Bloomberg Law
Feb. 21, 2020, 4:37 PM

Court OKs Chinese Dissident’s Malpractice Suit Against Clark Hill

Melissa Heelan Stanzione
Melissa Heelan Stanzione

A Chinese businessman and “prominent political dissident” who sued Big Law firm Clark Hill after it was hacked and his personal information was made public online can proceed with some of his malpractice claims against the firm.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said that Guo Wengui “successfully pleaded that the alleged mishandling of his information and subsequent cyber attack resulted in damages,” in its Thursday opinion. But the court dismissed Wengui’s malpractice claims that were based upon Clark Hill withdrawing its representation of him after the cyber incident.

Wengui hired the Detroit-based firm in 2016 to ...

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