Panasonic Wants Fish Off Antitrust Suit Over Patents

Law360, New York (June 7, 2011, 2:41 PM EDT) -- Panasonic Corp. asked a California federal court Monday to bar Fish & Richardson PC from representing a putative class of consumers accusing the electronics giant of conspiring to control patent rights to secure digital cards, citing a Fish attorney's previous representation of the company.

The defendant claims Fish should be disqualified from representing the plaintiffs because its lead attorney on the case, David J. Healey, represented Panasonic when he was a partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

The suit accuses Panasonic, Toshiba Corp. and SanDisk...
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