By Emma Cueto (September 6, 2019, 5:05 PM EDT) -- Pierce Bainbridge has moved to dismiss a defamation suit filed in New York state court by a former partner in an ongoing legal saga involving allegations of fraud and sexual assault, with the firm slamming the complaint as "far-fetched," "incomprehensible" and a "litigation soap opera."
Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP said in a motion to dismiss on Thursday that ex-partner David Lewis could not claim allegations in a separate complaint filed by the firm in California amounted to defamation and that Pierce Bainbridge's actions did not run afoul of New York attorney misconduct laws.
The motion blasted the instant...
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