Rostoker also filed suit against his former assistant, Tanya Allred, in Santa Cruz County Superior Court, alleging trespass and emotional distress. Allred called police after discovering a birth certificate in Rostoker’s home office that indicated his Vietnamese bride was 13 years old.
This week, Rostoker agreed to drop his suit against Allred after Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe took her case pro bono and began working on an anti-SLAPP motion, asking the judge to dismiss the case and award attorneys fees. Rostoker’s suit was filed in the spring.
Rostoker’s malpractice suit has also hit a snag. Judge Socrates Manoukian has stayed the case until Rostoker finishes his criminal appeal because the former patent attorney can only keep some of his claims alive if he proves he’s innocent.