The Legal Intelligencer
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.
After the Bruno decision, where does professional judicial discipline stand in Pennsylvania?
"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.
Based on an online poll by the Daily Business Review, 55 percent of respondents agree with the Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers that NBC should yank the prime-time television series "Bad Judge."
Selecting and working with consultants and experts is a routine aspect of the modern practice of law.
A panel of federal judges from across the United States will review the dismissal of misconduct allegations against Judge Edith Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
C. Evan Stewart writes: For almost 25 years, I have been writing about the eroding status of the attorney-client privilege. Practitioners, legal academics, and judges seem either not to understand the privilege, or believe that the purposes it serves are overstated or not important. One recent case—which purports to strengthen the privilege—further documents this disheartening state of affairs.
The First Department accepted the resignation of real estate attorney Bernard Weintraub, who "without his clients' consent...'borrowed' $600,000 'to meet certain obligations in the face of the economic downturn and [his] consequent inability to borrow the money from regular institutional sources.'"