McGuireWoods Settles Defamation Defense Row

Law360, New York (December 14, 2010, 1:05 PM EST) -- McGuireWoods LLP has reached a settlement with an insurer over the cost of defending two defamation lawsuits brought by a former Bowman and Brooke LLP attorney.

On Monday, Judge James Spencer of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia signed off on the stipulation of dismissal, ending McGuireWoods’ suit to have Great Northern Insurance Co. cover its defense in litigation alleging McGuireWoods scapegoated a Bowman attorney after botching an $8 million appeal.

Representatives for the firm and the insurer were not immediately available...
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