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Hiring lawyers just in order to disqualify them



Sophisticated litigants sometimes approach key lawyers in a community or specialty when a suit is impending, not because they actually intend to use them as counsel, but just to disqualify them from representing the opponent. David Hricik at Legal Ethics Forum examines a Texas ethics opinion addressing the practice.

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.