Asarco Counsel Can't Play 2 Roles, Union Pacific Says

Law360, New York (July 13, 2017, 1:56 PM EDT) -- An attorney for a copper mining company shouldn’t be allowed to act as both a witness and counsel, Union Pacific Railroad Co. told an Idaho federal judge on Wednesday, arguing that allowing her to do both would violate certain rules during a trial over liability for environmental damages.

Asarco LLC counsel Linda R. Larson should be disqualified as counsel or should be blocked from testifying in the case, Union Pacific said. While she has important knowledge about the Asarco bankruptcy settlement approved by the court that...
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