We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close


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...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!




Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only


Michigan Western

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


Subscribers Only

Date Filed

January 10, 2017

Law Firms

Government Agencies

Judge Analytics