Ex-Pierce Bainbridge Atty Says Firm's Suit Merits Sanctions

By Emma Cueto (September 9, 2019, 4:35 PM EDT) -- A former Pierce Bainbridge partner has moved to sanction the law firm for filing a defamation suit against him in California state court, saying the case was part of a "scorched-earth retaliatory campaign" that began after he raised concerns about alleged financial impropriety at the firm.

Don Lewis, who filed the motion for sanctions and a motion to nix the firm's case on Friday, told the court that the Los Angeles complaint was an effort to head off a case that Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP knew he planned to file in New York and that there was no...

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