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Dewey will pay to shred old client files

The firm says the agreement with its storage facilities balances its financial obligations with client privacy concerns

The hits just keep on coming for Dewey & LeBoeuf, as the bankrupt law firm agreed on Friday to pay up to $1.4 million to destroy old client files.

Roughly 345,000 boxes of files, some dating back to the 1930s, remained in storage facilities following the firm’s Chapter 11 filing last spring, Thomson Reuters reports. In a court filing last June, Dewey announced plans to destroy the boxes but did not specify how it would pay, leading the firm’s storage facilities—including Iron Mountain Inc. and CitiStorage—to fear that they might be responsible for the costs.

Alanna Byrne

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