Ex-Baron Budd Atty Gets $9M For Botched Lateral Move

Law360, New York (May 24, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT) -- A Texas jury has awarded a former Baron & Budd PC attorney $8.8 million in finding that the firm and its founder made negligent misrepresentations about the firm's financial situation and the relationship between its name partners when they hired him in 2006.

The jury handed down its verdict in favor of Gary Cruciani, who is now a partner at McKool Smith PC, in the 68th Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas, on Wednesday, finding the defendants made misrepresentations to Cruciani but did not commit...
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