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NEAL v. HEALTH NET, INC., B153290

When a lawyer representing a plaintiff is subsequently retained by a former legal secretary for the defendant in the same litigation, there is no presumption that the new client is in possession of confidential information; if confidential information is exposed, disqualification of the attorney is not a proper remedy.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/30/2002
  • Published 07/30/2002

Judges

  • TURNER, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Michael S. Traylor, Los Angeles, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, Wendy Moss, Dawn Cushman, and Christine T. Hoeffner, Sherman Oaks, for Defendants and Respondents.