When Eight Figures Simply Won't Do
By Chip McCorkle |
September 1, 2008
Three of law firm Quinn Emanuel's biggest wins.
|The six Yosemite/CLN Trusts
||Postbankruptcy, Enron refused to pay off its credit-linked notes because it claimed Citibank, which issued the notes, was complicit in its failure. The notes' holders went after Citibank.
||Citi, Enron, and the trusts reached an agreement that scored $2.1 billion for Quinn's client.
||GM accused VW of corporate espionage after exec Jose Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua left GM for a senior position at VW.
||VW agreed to pay GM $1.1 billion.
|Jan Henric Buettner and Andreas von Blottnitz
||Two German nationals who helped develop AOL Europe in the late 1990s, accused Bertelsmann, the site's co-owner, of breaching a contract that promised them an equity stake.
||A Santa Barbara jury gave the plaintiffs $1 billion. (The judge cut it to $295 million.)