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Western Sugar Coop. v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (II)
Citation:98 F.Supp.3d 1074 (C.D. Cal. 2015)
Western Sugar Coop. (Plaintiff) filed false advertising claims against Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (Defendant) in California federal district court, pitting the sugar industry against the corn-refining industry. The court is now considering whether Plaintiff’s law firm is disqualified based on a conflict of interest. The law firm was the result of a recent mega-merger of two longstanding and nationally prominent law firms, and the new firm had failed to identify a conflict stemming from the merger, as some of the attorneys had previously represented one of the defendants in a matter substantially related to the present action.
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