Judge Doubts King & Spalding Account Of Associate's Firing

Law360, New York (July 28, 2017, 2:57 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni expressed doubt Friday over the assertion by King & Spalding LLP that it fired a senior associate because he failed to turn in time sheets and business plans on time, in his suit claiming he was shown the door for reporting an ethics breach.

The Manhattan federal judge's comments came as she huddled with the sides to ask whether the defendant law firm and plaintiff David A. Joffe have had settlement discussions or wanted discovery on damages.

“We are pretty...
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