Judge Pares Proskauer Tax Malpractice Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 20, 2011, 7:57 PM EDT) -- A California state judge tossed two causes of action Wednesday in a legal malpractice suit alleging Proskauer Rose LLP gave bad tax advice to Dr. Gary Michelson, who has won more than $1 billion in patent litigation in the last decade.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark V. Mooney agreed with Proskauer that Michelson’s claims for fraud and negligent misrepresentation were not adequately pled, but rejected the firm’s argument that tax opinion letters at the heart of the case established that he should apply New York...
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