Lieff Cabraser Demands Arbitration With Partner

Law360, New York (February 24, 2011, 8:29 PM EST) -- Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP is asking a California state court to force arbitration with partner Barry Himmelstein, who has called for the dissolution of the firm.

Lieff Cabraser filed a petition to compel arbitration in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, on Feb. 17, saying that so far Himmelstein has refused to agree to either mediation or arbitration as required by the partnership agreement he signed.

The firm said a controversy arose with Himmelstein over "the terms and conditions of respondent's...
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