Weil Gotshal Partner Discusses the End of Decade-Long Case That Presaged the Great Recession

, New York Law Journal


The decision in 'Stender v. Archstone-Smith Operating Trust' by U.S. District Judge William Martinez of the District of Colorado granting summary judgment to dismiss the class action is, on its face, a relatively straightforward contract case. It's only once the full context of the $1 billion action is known that the scope of the litigation becomes appreciable. Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Jonathan Polkes, co-chair of the firm's global litigation department, appreciates the context.

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