A New York attorney's quest to pry what he says is his share of an $84.3 million legal fee from his former partners remains alive as a result of a judge's ruling last week. The court held that even though the lawyer resigned from his firm shortly before it obtained a major tobacco case, there remains a question of whether he was involved in a "work in progress" and may be entitled to a portion of the fees the firm collected for helping New York secure a $25 billion settlement.
Attorney's Bid for Share of $84.3 Million Fee Moves Forward
New York Law Journal
January 12, 2005