"If I am correct, the state of Texas needs to return to the grand jury, present all of the evidence ... and allow the grand jury to decide whether they are going to return another indictment," said Demetrio Duarte Jr.
New Jersey Law Journal
Paul Bergrin, the ex-prosecutor and defense lawyer found guilty of facilitating witness murder and running drugs out of his Newark law office, had his conviction and multiple life sentences upheld by a federal appeals court.
In the past three years, the State Bar of Texas has paid more than $40,000 in litigation costs and attorney fees for four lawsuits involving the bar, and has internally handled the defense of seven other lawsuits.
A malpractice case against Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in Manhattan Supreme Court has raised a broader issue for large firms: whether communications between a firm's general counsel and its attorneys are privileged from clients.
The state and defense gave starkly constrasting portrayals of Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato--a drunk who imperiled the lives of others versus a sober court officer falsely jailed by biased officers.
The Legal Intelligencer
Squire Patton Boggs has said the bulk of the claims in a multimillion-dollar malpractice and fraud suit against the firm over its 17-year relationship with client Alliance Holdings should be dismissed because the firm was simply giving legal advice and was not in possession of any of the funds allegedly misappropriated by Alliance's founder.