New York County Supreme Court Justice Lisa Sokoloff has denied a motion for disqualification of counsel, finding that personal injury attorney David Roth didn’t compromise his role in a subway safety case by questioning a transit official at a 2018 town hall meeting.

Attorneys for the Metropolitan Transit Authority and New York City Transit Authority argued that Roth, who represented clients in cases related to the subway, failed to identify himself as an attorney and asked then-NYCTA President Andy Byford questions without transit counsel present.

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