Quinn Emanuel DQ'd From SoCal Edison Woolsey Fire Cases

Law360 (May 31, 2019, 8:36 PM EDT) -- A California judge disqualified Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP Thursday from representing wildfire victims in litigation against Southern California Edison over last fall's deadly Woolsey Fire, finding that the utility likely shared confidential information with the firm in 2017 meetings that have a “substantial relationship” to this case.

In a two-page order, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge William F. Highberger said SCE made a “persuasive showing” that it shared material confidential information with Quinn Emanuel attorneys, including partner Kenneth R. Chiate, during a December 2017 meeting in which the firm sought to represent the utility in litigation over the...

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