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Reed Smith Settles Pa. Malpractice Case Over Fire Coverage

Law360 (March 15, 2018, 4:59 PM EDT) -- Reed Smith LLP and an ex-client on Tuesday said that they had reached a deal to resolve claims that the firm botched a $20.5 million insurance settlement after a fire at a historic suburban Philadelphia mansion.

The deal brings to an end allegations from Jerald Batoff, the owner of the Villanova mansion, that Reed Smith attorney Douglas Widin reached a faulty insurance settlement over the fire by failing to include two of the house’s tenants as part of the arrangement.

A one-page notice filed in the...
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