Builders Want Katten, Reed Smith DQ'd From Real Estate Suit

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 7:58 PM EDT) -- Homebuilders U.S. Home Corp. and Lennar Corp. sought Thursday to disqualify Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and Reed Smith LLP from representing their opponents in a suit over a $134 million Maryland land purchase, claiming both firms had access to their privileged documents.

The homebuilders contended that the law firms — which represent the real estate investor iStar Financial Inc. and a group of developers including Settlers Crossing LLC — obtained a range of documents protected by attorney-client privilege and used them to sharpen their arguments in...
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