Sanford Wittels Denied Coverage In Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (June 28, 2011, 7:22 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge found Monday that an insurance policy held by Sanford Wittels & Heisler LLP does not cover the firm in a legal malpractice suit over a failed racial discrimination class action against the U.S. Department of Commerce.

U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle found that the Capitol Specialty Insurance Corp. policy required Sanford Wittels, a class action litigation boutique, to notify the insurer if there was reason to believe the firm could be hit with a malpractice suit, which the firm failed to...
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