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Knight v. Ferguson, B194512

Disqualification of defendants' lawyer in a lawsuit over a partnership and lease agreement is affirmed where, prior to the lawsuit, the attorney briefly represented plaintiff concerning the possible formation of a partnership and lease agreement with another party involving the same business that is the subject matter of the lawsuit, and defendants' presence at meetings between plaintiff and the attorney did not sufficiently attenuate the attorney's conflict.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/22/2007
  • Published 03/22/2007

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Richard I. Wideman, Santa Barbara, for Defendants and Appellants Perry and Paula Ferguson., Hathaway, Perrett, Webster, Powers, Chrisman & Gutierrez and Alejandro P. Gutierrez, Ventura, Rincon Venture Law and K. Andrew Kent, for Plaintiffs and Respondents.
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