In case you didn’t know, learning confidential information that is adverse to your current client will disqualify you

According to Flatt v Superior Court (1994) 9 C4th 275, 36 CR2d 537, an attorney obtaining confidential information from a potential new client can disqualify him or her from continuing to represent an existing client, even if the attorney decides not to accept representation of the new client. Advertisements

Weaver v Superior Court effect upon the litigation

As determined by Weaver v Superior Court (1979) 95 CA3d 166, 156 CR 745, an attorney owes no duty to adverse parties to conduct a reasonable investigation of the facts and law before filing a complaint against them. Likewise, counsel cannot be liable to adverse parties for malpractice under a negligence theory if the suit proves to … Continue reading

  • Join 2 other followers