Judge Keeps Claims In TCW Suit V. Ex-Investment Head

Law360, Los Angeles (July 6, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT) -- The California state judge overseeing the fight between asset manager TCW Group Inc. and former investment chief Jeffrey Gundlach on Wednesday tossed two of TCW’s trade secret claims but refused to throw out Gundlach’s counterclaims for terminating him.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carl J. West's decision just before a July 25 trial largely preserves claims by both parties — meaning a jury may soon hear TCW’s claims of porn, drugs and backstabbing and Gundlach’s claims of broken billion dollar promises.

“The evidence is, for the...
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