U.S. Courthouse, Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn U.S. Courthouse, Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo: Ryland West/ALM)

U.S. District Judge Joan Azrack of the Eastern District of New York has ordered an insurance company to pay the criminal defense costs incurred by attorney Jason Kurland, whose trial on fraud and money laundering charges is set to begin in the district later this month.

Kurland, a former partner at Rivkin Radler who represented the winners of lottery jackpots, had a professional liability insurance policy through Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. Through his civil attorneys at Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna, Kurland sued the insurer in November after Fireman’s Fund denied coverage for legal fees and costs related to the ongoing criminal case.


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