Ex-Milberg Attorney Seeks To Toss Extortion Suit

Law360, New York (November 12, 2009, 1:18 PM EST) -- An ex-Milberg LLP attorney has asked a federal court to throw out a casino developer's suit accusing him and the firm of extorting $18 million from the company to settle two securities class actions in 2000, arguing that the settlement agreement prevents the company from bringing its claims.

Former Milberg associate Spencer A. Burkholz filed his motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on Wednesday, asking the court to dismiss all casino developer Lakes Entertainment Inc.'s claims with prejudice.

“Although Lakes still...
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