Beverly Hills developer Alan I. Casden is suing the attorneys who represented him in a losing court battle with former investors in a series of limited partnerships he ran.
Casden, in a lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, is accusing the defunct firm of Battle Fowler and 13 attorneys of malpractice and breach of conduct. He is seeking $100 million in damages.
Casden lost a $184-million jury verdict in favor of the former investors last year. Casden and his associates at Casden Properties Inc. were found to have violated federal securities laws and breached their fiduciary duties. A federal judge upheld the decision in April but reduced the damages to $120 million.
On Monday, Casden agreed to settle the lawsuit for $83 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Casden Properties' parent, Denver-based Apartment Investment & Management Co.