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Meza v. H. Muehlstein & Co., B201427

In a personal injury action, grant of defendants' disqualification motion is affirmed where plaintiff's counsel hired a former defense attorney who had received work product related to the action, and defendants' attorneys did not waive the attorney work product privilege by communicating with each other regarding their respective clients' common interests.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/19/2009
  • Published 08/19/2009

Judges

  • KITCHING, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Metzger Law Group, Raphael Metzger, Gregory A. Coolidge, Long Beach, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Tropio & Morlan, Scott T. Tropio, Christopher J. Hammond, Woodland Hills, and Jon M. Kasimov, for Defendant and Respondent Lucent Polymers, Inc., Veatch Carlson, Steve R. Segura, for Defendant and Respondent Nova Polymers., Pond North, Frank D. Pond and Sandra L. Gryder, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Exchange Plastics Corp., Poole & Shaffery, John Shaffery and John F. Grannis, Santa Clarita, for Defendant and Respondent Polyone Distribution Company., Becherer, Kannett & Schweitzer, Shahrad Milanfar, Emeryville, for Defendant and Respondent H. Muehlstein & Co., Inc.
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