Hill Rivkins Accused Of Malpractice In $7M Verizon Feud

Law360, Houston (September 16, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT) -- A trucking company launched a malpractice suit against Hill Rivkins LLP in Texas court Monday, alleging one of its partners intentionally mishandled a settlement with Verizon Wireless, exposing it to liability in a $7 million suit over a lost load of cellphones.

ACME Truck Line Inc. says Jean Mahoney Gardner negotiated a $1 million settlement with Verizon over the lost cellphones, but quietly omitted a key indemnity ACME had demanded so she could score a partnership position with the Verizon’s law firm, Hill Rivkins.

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