Dewey Lied About Docs Over $8M Tax Bill, Ex-Client Says

By Cara Mannion (February 3, 2017, 4:13 PM EST) -- A former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP client who lost multiple malpractice cases against the firm has demanded in New York bankruptcy court the return of his client records to support his defense against an $8 million tax bill, while the firm's trust disputed allegations that it misled him about the documents' existence.

The liquidation trust of the bankrupt megafirm, which has asked the court for permission to destroy records and hard drives that were "of inconsequential value and burdensome to the estate," said on Wednesday that former client Larry Austin's allegations are "significant mischaracterizations" of how it handled his records requests....

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