Thompson Hine Atty Ousted From Asbestos Spat

Law360, New York (May 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has disqualified a Thompson Hine LLP attorney from representing an insulation company in an insurance dispute over coverage for asbestos-related litigation, finding that the lawyer has represented defendant OneBeacon America Insurance Co. in substantially related cases.

Judge Susan D. Dlott of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Tuesday granted OneBeacon's motion to disqualify attorney Christopher Bechhold and his firm from representing insulation company R.E. Kramig Co. Inc.

Kramig's suit accuses OneBeacon of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary...
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