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7th Circuit Finds Two Firms� Efforts After Being Fired Worthy of Scorn


— May 11, 2004

An incredulous 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel scorched law firms Winston & Strawn and Faraci & Faraci for their attempt to represent a union local after being fired by the trustee overseeing it. . . .

[T]he federal appellate panel called the law firms� “breathtaking claim” to a continued fiduciary duty to the union�s Local 1001 “hard to take seriously.” It promptly ordered the case be dismissed, then put the Chicago-based firms on notice that the panel was referring the matter to disciplinary authorities.

Circuit Judge Frank H. Easterbrook characterized the firms� arguments for Local 1001 of Laborers� International Union as “twaddle!” He wrote the opinion that took the firms to task for their conduct in the case.

Details here from the ABA Journal, or read the court’s opinion here.


An incredulous 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel scorched law firms Winston & Strawn and Faraci & Faraci for their attempt to represent a union local after being fired by the trustee overseeing it. . . .

[T]he federal appellate panel called the law firms� “breathtaking claim” to a continued fiduciary duty to the union�s Local 1001 “hard to take seriously.” It promptly ordered the case be dismissed, then put the Chicago-based firms on notice that the panel was referring the matter to disciplinary authorities.

Circuit Judge Frank H. Easterbrook characterized the firms� arguments for Local 1001 of Laborers� International Union as “twaddle!” He wrote the opinion that took the firms to task for their conduct in the case.

Details here from the ABA Journal, or read the court’s opinion here.

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