DLA Piper Sued For Malpractice In Discovery Debacle

Law360, New York (March 12, 2010, 6:57 PM EST) -- A San Diego-based product design firm has alleged DLA Piper breached its fiduciary duty under a legal services contract when an associate handed over confidential business information to counsel at Fish & Richardson PC as part of discovery in another lawsuit.

George Sutton & Associates Inc. filed a malpractice complaint Tuesday in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, contending the alleged mistake cost the firm a lucrative business deal and more than $200,000 in legal fees.

DLA Piper signed on George Sutton as...
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