McDermott Beats Accessory Claims Over Client's Stock Plan

Law360, New York (January 4, 2013, 8:55 PM EST) -- An Ohio federal judge on Friday tossed aiding-and-abetting claims from a malpractice suit launched by a trust of The Antioch Co. against McDermott Will & Emery LLP over the firm's representation regarding the scrapbook supplier's employee stock ownership plan.

U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black granted McDermott’s bid for a judgment on the pleadings over the trust’s aiding-and-abetting claims, pointing to its previous ruling that Ohio law does not recognize claims for aiding and abetting tortious conduct, and rejecting the trust’s argument that its complaint should...
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