Conflicts

Khavkin v. Clarke

The court will not dismiss the pending petition for habeas corpus. The petitioner contends that his trial counsel had a conflict of interest and that, as a result, counsel coerced him to plead guilty. Sufficient evidence exists to show at… Read More ›

Bush v. Lawrence

The court has jurisdiction to hear the plaintiff’s suit against the trustee of her late husband’s trust. One of the trust defendants’ attorneys is likely to serve as a witness and thus may not serve as an advocate at trial… Read More ›

United States v. Delavan

The defendant’s attorney is disqualified due to a serious potential conflict, in that he will likely be required to impeach the credibility of a witness who he previously represented. Motion to inquire granted; counsel disqualified. United States v. Delavan, No…. Read More ›