Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In an action alleging fraud in connection with the demutualization of defendant life insurance company, disqualification of defense counsel on the ground that it represented defendant in the underlying demutualization is reversed where: 1) the firm did not have an attorney-client relationship with the policyholders by virtue of its representation of defendant in the transaction; and 2) plaintiffs failed to establish that the purported violation of the witness-advocate rule in this case would warrant disqualification.
Argued: September 3, 2009
Decided: September 29, 2009
Opinion by Judge Jacobs