Coughlin Stoia Accused Of Misconduct In Coke Case

Law360, New York (February 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A special master has recommended that the federal court overseeing a proposed securities class action against The Coca-Cola Co. bar Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP from serving as class counsel, ruling that the plaintiffs firm’s conduct in buying allegedly stolen Coke documents from a disgruntled employee was inappropriate.

In a report and recommendation filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Special Master Hunter R. Hughes said that Coughlin Stoia was inadequate as lead class counsel and recommended that...
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