Split Trial Likely In Dentons' $10M Fee Fight With Guinea

Law360 (October 9, 2019, 6:55 PM EDT) -- A long-stalled suit filed by Dentons more than five years ago seeking $10 million in fees from the Republic of Guinea got a jump-start Wednesday when a federal judge told lawyers to come up with potential trial dates as early as this winter.

At an afternoon conference in federal court in Washington, D.C., U.S. District Judge Randolph D. Moss said a “bifurcated” bench trial would be the most efficient way to resolve tit-for-tat claims of broken engagement contracts while addressing knotty questions around sovereign immunity in the cross-border fee fight.

Judge Moss also told counsel that his recent decision shutting down...

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