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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, March 14, 2014

Florida Permits Third Party Suits Against Lawyers

FloridaA client may bring a cause of action of professional negligence or malpractice against an attorney. Some jurisdictions have added "the third party intended beneficiary exception to the rule of privity." The exception applies often applies in will drafting cases. A Florida apellate court has expanded this exception.

See Elizabeth I. Liu, Third Party Suits Against Lawyers Expanded in Florida, Wealth Strategies 2.0, Mar. 13, 2014.

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.


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