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Behind the Breakup of the Kings of Tort


— July 11, 2004

This very long article about the recent breakup of the Milberg, Weiss firm from this Sunday’s New York Times is well worth reading:

“I think what happened is that two different management styles and public image styles developed between how the East Coast lawyers presented themselves and how Bill presented himself,” Mr. Weiss said.

Mr. Lerach offered a variation on this theme. “I think we wanted to be more aggressive in the way we prosecuted cases than Mel did,” Mr. Lerach said. “If you have to boil it down to one thing, that’s it.”


This very long article about the recent breakup of the Milberg, Weiss firm from this Sunday’s New York Times is well worth reading:

“I think what happened is that two different management styles and public image styles developed between how the East Coast lawyers presented themselves and how Bill presented himself,” Mr. Weiss said.

Mr. Lerach offered a variation on this theme. “I think we wanted to be more aggressive in the way we prosecuted cases than Mel did,” Mr. Lerach said. “If you have to boil it down to one thing, that’s it.”

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