Insurer Sues Ill. Law Firm Over $2M Deal In Fraud Suit

By Sindhu Sundar (November 14, 2011, 9:42 PM EST) -- American Zurich Insurance Co. on Friday sued four Indiana coal mining companies and Illinois law firm Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC for agreeing to a $1.8 million settlement without the insurer's consent in an underlying suit over attorney deceit claims.

In its complaint filed in Illinois state court, American Zurich claims Bryce Downey breached the cooperation clause of its professional liability policy with the insurer by accepting the settlement agreement with mining companies Hazelton Mining LLC, Bronco Hazelton Co., Hazelton Wash Plant LLC and White River Coal Inc. in an underlying suit stemming from the law firm's representation of three of...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Attached Documents

Related Sections

Law Firms

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!