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Latham Win Hones Tool Against Malicious Prosecution Suits

Law360, New York (August 16, 2017, 8:38 PM EDT) --  A California high court decision that an earlier ruling in favor of a Latham & Watkins LLP client protects the firm from malicious prosecution claims, despite a later bad-faith finding against the client, reinforces that such suits can only be brought over the most meritless of allegations and buttresses a key defense for firms, experts say.

The Aug. 10 decision for Latham against malicious prosecution claims brought by two executives whom the firm’s client sued for allegedly stealing trade secrets turned on the application of the...
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