The California Supreme Court has denied a petition to review an asbestos liability case in which a Los Angeles judge blasted the plaintiff's firm, Waters & Kraus, for engaging in a "type of judicially sanctioned extortion." Meanwhile, the firm's managing partner says, "The trial judge in his order cast some aspersions on us and our conduct, and invited the court to reconsider this on appeal. But the intermediate appeal court and the Supreme Court declined to do that and reaffirmed that what we did was entirely proper."
Calif. Supreme Court Declines to Review 'Judicially Sanctioned Extortion'
The National Law Journal
July 14, 2009