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Attorneys : Motion To Withdraw – Denial – Franchise Dispute

Where a law firm that sought to withdraw as counsel after its client in a franchise dispute failed to pay its legal fees and failed to provide important information for its defense, the district court’s denial of the motion is reversed because the firm met the requirements of local and state professional rules of conduct before seeking withdrawal, gave appropriate notice and the record did not show prejudice to any third parties from the withdrawal.  

Judgment is reversed.

Sanford v. Maid-Rite Corporation (MLW No. 68889/Case No. 15-2424 – 6 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, per curiam) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, Davis, J. (Jon S. Swierzewski Minneapolis, argued for appellant) (Elliot Ginsburg and W. Michael Garner, Minneapolis, argued for appellees).

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