IP Boutique Didn't Dissolve On Partner's Death, Judge Rules

Law360, San Francisco (August 22, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge Thursday ruled that IP boutique Donovan & Yee LLP didn't violate a contract by continuing to operate after one of its name partners died, but found that the question of whether the firm owes the partner's estate money remains on the table.

New York Supreme Court Judge Eileen Bransten found that surviving partner Mary Donovan was within her rights to maintain the firm and continue using the name after Marya Lenn Yee died in a plane crash in December of 2008....
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