BB&K, Oliver Sandifer Hit With Calif. Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (July 29, 2011, 2:57 PM EDT) -- The city of Bell, Calif., on Thursday filed a malpractice suit against Best Best & Krieger LLP and Oliver Sandifer & Murphy, claiming a former partner in the firms let ex-officials plunder municipal funds as city attorney, and that BB&K botched a bond transaction.

Bell, a suburb of Los Angeles, alleges that former city attorney Edward Lee, a longtime partner at Oliver Sandifer who until recently worked at BB&K, facilitated the city’s former Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo’s scheme to pay himself and other city employees...
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