U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas of the Southern District of Texas on Friday denied R. Allen Stanford’s motion to disqualify Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld from representing the defendants in Stanford’s insurance coverage suit.

In a Memorandum and Order, Atlas wrote that she is “sensitive” to preventing conflicts of interest, but “Stanford, however, has failed to satisfy his burden to demonstrate he personally was a former client of Akin Gump and has also waived any alleged conflict that may have existed.”

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