No Automatic Disqualification in California Class Case

March 31, 2016, 4:00 AM

California law doesn’t require automatic disqualification of attorneys for conflicts of simultaneous representation in a class action context, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled March 28 (Radcliffe v. Experian Info. Solutions Inc., 2016 BL 94524, 9th Cir., 14-56101, 3/28/16).

Therefore, class counsel may continue to represent the class in its Fair Credit Reporting Act suit against the credit reporting agencies even though the original proposed settlement created a conflict of interest, Judge Jon S. Tigar wrote for the court.

Consolidated Cases.

Plaintiffs in multiple class actions sued Experian Information Systems Inc., TransUnion LLC and ...

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