Judge Tentatively Dismisses Atty From Playboy Condom Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 25, 2012, 9:04 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Wednesday indicated that he would dismiss an attorney from a multimillion-dollar contracts suit brought against fashion designer Max Azria over a line of Playboy-branded condoms, citing a a conflict arising from an unrelated business dispute involving a line of personal lubricants.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John L. Segal tentatively granted a motion disqualifying attorney Peter W. Ross, who represents Camden Healthcare LLC CEO Patrick Bertranou, from litigation brought against Azria, who founded clothing brand BCBG. Bertranou and his former business partner Jimmy Esebag — the head of United Licensing Group Inc., which owns the rights to...

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