A Philadelphia judge has disqualified Drinker Biddle & Reath from defending a pharmaceutical consulting company and its CEO in a battle over ownership of the company.

Drinker Biddle had been representing Excellis Health Solutions LLC and its CEO, Gregory Cathcart, in a dispute over Roger Saumure’s ownership interest in Excellis. In an order filed Oct. 18, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Ramy Djerassi said allowing Drinker Biddle to continue representing them would violate Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct 1.13 and 1.7.

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