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Benchmarks: Consulted firm disqualified in E. coli case

A Seattle firm with a nationwide reputation for handling food-borne illness cases will not be representing a child who allegedly became sick from E. coli after eating a salad at a Colorado restaurant. That’s because the Colorado Supreme Court decided ...

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Benchmarks: Screening doesn’t save firm from disqualification

The specter of disqualification can unexpectedly raise its ugly head whenever a lawyer switches firms. One law firm just learned that it could not avoid disqualification in a long-running real property case – no matter what it did to screen ...

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New ethics proposals would facilitate cross-border practice

An American Bar Association ethics panel has proposed rule changes that would make it easier for lawyers to engage in cross-border practice, while making clear that one’s “virtual presence” in another jurisdiction may trigger a rule violation.

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