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Unfinished Business Doctrine: Dead at Last

The “unfinished business doctrine” as applied to defunct law firms is dead. Recent Posts, for Context As we wrote on June 12 in “Unfinished Business Doctrine: Federal Judge Gets it Right!”, a federal court judge in California killed the doctrine … Continue reading


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Unfinished Business Doctrine in NY

I wrote blogs last year about the unfinished business doctrine as applied to defunct law firms.  To summarize: I am strongly against it, both on legal grounds and on practical, economic grounds. Now we await a major decision in the … Continue reading


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Dewey, the Unfinished Business Doctrine, and Judicial Vindication!

In July 2012, I wrote two blog pieces about a disturbing and growing problem: the claims of defunct law firms and their bankruptcy trustees to grab the fees earned by other law firms where the defunct firms’  attorneys had migrated … Continue reading


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Dewey & LeBoeuf — Continued

A few additional notes on the matter I blogged about last week: the efforts of the CRO in the Dewey bankruptcy to seek profits realized by those law firms that took in departing Dewey partners and completed work that began … Continue reading


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