IP Firm Shakes Supplement Co.'s $4M Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 1:37 PM ET) -- Intellectual property boutique Eclipse Law Group LLP escaped a $4 million suit alleging that it botched a former client's patent dispute after a California federal judge determined Monday that the case did not pose critical patent law questions and was therefore unfit for federal court.

U.S. District Judge William Q. Hayes dismissed the malpractice claim brought against the firm by Collagen Nutraceuticals Inc. CEO Ahmad Alkayali, unswayed by his claims that questions of patent law, which are only tried in federal courts, would be critical in...
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Case Information

Case Title

Alkayali v. Eclipse Group, LLP et al

Case Number



California Southern

Nature of Suit



William Q. Hayes

Date Filed

April 22, 2013

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