Judge Scuttles Slander Suit Over Paul Hastings Lawyer's Spittle

, The Am Law Daily


A New York state judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which Manhattan lawyer Kenechukwu Okoli accused Paul Hastings partner Allan Bloom of slander and assault following a contentious 2011 deposition that ended with Okoli slapping Bloom for accidentally spitting in his face.

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  • LulaineRDLegalFunding

    Negotiations can be tough and sometimes they can get heated. Everyone knows lawyers can get very animated and sometimes things happen in negotiation. One would assume the judge came to the same conclusion and decided it wouldn't be prudent to have a slight reaction go to trial.

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