Attys, Firms Dodge Malpractice Claims In Poaching Suit

By Danielle Nichole Smith (March 28, 2018, 8:58 PM EDT) -- Two Midwest law firms will no longer face legal malpractice claims in Pinnacle Surety Services' suit alleging they encouraged two of its workers to violate their employment contracts after the firms helped Pinnacle settle allegations that it poached the employees from Wells Fargo, a Kentucky federal judge said Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge David J. Hale ruled that Pinnacle Surety Services Inc. did not sufficiently allege that Rex H. Elliott of Cooper & Elliott LLC and G. Bruce Stigger of Manion Stigger LLP and their firms failed to adequately defend it and the workers from a Wells Fargo & Co. unit's poaching...

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