May 2, 2024

Kelley Kronenberg Successfully Disqualifies Morgan & Morgan Due to Conflict of Interest

Kelley Kronenberg Practice Partner Naomi Bradford with the skilled assistance of law clerk Nimra Salehjee of the firm’s General Liability Division recently secured a significant victory on behalf of our gig economy client in a contentious legal battle. 

The case, presided over by the Honorable J. Lee Marsh of Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Leon County, involved allegations of negligence stemming from a motor vehicle accident that occurred on October 2, 2022. Represented by Morgan & Morgan, the plaintiff had initially filed suit in an incorrect jurisdiction before agreeing to dismiss and re-file in Leon County. 

Upon delving into the intricacies of the case, our legal team unearthed a critical conflict of interest. It came to light that both the plaintiff and the independent contractor, who was driving for our gig economy client at the time of the incident, were being represented by Morgan & Morgan. In light of this information, Naomi took an assertive stance, seeking to disqualify Morgan & Morgan from representing both parties simultaneously due to ethical concerns. 

Just prior to the hearing on Naomi’s motion, counsel for Morgan & Morgan called to apologize and suggest plaintiff would secure new counsel. Despite same, Naomi chose to proceed with the hearing at which time the judge removed Morgan and Morgan as the plaintiff’s counsel and indicated the viability of submitting a bar complaint against Morgan & Morgan for their questionable conduct. 

While the matter remains pending, our commitment to rigorous defense on behalf of our client remains unwavering. This triumph exemplifies Kelley Kronenberg’s unwavering dedication to aggressively protecting the interests of corporate clients.

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