Legal experts say they can understand why Coca-Cola would be unhappy with Paul Hastings’ representation of a company suing the beverage giant for $100 million, but they call the company’s efforts to disqualify the law firm an uphill battle.

Atlanta-based Coke asserts in its April 12 motion that Los Angeles-based Paul “abandoned its ethical obligations” when it took on the case, even though Coke was a long-standing client.