Heller Ehrman Wants Clawback Of Attys' Unfinished Biz Profits

Law360, San Francisco (June 05, 2014, 5:21 PM ET) -- Plan administrators for Heller Ehrman LLP's bankruptcy urged a California federal judge on Thursday to allow the firm to claw back unfinished business profits its ex-partners earned representing Heller Ehrman's former clients at new law firms, arguing that the unfinished work was Heller Ehrman’s property.

Under a California appeals court's 1984 ruling in Jewel v. Boxer, dissolved law firms are entitled to a share of the profit stream for work performed on unfinished hourly rate cases, attorneys for the plaintiffs told U.S. District Court Judge Charles R....
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Case Title

Heller Ehrman LLP v. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP


Case Number

3:14-cv-01236

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Bankruptcy Withdrawal

Judge

Charles R. Breyer

Date Filed

March 17, 2014


Case Title

Heller Ehrman LLP v. Jones Day


Case Number

3:14-cv-01237

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Bankruptcy Withdrawal

Judge

Charles R. Breyer

Date Filed

March 17, 2014


Case Title

Heller Ehrman LLP v. Foley & Lardner LLP


Case Number

3:14-cv-01238

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Bankruptcy Withdrawal

Judge

Charles R. Breyer

Date Filed

March 17, 2014


Case Title

Heller Ehrman LLP v. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP


Case Number

3:14-cv-01239

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Bankruptcy Withdrawal

Judge

Charles R. Breyer

Date Filed

March 18, 2014

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