David Lerner Can't Duck Real Estate Investor's Libel Suit

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 8:00 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday refused to let brokerage David Lerner Associates Inc. escape claims that it conducted a smear campaign against a real estate investor who allegedly exposed financial improprieties at DLA that led to a regulatory probe and shareholder class actions.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston rejected two motions to dismiss the complaint — one from DLA and its eponymous President David Lerner, and the other from former employee George Dobbs — which asserted that California lacked personal jurisdiction over the defendants because...
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Case Information

Case Title

Piping Rock Partners, Inc. et al v. David Lerner Associates, Inc. et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Assault Libel & Slander


Susan Illston

Date Filed

September 5, 2012

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