1. S.C. Supreme Court: Defense Counsel Can Be Sued for Malpractice by Insurer

    S.C. Supreme Court: Defense Counsel Can Be Sued for Malpractice by Insurer

    The South Carolina Supreme Court recently opined that an insurer can sue an attorney it hired to defend its policyholder for malpractice. 

    The high court in the case of Sentry Select Insurance Company v. Maybank Law Firm, LLC, and Roy P. Maybank, 2016-001351, was tasked by the district court to answer two questions in the case of Sentry Select’s lawsuit against defense counsel it hired to defend its insured.

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