Yes, the Cohen Milstein — Michael Hausfeld breakup story continues to get odder with the latest news that Hausfeld learned that he had been voted out as chairman of the law firm when he found a note on his office chair conveying the news, the Financial Post reports. As previously discussed here, Hausfeld says he was “expelled” from the firm last week.
The Nov. 6 note left in Hausfeld’s chair advised Hausfeld that he had been forced out in a vote of the firm’s other partners that morning, which Hausfeld characterized as “pretty cold.” Cohen Milstein partner Joe Sellers told the Financial Post that the notice followed months of conflict between Hausfeld and other partners, and was “a proper way to give him notice under the partnership agreement. It’s hard to believe he viewed this as a shock.”
Hausfeld said he was out of the office negotiating a settlement when the vote was taken.