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BakerHostetler Tossed From $230M Russian Tax Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (December 18, 2015, 5:21 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Friday disqualified BakerHostetler and a partner from representing defendants in a civil suit over an alleged $230 million Russian tax fraud scheme after Hermitage Capital successfully argued the firm has now strategically chosen to blame the company for the fraud.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa had denied a previous bid by Hermitage Capital Management Ltd. to boot BakerHostetler and its partner John Moscow from the case over Moscow’s previous representation of Hermitage's co-founder William Browder, but the judge said it became “clear” during oral arguments on Friday that the firm has decided to pin “substantial...

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New York Southern

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Forfeit/Penalty: Other

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September 10, 2013

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