Insurer Refuses To Defend Law Firm In Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (October 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An insurance company has asked a federal court to rule that it has no duty to defend a Virginia intellectual property law firm and one of its partners in a suit accusing them of participating in a conspiracy to defraud a telecommunications company of valuable wireless e-mail patents that raked in $177 million for the partner.

Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co. filed a declaratory judgment suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Tuesday, arguing that under the terms of the...
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