Brobeck Plan Trustee Can't Revive $4M Claim: Judge

Law360, New York (March 17, 2010, 1:56 PM EDT) -- More than seven years after San Francisco-based Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP folded, a federal judge has affirmed a bankruptcy court's decision barring its retirement savings plan trustee from filing a $4.4 million claim for missed contributions.

Judge Jeffrey S. White of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday agreed with the bankruptcy court that settlements the Chapter 7 trustee brokered with 223 ex-Brobeck partners precluded the plan trustee's claim.

Under the terms of a master settlement agreement, the former partners...
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