Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. has asked an appeals court to dismiss one claim and subtract about $2.6 million from the $11 million trial verdict awarded last year to its fired general counsel Sanford “Sandy” Wadler.

Kathleen Sullivan of the New York office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan filed the memo Monday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Sullivan declined to comment, but her memo cited a recent Supreme Court ruling in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers.