Kaye Scholer has been hit with a legal malpractice suit by an ex-client that claims the firm's discovery errors forced it to enter into a $107 million antitrust settlement. Chemical and plastics giant Celanese Corp. announced last month it was paying that amount to resolve litigation by textile makers. In an amended complaint, Celanese says it only paid such a large settlement because Kaye Scholer's failure to turn over thousands of documents to plaintiffs had exposed Celanese to draconian trial sanctions.
Malpractice Suit Against Kaye Scholer Alleges Discovery Foul-Ups
New York Law Journal
June 27, 2008