Thursday, March 20, 2008

SC Supreme Court hears Home Gold Conflict of Interest Issue

At issue is the trial court's ruling that found a conflict of interest because Bill Bannister represented certain witnesses and John M. "Jack" Sterling in interviews with agents investigating the failures of Carolina Investors and HomeGold. The witnesses are now ready to roll on Sterling. Sterling never waived attorney-client privilege, and the only parties that were unquestionably aware of the representation of multiple parties were the attorney and the state.

The Greenville News has this story.

1 comment:

helvidius said...

Geez, this looks like a flimsy case. I haven't dealt with this issue before, but wouldn't this mean that every time a conflict of interest arises, the state has to terminate prosecution?

How does Justice Watkins rule?