New York Law Journal
Harold Gruber has agreed to pay a $60,000 fine and accepted a permanent ban from selling securities to resolve allegations he submitted at least nine fraudulent filings to the attorney general's real estate finance bureau.
I get a lot of calls from lawyers who want to vet some creative (and some boneheaded) business ideas. Sometimes, when I tell them their plan is best avoided unless they want the experience of being my client in the disciplinary dock, they respond with a variation of "Where is the law that says I can't do this?"
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled that a company whose factory burnt down in a fire caused by a furnace has no legal malpractice claim against a Bucks County attorney and his former firm for failing to assert a products liability claim against the furnace distributor.
Four years after attorney Jane Posner pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny, the Second Department disciplined Martin Posner for for not safeguarding escrow funds—even though he said he was not involved in the firm's dealings when his now-disbarred wife's theft took place.
In attorney disciplinary matters, is there any set discipline for certain types of misconduct?
A judge has tossed out a suit against Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeney and a former partner there, Amy Kolczak, that accused the lawyer of improperly conducting an ex parte conversation with a potential witness in a Bartow County medical malpractice case.
A prominent Corpus Christi plaintiff's lawyer who lobbied extensively for tougher laws against barratry has won his own fight against 12 of 13 plaintiffs who alleged that he, his firm and a former lawyer there committed barratry, the illegal solicitation of legal clients. The other two defendants scored the same victory.
A former Bristol lawyer who allegedly took more than $1 million from an elderly woman is facing 29 felony larceny charges.
Two lawyers who pleaded guilty to illegal structuring of bank deposits have sued their malpractice carrier for refusing to fund their defense in the attorney discipline cases to come.
Focus on phone records showing Niro lawyers spoke to client Daniel Henderson on the same day he submitted a false declaration to the PTO.