Plaintiff To Boot Vinson & Elkins From Enron Suit

Law360, New York (December 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Houston law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP may dodge an Enron bullet. Plaintiffs firm Lerach Coughlin has filed a request in Texas district court for the firm to be released from litigation, despite what it calls “compelling” evidence indicating Vinson & Elkins was involved in the Enron fraud.

Attorneys for the Regents of the University of California filed a motion on Dec. 8 asking that Vinson & Elkins, one-time outside counsel to Enron, be allowed to walk away so the plaintiffs can focus on bigger fish,...
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