Shook Hardy Kicked Off Monster Energy False-Ad Suit
Law360 (December 4, 2018, 3:01 PM EST) -- A partner at Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP has been disqualified from representing Monster Energy Co. in a false advertising suit in California federal court against rival Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. after a judge found that his past representation of the rival company was enough to kick him and the firm off the case.
U.S. District Judge Jesus G. Bernal ruled Friday that although Marc P. Miles had only represented Vital Pharmaceuticals — which does business as VPX Sports — for two weeks a decade ago, the case had also been a false advertising suit involving Monster’s predecessor company, meaning it was reasonably likely...
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