ARNOLD F. SOCK, Attorney at Law, Opines on: Labaton Sucharow, Thornton Law Firm LLP and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP Case Judge will not Recuse Himself
A Massachusetts federal judge last week he aid he would not recuse himself after three firms, including Labaton Sucharow LLP, accused of misconduct in an ongoing $75 million attorneys’ fee fight asked him to step aside, pointing to potential conflicts and “inflammatory” statements made by the judge (U.S. District Court for Massachusetts Arkansas Teacher Retirement System v. State Street Corporation et al 1:11-cv-10230).
The three firms, Labaton Sucharow, Thornton Law Firm LLP and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, asked Senior U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf to step down after a feisty May 30 hearing in a Boston courtroom. The law firms are charged with overbilling.
ARNOLD F. SOCK, Attorney at Law, believes that the judge should recuse himself if there really are conflicts and inflamatory statements that were made, but not otherwise.