Lerach Sentence Not Good News For Weiss, Firm

Law360, New York (February 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The sentencing of plaintiffs lawyer William S. Lerach to two years in prison may be a bad sign for Melvyn Weiss and his Milberg Weiss LLP firm, which, unlike Lerach, did not plead guilty in the matter, according to law experts who have been following the case.

Although Lerach's sentence was not especially strict, it made clear that the judge would not be shy about sending the Milberg Weiss defendants to jail, according to Peter Henning, a professor of law at Wayne State University Law School....
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