Client was an unnamed member of the plaintiff class in the class-action lawsuit against the alcohol producer. Attorney did not inform Client that he was representing the defendant in the class-action lawsuit or seek consent from Client or from the alcohol producer. Plaintiffs’ counsel in the class action lawsuit discovered this situation, and asked the court to disqualify Attorney from representing the defendant. Should Attorney be subject to disqualification under such circumstances? Support your answer and position with rules of legal ethics and professional conduct as discussed in the class.
Should Attorney be subject to disqualification under such circumstances?