Energy Co. Targets Girardi Keese In $600M Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (October 31, 2011, 9:05 PM EDT) -- Demeter Energy Corp. hit former counsel Girardi Keese with a $600 million malpractice suit Friday, claiming the firm's senior member breached his duty to the company when he failed to file a timely complaint against another law firm, DLA Piper.

The energy company argues in California court that Thomas Girardi waited until after a one-year statute of limitations to file a suit against DLA Piper, which had also served as Demeter's counsel in the past and is also accused of legal malpractice.

Because the complaint against...
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