Archive: October 17, 2014

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Citing Ethical Implications, Court Denies Motion to Appoint Coordinating Discovery Attorney in Criminal Case

Citing Ethical Implications, Court Denies Motion to Appoint Coordinating Discovery Attorney in Criminal Case

United States v. Hernandez, No. 14 Cr. 499(KBF), 2014 WL 4510266 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 12, 2014)

Citing ethical implications, the District Court in this criminal case denied nine defendants’ motion to “appoint a tenth attorney to act as a Coordinating Discovery Attorney (“CDA”) on behalf of all nine defendants.” The Court concluded that “[a] vendor with an arms-length contact is clearly preferable” but also indicated that if a CDA was sought, “a stipulation or legally binding document should be entered” which makes clear the responsibilities of the CDA and of defense counsel. Read More

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