OUSD settles fraud case against law firm

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The legal dispute between the Oakland school district and the Bryant & Brown law firm is over.

I’m still waiting to hear how much money OUSD paid in legal expenses to pursue this case in federal court. What I do know is that the district won $325,000 from Bryant & Brown. The settlement, which was entered last month, did not include any admission of wrongdoing.

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • TheTruthHurts

    Why would a law firm pay its client any settlement in a case which is about that law firm’s reputation and honest delivery of legal services?

    If innocent, you would think that this would be the type of case they would fight until won because it leaves existing and future clients suspect of why they would settle.

    I could understand monetarily why they would want to settle to end the madness, but such a settlement could dry up other business.

    Of course, if they weren’t innocent . . .


  • harlemmoon

    Typical. Typical. Typical.
    Another case of who’s minding the store.