Judge: No Sanctions for Lawyers Suing Skadden, Staffing Firm

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A U.S. district judge in New York has refused to allow Tower Legal Staffing to request sanctions against David Lola, an attorney who sued Tower and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for failing to pay him overtime for his work on a document review assignment, or against Lola's counsel, D. Maimon Kirschenbaum.

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    If eighteen jurisdictions assert that temporary document review is not the practice of law thereby frustrating the ability of the plaintiff and those similarly situated to earn a living in their craft then I think Tower may be the party filing frivolous and harassing motions.

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