Collins Einhorn attorneys obtain Court of Appeals opinion affirming summary disposition in legal malpractice case arising from homeowners’ policy claim


After obtaining summary disposition in favor of their clients, Collins Einhorn Farrell PC attorneys, Theresa Asoklis and Michael Cook, obtained a Court of Appeals opinion affirming the trial court. The plaintiffs sued their former attorneys after the plaintiffs’ insurer denied their claim for the replacement cost of a house that was destroyed in a fire. They alleged that the attorneys caused them to lose their insurance claim. But the Court of Appeals held that the attorneys’ representation “cannot be ‘negligent.’” The plaintiffs knew (or should have known) that they had one year from when their insurer denied their claim to sue for the replacement costs. But they never did. In fact, they never replaced the house as required under their policy, so the plaintiffs also couldn’t establish that the attorneys caused them to lose their claim for replacement costs. Click here to read the opinion.

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