In a recent ruling, the state Supreme Court of Kansas made clear, at least in one case, what attorneys in complex, multi-party civil litigation must do to avoid disqualification by an opposing party in subsequent litigation–and the winning attorney in the case advised lawyers outside Kansas to take note.

“This is a really important warning to lawyers who get involved in complex litigation about how they can get involved with each other without becoming each other’s lawyers,” said defense counsel Stephen A. Cozen, of Philadelphia’s Cozen and O’Connor P.C.

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