2 St. Louis Law Firms Dodge $27M IP Malpractice Claim

Law360, Los Angeles (April 9, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT) -- The Missouri Court of Appeals on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of an intellectual property malpractice suit brought by Coin Acceptors Inc. alleging two St. Louis law firms mishandled a patent case that resulted in a $27 million judgment against the coin machine company.

In a split opinion, the three-judge panel found that a lower trial court properly granted Haverstock Garrett & Roberts LLP and Polster Lieder Woodruff & Lucchesi LC summary judgment on Coin Acceptors' claim that the firms' bad advice led to a judgment that it...
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