Ropes & Gray Can't Seek Firm Info In Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (November 18, 2010, 5:33 PM EST) -- A federal judge has rejected Ropes & Gray LLP's bid to obtain discovery documents related to WilmerHale's representation of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which has accused Ropes & Gray of botching patent applications and costing it millions of dollars.

Magistrate Judge Kathleen Tomlinson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled Tuesday that Ropes & Gray may not pursue discovery related to WilmerHale, which took over as Cold Spring Harbor's patent prosecution counsel after Ropes & Gray.

Judge Tomlinson did rule...
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