Apparently, for well-connected law firms in Connecticut, there’s a far more potent tool than pedestrian legal malpractice insurance for addressing legal malpractice claims: personal legislation. As this opinion piece describes, a Sylvia Kuehl retained a prominent Connecticut law firm to represent her interests in a wrongful death action after her husband was killed in a car accident. The firm failed to advise Kuehl that she could file for workers compensation and by the time she realized it, the deadline for filing has passed. So she retained another firm to sue the first one for legal malpractice. But before the case could go to trial, the first firm enlisted the aid of political connections in the legislature who sponsored a bill extending the deadline for filing claims just for Kuehl and moots her suit against the firm.
How’s that for justice?