Cooley Bests Malpractice Suit Over Juice Co. Ownership

Law360, New York (July 21, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Wednesday squashed a malpractice suit against Cooley LLP over its role in an alleged scheme to usurp the ownership of First Blush, a high-end brand of grape juice, through stock distribution.

The California Court of Appeal found that a lower court correctly tossed Aris Janigian’s suit against Cooley and former partner Vincent Pangrazio under Civil Code Section 1714.10, concluding that the allegations amount to the kind of conspiracy claims the statute limits, even if they are modeled as aiding and abetting...
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