Attempt To Purchase Malpractice Insurance: FAIL

A bit of good news came out of bankruptcy court on Wednesday: Judge Montali denied Heller Ehrman’s request to purchase tail coverage malpractice insurance.

I’ve placed a link to the article in The Recorder – Heller Ehrman Estate Can’t Buy Malpractice Coverage – in the News Articles section.  

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4 Responses to “Attempt To Purchase Malpractice Insurance: FAIL”


  1. 1 anon2 29 January 2009 at 3:24 am

    Ok, finally the s**t hits the fan. The former partners are worried about their culpability to their (former) clients, at the expense of their (former) employees. They, of course, do not want to have responsibility for either of these scenarios, but unfortunately for them, they will have to face the music on both fronts-no more insulation. At last we have some transparency – a peak behind the curtain – no more secrets.

  2. 2 Former SF Assoc 29 January 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Fail indeed. These guys picked the wrong economic and political climate to try and get away with this s**t. High paid bankers and lawyers are not exactly getting a whole lot of sympathy these days.

  3. 3 Former Assoc 29 January 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Former SF Assoc,

    I wouldn’t be so gleeful that they can’t buy the tail. That policy covered you and all associates too. We are now personally liable for any malpractice claims until the statute of limitations on those claims runs out. To my mind, that’s pretty terrifying, and unfair to associates. It’s yet another employment benefit associates are being deprived of.

  4. 4 Former Associate 29 January 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Former Assoc makes a good point. Perhaps we should include in our Proof of Claim an amount necessary to provide ourselves with our own tail malpractice coverage.


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