Faruqi Judge Says Founders Might Duck Personal Liability
Law360, New York (January 23, 2015, 5:28 PM EST) -- The Manhattan federal judge hearing the sex assault case brought by former Faruqi & Faruqi LLP associate Alexandra Marchuk against firm partner Juan Monteverde indicated Friday he is leaning toward a ruling absolving the firm's co-founders, siblings Nadeem and Lubna Faruqi, from individual liability.
U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein made the comment on a day off for the five-man, three-woman civil trial jury as defense attorneys in the high-profile multimillion-dollar damages case made motions for judgments on the law.
Judge Hellerstein was referring most specifically to claims under New York City and state law that target the law firm as...
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