A showing of an actual conflict of interest was required in order to disqualify a law firm from simultaneously representing a limited liability company and its managers in an action against minority members, the California Court of Appeal has ruled ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Most lawyers would choose to walk barefoot over red-hot coals before taking a side in their parents’ divorce case. But one Nevada lawyer has taken the dubious step of actually representing his father against his mother. And as incredible as ...Read More »
A lawyer representing a party in a business dispute was not subject to disqualification based on the fact that he reviewed privileged materials that he received unsolicited from an anonymous source, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.Read More »
The law firm for a medical malpractice plaintiff must be disqualified because of its failure to take reasonable steps to shield the access of a legal assistant who once worked for opposing counsel, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled in ...Read More »
An insurance defendant’s law firm wasn’t necessarily subject to disqualification based on the fact that one of its lawyers had in the past received confidential information from the plaintiffs, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in reversing a disqualification ...
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