Judge Won't Strike Dykema Defenses In Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (June 17, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday refused to strike Dykema Gossett PLLC's affirmative defenses in American Torch Tip Co.'s multimillion-dollar malpractice lawsuit accusing the law firm of negligent representation in a patent infringement case.

U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday mostly shot down American Torch's bid to strike eight of the firm's 21 defenses in the suit, granting the motion only for one defense, which Dykema had agreed to amend.

American Torch's suit against Dykema stems from the firm's representation of the company in a case...
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