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Keuffer v. O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Citation:373 P.3d 14 (Mont. 2016)
After suffering a gun injury while hunting, Luke Keuffer (Petitioner) filed a personal injury action against the gun manufacturer O.F. Mossberg & Sons (Respondent). Keuffer filed a motion to disqualify Mossberg’s counsel based on a conflict of interest, because Keuffer previously had a phone call with those attorneys to discuss his possible claim against the gun manufacturer for injuries sustained in the hunting accident. However, Keuffer did not retain them to represent him, and they were later retained by Mossberg to represent them in the same action.
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