3rd Circ. Casts Skeptical Eye On Firm DQ Bid In Maxus Case

By P.J. D'Annunzio (May 3, 2022, 4:01 PM EDT) -- A Third Circuit panel appeared to question Tuesday whether a lawyer who formerly represented Argentine energy company YPF SA in an environmental liability case spilled any secrets when she moved to the law firm representing the Maxus Liquidation Trust and married one of its leading attorneys.

At oral arguments in Philadelphia, the three-judge panel rigorously questioned attorney Victor Hou, who is representing YPF in is bid to disqualify White & Case from representing Maxus in the litigation. YPF's former attorney, Jessica Lauria, moved to the firm and married the head of its restructuring department.

The Maxus Liquidation Trust is the entity...

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