Steptoe Says Texas Is Wrong Forum For $6M Malpractice Suit

Law360 (November 24, 2020, 6:02 PM EST) -- Steptoe & Johnson LLP asked a Texas federal court to toss a former client's negligence case over $6 million in unrecovered dumping duties, saying neither the firm nor its attorneys have sufficient ties to the Lone Star State.

In the malpractice case brought by Houston-based steel importer Allied Fitting LP, Steptoe attempted to unravel the Texas court's jurisdiction by saying that nothing about the firm itself, the attorneys named in the suit — partner Thomas J. Trendl and of counsel Gregory S. McCue — or the facts of the case justified the venue. Moreover, Steptoe said that Allied had agreed to...

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