Trial Atty Wants Out Of $1B Trade Secrets Suit Against Uber

By Kurt Orzeck (September 11, 2015, 9:28 PM EDT) -- A San Francisco trial lawyer asked a California state judge on Thursday to let him withdraw from a $1 billion suit in which his client accuses Uber Technologies Inc. of stealing technology to create the popular service, citing a communication breakdown.

In a declaration supporting his motion to be relieved as counsel, Christopher B. Dolan of the Dolan Law Firm said he can't continue representing Celluride Wireless Inc. and its owner, Kevin Halpern, due to "an irreparable and complete breakdown in communication."

Halpern claims that Uber's founders stole the peer-to-peer ride-hailing cellphone technology he developed in 2002. The plaintiff contends that...

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