O'Quinn Firm Can Take Silica Clients To Arbitration

Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday granted The O’Quinn Law Firm’s request for arbitration in a lawsuit accusing it of overcharging clients and mishandling their multidistrict litigation over occupational silica exposure.

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos granted a request for arbitration by the law firm and T. Gerald Treece, the executor of the estate of deceased founding partner John O’Quinn, under a clause in contracts with clients it had represented in multidistrict litigation over occupational silica exposure in the early 2000s, rejecting plaintiffs' argument that the...
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