A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has levied a $317,000 sanction against a law firm and two of its partners in a matrimonial case, saying they made "misrepresentations and knowingly false statements to the court."
"She ordered me taken hostage for my client failing to comply to what she wanted done. I don't know that any judge has the power to jail a client's lawyer until the client does what they want them to do," said Dan Sheehan.
A federal appeals court has reversed an unprecedented sanction that required a Jones Day partner to make a training video for the firm's lawyers on how to avoid improper objections and other misconduct in depositions.
A Cobb County judge scolded a special prosecutor who secured the indictment last week of a former DeKalb County judge only to ask for its dismissal in favor of a civil resolution, suggesting that the prosecutor's actions were "pretty close" to criminal.
Hank Grezlak and Gina Passarella
The Legal Intelligencer
The political consultant who delivered the leaked material at the heart of the indictment against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane changed his testimony over the course of two appearances before the grand jury investigating the leak, according to documents unsealed by the state Supreme Court.
Two corn refining companies that booted Squire Patton Boggs from its high stakes lawsuit against the sugar industry are claiming one of the law firm's former attorneys is still on the case—in violation of a judge's disqualification order.
A decision that representing rival patent-seekers amounts to a conflict of interest would have dire consequences for lawyers and clients, according to an amicus brief from Morrison & Foerster, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and several other firms.