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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...

Goldberg Segalla’s Reinsurance Review – February, 2011

IN THIS MONTH'S EDITION: Circuit Court Reverses District Court and Determines that there is No Right to Injunction to Stop Arbitration Because No Showing of Irreparable Injury District Court Dismisses Case against British American Sua Sponte For Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction District...

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...