Hagens Berman Slammed With $10M Defamation Suit

Law360, New York (November 17, 2015, 3:47 PM EST) -- Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP was hit with a $10 million defamation suit on Monday by two real estate developers alleging that the firm’s press release and interviews about a suit accusing them of bullying elderly homeowners is false and has cost them a significant amount of business.

Ronald Richards, Michael Schlesinger and Oasis Ranch LLC alleged that the firm circulated a press release shortly after filing a suit on behalf of the Rancho Mirage Country Club Homeowners Association that accused the pair of depressing property values in an attempt to bully elderly homeowners into allowing development projects.

“The [Hagens Berman]...

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