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Breach of Contract, Failure to Pay Bonus

  Top AMEX Official Awarded Over $200,000 In Breach of Contract Case NEW YORK, NY — A Manhattan federal jury has awarded more than $200,000 in damages to a former American Stock Exchange officer whose deferred 2001 and guaranteed 2002 bonuses were not paid after he left the Exchange’s employ in October 2002. Chase v. The American Stock Exchange LLC, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Action No. 03 CV 1304 […]

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KSM Partners Daniel J. Kaiser and David N. Mair Represent the Managing Partner of Clifford Chance Bangkok Office in Claims Against the Firm

  Clifford Chance Bangkok rebel just won’t go quietly (The Lawyer, March 24, 2003) Expelled Bangkok head set for feud with Clifford Chance (The Lawyer, April 7, 2003) CC Thai feud rages as ex-partner spurns offer (The Lawyer, June 2, 2003) Clifford Chance strikes a deal with former Bangkok partner (The Lawyer, Oct 20, 2003)

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