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Jones Day Withdraws Suit Against Scrushy Earlier this year, Richard Scrushy’s counsel Jones Day filed a $3.4 million lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for unpaid legal bills. Last week, Jones Day withdrew its case with prejudice, an indication that a settlement might be in the offing. • Milberg Plays Defense: Firm Dealing With Clients in Addition to Own Defense It’s clear Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman is putting up a vigorous defense against its May indictment for an alleged kickback scheme involving plaintiffs in securities class action cases. But the firm has also been forced to deal with its clients and attorneys. • Portnoy’s Promise: Democratic Lobbyist to Take Over Sonnenschein Elliot Portnoy will take the reins of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal next year from current Chairman Duane Quaini. • Made in the Shade: Tinted-Window Case Thrown Out Apparently, the loaded gun didn’t bother U.S. District Judge James Robertson. Indeed, the fact that Mahndel Green had a loaded Smith & Wesson revolver in his waistband when D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Keith Raynor stopped him on the night of Jan. 11 was a nonissue. • Bar Blues: ABA Could be Held in Civil Contempt On June 23, the Justice Department asked U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth to order the American Bar Association to show cause why it shouldn’t be held in civil contempt for violating terms of a 1996 antitrust settlement with the government. • You Again!: Lowe Threatens Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction Last week, the clash between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and 40-year-old D.C. resident Chat Lowe intensified when he was indicted on four counts of threatening to use a “weapon of mass destruction” against the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in Washington in July 2005. • Welcome to K Street: Epstein Opens D.C. Affiliate Health care specialist Epstein Becker & Green waded into new territory last week by opening D.C. affiliate EBG Advisors Inc. ONLINE EXTRA

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