Winston & Strawn faces $40m negligence lawsuit

Westacott, Gemma
September 2005
Lawyer;9/12/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 35, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports that the U.S.-based firm Winston & Strawn is being sued for nearly $40 million by the city council of a town in New York State for providing bad advice on a trash-hauling deal in the mid-1990s. The Town of North Hempstead claims the firm provided bad advice in relation to a trash-hauling contract it backed out of in 1993. However a spokesperson for the Chicago-based firm claimed that the matter was unfounded, as it was the town's own attorneys that made the decisions under challenge. If the matter proceeds, a trial is expected next year.


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