A missed filing deadline that resulted in a South Georgia teacher’s discrimination claim being tossed has spurred a legal malpractice complaint, and an insurer’s claim that it is under no obligation to defend the suit because it had never been informed of the case’s dismissal more than two years ago.

At the time of disposal of the two cases at the heart of the malpractice suit—an employment discrimination suit tossed on a blown filing deadline and a failed workers’ compensation case—ALPS Property & Casualty Insurance did not even have a policy with the lawyers and their firms  that are now being sued, it said.