Burns Files Countersuit Against Saatchi

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NEW YORK The legal battle between Publicis Groupe’s Saatchi & Saatchi and Mike Burns heated up today, with the latter’s attorneys filing a motion in New York Supreme Court to dismiss a breach of contract action Saatchi brought against Burns two months ago.

In a statement, Burns, who ran the agency’s General Mills business before splitting with Saatchi in February, said, “A plaintiff’s anger, embarrassment and fear are no basis for legal action.

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