SoCal Chapter Urges Review of California Appeals Court Decision re: Dual Representation

The Southern California Chapter of the ACC, in a letter to the Supreme Court of California, supports a petition for review of the Second District Court of Appeal’s decision in Gong v. RFG Oil, Inc., et al., No. S166323.  The SoCal chapter argues that the decision, in forbidding the dual representation by one counsel of both a corporation and a majority shareholder, “effectively allows an opposing plaintiff-minority to exert control” over who adversary’s counsel should be. The effect of hiring two counsel for representation of corporation and majority shareholder respectively would greatly increase costs and deny them their counsel of choice, serious concerns for ACC members.  See the letter below for detail.

SoCal letter to Supreme Court of California Oct 30, 2008