11th Circ. Partly Reverses In Lawyer Negligence Case

Law360, New York (December 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a case accusing Epstein Becker and Green PC of negligence that led to a labor suit, a federal appeals court has partly reversed a decision imposing discovery sanctions on plaintiff optical fiber company OFS Fitel LLC.

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit reversed a lower court's discovery sanction removing Fitel's key expert witness but affirmed its dismissal of its claims for attorneys' fees.

Judge Frank M. Hull reasoned in the majority opinion that the district court abused its discretion in...
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