Court Clears Luce Forward Atty Of Negligence Claim

Law360, New York (June 20, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT) -- A California state appeals court on Friday ruled that a Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP attorney did not have to separately explain to his clients an arbitration clause added to his fee agreement after he changed firms.

Desert Outdoor Advertising Inc. and property owner Paul Jurich had sued Luce Forward attorney Gerald M. Murphy and the firm for professional negligence relating to an underlying dispute with Oakland, Calif., over a billboard. Murphy and Luce Forward invoked the arbitration clause in Murphy's fee agreement, and the...
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