A New York law firm has filed a pre-emptive suit against a secretary who it claims is demanding $9 million to drop what it says are false rape and sexual harassment charges against a partner. Pre-emptive suits in such cases are relatively rare and frequently controversial, but the tactic is a familiar one for the lawyer representing Bivona & Cohen. Ronald M. Green of Epstein, Becker & Green was the lawyer for Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, who pre-emptively sued a woman he said was preparing an "extortion" suit.
N.Y. Firm Pre-emptively Sues Secretary Who Threatened Rape Suit Against Partner
New York Law Journal
April 25, 2008
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