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The Lawyers' Lawyer Newsletter - Recent Developments in Risk Management - September 2017

September 27, 2017

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Conflict of Interest – Current Clients – Duty of Care with Respect to Unrelated Matters

Oakland Police & Fire Retirement System, et al. v. Mayer Brown, LLP, 861 F.3d 644 (7th Cir. 2017)

Risk Management Issue: Does a Law Firm #1 representing Party #1 in a transaction owe a duty of care to Party #2 to the transaction which has its own counsel for the transaction, when Law Firm #1 represents Party #2 in other, unrelated matters?

Lawyer Liability to Third Parties – Statutory Liability – Fair Labor Standards Act

Arias v. Raimondo, No. 15-16120, 9th Cir. 2017

Risk Management Issue: Can an employer’s attorney be held liable for retaliating against the client’s employee because of the attorney’s actions in connection with the employee’s law suit against the attorney’s employer client for violations of workplace law?

Disqualification – Conflicts of Interest – Prospective Clients

Kidd v. Kidd, 219 So. 3d 1021 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2017)

Risk Management Issue: What duties are owed to people who consult with an attorney about the possibility of forming an attorney-client relationship?

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This newsletter has been prepared by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. It is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship.