Rejected AmEx Deal Shows Ethical Risks Of Atty Friendships


Howard Erichson was quoted in a Law360 article about a judge’s decision to reject a proposed deal in an antitrust action due to lawyers’ friendship.

Revelations about frequent improper communications “was a powerful set-up for a judge to consider denying approval of the class settlement,” Erichson said. “The charges of attorney misconduct just played into that story.”

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