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Reciprocal Of America Declared Insolvent (access required)

Reciprocal of America, once a dominant hospital insurer and the reinsurance backbone of Virginia’s largest legal malpractice carrier, has been declared insolvent by the State Corporation Commission. The declaration on June 20 immediately triggered activation of state guaranty fund associations ...

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Lawyers Disciplined For 'Let's Settle' Ads (access required)

Two lawyers with the Richmond-based personal injury firm Marks & Harrison violated the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct when they signed off on several advertisements for the firm, a Virginia State Bar district disciplinary committee found last Tuesday. The offending ...

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ANLIR Is Ordered Into Liquidation (access required)

Lawyers who bought their legal malpractice insurance from American National Lawyers Insurance Reciprocal are receiving notices that the company has been ordered into liquidation. The Chancery Court of Davidson County, Tenn., on June 3 declared the company insolvent and ordered ...

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'A Failure To Cooperate' (access required)

Message to lawyers: The stakes for ignoring a Virginia State Bar investigation became higher in April. That’s when a Richmond lawyer who largely failed to respond to the VSB until the day of his Disciplinary Board hearing became the first ...

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