Insurers Say Thompson Hine Dropped Them To Sue Them

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT) -- Two insurers on Wednesday demanded that an Ohio federal court disqualify Thompson Hine LLP from representing a developer in a coverage suit, saying the firm represented the parties simultaneously before dropping the insurers to pursue the developer's claims against them.

Thompson Hine violated the duty of undivided loyalty that a firm owes a client under the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct, Fidelity National Title Group Inc. and Chicago Title Insurance Co. said in a memorandum supporting their disqualification motion.

“Thompson Hine's flaunting of the ethical rules...
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