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NRA Wins Round vs. Winston & Strawn in Fight Sparked by Racist Email
October 23, 2020

The National Rifle Association can seek tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees from Winston & Strawn, a judge has ruled, handing the NRA a partial win in a case sparked after a JAMS Inc. arbitrator inadvertently forwarded an article railing against Black Americans to an outside lawyer for the gun owners’ group.

Washington, D.C., Superior Court Judge Robert Rigsby on Wednesday dismissed JAMS from the case, but he rejected Winston’s bid to dismiss the NRA’s unjust enrichment claim against the law firm.


The organization wants to recover fees from an arbitration proceeding in which Winston represented the NRA’s adversary. The arbitration is confidential and the subject of the underlying dispute could not be determined. READ MORE

Bias Cases of JAMS Arbitrator Who Shared Racist Email Should Undergo Review, Group Says

ABA Journal

September 10, 2020

The National Employment Lawyers Association is calling for a review of discrimination cases overseen by a former JAMS arbitrator who shared a racist email with a list of 39 people.

The arbitrator, Richard Neville, mistakenly shared the email with a lawyer for the National Rifle Association, according to an NRA lawsuit.

The suit seeks return of fees paid in an arbitration overseen by Neville. READ MORE

After Arbitrator Ousted Over Racist Email Forward, NRA Wants JAMS and Winston & Strawn to Foot the Bill

AM Law Litigation Daily

August 5, 2020

Svetlana Eisenberg clearly wasn’t expecting this email.

The partner at litigation boutique Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors found herself in June among more than three-dozen recipients on a chain email from retired Cook County Circuit Court Judge Richard Neville sharing what purported to be an editorial from the Baltimore Sun titled “The Black Dilemma.” READ MORE

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