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DQ Ruling In Nassar Suit Gives Law Firm Traction To Appeal

Law360 (February 5, 2019, 10:14 PM EST) -- The Michigan federal judge overseeing lawsuits by women who say they were victims of Dr. Larry Nassar's sexual abuse took a hard line in disqualifying attorneys from representing them, giving the firm and its clients a solid foundation for a planned appeal, legal ethics experts said.

In a Friday order, U.S. District Judge Gordon J. Quist found no leeway to allow overlapping representation of a group of plaintiffs and a potential witness in the case by Nichols Law Firm PLLC of East Lansing. The judge quoted case law that the purpose of conflict rules is to "condemn the creation" of dual...

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January 10, 2017

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