Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Minnesota Supreme Court Rules Attorneys Have Standing To Appeal Disqualification

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Minnesota Supreme Court Rules Attorneys Have Standing To Appeal Disqualification

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled April 30 in an opinion of first impression that an attorney disqualified for professional misconduct has legal standing to challenge the disqualification order and that a party seeking disqualification may waive the right to seek disqualification; the underlying case involves the State of Minnesota seeking to recover from 3M Co. for natural resources damages caused by the disposal of wastes from a perfluorochemical refinery (Minnesota v. Covington & Burling, No. 12-1856 [consolidated], Minn. Sup.).

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