Orrick, Others Best Claims Over Coudert's Retiree Benefits

Law360, New York (April 12, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT) -- Defunct law firm Coudert Brothers LLP's retired partners can't sue Baker & McKenzie LLP, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Dechert LLP for retirement benefits, since claims against the firms that bought Coudert's business would belong to Coudert's bankruptcy estate, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon affirmed a bankruptcy judge's ruling that a trust representing the partners' interests lacks standing to bring its suit, which alleged the firms should be considered successors to Coudert under New York law.

If that theory is...
To view the full article, register now.

Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

In Re: Coudert Brothers LLP


Case Number

1:11-cv-02785

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Bankruptcy Appeal (801)

Judge

Colleen McMahon

Date Filed

April 24, 2011

Law Firms

Government Agencies

Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.