For Judge Sid Harle's and Judge Sharon MacRae's signatures, Hilda Valadez "cut out an existing signature" of the judge "and placed it on the 'Judge Presiding' signature line of a blank attorney pay voucher. Defendant then photocopied this forgery multiple times, producing a number of 'pre-signed' blank vouchers," said the March 11 Waiver, Consent to Stipulations of Testimony and Stipulations in .
Accounting and consulting firm BDO Seidman LLP missed the deadline for bringing a legal malpractice lawsuit against Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
Harold Gruber has agreed to pay a $60,000 fine and accepted a permanent ban from selling securities to resolve allegations he submitted at least nine fraudulent filings to the attorney general's real estate finance bureau.
I get a lot of calls from lawyers who want to vet some creative (and some boneheaded) business ideas. Sometimes, when I tell them their plan is best avoided unless they want the experience of being my client in the disciplinary dock, they respond with a variation of "Where is the law that says I can't do this?"
In attorney disciplinary matters, is there any set discipline for certain types of misconduct?
Four years after attorney Jane Posner pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny, the Second Department disciplined Martin Posner for for not safeguarding escrow funds—even though he said he was not involved in the firm's dealings when his now-disbarred wife's theft took place.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled that a company whose factory burnt down in a fire caused by a furnace has no legal malpractice claim against a Bucks County attorney and his former firm for failing to assert a products liability claim against the furnace distributor.
A prominent Corpus Christi plaintiff's lawyer who lobbied extensively for tougher laws against barratry has won his own fight against 12 of 13 plaintiffs who alleged that he, his firm and a former lawyer there committed barratry, the illegal solicitation of legal clients. The other two defendants scored the same victory.
A judge has tossed out a suit against Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeney and a former partner there, Amy Kolczak, that accused the lawyer of improperly conducting an ex parte conversation with a potential witness in a Bartow County medical malpractice case.
A former Bristol lawyer who allegedly took more than $1 million from an elderly woman is facing 29 felony larceny charges.