Debevoise Botched Contract Suit, Lost $55M: Ex-Client

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 8:08 PM EST) -- A green forestry company that enlisted Debevoise & Plimpton LLP to represent it in a contract fight with Pan American Energy LLC over environmental damage has claimed the firm unleashed a “baneful horde of time billers” that bungled the suit and cost the company $55 million.

In the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York on Wednesday, Candlewood Timber Development LLC filed an answer and counterclaims to Debevoise's suit seeking $6 million in legal fees from its former client.

Candlewood claims...
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