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Recruiter Got Zip, Sued for $100M, Is Awarded $365K re 12-Lawyer Leap to Lewis Brisbois

Posted Mar 1, 2011 4:59 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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After being paid nothing for a 10-lawyer leap to Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, a legal recruiter sued the Los Angeles law firm for $100 million.

A federal magistrate judge in Houston has now awarded $365,150 to Houston-based CB Legal Search, reports the Houston Business Journal.

The recruiter contended its introduction of a 10-lawyer group from Chicago-based Bollinger Ruberry & Garvey to Lewis Brisbois resulted in the move. However, no contract was signed, and the firm said it owed nothing, contending that it had relied on a prior relationship with two other lawyers at the firm.

A total of 12 lawyers made the move.

The article relies on court documents and doesn't include any comment from either side.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Recruiter Got Zip in 12-Lawyer Leap, Now Seeks $100M in Federal Suit"

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