Punitive Damages Stripped From Suit Against Orrick

Law360, New York (March 4, 2011, 6:52 PM EST) -- A New York judge on Thursday struck a demand for punitive damages brought by a former Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP senior associate in the firm's intellectual property group who claims the firm broke a promise to make him partner.

Patrick Hoeffner is not entitled to punitive damages on his fraud claim because the alleged conduct of the defendants did not satisfy the requirements of being aimed at the public generally and of involving a high degree of moral culpability, according to Judge Bernard J. Fried...
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