A concise, well-documented review and discussion of the exposure that lawyers and others in law-related professions have to malpractice suits against them in this malpractice crazed U.S. society. Warren Freedman makes clear that except for product liability suits, malpractice suits are the most litigated legal actions in civil matters, and points out that professionals in these fields are held to higher standards of conduct and ethics than their counterparts in many other fields. He discusses the facts and rulings in various, representative cases and, in so doing, provides lawyers and professionals in related fields with awareness of what they can and cannot do, and what the consequences can be if they behave unethically. A valuable resource for professionals, graduate students, professors of law, government officials, and civil liberties experts.
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About the Author
WARREN FREEDMAN has written more than 45 legal treatises, more than 100 law review articles, served as State Trial Referee in Connecticut and a Hearing Examiner in New York, and continues to lecture at various educational and legal forums. He served as an Attorney Examiner with the Federal Trade Commission, a member of the faculty of Rutgers University School of Law, practiced law in his own New Rochelle, New York law firm, and for many years was assistant secretary and legal counsel for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Table of Contents
Malpractice and Professionals
Professionals Malpractice Insurance
Mediators and Arbitrators
Table of Cases