In a long battle over a $6 million payout between the law firm Buckley and its insurer, Oxford Insurance Co., the North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that the firm must hand over several email communications with its outside counsel regarding an internal misconduct probe.

Buckley’s insurance plan with Oxford reportedly contained a “loss of key employee” policy, and a claim was filed for $6 million after one of its founding partners, Andy Sandler, resigned in 2018, according to court documents. Oxford denied the claim and Buckley (formerly known as Buckley Sandler) sued.