Judge Slams McGuireWoods In BAR/BRI Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (September 29, 2010, 4:11 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to grant McGuireWoods LLP the $10 million requested for its work in the BAR/BRI antitrust class action, ruling that $500,000 is more appropriate in light of the firm's “egregious breach” of its ethical duties.

Judge Manuel L. Real of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Monday awarded McGuireWoods a fraction of the fees sought in connection with the $49 million settlement the firm helped arrange for plaintiffs.

The underlying suit revolved around allegations that West Publishing...
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