Ruskin Moscou Escapes Fortress' Suit Over $50M Dreier Theft

Law360, New York (May 22, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT) -- A New York appeals court on Tuesday threw out a suit alleging law firm Ruskin Moscou Faltischek PC's faulty work helped convicted attorney Marc Dreier steal $50 million from Fortress Investment Group LLC.

The five-judge panel reversed a lower court’s refusal to dismiss the claims, comparing them them to the allegations laid out in a nearly identical suit brought by Fortress against Dechert LLP that the court axed in November. The appeals court said the firm had again failed to state claims for fraud, legal malpractice,...
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