A judge said he will dismiss McAfee Inc.’s lawsuit against Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr over alleged overbilling, but the anti-virus software maker’s fee fights are far from finished.
McAfee had filed suit claiming that WilmerHale had overbilled in its $12 million criminal defense tab for representing former Chief Financial Officer Prabhat Goyal. Judge Michael Schneider of the Eastern District of Texas announced at the end of a 90-minute hearing on July 24 that he would dismiss the suit, filed on April 8, though an order had not been posted by the evening of July 25. The decision, which sided with WilmerHale’s four arguments to dismiss the case, came during what was supposed to be a scheduling conference.
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