Phelps Dunbar Says Lloyd's Suit Must Be Arbitrated

By Natalie Olivo (August 28, 2017, 7:30 PM EDT) -- Phelps Dunbar LLP on Friday doubled down on its bid for a California federal court to toss a malpractice suit brought by a group of Lloyd's of London underwriters over an allegedly bungled $45 million underlying lawsuit, slamming the syndicates' contention that they never signed an arbitration agreement.

The Lloyd's syndicates — which are Beazley Furlonge Ltd. and its affiliates — told the court earlier this month that they never signed a terms of service agreement that Phelps Dunbar, one of two firms involved in a case against Lloyd's client Nydegger & Associates and its attorney Neil Nydegger, cited in trying...

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