Fired Employment Lawyer Targets Holland & Knight

Law360, New York (September 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A contentious age discrimination and racketeering lawsuit is continuing to play out between the Florida law firm Holland & Knight LLP and a partner who was fired for “not being a team player.”

Employment attorney John K. Weir, a Connecticut resident who was fired from Holland & Knight in November 2002, accused the Tampa-based firm of violating Florida state discrimination laws and misappropriating a $5 million attorney fee.

The wide-ranging lawsuit was filed in November 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...
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