Crane Seeks To Eject Bryan Cave From Patent Spat

Law360, New York (August 26, 2009, 2:18 PM EDT) -- Crane Co. has asked the court to dismiss attorney J. Bennett Clark and Bryan Cave LLP as counsel for defendant Royal Vendor Inc. in patent litigation over vending machine technology, saying both Clark and the firm have represented Crane and its subsidiaries in related infringement cases.

Crane and co-plaintiff Dixie-Narco Inc. filed their motion to disqualify Clark and Bryan Cave on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, claiming a “high likelihood” that the confidential knowledge gained during their prior representation...
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