Akin Shakes Malpractice Claim Over Failed LA Development

Law360, Los Angeles (February 1, 2012, 4:05 PM EST) -- A California state judge on Wednesday nixed a legal malpractice claim against Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP for alleged overbilling, and indicated he would do away with the entire lawsuit against the firm, which was sued by developers of a proposed mini-city that was scuttled by the city of Los Angeles.

Judge Kevin C. Brazile said there is no evidence to suggest that Gateway Ranch LLC would have won its case against the city or been awarded entitlements to build its 555-acre Las Lomas...
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