Ex-Orrick Atty Denied Punitive Damages In Promotion Row

Law360, New York (October 19, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT) -- A former Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP associate who claims he was falsely promised a promotion to get him to stay with the firm lost his bid Tuesday to appeal a New York court’s ruling denying punitive damages in his contract and fraud suit.

A New York appeals court denied Patrick Hoeffner's motion to appeal its June decision upholding a lower court's decision rejecting the possibility of punitive damages in his case against the law firm to the state's highest court. Tuesday's ruling did not explain...
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