Suit Over Atty’s Nixon Peabody Fraud Deal Revived

Law360, New York (September 16, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT) -- The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday revived a lawsuit alleging that a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP coerced a lawyer and his wife to hand over all their assets to resolve an embezzlement scandal, only to renege on the settlement and send the lawyer to prison.

The state Supreme Court found that the trial court wrongly dismissed fraudulent misrepresentation and emotional distress claims against Nixon Peabody’s Regina Rockefeller, putting the firm back on the hook for the attorney’s alleged deception after recovering millions of dollars...
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