Watt Tieder Gave Bad Advice Over DOD Contract: $52M Suit

Law360, New York (October 21, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT) -- Construction company owner George Makhoul hit law firm Watt Tieder Hoffar & Fitzgerald LLP with a $51.7 million malpractice lawsuit Thursday in New York over its representation of the company and its insurer in contract negotiations with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Makhoul contends that his company, MES Inc., suffered significant losses as a result of the firm's allegedly inadequate legal advice and use of MES' confidential information to advance the agenda of another client, Safeco Insurance Co. of America, whose bonds Makhoul personally indemnified for...
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