Ochoa v. Fordel, Inc., 146 Cal. App. 4th 898 (2007) The employers in this action filed a motion to disqualify the employees’ counsel from prosecuting the action on the ground that one of their attorneys, Shelley G. Bryant, had previously been employed by a law firm representing one of the employers in the lawsuit. The … Continue Reading
Goldberg v. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., 125 Cal. App. 4th 752 (2005) Ilene Goldberg sued her former employer, Warner/Chappell Music, and her former supervisor for wrongful termination, discrimination, and retaliation for “whistle blowing,” among other things. Goldberg moved to disqualify Warner’s counsel, the law firm of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MS&K), on the ground that … Continue Reading
McPhearson v. The Michaels Co., 96 Cal. App. 4th 843 (2002) Plaintiff’s attorney in this discrimination case (John Riestenberg) had represented another employee of The Michaels Company (Kevin Harris) in a similar lawsuit against the company. As part of his settlement agreement, Harris agreed to keep the terms of the agreement confidential. When Riestenberg filed … Continue Reading
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