Robins Kaplan Sued For $1M Over Disclosing Discovery Docs

Law360, Los Angeles (September 29, 2016, 10:59 PM EDT) -- Robins Kaplan LLP was hit with a $1 million trade secrets suit in California federal court Thursday by two garment manufacturers that allege the firm publicly disclosed confidential discovery information the plaintiffs had filed in underlying copyright infringement suits.

Garment manufacturers and distributors Ms. Bubbles Inc. and R&S Worldwide Inc. are accusing discount clothing retailer Rue 21 and its attorney, David Martinez — the co-chair of Robins Kaplan's retail industry practice groups — of publicly revealing the confidential company information in court filings, violating state and federal trade secrets laws, and causing them at least $1 million in damages.

“Plaintiffs never...

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