Sunday, June 26, 2016
Mortgage Grader, Inc. v. Ward & Olivo, LLP (A-53-14;
Mortgage Grader, Inc. v. Ward & Olivo, LLP (A-53-14; 075310)
The requirement in Rule 1:21-1C(a)(3) that law firms organized as LLPs maintain malpractice insurance does not extend to the firm’s windup period when the law firm has ceased performing legal services, and does not require purchase of tail insurance. In addition, the violation of Rule 1:21-1C(a)(3) does not result in automatic conversion of a law firm organized as an LLP into a GP. As a result, Mortgage Grader had no vicarious liability claim against Ward.