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Professional Liability Blog

We explore and analyze current issues and relevant topics to help accountants, attorneys, architects and engineers, insurance agents and real estate brokers avoid a professional liability case.

Professional Liability Blog
September 8, 2021

Real Estate Agents Beware: Missouri Court Recognizes Seller’s Agent Liability under Consumer Protection Statute

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District recently affirmed a jury verdict finding a real estate agent liable for violation under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (“MMPA”) when she, acting as a seller’s agent, acted in reckless disregard as to whether statements in the sellers’ disclosure were true or false.

Professional Liability Blog
August 4, 2021

The Design Professional’s Saving Grace: Statutes of Repose and the Elimination of Perpetual Liability on Construction Projects

Legislatively-enacted statues of repose eliminate causes of action after a specified period of time and benefit design professionals by establishing a finite period of time in which a party can bring a civil action against them, thereby preventing stale claims and the difficulty of defending a suit where evidence and witnesses are no longer available.

Professional Liability Blog
July 13, 2021

Part Two - Attorneys and Virtual Practice: ABA Formal Opinion 498

As more lawyers choose to keep virtual practice in their professional routines, the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released Formal Opinion 498, which reminds attorneys to stay cognizant of their ethical responsibilities when practicing virtually.  This is part two in a two-part series discussing this Opinion.