October 1, 2023


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Conflicts Collisions — Attorney Depositions in the DQ Mix

&#8220Amazon Attorney To Be Deposed To Settle Disqualification Bid&#8221 &#8212

  • &#8220A California federal decide ordered a senior in-household patent lawyer at Amazon who is foremost the company&#8217s defense of promises of infringement of MasterObjects Inc.&#8217s look for engine patent to be deposed relating to a potential conflict of fascination that MasterObjects accuses him of seeking to conceal.&#8221
  • &#8220On Monday, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court docket for the Northern District of California requested lawyer Scott Sanford to be deposed by software package business MasterObjects, which arrives just after the decide identified as a gap in Sanford&#8217s LinkedIn profile &#8216suspicious&#8217 because it omitted a two-yr stint at a law agency that represented MasterObjects.&#8221
  • &#8220In its opposition to the motion submitted with the court docket, Amazon asserts that MasterObjects filed the movement for tactical causes, to distract from allegations of unclean fingers that Amazon has lodged versus the software package maker.&#8221
  • [See: Previous news on this matter.]

&#8220Crowell loses bid to query ex-Walgreens prime law firm in conflicts situation&#8221 &#8212

  • &#8220Crowell & Moring has shed a bid to issue the previous top rated attorney at Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, as the legislation business tries to fend off a conflict-of-interest lawsuit brought by the nationwide pharmacy retailer.&#8221
  • &#8220In an get unveiled on Wednesday, Judge Hiram E. Puig-Lugo of the District of Columbia Top-quality Court docket claimed Crowell experienced not revealed it was vital to depose Marco Pagni, who still left his position as main legal officer with the retail huge&#8217s mother or father enterprise final calendar year and is now residing in the Uk.&#8221
  • &#8220Walgreens very last year sued Crowell in D.C. Outstanding Courtroom, alleging the legislation company violated confidences when it commenced symbolizing big U.S. overall health insurers in opposition to Walgreens in arbitration and court docket issues involving drug pricing. Crowell when encouraged Walgreens on the drug matters that are now in competition, the lawsuit alleged.&#8221
  • &#8220Crowell&#8217s lawyers at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis argued Walgreens was &#8216knowledgeable of the info of the meant conflict&#8217 at the very least two years ahead of it sued, and that the timing supports the contention that Walgreens &#8216waived its promises and failed to mitigate intended damages by getting no action.’&#8221
  • &#8220Puig-Lugo ruled that &#8216Crowell has not shown that Mr. Pagni would hold &#8216one of a kind&#8217 data&#8217 about specific drug-pricing issues. &#8216Crowell has failed to exhibit that the information and facts sought is not obtainable from other sources,&#8217 the judge wrote.&#8221
  • &#8220The court docket said it would revisit a deposition if Crowell states it is not able to get details from other officials.&#8221