Stage set for high-stakes trial, CashCall v. Katten Muchin Rosenman, potentially one of the largest-ever legal malpractice cases

July 13, 2021  |   Recent Posts   |     |   Comments Off on Stage set for high-stakes trial, CashCall v. Katten Muchin Rosenman, potentially one of the largest-ever legal malpractice cases

Keller/Anderle is representing CashCall Inc. as plaintiff in a legal malpractice suit against an AmLaw 100 law firm.  The latest news as of July 12, 2021:

Source: The Recorder (excerpts):

A California trial judge has cleared the way for a landmark malpractice lawsuit against Katten Muchin Rosenman, rejecting a defense request to apply a Washington, D.C., law that could have gutted the plaintiff’s claims for nearly $1 billion in damages.

The order Friday from Orange County Superior Court Judge William D. Claster reverses a June 10 tentative ruling in Katten’s favor, with the judge saying he initially “failed to correctly analyze where the alleged wrongful conduct occurred and then apply the governmental interest test in light of that revised analysis.”

The ruling sets the stage for a high-stakes August trial in what the plaintiff’s lawyers say could be one of the largest legal malpractice cases ever seen in the country.

“There is no choice of law shortcut for legal malpractice claims that allows a court to consider only where the attorney is barred or located and ignore California’s predominant interest,” according to a brief signed by CashCall’s lawyer Jennifer L. Keller of the Irvine, California-based firm Keller/Anderle.

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