Ex-Weitz Atty Claims Firm Took Rival's Confidential Files

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 10:37 PM EDT) -- A former Weitz & Luxenberg PC attorney on Wednesday accused the plaintiffs litigation firm of stealing confidential files relating to rival firm Waters & Kraus LLP's asbestos legal practice in order to upend competitors and earn tens of millions in profits.

In a complaint filed in California state court, John Maher, the former head of Weitz & Luxenberg’s Los Angeles office, claimed the firm had obtained the confidential documents, which included settlement information and private client files, through its attorney Benno Ashrafi, who had previously worked...
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