Blackwater Sues Own Attorneys

Posted on: January 30, 2008 9:16 AM, by Ed Brayton

This could get really interesting. Blackwater has filed a legal malpractice suit against the Wiley Rein law firm, one of the real heavy hitters in Washington legal circles. Wiley Rein had represented Blackwater in a wrongful death suit filed by the families of 4 Blackwater employees:

Blackwater Security filed a $30 million malpractice suit against Wiley Rein on Wednesday, alleging that the firm made costly missteps in a wrongful death case brought on behalf of four former Blackwater employees who were killed in Iraq in 2004.The complaint, filed in D.C. Superior Court, claims lawyers at Wiley Rein filed sloppy pleadings that ultimately barred Blackwater from shifting the case from a state court in North Carolina to federal district court, where the security firm could have mounted a stronger defense.


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