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Dewey Fails To Revive Claim In $1B Malpractice Suit

Law360 (May 2, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT) -- A Missouri appeals court ruled Friday that a lower court erred when it allowed Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP to appeal the dismissal of one of its counterclaims in a $1 billion legal malpractice suit brought by the state insurance commissioner over the collapse of General American Life Insurance Co.

Despite the fact that the trial court dismissed Dewey's counterclaim that the Missouri Department of Insurance and state Insurance Director John M. Huff exceeded their powers by bringing suit against the firm over its advice to General...
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