Jeffer Mangels Again Beats Baldwin's Malpractice Claims
By Matthew Heller
Law360, Los Angeles (August 23, 2013, 5:09 PM ET) -- A California state judge on Friday tossed Stephen Baldwin's $10 million malpractice lawsuit against Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP, ruling the actor's claims that the firm helped Kevin Costner cut him out of a $52 million deal for their oil cleanup company had already been litigated in a Louisiana case.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mary Ann Murphy rejected Baldwin's arguments that the most recent amendments to his allegations had cured the defects in a case he originally filed in September. Jeffer Mangels, he alleges,...