Convicted Ex-Qwest CEO Sues Attys For Malpractice

Law360, New York (March 23, 2011, 8:39 PM EDT) -- Former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joseph P. Nacchio, currently serving seven years for insider trading, filed a breach of contract suit against his defense counsel in New Jersey on Wednesday, claiming they botched the trial and then overbilled him for the privilege.

Herbert J. Stern of Stern & Kilcullen LLC was “negligent and careless” in defending Nacchio against charges that he illegally sold more than $50 million in Qwest stock, yet billed the former executive more than $25 million, breaching prior agreements and charging for...
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