“Sanctions Slugfest Between Star Litigators from Dechert, Gibson Dunn and Morgan Lewis”
It was 10:30 in the morning on Thursday when top litigators including Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Randy Mastro; Dechert’s Andrew Levander; Thompson & Knight’s Marion Bachrach and Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ Christopher Parlo assembled in the Foley Square courtroom of U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan.
The topic: motions for sanctions in a high-profile suit against Fox News by former host Andrea Tantaros.
Almost eight hours later, they were still there. Daniels finally shut it down at 6 pm without making a decision-underscoring what a hornet’s nest of case this is.
Bachrach of Thompson & Knight, who represents Fox News former co-president William Shine, piled on too, arguing that Tantaros’ complaint “appears to have been filed for the improper twin purpose of avoiding arbitration and courting exposure in the media.”