Lawyer's Contract Dispute Against Ex-Firm To Proceed

Law360, New York (June 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss a breach of contract case brought by an Illinois attorney against his former law firm, which he claims wrongfully dismissed him for exercising his rights under a group health plan.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert of the Southern District of Illinois granted in part and denied in part the Lakin Law Firm's bid to dismiss the suit, leaving the door open for the plaintiff Jeffrey Millar to rectify the Employee Retirement Income Security Act-related deficiencies in his...
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