'Horsefeathers!' Pierce Bainbridge Investigator Slams Ex-Atty

Law360, New York (October 11, 2019, 7:01 PM EDT) -- The law firm hired to investigate alleged misconduct by an ex-Pierce Bainbridge partner told a New York trial judge on Friday that it should be excused from the former partner’s wrongful termination lawsuit, sparring with the ejected attorney and drawing a rebuke from the judge.

The investigator defendants, Michael Yim and his firm Putney Twombly Hall & Hirson LLP, said that the former Pierce Bainbridge partner, Donald Lewis, cannot sue Putney for doing "routine legal services," arguing that since Lewis was never their client, he can't sue for malpractice because lawyers are shielded from such third-party claims as a matter of...

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