Analysis

Labaton Bid To DQ Judge In $75M Fee Fight A Risky Move

Law360, Boston (August 2, 2018, 9:33 PM EDT) -- Labaton Sucharow LLP's failed attempt to have the First Circuit remove the judge presiding over a messy $75 million fee fight in State Street's fraud case highlights the dangers of a rare and risky play with a high chance of backfiring and further frustrating a judge the firm already believes to be biased, experts say.

A three-judge panel on July 25 refused an emergency request by Labaton Sucharow to have Senior U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf removed from the case, saying the firm did not meet the high bar necessary for such a step.

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