Apple Bid To DQ Hagens Berman Over Morgan Lewis Tie Slammed

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT) -- Patent holder FlatWorld Interactives LLC on Tuesday blasted Apple Inc.'s bid to disqualify its counsel in the companies' patent battle, arguing Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP hadn't obtained sensitive information about Apple’s legal strategy from an attorney at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of Apple’s outside law firms.

The Morgan Lewis partner, John McAleese, specializes in environmental law, and his only link to FlatWorld is through his wife Jennifer McAleese, a 35 percent shareholder in FlatWorld, according to its opposition to Apple’s May motion seeking...
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