Atty Who Slapped Paul Hastings Partner Wants Suit Revived

Law360, New York (April 24, 2014, 4:49 PM ET) -- A Manhattan attorney on Thursday asked a New York appeals court to revive a lawsuit in which he claims he was assaulted and defamed by a Paul Hastings LLP partner he slapped in the face after a 2011 employment lawsuit deposition gone awry.

Nicholas A. Penkovsky, an attorney representing plaintiff Kenechukwu Okoli, told a five-judge panel that a lower court had erred in dismissing the suit because it failed to properly account for the events that led to the confrontation. Okoli slapped Paul Hastings partner Allan...
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