Cislo & Thomas Can't Nix Malpractice Suit Over Sunbeam Deal

Law360, New York (May 10, 2012, 6:23 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday largely declined to toss a malpractice suit brought by Homeland Housewares LLC against law firm Cislo & Thomas LLP over a patent infringement suit brought by Sunbeam Products Inc., finding a malpractice claim can proceed on a “better settlement” theory.

U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess agreed with Homeland’s contention that its malpractice claim can go forward “merely by alleging that a better result would have been obtained in the underlying litigation but for the malpractice, regardless of whether that...
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