Willkie Farr Kicked From Extended Stay Loan Case

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 3:29 PM EST) -- A New York state judge on Tuesday disqualified Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP from representing Bank of America Corp. in a suit accusing the financial giant of conspiring with bankrupt Extended Stay Hotels Inc. to cut junior lenders out of cash flowing from $7.4 billion in loans.

New York Supreme Court Judge Melvin L. Schweitzer said he did not trust the firm's pledges that it could keep separate documents and attorneys tied to Willkie Farr's former representation of David Lichtenstein, the ex-owner of Extended Stay, and...
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