Insurer Sued Over O'Melveny's Role In Crane Collapse Cases

Law360, Los Angeles (May 3, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT) -- East 51st Street Development Co. sued Illinois Union Insurance Co. on Wednesday in New York state court, claiming the insurer refused to drop O'Melveny & Myers LLP after the firm allegedly botched $100 million litigation over a fatal crane collapse and tried to "churn its bill" through wasteful practices.

East 51st Street alleges that the insurance company and law firm engaged in a five-year pattern of neglectful, disrespectful and deceitful conduct. Charging $15 million for its defense of the development company, O'Melveny billed for superfluous services,...
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