Willkie Farr Escapes Motown Songwriter's Contract Suit

Law360, New York (May 10, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT) -- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and a Deutsche Bank AG unit managed to dodge contract and fiduciary duty claims Tuesday in a New York suit brought by Motown hitmaker Lamont Dozier over a deal to securitize his future music royalties.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence M. McKenna granted Willkie's motion to dismiss Dozier's first amended complaint, finding that the plaintiff's fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract claims against the law firm actually asserted professional malpractice and were therefore barred by a three-year statute of...
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