Lowenstein Sandler Beats Suit Over Pharma Exec's Estate

By Bill Wichert (July 30, 2021, 8:01 PM EDT) -- Lowenstein Sandler LLP and a firm attorney knocked down a malpractice suit over their handling of a deceased pharmaceutical executive's estate after a New Jersey federal judge ruled Friday she didn't have the authority to hear the case since they each called the Garden State home.

U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi pointed to that lack of so-called diversity jurisdiction in granting a motion from the New Jersey-based firm and lawyer Michael Lerner to dismiss the suit from Joseph Krivulka's widow, finding that he was "domiciled" in the state when he died in 2018 even though he spent most of the...

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