9th Circ. Won't Divide NFL Players' Malpractice Case

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 9:46 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit denied a move Monday by a class of retired NFL players and McKool Smith PC to split a case accusing McKool Smith and Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP of malpractice stemming from a $26 million settlement the firms negotiated on the players' behalf in a licensing dispute.

A district court originally threw out the case in 2010, finding the claims were barred on estoppel grounds, and the players appealed. However, in the midst of the appeal, the players reached a settlement with McKool...
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