from serving as attorney for the present trustee.
As to Sidney J. Watts, it appeared that he at one time acted as personal counsel for Elliott Frederick in matters involving the conduct of Elliott Frederick as receiver and trustee in bankrupt estates in this court. We think that would disqualify him and that the referee was right in refusing to appoint him as counsel.
Order of Court.
Now, November 1, 1933, this case came on to be heard on certificate to review an order of the referee made the 26th of March, 1932, denying the petition of Robert C. Sproul for leave to employ Lewis M. Alpern and Sidney J. Watts as his attorneys.
And on due consideration thereof, the order of the referee is confirmed so far as concerns Sidney J. Watts, Esq., but is referred back to the referee so far as concerns Lewis M. Alpern, Esq., to ascertain and find whether or not, as a matter of fact, his relations with the former trustee, Elliott Frederick, were such as to disqualify him from acting as counsel for the new trustee, Robert C. Sproul.
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