Judge Tosses Ex-Kasowitz Atty's $78M Suit Over Firing

Law360, New York (January 10, 2012, 2:46 PM ET) -- A New York state judge on Tuesday put the kibosh on a former Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP associate's $78 million lawsuit alleging the firm fired him after he boasted to partners about his "superior legal mind."

Judge Eileen Bransten ruled Tuesday that ex-associate Gregory Berry couldn't sue because he'd signed a separation agreement and released the firm from legal claims when he left — and had accepted the $27,000 severance package that came along with it.

"You can't make an offer that was accepted...
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