Lack Of Signature Dooms Recruiter's Suit Over Firm Merger

Law360, New York (June 3, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT) -- A New York trial judge on Friday tossed CH Consulting Group Inc.'s breach of contract suit against Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP after finding the legal recruiter couldn't produce a signed contract calling for payment tied to the defendant law firm's merger last year with Kurzman Karelsen & Frank LLP.

Manhattan Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich threw out CH Consulting's $400,000 breach of contract claim — and rejected a $900,000 unjust enrichment claim as duplicative — even though the two law firms merged in 2012 in...
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