Judge Sanctions Firm For Disobeying Disqualification Order

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 7:47 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday sanctioned Peters & Freedman LLP for failing to obey a court order disqualifying the firm from representing a condominium homeowners' association in its suit against builder Centex Homes because of a conflict of interest.

U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips ordered Peters & Freedman to pay $41,000 in Centex's attorneys' fees and costs as sanctions for disobeying her April 30 order disqualifying the firm from representing plaintiffs Legacy Villas at La Quinta Homeowners Association.

Peters & Freedman had previously represented...
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