Latham DQ May Complicate MDL Conflicts, Judge Says

Law360, Washington (July 09, 2013, 2:46 PM ET) -- A Washington federal judge voiced concern Tuesday over Oxbow Carbon & Minerals LLC's quest to disqualify Latham & Watkins LLP from serving as lead trial counsel for Union Pacific Railroad Co. in a massive price-fixing multidistrict litigation, saying it's nearly impossible to rule out all potential conflicts of interest in the current legal industry.

U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman noted during Tuesday's motion hearing that in today's legal world filled with massive law firms and countless attorney-client relationships, lawyers rarely know all of their fellow...
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IN RE: RAIL FREIGHT FUEL SURCHARGE ANTITRUST LITIGATION - MDL 1869


Case Number

1:07-mc-00489

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District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

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Paul L. Friedman

Date Filed

November 14, 2007

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