups outside the nation’s major financial centers. We work regularly with hundreds of insurance companies, including some of the largest and most well known in the U.S. We represent several clients nationally or regionally for a wide variety of claims and various lines of business. Our firm has played a significant role in developing insurance case law in high profile insurance coverage actions across the country. We write coverage opinions and make recommendations regarding all lines of property and casualty insurance (e.g., comprehensive general liability, automobile, garagekeepers, employment practices, all types of professional liability and errors and omissions, directors and officers, environmental, truckers, contractors liability, construction wraps, specialty lines, sexual misconduct, surplus lines, excess, umbrella, fire, fidelity bond, all risk, business interruption and contingent liability), life insurance, and accident and health insurance. We serve as monitoring or coverage counsel in complex litigation, including directors and officers claims.
Meagher & Geer also has a substantial Professional Liability practice, comprised of 22 lawyers. We represent professionals such as physicians, nurses, medical technicians, accountants, architects and engineers, insurance and financial brokers, land surveyors, property managers, property inspectors, real estate appraisers, agents and brokers, and lawyers in a wide range of matters including errors and omissions liability, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, SEC investigations and regulatory proceedings, design and construction defects, product failures, title, real estate and insurance agent liability, licensing and disciplinary proceedings and copyright and trademark infringement.Back to Articles