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Fiedler and Davis Discuss Professional Ethics Due Diligence for Firms Bringing in Laterals and Their Cases

October 1, 2018

Noah Fiedler and Anthony Davis discuss in DRI's Professionalism Perspectives newsletter professional ethics due diligence for law firms bringing in laterals and their cases. In particular, they discuss a recent Ohio appellate court decision—McFarland v. Niekamp, Weisensell, Mutersbaugh & Mastrantonio LLP—that reversed a firm's summary judgment victory in a legal malpractice suit, rejecting the argument that a lateral never properly brought the underlying matter to the firm, and was only "moonlighting" when he worked on it.

Read the article in the Professionalism Perspectives newsletter (PDF)

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