LG, Townsend Settle Malpractice Suit Over Sunk Patent

Law360, New York (July 16, 2010, 5:28 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed LG Home Products LLC’s malpractice suit against Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP because mediation had resolved claims that the firm failed to uncover prior art that turned out to be fatal to an LG patent application.

Judge Jeffrey S. White of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California signed off on LG’s request for dismissal Tuesday, putting to rest allegations that incompetent lawyering at Townsend led LG to file a patent application and explore manufacturing a sound-masking...
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