Victor J. Horowitz pleaded guilty in federal court to charges stemming from his participation in a $30,000 false insurance claim and overbilling scheme where he represented clients who falsely claimed to be involved in auto crashes.
A federal grand jury has indicted an Atlanta real estate closing attorney and two real estate investors, charging them with defrauding SunTrust Mortgage of nearly $1 million in a mortgage fraud scheme that allegedly recruited straw borrowers as fronts for illegal loans.
Text messages, the communication method of choice for good friends and close contacts of the "me" generation, may not be the first thing that comes to mind when a law firm looks to catch the attention of potential clients. But one New York firm reportedly used mass-text messages to alert people about a recent court settlement, in hopes of gaining new clients.
New Jersey Law Journal
New Jersey's random audit program, which requires attorneys to hand over their books to be checked for shoddy recordkeeping and malfeasance, is expanding its auditor ranks for the first time in nearly three decades.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney
The American Lawyer
A new Canadian Bar Association study offers a wide-ranging outline for change in the legal profession. The most controversial of its 22 recommendations is one that has been anathema in the United States.