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McGuireWoods Fires Partner Who Questioned BAR/BRI Settlement


— May 24, 2007

Eliot Disner is out of a job, less than a week after court filings made public his objections to the $49 million settlement negotiated by his firm, McGuireWoods, in an antitrust class action against the parent company of BAR/BRI, the nation’s largest provider of bar review courses.

Disner, who was a partner in the Los Angeles office of McGuireWoods, said that the firm fired him Wednesday. “I was terminated because [McGuireWoods] said that my work on the BAR/BRI case had hurt the [firm’s] reputation,” Disner said. His concerns about the proposed settlement with West Publishing Corp., which offers BAR/BRI bar review courses nationwide, surfaced in an objection to the class settlement that was filed last week by three lead plaintiffs.

William Allcott, a McGuireWoods spokesman, declined to discuss the reasons for Disner’s termination. “All I can say is Disner is no longer with McGuireWoods,” said Allcott, a partner in the firm’s Richmond, Va., office.

Details here from The American Lawyer via Law.com.


Eliot Disner is out of a job, less than a week after court filings made public his objections to the $49 million settlement negotiated by his firm, McGuireWoods, in an antitrust class action against the parent company of BAR/BRI, the nation’s largest provider of bar review courses.

Disner, who was a partner in the Los Angeles office of McGuireWoods, said that the firm fired him Wednesday. “I was terminated because [McGuireWoods] said that my work on the BAR/BRI case had hurt the [firm’s] reputation,” Disner said. His concerns about the proposed settlement with West Publishing Corp., which offers BAR/BRI bar review courses nationwide, surfaced in an objection to the class settlement that was filed last week by three lead plaintiffs.

William Allcott, a McGuireWoods spokesman, declined to discuss the reasons for Disner’s termination. “All I can say is Disner is no longer with McGuireWoods,” said Allcott, a partner in the firm’s Richmond, Va., office.

Details here from The American Lawyer via Law.com.

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