How They Won It: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

Law360, New York (May 10, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT) -- It wasn't the normal chain of events. Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorneys defending The Dallas Morning News against accusations of age bias were not supposed to kick-start discovery while a partial motion to dismiss lay open on the docket, and yet they did.

“We took the position that we wanted to be aggressive in discovery,” said Bracewell partner Bob Sheeder, who led the newspaper to a summary judgment win in late March.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul D. Stickney ruled that a group of 18 former reporters,...
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