Atty's Conflict Needn't Disqualify Firm: Calif. Court

Law360, New York (April 8, 2010, 6:23 PM EDT) -- A California appellate court has ruled that a law firm need not be disqualified from a case in which one of its attorneys has a conflict of interest if it can prove that the conflicted attorney didn't share relevant information with the rest of the firm, reversing a lower court's decision.

The opinion, handed down Wednesday by Justice H. Walter Croskey on behalf of a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeal of the State of California, is a victory for Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP,...
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