Ex-Ascent Exec's Suit Against Proskauer Survives

Law360, Los Angeles (November 4, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Wednesday struck a negligent representation claim against Proskauer Rose LLP but refused to dismiss a former Ascent Media Group LLC executive’s legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims over the firm’s alleged conflict of interest during harassment and defamation investigations.

“The second amended complaint pleads various items which are proper damages for the alleged legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert L. Hess said in his order Wednesday. “The demurrers are overruled as to those...
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