8th Circuit Upholds Dismissal Of Riceland’s Counterclaims In Work Product Suit
(January 20, 2016, 11:31 AM EST) -- ST. LOUIS — The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 14 affirmed dismissal of breach of contract and tortious interference counterclaims filed by Riceland Foods Inc. in a class suit filed by a group of attorneys accusing the company of using some of their litigation work product without compensation (Riceland Foods v. Don M. Downing, et al., No. 14-3758, 8th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 620).
(Opinion available. Document #43-160122-004Z.)
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