Judge Sanctions Reed Smith In Insurance Claim Spat

Law360, New York (March 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A U.S. magistrate judge has ruled that Reed Smith LLP deliberately misled the court and was liable for payment of discovery sanctions in a coverage dispute between Lexington Insurance Co. and the law firm's client, bankrupt Florida resort owner Bray & Gillespie Management LLC.

On Wednesday, Magistrate Judge Karla Spaulding of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted Lexington's motion for sanctions against B&G and further ruled that Reed Smith and its attorney, John Ellison, were jointly liable for paying the insurer's...
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