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North Carolina Business Court Denies Motion For Disqualification Of Counsel

In an order yesterday in International Forest Products Corp. v. Jackson Paper Mfg. Co. , the North Carolina Business Court denied a motion to disqualify defense counsel from representing Jackson Paper. The lawyers who were challenged were from the Atlanta firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge. The...

Another Disqualification Motion In The Business Court

The efforts to disqualify Defendants' counsel were unsuccessful in Atkinson v. Lackey . In denying the motion to disqualify this week, Judge Murphy gave some insight on Rule 1.9 of the Revised Rules of Professional Conduct. Rule 1.9 is titled "Duties to Former Clients." It says that...

North Carolina Business Court: What Part Of Disqualification Do You Not Understand?

You will all recall the Business Court's disqualification of a law firm from representing its longtime client, in Kingsdown Inc. v. Hinshaw , 2015 NCBC 27 [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ]. Now there is a second chapter to the disqualification, which came...