Latham Witness Can't Claim Piece Of $10M Judgment

Law360, Los Angeles (May 17, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT) -- Latham & Watkins LLP didn't break the law when it refused to pay a portion of a $10.3 million judgment won by one of its clients in a real estate lawsuit to an auditor who testified at a deposition, since the auditor was a witness, not an expert, a California appeals court ruled Friday.

Upholding a lower court ruling, the three-judge panel found that Latham and its client Precision Development LLC had deposed auditor Mauricio Chamat as an eyewitness, not an expert, and he therefore wasn't...
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