[Linux-aus] Legal Eagle question

David Cartwright drpacket at bigpond.net.au
Mon Aug 11 14:08:01 UTC 2003

Computerworld quotes Red Hat's Mark Webbink stating that SCO "retained David
Boies' law firm (of Microsoft antitrust fame) on a contingency basis, by
their own admission."
see > http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.php?id=782728010&fp=2&fpid=1

I have a question for any 'legal eagles':
Assuming a law firm accepts a case on a contingency basis, but it is
subsequently shown that the client has deliberately, or through lack of due
diligence, mis-represented the case, could the law firm sue their former

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