NY Court Revives Loews Claim In Religious Bias Suit

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 2:55 PM EST) -- A New York appeals court has revived Loews Corp.'s breach of fiduciary duty counterclaim against a tax attorney suing the holding company for religious discrimination over his January 2006 firing.

The Supreme Court of New York's Appellate Division ruled Tuesday that a New York County trial court erred in ruling there was no fiduciary relationship between New York-based Loews and in-house attorney Elan Keller.

As an in-house attorney, Keller — his at-will status notwithstanding — owed his employer-client a fiduciary duty, the appeals court said....
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