Plaintiffs' Atty In Google IP Fight Fined Over Deposition

Law360, New York (June 29, 2010, 6:01 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has sanctioned a lawyer for the plaintiffs in a trademark suit against Google Inc., ruling that the attorney attempted to thwart discovery by improperly invoking attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine during a deposition.

Judge Harry D. Leinenweber of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Friday ordered P. Andrew Fleming of Novack and Macey LLP to pay $1,000 in connection with an “exceedingly contentious deposition.”

Erich Specht and his two software corporations, Android Data Corp. and Android's...
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