In the latest development involving Seyfarth Shaw's former representation of Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks, the firm has been sued by one of its own partners. The lawsuit, brought by nonequity partner William Lancaster, alleges that Seyfarth Shaw demoted and exploited him for his role in representing Blanks, who won a $30 million malpractice verdict against the firm. Lancaster claims that even though the verdict against the firm was thrown out in February, Lancaster was coerced into accepting a demotion and an unfair pay cut.
Seyfarth Partner Sues Own Firm, Alleging Demotion and Exploitation
The National Law Journal
December 1, 2009