Ex-Paul Hastings Atty's Firm DQ'd From Avon Class Action

Law360, New York (June 4, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday disqualified all plaintiffs' attorneys in a proposed false advertising class action against Avon Products Inc., ruling one of them had learned too much inside information while defending Avon as a partner at Paul Hastings LLP.

U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney ruled that former Paul Hastings partner Jason Frank — who represented Avon in three different suits for more than 300 billable hours before leaving for Eagan Avenatti LLP — had gained confidential information about the cosmetics company's business practices...
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