Sunday, May 2, 2010

Greenberg Traurig Accused of Malpractice by Former Client - Greenberg Traurig - Multiut and plaintiff Nachshon Draimon

"" A former client of Greenberg Traurig is suing the law firm for allegedly mishandling a case which then cost the company nearly $20 million in damages, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

The National Law Journal, a sibling publication, reports that the lawsuit charges five Greenberg Traurig attorneys with malpractice in their handling of a case brought by Houston-based natural gas wholesaler Dynegy Inc. against Multiut Corp., a natural gas provider and GT client based in Skokie, Illinois.

The five lawyers named in the complaint are partners Paul Fox and Howard Jeruchimowitz, associate Paul Del Aguila, and Steven Coberly and Ronald Labedz (bios for Coberly and Labedz are not available on the firm's Web site).

The suit accuses Greenberg Traurig of failing to appropriately pursue counterclaims against Dynegy and not filing court papers in time, the NLJ reports. Multiut asserts that the law firm had a conflict of interest in a separate antitrust case it filed in 2004 on Multiut's behalf against Dynegy.

Greenberg Traurig says the claims are without merit, according to a firm spokeswoman who also told the NLJ that the firm vigorously represented Multiut.

Multiut and plaintiff Nachshon Draimon, a principal of the company, are seeking $25 million in damages. The company is represented by Cronin & Co. in Chicago. ""

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