The Daily Report
An attorney who had been a named partner at his firm has resigned in the face of a pending disciplinary probe on whether he misappropriated client funds.
In a particularly harsh opinion, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes of Houston denied an appeal by a former Chapter 7 Bankruptcy trustee who challenged his removal from all 12 of his cases after the lawyer billed an estate $3,486 for his family's four-night trip to New Orleans.
A federal judge has rejected a request for $44 million in sanctions against the estate of former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith's late stepson, despite finding that the case involved “litigants with a distinct disinterest in rules or ethics.”
As she begins her new role as Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Standing Committee on Professional Ethics, Marcy Tench Stovall anticipates there will be a continued emphasis on ethics rules regarding technology.
Through dogged detective work, the oil giant's lawyers pieced together the clues that pointed to fraud in an Ecuadorean court.
When was the last time that your firm openly discussed ways to minimize malpractice claims and establish firm protocols to address issues when they arise?
Electronic messaging has eliminated the need for piles of files strewn about the office, but it's just as easy to let email reminders go unheeded, leading to malpractice claims, according to the authors.
Do you want to retire and sell your firm? Do you want to slow down and let another attorney take over all the headaches associated with running your firm? Are you a partner in a megafirm who has decided that it's time to spend more time with the grandkids?
In a decision last week, Southern District Judge P. Kevin Castel embraced a magistrate judge's order admonishing and cautioning attorney Denise Savage to heed the rules on professional civility, and giving little credence to her complaints that her opposing counsel had provoked her into calling him an "a**hole."
A Philadelphia attorney who was convicted on charges related to receiving a 243-pound shipment of marijuana has been disbarred by the state Supreme Court.