Suing insurance firms is far from ordinary for Reed Smith. “Many of our victories have been using litigation precedent to achieve success for clients,” said Carolyn Rosenberg, a partner in Chicago, where about 20 firm lawyers handle insurance-recovery matters for policyholders.
In a case for Gallup Inc., for example, Reed Smith sued XL Group PLC-owned Greenwich Insurance Co. in 2014, claiming that its $10.5 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department fell under a $15 million policy. Gallup had settled the government’s case after a whistleblower and former employee, Michael Lindley, alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
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