Baker & McKenzie Hit With $100M Malpractice Verdict

Law360, New York (October 26, 2010, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A jury has returned a roughly $100 million verdict against Baker & McKenzie LLP and one of its attorneys, whom a Mississippi man accused of only representing him long enough to help his partner in an oil venture seize his assets.

Houston-based McKenzie attorney Joel Held violated his obligations to his client S. Lavon Evans Jr. when he allegedly helped another client and Evans’ partner in an oil venture manipulate corporate documents and secretly use a jointly owned oil rig as collateral on a $7 million...
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