CORRECTED: Resort Attys Defy Claims In $375M Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (July 15, 2011, 3:19 PM EDT) -- Patten Petman Bekkedahl & Green PLLC on Thursday argued that a federal court in Montana lacks jurisdiction to hear claims implicating the firm in a $375 million malpractice action over the Yellowstone Club resort’s bankruptcy case.

Timothy Blixseth, co-founder of the Yellowstone Club resort, alleges that Patten Peterman, debtor’s counsel in the reorganization, helped his former attorney and head of the creditors’ committee to pin the bankruptcy on him.

James Patten and the firm, however, contend that dismissal is necessary because Blixseth did not comply with...
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