Fish & Richardson Dodges Suit Over Link To Arbitrator

Law360, Houston (November 5, 2012, 9:55 PM EST) -- A Texas court on Friday ruled it had no authority to hear a suit against Fish & Richardson PC that alleged the law firm failed to disclose a relationship with an arbitrator that resulted in a $22 million award to a firm client.

According to a brief filed in the suit, Fish & Richardson attorneys had argued that because an appeals court overturned client H. Jonathan Cooke’s award in a breach of contract suit against his former business associates, they could not pursue fraud claims against...
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