Criminal-defense lawyer Vivian King said that the prosecutor, Joel Daniels, has filed a motion to dismiss the felony charges against Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, and he will refile the case to allege misdemeanor charges instead.
In a recent decision in the bankruptcy case In re Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware ruled that the automatic stay in bankruptcy was inapplicable to, and, accordingly, did not bar a labor union from contacting the bankrupt casino hotel’s customers and potential customers and discouraging them from doing business with the casino hotel. In reaching its decision, the court determined that the federal Norris-LaGuardia Act trumps the stay, which is automatically triggered upon the filing of a bankruptcy case.
"This is a case involving violations of a lawyer's professional duties in a series of representations," claimed the plaintiffs. "The work performed by Mr. [Jason] Spencer was far below the standard of care."
Dozens of retailers in a class action against American Express are urging the court to reject a proposed settlement because co-lead plaintiff counsel "has betrayed the class he purports to represent by secretly collaborating" with a former partner at Willkie Farr who represented an adversary, MasterCard.
In her Professional Liability Insurance column, Sue C. Jacobs analyzes recent Appellate Division decisions that addressed whether a law firm's alleged continuous representation tolled the statute of limitations in three different high-stakes actions.
Luigi Rosabianca, who was described in 2014 New York magazine article as a leading lawyer representing wealthy foreigners buying real estate, was disbarred Tuesday by the Appellate Division, First Department.