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Attys Re-Up Bid To Drop Avenatti From $450M Class Action

Law360 (April 17, 2019, 4:27 PM EDT) -- Two competing groups have renewed their bids to replace indicted attorney Michael Avenatti in a $450 million class action over defective surgical gowns with different former Eagan Avenatti attorneys, shortly after the California federal court judge rejected their initial attempts for procedural reasons.

In two motions filed Tuesday, the receiver for the now-defunct Eagan Avenatti urged the judge to replace Avenatti with the firm Frank Sims & Stolper, founded by former Eagan Avenatti attorneys, while Avenatti himself backed a bid by another of his firm’s former lawyers, Ahmed Ibrahim.

U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee denied identical motions from both parties earlier...

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