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Berg Electronics, Inc. v. Molex, Inc.

143

Questions about the Case

145

Richards v. Jain

145

Questions about the Case

148

Rico v. Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

148

Questions about the Case

155

5. Conflicts of Interest

157

A.

Introduction

158

B.

Simultaneous or Concurrent Representation

159

C.

Successive Representation

165

D.

Attorney as Witness

167

Paralegal as Witness

169

Review Questions

169

Discussion Questions and Hypotheticals

170

Research Projects and Assignments

171

E.

Other Conflicts in Relationships with Clients

171

1.

Business Transactions with Clients

171

Business Transaction Conflicts Involving Paralegals

173

2.

Publication, Literary, and Media Rights

173

3.

Financial Assistance to Clients

173

4.

Lawyer's Interest in Litigation

174

5.

Gifts from Clients

174

Gifts from Clients to Paralegals

175

6.

Agreements with Clients Limiting the Attorney's Malpractice Liability

176

7.

Payment of Attorney's Fees by a Third Party

176

8.

Relatives and Close Friends

178

Relatives of Paralegals

179

F.

Imputed Disqualification

179

1.

Introduction

179

2.

ABA Rules on Imputation of Conflicts

180

3.

Court Rulings on Imputed Disqualification

181

4.

Use of Screens to Avoid Disqualification

181

Screening Paralegals and Other Nonlawyer Employees

183

G.

Conflicts Checks

186

Review Questions

188

Discussion Questions and Hypotheticals

189

Research Projects and Assignments

191

Cases for Analysis

192

In re Complex Asbestos Litigation

192

Questions about the Case

198

Phoenix Founders, Inc. v. Marshall

198

Questions about the Case

201

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