Firm Can't Dodge Malpractice Suit Over Botched Patent

Law360, Dallas (March 21, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a legal malpractice suit against Colorado law firm Hanes & Bartels LLC that alleges its attorneys botched an application to patent a combination baby stroller and diaper-changing station for Abiie LLC.

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks held Texas courts have jurisdiction over the Colorado firm because the attorney-client relationship was formed in Texas and the attorneys repeatedly traveled to the state during its representation of Abiie. The company claims the firm, formerly known as Hanes & Schutz...
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