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Legal malpractice claims against large law firms held steady in 2017, but the number of high-dollar payouts against firms and the cost of defending against malpractice allegations have increased, according to a new insurer report.

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Scott Flaherty

Scott Flaherty, based in New York, covers the business of law with a focus on legal ethics, lawyer misconduct, conflicts-of-interest and litigation involving law firms. He can be reached at sflaherty@alm.com. On Twitter: @sflaherty18

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