Avon Urges Judge Not To Let Its Former Counsel Rep Foe

Law360, Los Angeles (May 21, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT) -- Avon Products Inc. urged a California federal judge Monday to disqualify the law firm of a plaintiff pursuing class action allegations over purportedly false animal testing claims, saying one of its lawyers learned confidential information defending Avon when he worked at Paul Hastings LLP.

Avon attorney Dennis S. Ellis of Paul Hastings told U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney on Monday that before attorney Jason Frank signed on as a partner at Eagan Avenatti LLP, which represents plaintiff Marina Beltran, he was Ellis’ colleague at Paul...
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