'Life Is Too Short' So Atty Cedes Clients In Chiquita DQ Fight

Law360 (April 23, 2020, 8:19 PM EDT) -- The lead attorney representing families of banana farmers accusing Chiquita Brands International Inc. of funding terrorist groups in South America voluntarily stepped away from clients he shared with a lawyer calling for his disqualification, telling a Florida federal court Thursday that the COVID-19 pandemic "has sharply emphasized that life is too short."

Terrence Collingsworth of International Rights Advocates was accused of failing to establish an attorney-client relationship with more than 140 plaintiffs, bribing witnesses and later posting confidential material in response to the disqualification bid brought by his co-counsel Paul Wolf.

A hearing on Wolf's motion to disqualify Collingsworth was set...

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