Daily Business Review
A New Jersey appeals court has reinstated a legal malpractice suit against Fox Rothschild, finding, as a matter of law, that attorneys have a duty of care to explain the terms of an agreement to clients, even if those terms are unambiguous and the client is a sophisticated businessperson who personally negotiated those terms.
Earlier this summer, Torrington attorney Ira Mayo made headlines when he was hit with an unusual punishment: he could never again represent female clients.
When I travel for bar business, I have taken to using Air BNB, an Internet matching service that hooks me up with folks willing to rent out a room or an apartment for a few days.
What are the responsibilities of a judicial officer to report another judge or lawyer for professional misconduct?
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott said it should not be disqualified from representing a "kids-for-cash" scandal defendant in a civil suit when the firm sued that defendant in a civil rights suit on behalf of one of the kids because both parties signed conflict waivers.
In the unusual mandamus decision, a majority on the high court balanced the interests of Texas' expunction statute—which allows wrongfully accused people to eradicate their arrest records— against the bar's interest to use expunged records to discipline a former prosecutor.
San Antonio and Corpus Christi solo Paul Andrews tried to hire his own client—and pay him with reduced attorney fees—to kill one of his former employees, a woman who is suing Andrews for civil barratry and filed a police report that launched criminal barratry charges against him.
Former clients of Elias Lorenzana Jr. filed a lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages and alleging the Austin lawyer used clinic bank accounts as his "personal bank accounts."
It makes sense to reach out early on and see if a settlement can be reached, writes Sigrid Irias, who offers ideas on how best to do that.
"Plaintiffs never paid for any other legal service or advice from defendant, nor did they offer to engage defendant as its/their general counsel or counsel on any refinance deal," lawyer-defendant Jerry Rios argued in an answer in .