A federal judge in Brooklyn has ruled that the conflicts of an individual lawyer should not be imputed to a firm he joined for only five months and where he worked in a separate office from the other lawyers in his practice group.

First Unum Insurance Co., the defendant in a suit claiming the company improperly denied long-term disability coverage, moved to disqualify the plaintiff’s firm, Binder & Binder, on the grounds that Peter J. Heck, a former lawyer at the firm, had represented Unum several times while working at another firm.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]