Objections to Gay Lawyer's Defamation Claim Overruled
The complaint said that, at the time Downs accepted Raynes McCarty's job offer, he had no intention of suing Anapol Schwartz, but instead "wanted a payout from Anapol reflecting vacation, expenses and an agreement on fees for cases he had originated at Anapol."
According to the complaint, Downs met with Brigham and Raynes McCarty attorney Harold Goodman on March 27, 2012, and was informed that his employment with the firm had been withdrawn based on LeWinter's statements that Downs was planning to sue Anapol Schwartz.
Later that same day, during a meeting between Downs, Weiss, Ronca and Anapol Schwartz's outside counsel, Weiss confirmed that he had spoken with LeWinter about Downs' March 22 conversation with Anapol.
On March 28, 2012, according to the complaint, Downs received an email from Raynes McCarty with an attached letter formally withdrawing his employment offer.