More trouble for former Broward Circuit Judge Laura Watson and her attorney, Stephen Rakusin of Fort Lauderdale: A state appellate court Wednesday upheld a ruling that would see them pay more than $84,000 in legal fees for filing a frivolous defamation lawsuit.
A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a finding that the state's former ratepayer advocate, the official once charged with representing consumers when utilities requested rate hikes, violated conflict of interest rules.
It pays to check the menu before ordering from a restaurant—or suing one. A federal judge has ordered sanctions in a Fair Labor Standards Act case where plaintiffs attorneys claimed, but did not verify, that a restaurant satisfied the $500,000 annual revenue threshold required for a suit under the act.
Samuel C. Stretton
The Legal Intelligencer
I am a partner in a law firm and I've decided to leave the firm and start my own law firm. In my partnership agreement, it is required that I give four months' notice before I leave. Is such a provision unethical or illegal?
A disbarred lawyer directed attorneys affiliated with a small firm in Queens to appear in an employment case and then paid them, according to a decision by a New York federal judge who has directed the matter to federal prosecutors.