NHL Drops Proskauer After Judge's Rebuke In Retaliation Suit

Law360 (April 30, 2021, 6:11 PM EDT) -- The National Hockey League said Thursday it's subbing out Proskauer Rose LLP as it fights a former Tampa off-ice official's retaliation suit, hiring new attorneys two weeks after a Florida federal judge chastised Proskauer lawyers for filing a "poorly disguised" reply brief without permission.

The NHL said Todd S. Aidman and Emily Chase-Sosnoff of FordHarrison LLP will take over defending it against claims it fired former part-time Amalie Arena worker Laurence P. Sullivan for reporting a colleague's racist comments. The decision follows on the heels of U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Barber's stern warning that a rogue reply brief lodged by...

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