McDermott Ducks Health IT Client's IP Theft Suit

Law360, New York (August 5, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT) -- A superior court judge in Washington, D.C., on Friday used strong words to throw out a legal malpractice suit against McDermott Will & Emery LLP, finding no evidence that a former partner secretly funneled a health care client’s trade secrets to his family’s pharmaceutical business.

Judge Craig Iscoe dismissed Theranos Inc.’s lawsuit in part because he found it entirely speculative, as it alleged that onetime McDermott attorney John Fuisz stole the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company’s intellectual property but lacked any explanation of how he supposedly did...
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