Insurance No Bar To Greenberg Fee Award In Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 6:48 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday upheld a fee award for Greenberg Traurig LLP after it defended a $35 million malpractice suit over its alleged interference in a Gowen Oil Co. Inc. deal, ruling the firm's malpractice insurance didn’t block the fee award.

In an unpublished decision, the three-judge panel found that the firm was entitled to recover costs and attorneys’ fees from Gowen under a Georgia law meant to encourage settlements in tort cases by allowing a prevailing party to recover costs if its previous good...
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