A professional liability insurer need not defend a law firm that failed to provide advance notice of a malpractice claim that “any reasonable” attorney would have foreseen, a New York judge has ruled.

Manhattan attorney Alan M. Cass and his firm, Alan M. Cass & Associates, had represented Elaine M. Lupo in a disability claim before the state Workers’ Compensation Board stemming from an injury Lupo received while an employee of the New York City Board of Education.

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