June 19, 2005 |
There's no doubt that David Boies is a terrifically accomplished trial lawyer who has won more than his fair share of high-profile cases, including, most famously, the U.S. government's antitrust case against Microsoft. Boies has also proved time and again to be a grandmaster in the chess game of negotiating legal settlements.
April 5, 2011 |
Reporting from St. Paul, Minn. — The question of whether labor strife will delay the NFL season lands in federal court Wednesday, in a case that pits two highly skilled attorneys against each other. To complement its lead attorneys, the NFL has retained David Boies, who has fought in such well-known battles as the Bush-Gore recount, California's gay rights debate, the U.S. vs. Microsoft antitrust matter and even Frank vs. Jamie McCourt. He will go up against the players' lead lawyer, Jeffrey Kessler, a New Yorker whose prior legal support of the players helped strike down past free agency restrictions and established the just concluded free-agency/salary cap system.
July 20, 2003 |
The lawyer who represented Al Gore in his Supreme Court challenge of Florida results in the 2000 presidential election has been accused of ethics violations in another case. A Florida Bar grievance committee found probable cause that David Boies violated rules of misconduct by giving money to a client and improperly supervising other lawyers. The case will be heard by a judge appointed by the Florida Supreme Court.
June 26, 2010 |
Frank McCourt has added a star trial lawyer to his legal team, ensuring that a nationally prominent attorney will lead each side in the battle for ownership of the Dodgers. Stephen Susman, a Houston-based attorney ranked by several legal publications as one of the premier trial lawyers in the country, is the latest addition to the all-star teams representing McCourt and his estranged wife, Jamie, in divorce proceedings. "It's like having your best athletes take the field," said Loyola Law School professor and legal commentator Laurie Levenson.
September 23, 2010 |
Jamie McCourt has testified that she would never have signed away her right to a share in the Dodgers, but on Thursday a Boston lawyer flatly denied she ever told him that. "She never indicated that she wanted ownership interest in the Dodgers or that she was willing to take on the risk" financially, said Larry Silverstein, who drew up the controversial 2004 marital property agreement that makes the Dodgers Frank McCourt's sole property and the couple's many homes Jamie's. On Silverstein's third day on the stand in the McCourts' divorce trial, he insisted that he followed the wishes of Jamie McCourt, whom he called "the driving force" behind the property agreement.
November 21, 2011 |
NBA players filed an amended antitrust case against the league Monday in federal court in Minneapolis, a legal step to consolidate a pair of antitrust suits they filed a week ago. Lawyers for NBA owners and players have not spoken since last week, players' attorney David Boies said Monday at a news conference in New York. "If the league's approach is to ignore the litigation ... and hope it goes away.... I don't think that's in our interest and it's certainly not in their interest or the fans' interest," Boies said.