Orrick To Face Coudert Claims In District Court

Law360, New York (December 23, 2011, 5:00 PM EST) -- A federal judge ruled on Friday that claims brought by defunct law firm Coudert Brothers LLP's plan administrator over the sale of the firm's Chinese assets to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP should be battled out in federal district court, not bankruptcy court.

Judge Colleen McMahon of New York federal court said that since other similar suits brought by the plan administrator, Development Specialists Inc., against more than a dozen other law firms had been removed from the bankruptcy court, she could see no reason for...
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