Eli Wald on Dropping "Hot Potatoes," Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. v. The Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42475 (2009)

Eli Wald on Dropping "Hot Potatoes," Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. v. The Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42475 (2009)

In Metropolitan Life v. The Guardian Life Ins. Co., the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois rejected a broad interpretation of the "hot potato doctrine" relating to motions to disqualify opposing counsel. This Emerging Issues Analysis, written by Prof. Eli Wald, a legal ethics expert, summarizes the pertinent legal issues decided by the court and provides important insights for practitioners.

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