A mostly sealed case in front of the state Supreme Court is raising questions—not just on the parties and circumstances involved—but on the ethical implications of attorney-client privilege when the client is a public charity.
The Legal Intelligencer
The state Supreme Court has declined to hear a law firm's appeal of an arbitration award requiring the firm to pay a former associate referral fees even though that associate was disciplined for diverting fees from the firm.
Frank Taddeo Jr writes that the law—amoral, pragmatic, utilitarian law—is now the only shared means of discourse in ethical matters. The problem, so far as guidance is concerned, is that law and morals are distinctly different domains.
Every adult who has tried to keep a toddler from playing in traffic must have been relieved when the Connecticut Supreme Court in January ruled against 17-year-old Cassandra C.'s bid to avoid cancer treatments.
A multimillion-dollar malpractice claim brought by a woman who was represented by Blank Rome in her 2009 divorce from a then-senior partner at Morgan Stanley, a major Blank Rome client, can go forward, the First Department ruled Tuesday.
A Mississippi woman recently filed a legal malpractice complaint against two Dallas lawyers and their law firm in the defendants' hometown U.S. district court. Whether it stays in the federal courthouse may be up to the defendants because of an arbitration clause.
New Jersey Law Journal
A New Jersey appeals court—offering some guidance on attorney negligence as grounds for reinstatement—has breathed new life into a personal injury suit by a litigant whose former lawyer failed to proffer expert reports.