National Law Journal
Brooklyn prosecutors are accusing Kenneth Gellerman of Bellmore of stealing more than $100,000 from clients he represented in personal injury cases, failing to pay them some or all of their settlement money.
We applaud the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for taking swift, but measured, action with regard to Justice Seamus P. McCaffery—suspension with pay, and a direction to the Judicial Conduct Board to accelerate its investigation. We are sympathetic to the due process concerns raised by Justice Debra Todd in her dissent to the Supreme Court's action, but we are of the view that the due process rights of an individual justice must be balanced against, and ultimately give way to, the greater interests of the public in a judiciary that is free from taint, and the interest of the institution of the Supreme Court, which must now work diligently to restore its reputation for integrity and professionalism. That reputation—the most valuable capital of any high court—is in serious need of repair.
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Craig McDonald, director of Texans for Public Justice, wants someone to enforce a $29,000 fine against Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht.
The attorney who received a stricter-than-recommended penalty from the state Supreme Court for abandoning and failing to repay two clients expressed disappointment Monday afternoon at his three-year suspension.
Facebook on Monday sued DLA Piper and three other law firms alleging they "knew or should have known" that the claim made by their client, Paul Ceglia, that he owned half of Facebook was a fraud.
The state Judicial Qualifications Commission is taking on new leadership as chairman Robert Ingram departs when his second term at the judicial watchdog agency ends Nov. 1, and vice chairman Lester Tate steps into his role as chairman.
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"Not only did the underlying defendant breach the settlement agreement, he then filed bankruptcy, trying to discharge the debt entirely," claims the petition in Compensation Sciences Enterprises v. Brothers.
Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, faces no automatic review of his law license in Connecticut following his discharge from the U.S. Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine use, Connecticut legal authorities said.