Simpson Thacher Can't Shake Hong Kong Exec's Suit

Law360, New York (November 17, 2010, 5:54 PM EST) -- A Hong Kong-born executive who claims his career in the U.S. was ruined by a malicious prosecution handled by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP can pursue a lawsuit against the firm, a California appeals court has ruled.

The suit, brought by former Prediwave Corp. outside director Jimmy Li, does not run afoul of a California law designed to prevent nuisance lawsuits, the Court of Appeal of the State of California ruled Tuesday.

Simpson Thacher had claimed Li's malicious prosecution suit — launched after Li's side won...
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