On June 15, 2010, a Federal Court in
In that matter, the insurance company that issued the professional negligence policy,
The Court agreed, holding that one has to show that the two lawsuits were “inextricably intertwined” which “is a higher standard to meet. To meet the standard, the two actions should be so related that it is difficult to separate the work completed for each, or to argue that the work done on the collateral litigation was not necessary to the defense of the litigation as a whole. …” The defamation action “was too separate and distinct to be considered inextricably intertwined with” the professional negligence action.
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