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Dechert Client Sues Over $2.9M Settlement Eaten Up By Fees

Law360 (September 14, 2018, 6:16 PM EDT) -- A New York woman has sued Dechert LLP in state court, alleging that the firm failed to advise her that if she took a $2.9 million settlement in a suit accusing an upstate municipality of discrimination against her Hasidic community, she would not receive any money because it would be eaten up by legal bills.

Malka Rosenbaum, who was one of several parties in the underlying lawsuit against the village of Bloomingburg, said in her suit filed Thursday that Dechert should have advised her to consult with...
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