Costco Can't Disqualify Shopper's Attys In Injury Case

By Y. Peter Kang (May 27, 2021, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court has refused to disqualify attorneys representing a woman suing Costco for slip-and-fall injuries, saying a staffer working for the plaintiff's counsel, who previously worked on similar Costco cases for defense counsel, was properly prevented from working on Costco cases.

A three-judge Court of Appeal panel for the Second District on Wednesday affirmed a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge's denial of a disqualification bid in a suit accusing Costco Wholesale Corp. of causing Rocio Devora to suffer injuries after she slipped and fell on a slick substance at the company's store in Lakewood.

Costco had argued that...

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