Insurer Sues Plews Shadley Over FCA Sanctions Coverage

Law360, New York (August 30, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT) -- Westfield Insurance Co. on Wednesday launched a lawsuit against Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP in Indiana federal court claiming its policies do not cover the firm in its fight against sanctions imposed in a False Claims Act suit.

In March, the court imposed almost $400,000 in attorneys' fees and sanctions against Plews Shadley and two other firms that represented a former ITT Educational Services Inc. employee who claimed the for-profit technical institute defrauded the federal government by giving illegal bonuses to staff who pushed federal...
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