Ex-Ascent Exec Can't Bar Attys From Malpractice Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 22, 2011, 9:43 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Thursday denied former Ascent Media Group LLC executive William Frazee’s motion to disqualify numerous attorneys in his legal malpractice suit against Proskauer Rose LLP over the firm’s alleged conflict of interest during two sexual harassment investigations.

“This [motion] is not well taken,” California Superior Court Judge Robert L. Hess told Frazee’s attorney Samuel Smith at Thursday’s hearing. “It is so thin, in my view, that it begins to smell like an attempt to disrupt the defense rather than a meritorious motion.”...
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