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The High Cost of a Case Gone Bad


— April 25, 2006

Biotech company Artegraft is accusing renowned attorney James Tyrrell and his former firm, Latham & Watkins, of malpractice that cost the company more than $10 million. Artegraft claims Tyrrell and the firm convinced it to sue Johnson & Johnson in a contract dispute based on a legally unfounded patent theory. Latham says Artegraft was a savvy client that was aware of the risks and is now trying to avoid paying $1.6 million in bills. The litigation comes as Tyrrell leads a 30-lawyer exodus to Patton & Boggs.

Details here from the New Jersey Law Journal via Law.com.


Biotech company Artegraft is accusing renowned attorney James Tyrrell and his former firm, Latham & Watkins, of malpractice that cost the company more than $10 million. Artegraft claims Tyrrell and the firm convinced it to sue Johnson & Johnson in a contract dispute based on a legally unfounded patent theory. Latham says Artegraft was a savvy client that was aware of the risks and is now trying to avoid paying $1.6 million in bills. The litigation comes as Tyrrell leads a 30-lawyer exodus to Patton & Boggs.

Details here from the New Jersey Law Journal via Law.com.

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