Patton Boggs, Cummins & White Must Face 'Malicious' Claim

Law360, New York (July 9, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT) -- Patton Boggs LLP and Cummins & White LLP have lost a bid to escape a malicious prosecution case in California claiming the firms filed a trumped-up securities fraud lawsuit that falsely accused GetFugu Inc. of usurping patents and that ruined the mobile-search company's business.

Superior Court Judge Dierde Hill's order, dated June 20 and sent to the parties last week, keeps alive a $500 million lawsuit by GetFugu claiming the law firms hatched a scheme of “misinformation, threats and extortion” to undermine GetFugu's stock to help...
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