McGuireWoods Faces DQ Bid In BofA Foreclosure Bias Fight

By Kevin Penton (September 27, 2021, 3:00 PM EDT) -- A homeowner who asserts that Bank of America NA and others have discriminated against him because he is Black is urging a Georgia federal court to disqualify McGuireWoods LLP from representing the financial giant in the case, as the firm is also a defendant.

Keith Thomas told the court on Friday that McGuireWoods is violating the state's legal ethics rules by representing itself, Bank of America NA and mortgage database company Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. in the case.

Thomas, who is representing himself, cited a 1987 Georgia Supreme Court case known as Cherry v. Coast House that found that attorneys...

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