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Year's Top Wins for the Defense: Beverly Enterprises Inc. v. Andersen Consulting L.L.P.

Kirkland's representation of Andersen Consulting against Beverly Enterprises was featured in The National Law Journal's eighth annual list of the year's biggest defense wins.  This list includes the top 15 defense victories of 1997, plus an additional 10 honorable mentions.

Beverly sought $15 million in compensatories, plus punitives in excess of $20 million from Andersen Consulting regarding advice that the consulting firm had given on upgrading the nursing home's computer system.  On April 25, 1997, the Fort Smith, Ark., jury rejected  Beverly's claims and ordered the nursing home chain to pay Andersen $1.87 million.

Emily Nicklin, litigation partner in Kirkland's Chicago office represented Andersen Consulting.

This article appeared in its entirety in the April 6, 1998 issue of The National Law Journal.