Gibson Dunn Atty Can Rep Wal-Mart, Despite Role As SG

Law360, New York (February 9, 2011, 6:12 PM EST) -- A federal judge has refused to disqualify a former Texas solicitor general and current Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP attorney from representing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in a contract suit brought by in-store optometrists, a dispute Texas considered entering while he was in office.

In an order entered Monday, Judge Hayden Head of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas rejected plaintiffs’ bid to disqualify James Ho from leading Wal-Mart’s post-trial attack on the constitutionality of the Texas Optometry Act, in its challenge to...
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