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Employee Could Not Disqualify Law Firm From Representing Her Former Employer

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

Attorney Should Not Have Been Disqualified From Representing Plaintiff

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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