Advanced Conflict Of Interest Waivers: Tricks Or Treats? (Part 2)

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Conflicts of Interest0 Comments

Guessing wrong about the enforceability of an advanced conflict waiver could lead to unexpectedly bad consequences.  One doomsday scenario is illustrated by a recent California immediate appellate court decision in the case of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP v. J-M Manufacturing, 244 Cal.App.4th 590 (2016). Sheppard Mullin represented J-M Manufacturing (“J-M”) in a Qui Tam litigation.  The Qui Tam action alleged … Read More

IP Conflicts of Interest, Hot Potatoes, and “The Game of [Litigation] Life”

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Conflicts of Interest, Copyright, District Court Litigation, IP Ethics0 Comments

“You will learn about life when you play The Game of Life” – original TV jingle for “The Game of Life” Plaintiffs, alleged owners of the IP rights to the “The Game of Life”, want to end up on Millionaire Estates.  Defendants, including the toy company that has been making and selling “The Game” for decades, are trying to keep … Read More