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Victory for Public Utilities Board of Manitoba, Canada

The firm successfully obtains dismissal with prejudice of a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against its client, The Public Utilities Board of Manitoba, Canada (the “PUB”), in The A Star Group, Inc. v. Manitoba Hydro, et al., 13 Civ. 4501 (S.D.N.Y.). The action, which alleged breach of contract, copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference with contract, unfair competition and unjust enrichment, was brought by the A Star Group, Inc., a New York-based consulting firm, against the PUB, as well as Manitoba Hydro (“Hydro”), the Manitoban electric power and natural gas utility, and KPMG (Canada) and KPMG (US) as consultants to Hydro. The Court held that the claims against the PUB were barred by the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Kenneth E. Lee, Seth L. Levine and Miriam L. Alinikoff worked on the matter.

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