It is an evil divorce, in which the illegally dissatisfied lawyer Allison Huynh claimed that the large law firm Morrison & Foerster was a "willing architect and broker" in a disgraceful plan to take her and her children around the former husband and Google Code writers defraud Scott Hassan's share of a fortune.
Hassan (right) helped write the original Google code and is widely regarded as the "third founder" of Google.
As a technology and robotics entrepreneur, he is sued for the messy divorce with Huynh, which claims that Morrison & Foerster represented her husband in a way that caused her financial harm as a former customer of the company.
Huynh is a technology entrepreneur herself and started divorce proceedings in 2015 after a 15-year marriage to Hassan
The lawsuit describes the alleged "infidelity and betrayal" of Huynh, who is represented by Walter Lack and Steven Shuman of the Los Angeles-based litigation firm Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack.
"We deny all of the plaintiff's allegations against the company and its representatives and will address them in the correct forum," said a spokesman for Morrison & Foerster.
Morrison & Foerster was "the willing architect and broker" of Hassan's "shameful plan to defraud his wife and children by hundreds of millions of dollars," the suit claims.
Before the divorce, Morrison & Foerster represented Huynh in founding their own technology company while representing technology and real estate family businesses founded by Hassan, the lawsuit said. The suit describes Hassan as the widely recognized "third founder of Google".
When Huynh filed for divorce, Morrison & Foerster "wrongly selected the sites and matched Hassan," said their lawsuit.
The company, which was "associated" as Hassan's lawyer, represented at least six members of parliament associated with Hassan and "continued to represent the family businesses that Hassan ran in a harmful way".
The divorce judge disqualified Morrison & Foerster from Hassan's representation in the lawsuit, but the law firm "chose to disregard the order rather than obey" by continuing to assist Hassan in the divorce and represented companies he managed.
A tax benefit of $ 90 million for Hassan is one of the problems that Huynh has claimed for "only $ 400,000" due to the alleged "fire sale" of one of his companies, which creates the tax benefit. As the half-owner of the company, Huynh said she had to file a lawsuit to stop the sale, with legal costs in excess of $ 1 million.
Forbes and Bloomberg Law reported on the previous lawsuit.
In addition to the company itself, Morrison & Foerster partner Paul "Chip" Lion III is also named as the accused.
Morrison & Foerster deny all allegations against them.
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