Plaintiffs Firm Wins Coverage For Fen-Phen Suits

Law360, New York (September 28, 2010, 4:08 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that Westport Insurance Corp. must defend plaintiffs firm Napoli Bern Ripka LLP from allegations that it short-changed clients and other attorneys while handling litigation over the diet drug fen-phen.

Westport, a unit of Swiss Re, argued that the state court complaint against accusing the firm — previously known as Napoli Kaiser & Bern LLP — of engaging in fraud, which is excluded from coverage under the terms of the policy in question.

But Judge Sidney H. Stein of the U.S. District...
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