The relator challenges an order disqualifying a firm from representing her in her suit against her ex-husband. The relator was an employee of the ex-husband’s medical practice, and was present at meetings with the firm’s attorneys during alleged medical malpractice suits. A party who fails to file its motion to disqualify opposing counsel in a timely manner generally waives the complaint. When determining whether waiver exists, the reviewing court should consider the time period between when the conflict became apparent to the aggrieved party and when he moved to disqualify. Given the lack of a reasonable explanation for the 16-month-delay in filing the motion to disqualify, the ex-husband waived his complaint. The writ of mandamus is conditionally granted. In re Trujillo, El Paso Court of Appeals, No. 08-15-00199-CV, 11/04/2015.
YVONNE T. RODRIGUEZ, JUSTICE.