GreatBanc Can't Put McDermott On Stand: Judge

Law360, New York (April 15, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT) -- An Illinois judge on Friday refused to force McDermott Will & Emery LLP attorneys to testify in GreatBanc Trust Co.'s defense in the class action over its handling of Tribune Co.'s employee stock plan.

GreatBanc, the employee stock ownership plan fiduciary, is not entitled to have McDermott attorneys weigh in in its defense, Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said.

The ruling, which did not provide Judge Pallmeyer's reasons, quashed GreatBanc's subpoena for oral testimony and its...
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