Trustees to a union's benefit funds have sued Pryor Cashman for failing to provide legal advice that would have prevented the funds' third-party administrator from embezzling $42 million. The trustees for the three funds filed the suit last week in Manhattan Supreme Court against the firm and partner Christopher J. Sues. The malpractice suit followed the December arrest of Melissa G. King, who was charged federally with misappropriating millions from the funds as the principal behind the administrator.
Funds Sue Pryor Cashman Over Embezzlement Scandal
New York Law Journal
August 31, 2010