Bryan Cave Upsets $11M Malpractice Award On Appeal

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT) -- A former Bryan Cave LLP lawyer could not have saved New York businessman Herbert Feinberg's claims against an accountant after Feinberg came to believe he was shafted in an apparel company acquisition, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday, overturning a $10.6 million malpractice judgment.

Five New York appeals judges found Feinberg was collaterally estopped from asserting claims against accounting firm Mahoney Cohen Rashbart & Pockart, a nonparty to the appeal. The accounting firm had run the numbers for Feinberg in 1996 as he bought former business partner Norman...
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