Monday, June 9, 2014

Conflicts News and Updates


"Lateral Hire’s Brief Role in ‘Dormant’ Case Doesn’t Require New Firm’s Disqualification" --
  • "A law firm representing defendants in a copyright infringement suit need not be disqualified even though one of its lawyers never formally ended her representation of the opposing party in a 'long dormant' matter at her former firm, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida ruled May 12."
"Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit decides case on conflicts in class action representation" --
  • "…the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit dismissed a settlement agreement reached in a class action case citing a laundry list of what it said were conflicts of interest on the part of the plaintiff lawyers and inequities in the agreement itself, which the court called 'scandalous.'"
  • "'Class counsel sold out the class,' Judge Richard A. Posner wrote for a three-member panel of the court. The case is called Eubank v. Pella Corp. and the opinion is available here."

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