Firms To Face Revived Malpractice Claims Over Syngenta Suit
Law360 (May 21, 2019, 8:50 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Kansas on Tuesday revived some legal malpractice claims against San Antonio-based Watts Guerra LLP and 15 other law firms, reversing his earlier ruling on the grounds that Minnesota Supreme Court precedent allows the farmers to move forward with allegations they were misrepresented in Syngenta AG litigation.
U.S. District Judge John W. Lungstrum determined that under precedent from the Minnesota court, state law claims brought by lead plaintiff Kenneth P. Kellogg should be allowed to proceed against the firms. The judge kept intact part of his March 1 ruling, dismissing federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims....
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