Ex-Ford Lawyer Reinstated In Suit Against Carmaker

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court said Tuesday an ex-Bowman and Brooke LLP attorney should be reinstated as the plaintiff’s lawyer in a lemon law suit against Ford Motor Co., after finding that his previous experience representing the automaker did not disqualify him from participating in the case.

A trial court had barred Payam Shahian from representing the owner of an allegedly defective 2008 Lincoln Navigator after determining that Shahian was overly familiar with Ford’s playbook for defending against lemon law complaints, considering he had represented the company...
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