Counsel Owes Same Duties To Class And Rep, 11th Circ. Says

Law360 (December 2, 2020, 10:08 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday affirmed that an attorney did not run afoul of a former client and named class representative when moving between law firms that were both separately pursuing settlements in a telefax advertisement class action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, saying a single representative isn't owed different considerations over the class as a whole.

The three-judge panel upheld a 2018 summary judgment made by a Florida federal court shooting down claims that former Anderson & Wanca attorney David Oppenheim breached his duties of confidentiality and loyalty as counsel to a class representative, Medical & Chiropractic Clinic Inc., when...

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