Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Remarkable story about a small but powerful law firm that helped win the $787 million settlement from Fox News

Lots of gossipy details about the name partners and reasons why the firm apparently nearly abandoned the lawsuit at the last minute. Plus this at the very end:

Last fall, Harvard’s president, Claudine Gay, came under fire from activists and alumni like the hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who accused her of plagiarism. The university hired [the firm] to defend Ms. Gay and to warn The New York Post about the prospect of litigation if it published articles about the allegations. The Post ran its stories, and Ms. Gay soon resigned as president.

Then [the firm] began representing Mr. Ackman. In January, Business Insider published articles accusing his wife, Neri Oxman, of plagiarism. Mr. Ackman hired [the firm] to write a 77-page letter threatening the outlet with litigation if it didn’t retract the claims.