Williams Mullen Ducks Malpractice Suit In Trade Secrets Row

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 1:37 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Thursday tossed a legal malpractice suit against Williams Mullen Clark & Dobbins PC, ruling that the law firm did not violate a duty to client Zee Co. Inc. by not disclosing part of settlement negotiations during a suit alleging ex-employees stole trade secrets.

Zee had accused Williams Mullen of failing to inform it of conditions that might have allowed Zee to escape the suit without paying anything to rival water processing company GE Betz, which alleged Zee stole trade secrets by...
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