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Stevens & Lee Lied To Secure Malpractice Policy, Suit Says

Law360, Philadelphia (March 1, 2016, 5:54 PM EST) -- Westport Insurance Corp. filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court Monday alleging Stevens & Lee PC withheld key information in order to secure a $10 million malpractice policy that the firm is currently relying on in an adversary proceeding accusing an ex-partner of giving bad advice to bankrupt AgFeed Industries Inc.

Westport, which is seeking to ax the policy, said in its complaint that it had issued the professional liability policy to Stevens & Lee in December 2012 based on an application from the firm that failed to disclose a class action case that AgFeed was facing over alleged accounting fraud....

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February 29, 2016

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