A Pennsylvania judge has overruled four of Reed Smith's five preliminary objections to former client Bair Foundation's suit, which alleges that high demands on large law firm partners to increase profits led to the nonprofit being excessively charged for representation in a routine employment discrimination case. The complaint alleges Reed Smith took advantage of Bair's lack of legal sophistication and shouldn't have represented the "smaller" client, given the firm's focus on high revenues and profits.
Former Client's Overbilling Suit Against Reed Smith Can Continue
The Legal Intelligencer
August 7, 2008