Ex-White & Case Client Says Firm Tried To Extort $1M Fees
Law360 (November 8, 2019, 9:45 PM EST) -- A San Francisco-based cosmetics company has hit White & Case LLP with a lawsuit in New York state court, accusing its former legal counsel of pursuing a "campaign of extortion" against it and repeatedly threatening to disclose its confidential client information to extract nearly $1 million in exorbitant legal fees.
In the 27-page complaint filed Thursday, Shipman Associates LLC, which does business as theBalm, claims that the law firm breached its ethical and fiduciary duties by repeatedly and unnecessarily disclosing Shipman's privileged information, and threatening to continue to do so, in an effort to recover legal fees.
"Since White & Case's...
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