Proskauer Gets Ex-Ascent Exec's Malpractice Suit Pared

Law360, Los Angeles (May 17, 2012, 5:38 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Thursday trimmed a former Ascent Media Group LLC executive’s negligent representation claim against Proskauer Rose LLP in a malpractice lawsuit over the firm’s alleged conflict of interest during two sexual harassment investigations against him.

Judge Robert L. Hess said plaintiff William Frazee was unable to allege Proskauer's statements made in a 2006 joint representation letter had caused him any harm. The letter said the firm would represent Ascent and Frazee at the company's expense in a sexual harassment suit.

Frazee claimed the...
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