Baker Botts Balks At "Baseless" Disqualification Bid

Law360, New York (January 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Baker Botts LLP is fighting Ring Plus Inc.'s bid to prevent it from representing Cingular Wireless LLC in a ring-back patent spat based on its alleged improper contacts with a Ring Plus director.

The firm says Ring Plus' lawyer had assured it that the man in question was not a director at all.

Ring Plus had filed its motion for disqualification of Cingular's attorneys in mid-December, saying that Baker Botts had had improper ex parte contacts with Tom Garretson, whom Ring Plus has identified as a...
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