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9th Circ. Revives Loan Advice Suit Against Heller Ehrman

Law360 (March 6, 2018, 3:39 PM EST) -- A California federal bankruptcy judge erred when he decided the relationship between Heller Ehrman LLP and former client Paravue Corp. “conclusively terminated” in 2007 and started the clock running on Paravue’s $20 million malpractice suit, the Ninth Circuit said Monday.

In a reversal of an order backing the statute-of-limitations dismissal of Paravue’s suit, the panel said the email exchange between the now-defunct Heller Ehrman and an executive at the tech startup did not “irrefutably terminate the attorney-client relationship” and left open factual questions about when it did...
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Case Title

Heller Ehrman LLP


Case Number

3:08-bk-32514

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

December 28, 2008


Case Title

Paravue Corporation v. Heller Ehrman LLP


Case Number

3:14-cv-03887

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Bankruptcy Appeal (801)

Judge

Charles R. Breyer

Date Filed

August 27, 2014

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