AXA Drops Legal Malpractice Suit Against Duane Morris

Law360, New York (November 2, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT) -- AXA Belgium SA agreed Monday to drop a case in New York court claiming Duane Morris LLP's undisclosed conflicts of interest in its representation of AXA caused the insurer to enter into a shoddy settlement agreement in an underlying environmental contamination dispute.

Further details on any proposed settlement agreement were not immediately available and representatives for the parties could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.

The suit, filed in February 2010, stemmed from a series of environmental contamination lawsuits filed by the cities of Rialto...
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