Leeds Morelli, Nextel Must Face Malpractice Suit: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Monday revived a malpractice and bribery suit against Nextel Communications Inc. and Leeds Morelli & Brown PC, ruling an agreement they had to settle a class of workers' employment suit created an “enormous” conflict of interest.

The appeals court found Leeds Morelli breached its fiduciary duty to the workers — its former clients — when it signed a dispute resolution and settlement agreement with Nextel that paid the firm $7.5 million to persuade the workers to abandon their employment discrimination dispute with...
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