Akin Gump Wants SAS' Fraud Claims Against Partner Tossed

Law360, Los Angeles (September 16, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT) -- Attorneys representing Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP told a North Carolina federal judge Friday that former client SAS Institute Inc. recklessly added a former partner to a breach of contract and fraud suit over patent infringement after years of advising it.

Michael L. Kiklis' attorneys argued he was inappropriately named a defendant for providing some legal advice on an unrelated matter almost two years before his other client JuxtaComm-Texas Software LLC sued SAS, alleging infringement of a patent for manipulating and exchanging data between...
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