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Pro Hacs Revoked Based on Conduct in Separate Case in Another State

Litigation News (Fall 2010)

November 15, 2010

This article discusses a recent decision in which “The Supreme Court of North Carolina has held that a trial court had the inherent authority to revoke the pro hac vice status of two attorneys because of ex parte contact with an opponent’s expert witness that occurred in a prior case in Kentucky, even though a Kentucky court had already determined that the conduct did not violate that state’s ethical rules.” The article continues, “The Section of Litigation recently formed a task force to develop an ‘Expert Witness Code of Ethics.’” “Among the issues they will look at is what an expert must disclose to counsel regarding prior retentions,” says Jeffrey J. Greenbaum, Chair of the Firm’s Class Action Defense Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Task Force.