Celebrity Atty Allred Shakes Rival's Client Poaching Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (June 29, 2012, 7:43 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Wednesday tossed a lawsuit accusing celebrity attorney Gloria Allred of stealing away another attorney's client who sued actor John Travolta for sexual battery, after the rival attorney failed to show up in court.

Judge Michael P. Linfield of California Superior Court in Los Angeles County dismissed attorney Okorie Okorocha's complaint against Allred and her law firm Allred Maroko & Goldberg PC, saying the suit is barred by California's Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation statute.

Allred was accused of luring away Okorocha's client,...
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