Kelly Hart In Dispute Over Files After Akin Gump Defection

Law360, Dallas (October 22, 2013, 5:41 PM ET) -- Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP on Monday asked a Texas state court to appoint a retired judge to arbitrate a dispute over the alleged unauthorized copying of client files with a former partner who joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

In its brief petition, the firm asked a Tarrant County District Court judge to appoint a retired state district court or appellate judge to arbitrate a dispute “concerning the unauthorized copying and removal of confidential files belonging to the firm and its clients” between the...
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