White & Case Can't Rep Electric Car Co. Coda In Ch. 11

Law360, Wilmington (May 29, 2013, 6:29 PM ET) -- A Delaware bankruptcy court judge would not allow White & Case LLP to serve as the primary counsel for electric car maker Coda Holdings Inc. during its Chapter 11 proceedings, ruling Wednesday that it was a conflict of interest for one of the firm’s partners to have recently held an executive position with the debtor.

White & Case had argued that the relevant Bankruptcy Code provision — which disqualifies an attorney from representing a company in an insolvency case if he or she had been an...
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