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Seward & Kissel Must Face Lighting Co. Ex-Owner’s Suit

Law360, New York (September 12, 2017, 6:58 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday denied Seward & Kissel LLP’s bid to toss a malpractice suit, finding the suit plausibly alleged the firm failed to conduct due diligence over the sale of a lighting efficiency company to another company later implicated in a Ponzi scheme.

U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III denied Seward & Kissel’s motion to dismiss a malpractice suit brought by Mitchell Barack, the former owner of Massachusetts-based ESCO Energy Services Co. Inc., claiming the firm failed to notice red flags...
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Case Information

Case Title

Barack v. Seward and Kissel, LLP

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability


William H. Pauley, III

Date Filed

December 14, 2016

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