A group of law professors has asked a U.S. appeals court to
revive a Department of Labor rule requiring disclosure when
employers seek legal advice on responding to union campaigns,
saying it does not force lawyers to violate ethics rules.
Twenty legal ethics and labor law experts submitted an
amicus brief to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on
Wednesday countering claims by the National Federation of
Independent Business and other business groups and 10 states led
by Texas that the so-called persuader rule clashes with state
rules barring the disclosure of clients' identities.
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