Ex-Hagens Berman Attys Lose Bid To Expedite Hearing

Law360, New York (August 12, 2009, 1:42 PM EDT) -- Two former of counsel at Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP — accused of violating a $360,000 employment contract with the firm to expand its international securities litigation practice — have been denied an expedited hearing in their separate suit against the firm alleging defamation, among other claims.

Judge Eduardo C. Robreno of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Monday denied Eran Rubinstein and Susan M. Boltz-Rubinstein's motion for an expedited hearing.

According to the judge, they failed to demonstrate a compelling...
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