Mealey's Insurance - Judge Denies Motion To Disqualify Counsel, Finds No Conflict Of Interest Exists

Mealey's Insurance - Judge Denies Motion To Disqualify Counsel, Finds No Conflict Of Interest Exists

NEWARK, N.J. - A professional liability insurer's mere agreement to pay some of a law firm's fees for representing its insured did not create an attorney-client relationship between the firm and the insurer, a New Jersey federal judge ruled June 17, refusing to disqualify the law firm as independent counsel for the insured (YA Global Investments, L.P., et al. v. Mandelbaum, Salsburg, Gold, Lazris & Discenza, et al., No. 2:12-cv-219 (WJM), D. N.J.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81966).

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