DLA Piper Avoids 3rd-Party Claims In Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (June 7, 2010, 1:51 PM EDT) -- A New York state court judge has determined that DLA Piper does not contractually or under common law owe Eaton & Van Winkle LLP and attorney Alfred Ferrer III indemnity in a malpractice suit that covers work Ferrer performed during his employment with both firms.

Justice Marcy S. Friedman of the New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed Eaton and Ferrer's third-party complaint seeking contribution and contractual indemnity, ruling that neither the main suit nor the third-party action supports a claim that DLA Piper should...
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