Akin Gump Fails To Nix SAS Contract Suit

Law360, New York (March 23, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT) -- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP lost its bid Tuesday to dismiss a breach of contract and fraud suit filed by former patent client SAS Institute Inc. after a North Carolina federal judge ruled the claims were sufficiently pled.

Judge Malcolm J. Howard of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina denied the firm's motion to dismiss the suit, in which SAS claims an Akin Gump attorney filed suit against the company for patent infringement after years of advising it on...
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