Am. Reliable Ins. Co. v. Navratil, 05-30583
Summary judgment dismissing plaintiff-insurer's malpractice claim against an attorney who had been retained by plaintiff to defend it and its insured in a third-party's lawsuit is reversed where plaintiff's decision not to pursue an appeal from an adverse jury verdict under the circumstances did not equitably estop it from prosecuting its malpractice action.
- Decided 03/29/2006
- Published 03/30/2006
- WIENER, Circuit Judge:, Before JONES, Chief Judge, and WIENER and PRADO, Circuit Judges.
- United States Fifth Circuit
- For Appellant:
- David I. Bordelon (argued), Ungarino & Eckert, Metairie, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Gustave A. Fritchie, III (argued), Edward W. Trapolin, Camala Elizabeth Capodice, Irwin, Fritchie, Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans, LA, for Defendants-Appellees.