Attys Faulted In Princess Di Trademark Case

Law360, New York (May 3, 2010, 7:50 PM EDT) -- A California state appeals court judge has ruled that Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP — which represented the estate of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a long-running dispute with Franklin Mint Co. — had no probable cause to prosecute false advertising and trademark dilution claims against the collectible maker.

A three-judge panel in the Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second Appellate District, Division Four ruled 2-1 on Monday against the Manatt attorneys.

“Based on the record before us, no reasonable attorney could find...
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