Q: Is this legal malpractice?
Attorney has agreement to represent corporation whose negligence caused damages to my clients' home. Insurance company covered damages. Attorney does not represent insurance company. Attorney will not let insurance company release settlement check without my clients signing a "global release" with the insurance company and corporation. If the attorney has no agreement with insurance company and is holding up these proceeds from my client, isn't that malpractice? This is in OHIO.
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