Latham & Watkins Dodges DQ Bid In Rail Price-Fixing MDL

Law360, Los Angeles (September 3, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT) -- Latham & Watkins LLP can represent Union Pacific Railroad Co. in multidistrict litigation accusing several railroad companies of fixing shipping prices, despite the firm’s past work for plaintiff Oxbow Carbon & Minerals LLC, a federal judge found Tuesday.

Oxbow, a mining company, had asked the court to disqualify Latham on the grounds that it had breached a Washington, D.C., rule of professional conduct by representing Union Pacific after having represented Oxbow in the past. But U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled the firm could represent...
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