Surety Co. Says Two Firms Turned Against It Mid-Case

By Aebra Coe (May 13, 2015, 7:55 PM EDT) -- Pinnacle Surety Services Inc. slung a legal malpractice suit at two Midwest law firms Wednesday in Kentucky federal court, saying lawyers at the firms helped it settle claims that it poached two employees from a Wells Fargo & Co. unit, and then began concurrently representing the same employees in litigation against it.

The California-based surety company says Manion Stigger LLP and Cooper & Elliott LLC named partners Bruce Stigger and Rex Elliott represented it in a suit brought by Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA Inc. over the allegiance of two former Wells Fargo employees who had left for Pinnacle. But, before...

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