Atty's Termination Suit Loses ERISA Claim

Law360, New York (April 1, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT) -- A judge has thrown out a federal benefits law claim in an attorney’s suit accusing his former firm, LakinChapman LLC, of breaching an employment contract and improperly firing him because of the high health care costs for his son, who has a rare metabolic disorder.

Judge J. Phil Gilbert issued a ruling Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois finding that the lawyer, Jeffrey Millar, formerly the leader of the firm’s class action department, is not entitled to relief under the...
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