In an Oct. 15 unpublished opinion, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court ruling that upheld an insurance company's right to select defense counsel to represent Houston-based Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee in a legal malpractice suit. The insurer does not need to reimburse Coats Rose for the legal fees it paid to counsel the firm selected, the appeals court affirmed.
Insurer Pays Only for Counsel It Selects, 5th Circuit Rules
November 5, 2012
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