An incredulous 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel scorched law firms Winston & Strawn and Faraci & Faraci for their attempt to represent a union local after being fired by the trustee overseeing it. . . .
[T]he federal appellate panel called the law firms� "breathtaking claim" to a continued fiduciary duty to the union�s Local 1001 "hard to take seriously." It promptly ordered the case be dismissed, then put the Chicago-based firms on notice that the panel was referring the matter to disciplinary authorities.
Circuit Judge Frank H. Easterbrook characterized the firms� arguments for Local 1001 of Laborers� International Union as "twaddle!" He wrote the opinion that took the firms to task for their conduct in the case.