First Department Affirms $17.2M Summary Judgment Against Cadwalader

On June 19, 2014, the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed a $17.2 million Judgment for legal malpractice against Cadwalader Wickersham &Taft LLP, for botching the memorialization of an oral handshake agreement into a one-page contract amendment during an M&A deal. Appeal Decision, Commercial Division Decision. The plaintiff is Red Zone LLC, a company managed by Mr. Dan Snyder, the principal owner of the Washington Redskins. Cadwalader was represented by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP. The case was reported on 6/20/2014 in the NYLJ on p. 1.

Court of Appeals Reinstates Treble-Damage Case Against Greenberg Traurig Over Burned Document

On April 1, 2014, the Court of Appeals reinstated a case for treble-damages for attorney deceit against Greenberg Traurig LLP and Leslie D. Corwin, a former partner now at Blank Rome. Decision. The Complaint alleges that Corwin knowingly aided a client in passing off as genuine an allegedly fabricated and back-dated “contract amendment.” The defendants are represented by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

Patent Law Malpractice Case Against Greenberg Traurig Settled

Mr. Jannuzzo represented a former client of Greenberg Traurig LLP in a patent law malpractice case which sought damages in excess of $100 million. Complaint. In September 2011 the case was amicably settled. Defendants were represented by Williams & Connolly, LLP.

Arbitrator Assesses Full Amount Of Mr. Jannuzzo's Legal Fees Against Opposing Party

On January 29, 2010, the arbitrator in an American Arbitration Association proceeding assessed the opposing party with the full amount of Mr. Jannuzzo's legal fees. This was the third consecutive AAA proceeding in which the opposing party has been ordered to pay the full amount of legal fees that Mr. Jannuzzo's client applied for. Read the Redacted award.


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