Markowitz Herbold PC Files Motion to Disqualify Susman Godfrey LLP

Markowitz Herbold PC Files Motion to Disqualify Susman Godfrey LLP
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Markowitz represents Sentia’s Founder against a dispute with Sentia Debtholders PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Citing that “Susman Godfrey violated its duties to prospective clients”, Markowitz has filed a motion to deny pro hac vice admission for Susman Godfrey to practice in Oregon for a case they recently filed on behalf of Measure 8, Anson Funds and others against Markowitz’s clients Nitin & Karan Khanna. The Susman Godfrey attorneys are not licensed to practice in Oregon and must request admission to litigate a case in Oregon. The motion to disqualify is based on Susman Godfrey’s violation of Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct, ORPC 1.18. “It is unusual that that we file a motion to deny pro hac vice admission,” said David Markowitz. “However, the attorneys at Susman Godfrey flouted the professional conduct rules. They had confidential information on our clients. They elected to take the other side and did not meet their obligations to Nitin and Karan. They should withdraw from this case immediately.” Background In 2020 Board members of the CBD company Sentia were considering suing their fellow Board members Boris Jordan (Measure8) and Sunny Puri (Anson Funds). Nitin, through an attorney, shared confidential information with Susman Godfrey about Jordan’s and Puri’s illegal actions. Nitin and the other Board members ended up not suing preferring to resolve the dispute out of court. In 2020, Jordan and Puri hired Susman Godfrey to sue Nitin related to the same issue, just from the other side. Susman Godfrey took on the other side as a client, which they either should not have, or have provided prompt notice to Nitin and Karan, and failed in their ethical duties as required by the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct, ORPC 1.18. “This motion to disqualify highlights Boris Jordan and Sunny Puri’s pattern of bad behavior, unethical business practices…

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