Insurer Tries To Dodge Coverage In Robosigning Actions

Law360, New York (January 26, 2012, 7:48 PM EST) -- An insurance company asked a Virginia federal judge Monday to void its obligation to insure a client law firm in class actions accusing the firm of running an illegal “foreclosure factory” where attorneys robosigned each others' names to affidavits in foreclosure proceedings.

In its complaint, Kansas' Westport Insurance Corp. asks the judge to nullify the professional liability policy for Fairfax, Va.-based Shapiro & Burson LLP, arguing that Shapiro managing partner John Burson knowingly covered up the liability risk created by his lawyers' bad behavior when he...
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