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Everyone who offers professional services should have coverage for professional liability. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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Anyone who provides professional services faces the prospect of disgruntled clients, and lawyers often have clients who are unhappy when a deal falls apart. In a recent case, a lawyer received a letter from one such client’s new attorney warning him that the former client intended to pursue “claims” and that the lawyer should “forward this letter to your carrier of professional liability.” What was the effect on the lawyer’s malpractice coverage when he decided not to send the letter to the carrier?

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