Calif. Developer, Akin Gump Filed 'Baseless' Suit, Rival Says

Law360 (October 22, 2019, 6:24 PM EDT) -- Los Angeles hotel developer Relevant Group filed a sham suit to "bully" a rival developer, the competitor said in seeking sanctions against Relevant and its Akin Gump attorneys.

Relevant Group LLC, with help from its attorneys, is using the courts to strong-arm Sunset Landmark Investment LLC and its manager, Saeed Nourmand, into dropping environmental claims against a Relevant hotel in a separate case, Sunset told a California federal court Monday. The suit is a "baseless" attempt to smear a competitor and calls for sanctions, Sunset argued.

"Our legal system is not a forum for petty revenge," Sunset's filing says. Sunset is...

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