Bid To Replace O'Melveny Nixed In Crane Collapse Suit

Law360, Chicago (September 16, 2013, 9:14 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge Friday tossed a developer’s bid to replace its insurer’s choice of counsel, O’Melveny & Meyers LLP, in one lawsuit arising over a fatal 2008 crane collapse but allowed a similar claim concerning a related suit to stand.

East 51st Street Development Co. sued Illinois Union Insurance Co. in May, claiming the insurer refused to drop O’Melveny after the firm allegedly botched the $100 million litigation and tried to "churn its bill" through wasteful practices.

In a decision filed Friday, however, Judge...
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