Max Mitchell and Lizzy McLellan
The Legal Intelligencer
The state Supreme Court has retained Pittsburgh firm Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd—the same firm that represented Attorney General Kathleen Kane when she challenged the grand jury investigating her—to review the contents of numerous allegedly offensive emails linked to Justice J. Michael Eakin.
A Fulton County judge has refused to order another judge to close a case stalled by the General Motors bankruptcy so that a lawyer who was sanctioned when the matter was active can appeal his punishment—which the lawyer said is making it hard on his business.
Brian P. Heermance and Christopher P. Keenoy
New York Law Journal
Brian P. Heermance and Christopher P. Keenoy write: Litigating a legal malpractice case is generally more complex than a simple tort action but, at its core, is governed by many of the same principles. The starting point is to simply examine the elements of any negligence claim—duty, breach, causation, and damages.
A special court of review found that 405th District Judge Michelle Slaughter's Facebook activity amounted to "errors of judgment," not willful ethical violations. The opinion gives guidance for other judges' social media use.