Shapiro & Burson, Westport Settle Robosigning Coverage Row

Law360, New York (June 6, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT) -- Shapiro & Burson LLP and Westport Insurance Corp. on Tuesday settled their lawsuit over the insurer’s obligation to cover the law firm in its defense against class actions accusing its attorneys of illegally signing each other's names to affidavits in foreclosure proceedings.

The lawsuit was resolved pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement, Shapiro attorney Marc E. Darnell of Kaufman & Canoles PC said.

"Because the parties' agreement is confidential, I cannot disclose or discuss the terms of it," Darnell said.

Kansas-based Westport had sued Shapiro &...
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