Troutman Tries To Kill $40M Mariner Malpractice Suit In NY

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 7:53 PM EST) -- Troutman Sanders LLP moved in New York federal court Monday to dismiss a malpractice and fraud suit by former client Mariner Health Care Inc. for allegedly helping a real estate client of the firm steal $40 million from a $1.3 billion Mariner merger deal, arguing the New York court lacks jurisdiction.

The law firm argued that the federal court's diversity jurisdiction, which it alleges is the only basis for Mariner's federal suit, is not complete because both Troutman and Mariner's parent company, National Senior Care Inc.,...
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