Illinois, Michigan and Massachusetts are among 11 states withvery high risks of professional liability lawsuits arising out ofthe subprime mortgage crisis, according to a new report.

The report, titled "What's the State of Your State? E&O RiskUneven Across The Country," published by Guy Carpenter, areinsurance broker and subsidiary of New York-based professionalservices company Marsh & McLennan, provides a state-by-stateoverview of the threat of errors and omissions litigation on U.S.real estate professionals.

According to Guy Carpenter's report, high foreclosure ratesalone won't put a state in the high-risk category for E&Olawsuits. For example, Arizona and Nevada have two of the highestforeclosure rates in the country--2 percent and 4.2 percent,respectively--but "low" and "medium" risks to E&O lawsuits.

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