Wang Hartmann's Suit Against Ex-Attorney Tossed

Law360, Los Angeles (May 25, 2011, 10:31 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday threw out a suit by Wang Hartmann Gibbs & Cauley PLC over trademark infringement and unfair competition claims against a former lawyer who allegedly kept client payments while setting up the firm's UK office.

“This dispute has all the hallmarks of an ugly divorce,” U.S. District Judge James V. Selna told the parties after granting defendant Jason Witten’s motion to dismiss the amended complaint and enforce a settlement agreement between the parties. The judge put a 30-day hold on the...
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