Pillsbury Loses Bid For Fees From Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (April 19, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday that a bankruptcy court was right to dismiss Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP's adversary suit over expenses the firm incurred defending itself in a legal malpractice suit.

U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth said he hoped his decision would end the seven-year battle between the firm and consulting company Capitol Hill Group — which he likened to the infamous Hatfield-McCoy family feud — but held "no illusion that [the court] possesses the power to pacify these parties."

The case...
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