Akin Gump Securities Atty Hit With $100M Libel Suit

Law360, New York (January 26, 2012, 4:19 PM EST) -- A California attorney on Tuesday accused Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and one of its securities partners of defaming him, saying they called him a liar and a crook, and asked that a Los Angeles court award him more than $100 million in damages.

Plaintiff John Kirkland says Akin Gump partner Douglas A. Rappaport sent a letter to a third party claiming he lied, committed an unspecified crime as well as legal malpractice, and violated the California Rules of Professional Conduct and his fiduciary...
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