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Insurer Loses Bid To Take Reed Smith Atty Off Case

Law360 (February 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A magistrate judge has denied Zurich American Insurance Co.’s request to disqualify one of the lawyers representing plaintiff Pioneer Natural Resources Inc. in an insurance spat, ruling that no conflict of interest exists.

On Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Docia L. Dalby shot down Zurich’s attempts to have attorney Richard Lewis, now of Reed Smith, tossed off the case.

“Based on the foregoing, any conflict of interest that existed as a result of Reed Smith and Richard Lewis’ representation of plaintiffs in this case and Reed Smith’s...
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