Reed Smith Hooks 3 Other Firms In Vodka Trademark Fight

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 7:12 PM EST) -- A New York state appeals court on Thursday granted Reed Smith LLP's bid to have three other law firms face liability in a $100 million legal malpractice complaint over the licensing of the trademark Belvedere vodka.

An appeals court in Manhattan overturned a lower court and reinstated Reed Smith's third-party claims for contribution against the other firms, Berry & Perkins, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC and Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP. In the underlying complaint,  Millennium Import LLC, a beverage company, contends Reed Smith...
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