US Blasts KVN Client Conflict Solution In Tomato Suit

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 6:54 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors in California fired back Wednesday against Keker & Van Nest LLP attorneys who said they should be allowed to represent the ex-CEO of SK Foods LP against charges that he fixed tomato prices, despite a potential conflict of interest.

The firm seeks to represent both former tomato magnate Frederick Salyer and the ex-subordinate who will testify against him, Mark Grewal. The firm’s proposed remedies, including screening each client's attorneys from each other and having a different attorney handle Grewal’s cross examination, haven’t been approved...
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