Judge Advises Cutting Dykema Atty From Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (July 11, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT) -- A Florida magistrate judge on Friday recommended dropping the head of Dykema Gossett PLLC's intellectual property group from a multimillion-dollar legal malpractice lawsuit that American Torch Tip Co. brought against the firm.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins advised the court to grant Allan J. Sternstein's motion to dismiss American Torch's claims against him for lack of personal jurisdiction, finding that the Chicago-based attorney's communications and trips to Florida in the course of representing the company in an out-of-state matter were insufficient to confer jurisdiction....
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