LegalZoom's Referral Suit Against Bankruptcy Firm Stands

Law360, Los Angeles (February 28, 2014, 6:05 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday refused to drop Macey Bankruptcy Law Holdings PC from a lawsuit brought by LegalZoom Inc. against MBLH and affiliates for allegedly failing to pay for bankruptcy-case leads provided under contract, saying MBLH satisfied the "minimum contacts" requirement for jurisdiction.

LegalZoom filed suit last year against MBLH, its wholly owned subsidiary Macey Bankruptcy Law PC, and Jacob & Meyers Bankruptcy LLP, alleging breach of contract and other claims related to an agreement between MBL and LegalZoom under which LegalZoom provided leads in bankruptcy cases. In December, MBLH sought to dismiss the case for lack of personal...

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