Mud Slung In Conflicts Suit Against Madoff Victims' Lawyer

Law360, New York (June 22, 2018, 5:59 PM EDT) -- Disputes erupted in a New York courtroom Friday over a conflict-of-interest suit Bernie Madoff victims brought against their lawyer Helen Chaitman, with an attorney for the victims saying Chaitman is trying to dissuade her other clients from joining the case and her firms saying the victims' counsel should be disqualified because his mom and uncle are lead plaintiffs.

While the suit has survived motions to dismiss, the defendants — Chaitman's firm Chaitman LLP and her former firm, Becker & Poliakoff LLP — said plaintiffs' lawyer Dylan Ruga may be called as a witness because Chaitman had copied him on communications with two of his relatives...

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