Firm Beats DQ Bid Over Ex-Judge's Role In Malpractice Suit

By Bill Wichert (July 15, 2021, 2:37 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey state judge has refused to disqualify Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA as malpractice defense counsel for Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC, saying the firm can remain on board as long as a retired jurist and current Wilentz Goldman lawyer is blocked from acting as an attorney in the matter.

Superior Court Judge Keith E. Lynott on Wednesday knocked down plaintiff Noemi Escobar's bid to disqualify Wilentz Goldman on the grounds that ex-state Appellate Division Judge John E. Keefe is a witness after having served as a mediator in an underlying case where a $102 million child abuse...

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