As of Jan. 18, 2013, thanks to the addition of a rule by the Appellate Division, First Department, the Departmental Disciplinary Committee wields an additional tool for ensuring ethical practice in the First Department: Dismissal with Guidance.
William Scher acknowledged he was the subject of a disciplinary investigation into allegations he used client escrow funds for personal expenses, and Eric Valley resigned after the disciplinary committee sought to impose reciprocal discipline for misconduct in Washington state.
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Retired Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Thomasine Tynes turned herself in Thursday on corruption charges stemming from a bribery investigation that Attorney General Kathleen Kane had previously said was dead.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has suspended former state Assemblyman Neil Cohen for an indeterminate period for possession of child pornography found on both his state-issued computer and on the computer in law office.
Two investment funds have sued 20-attorney Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane, claiming the firm failed to perfect the funds' security interest in life insurance policies, leading to more than $84 million in damages.