Judge Won't Toss Firms' Contract Spat Over Xerox Fees

Law360, New York (November 24, 2009, 3:43 PM EST) -- A federal judge has rejected Berman DeValerio & Pease LLP's bid to dismiss a contract suit that accuses the firm of shortchanging Baron & Budd PC and the Law Office of Bernard L. Charbonnet Jr. ALPC when divvying up legal fees stemming from a $750 million settlement in a securities suit against Xerox Corp.

Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana signed off on an order Monday rejecting Berman DeValerio's motion to dismiss the plaintiffs' complaint.

The dispute...
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