BakerHostetler Nears Win Over Atty Client's Fraud Claim

By Daniel Siegal (February 8, 2017, 5:20 PM EST) -- A California state judge on Wednesday tentatively dismissed now-deceased attorney Alan Liker's claims that BakerHostetler tricked him into signing a new contingency fee agreement and publicly divulged a confidential settlement paid by Liker, ruling that the firm had disclosed its actions and that Liker, as an attorney, had understood them.

Before the hearing on BakerHostetler's motion to dismiss Liker's cross-complaint in the convoluted suit, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Frederick Shaller issued a written tentative ruling stating he was likely to dismiss with finality the cross-complaint, which alleged BakerHostetler's request for roughly $380,000 in contingency fees from him, after a victory...

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