National Law Journal | March 11, 2014, 7:40 PM
A former New Jersey deputy attorney general—an alcoholic with a propensity for post-drinking seizures—faces a two-year suspension of his law license for a fatal crash caused by his blacking out at the wheel.
A former county prosecutor now in private practice has been disqualified from defending a newspaper in Binghamton, N.Y., in a defamation action brought by a man the attorney once prosecuted.
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In a lengthy ruling for Chevron Corp. in a long and hard-fought battle over the blame for pollution in the Amazon, Washington law firm Patton Boggs came in for plenty of attention—17 mentions in the main text of the ruling, to be exact.
According to the Feb. 3 disbarment order, Williams was convicted in a Kaufman County district court in 2012 of burglary of a building and theft by a public servant and was sentenced to two years of probation.
Three lawyers and a firm have denied all the allegations in their former personal injury client's suit against them. They also allege the man misrepresented facts and used fraud to get them to take his PI case.
Notice to the bar.
Notice to the bar.