J-M Wants McDermott Malpractice Suit In State Court

Law360, New York (September 12, 2011, 7:14 PM EDT) -- J-M Manufacturing Co. Inc. moved Friday to transfer its complaint in California alleging McDermott Will & Emery LLP mishandled a whistleblower suit over allegedly defective sewer piping back to state court, saying that while the case involved patents, it did not center on patent law.

The malpractice suit should be remanded from federal court to state court, where J-M originally brought it, because patents are merely the subject of some of the claims, and J-M makes no allegations of patent infringement, said the pipe manufacturer, which...
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