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...
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