Akin Gump Hit With DQ Bid In Ameranth Patent Row

Law360, Los Angeles (November 25, 2013, 7:01 PM EST) -- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP should be disqualified from Hilton International Co. and its related entities' defense in Ameranth Inc.'s online-ordering patent litigation because one of the attorneys was once a magistrate judge presiding over related cases, Ameranth said Friday in California federal court.

Akin Gump’s Chad Everingham was the magistrate judge who sat in on confidential settlement meetings with Ameranth’s principals before joining the law firm in October 2011, according to Friday's motion. Because Everingham has, since joining the firm, worked closely with...
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