Latham ‘Hoodwinked’ IP Suit Judge, Calif. High Court Told

Law360, Los Angeles (June 6, 2017, 10:08 PM EDT) -- Two ex-Flir Systems executives urged the California Supreme Court Tuesday to revive their malicious prosecution claims against Latham & Watkins LLP for bringing a trade secrets suit in bad faith, arguing Latham’s initial success “hoodwinking” a lower court judge can’t now preclude suing the firm.

Latham represented thermal-imaging company Flir Systems Inc. in a suit alleging former executives William Parrish and Timothy Fitzgibbons stole trade secrets when they left Flir to start their own company. A trial judge eventually tossed the case, finding it was filed in bad faith. The executives then filed a complaint against Latham for malicious prosecution, but...

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