Attorneys representing Mount Airy businessmen C. Richard Vaughn Sr. and C. Richard “Rick” Vaughn Jr. in a debt collection effort withdrew as council Monday.
Clint Morse, a Greensboro attorney with the firm Brooks Pierce, appeared in Surry County Superior Court to argue the motion before Presiding Judge Lindsay Davis.
Morse stated that he and another firm attorney had been engaged to defend the Vaughns in a suit brought by Broyhill Investment Inc., a Lenoir-based company.
The attorneys had “diligently tried to defend” the father and son defendants in supplemental proceedings and have subsequently “appeared on behalf of various trusts.”
Morse stated a conflict of interest arose in their representation of the trusts and so asked to be released from their obligation.
Morse indicated that the Vaughns had no objection and that new council had already been appointed.
“Our withdraw will not create delays,” he said.
Davis requested Morse provide certain documentation regarding notice and granted the motion.