Bloomberg Law
Jan. 27, 2021, 3:44 PM

Davis Polk Says Black Lawyer’s Suit Defamatory, Wants Sanctions

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s planned bid for sanctions against a Black lawyer and his attorney for allegedly defamatory statements regarding a former partner is set for a pre-motion conference in New York federal court Feb. 1.

The defendants allegedly refuse to remove the statements from the Black lawyer’s race discrimination lawsuit.

Kaloma Cardwell sued in November 2019, accusing Davis Polk of discriminating against him because of his race and retaliating against him for complaining about racial bias at the law firm.

But the latest version of the complaint filed by Cardwell and his attorney defames one of the seven ...

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