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Milberg Weiss's indictment for kickbacks results in disqualification



The W$J reports that, following Milberg Weiss�s indictment for allegedly sharing legal fees with class-action clients, the firm has just been disqualified from serving as lead counsel in an antitrust class action. The suit claims that automobile manufacturers tried to prevent cars purchased relatively cheaply in Canada from entering the United States.

Here is the ruling on the disqualification motion. Melvyn Weiss says his firm has invested three years and $2.3 million in fees and expenses in the case. He downplayed the judge's decision: "Judge Hornby �is not an expert on the future of my firm,� Weiss asserted. �Courts all over the country are keeping us in as lead counsel and even appointing us as lead counsel.�

We shall see...

 

 


Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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