LA Firm Sued For Malpractice Over Bob Marley IP Verdict

Law360, New York (August 2, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT) -- A Los Angeles-based law firm was hit Wednesday in California state court with allegations that it botched its representation of apparel company Jem Sportswear Inc. in a trademark infringement suit over the use of reggae legend Bob Marley's image.

Jem lodged professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty claims against The Ball Law Firm LLP, which had represented the company, Avela Inc., and others in a trademark infringement lawsuit in Nevada federal court over their use of Marley's image and likeness. The malpractice suit alleges, among...
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