Magistrate Judge Rejects Disqualification But Awards Fees In Ethics Dispute

Magistrate Judge Rejects Disqualification But Awards Fees In Ethics Dispute

PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania law doesn't protect every employee from contact by opposing counsel, but an asbestos lawyer's failure to at least inquire about a man's current employment violates the intent of the law, a federal magistrate judge held in awarding attorney fees and expenses in an opinion posted Sept. 10 (In re: Asbestos Products Liability Litigation $(No. IV$), Frank Williams Jr., et al. v. Lockheed Martin Corp., et al., No. MDL 875, 09-7010, E.D. Pa.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129477).

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