McGuireWoods Seeks Coverage For Defamation Suit

Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 5:05 PM EDT) -- McGuireWoods LLP is trying to force Great Northern Insurance Co. to cover the cost of defending two defamation lawsuits brought by a former Bowman and Brooke LLP attorney who claimed McGuireWoods scapegoated him after botching an $8 million appeal in 2004.

On Friday, Judge James Spencer of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia scheduled an Oct. 8 hearing for oral arguments on dueling motions for judgment in the case over Great Northern’s refusal to pay McGuireWoods’ defense.

McGuireWoods maintains the insurer breached...
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