Following up on my coverage of the Zuffa/Bellator/Pavia litigation -- here is a post with earlier links and here is my most recent post -- on April 5, 2011 counsel for Pavia Holdings, LLC, L. Joe Coppedge and Michael B. Lynch, filed a joint motion to withdraw as counsel.
According to the affidavit of Coppedge filed in support of the motion, "[e]arly this year, [Coppedge] changed law firm affiliations, and [his] new firm has a conflict with my continued representation of Pavia Holdings, LLC."
The motion indicates that Coppedge was "formerly with Coppedge Emmel & Klegerman PC and is now with Shea & Carlyon, Ltd."
The affidavit doesn't spell out the conflict but my best guess is that the Shea firm may have represented Zuffa in the past
With respect to Lynch, who served as lead counsel for Pavia Holdings, Coppedge's affidavit states that he is "advised" and "understand[s]" that Lynch "is no longer in the employ of Pavia Holdings, LLC." The Lynch Law Group's address is in Princeton Junction, New Jersey.
According to the affidavit, Coppedge's understanding is that Ken Pavia has been attempting to retain new counsel.