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Rohm and Haas Co. v. Dow Chemical Co.
Citation:2009 WL 445609 (Del. Ch. 2009)
Rohm and Haas Co. (Plaintiff) sued Dow Chemical Co. (Defendant) in Delaware court. Dow Chemical filed a motion to disqualify the law firm Wachtell Lipton, which represented the plaintiffs, from conducting discovery against them and examining their witnesses. Dow Chemical argued that a conflict of interest existed because Wachtell previously represented Dow Chemical in other matters, and thus Wachtell was privy to sensitive information in its prior capacity as Dow’s counsel.
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