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AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. v. SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON, B123313

Where defendant law firm accepted representation of a client in a transactional matter similar to one in which it had previously represented the plaintiff, the evidence supported the jury-s finding that defendants breached their fiduciary duty, however, there existed no triable issues which would support their liability for punitive damages.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/08/2002
  • Published 03/08/2002

Judges

  • CHARLES S. VOGEL, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Lurie & Zepeda, Kurt L. Schmalz, L. Kimberly Pepper, and Donna M. Dean, Beverly Hills, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson, Brad D. Brian, Rita J. Miller, and Steven W. Hawkins, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Appellants.
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