Looking for a realistic portrayal of the practice of law in a small firm? Then you had better call Saul, as in Saul Goodman, the fictional creation of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, creators of the new AMC series "Better Call Saul."
Samuel C. Stretton
The Legal Intelligencer
Is it ethical for a lawyer to take a share of stock in a corporation he is forming for his client, in lieu of a fee, if the client is cash poor, assuming the lawyer gives proper warning to the client to get independent counsel?
Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti and former Appellate Division, Second Department, Justice Barry Cozier will lead a commission created by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to study the state's attorney discipline system and recommend improvements.
The defunct, fraud-addled Chinese company Puda Coal was disaster for its investors, and remains a major litigation headache for its bankers. Now the investment bank Macquarie Group wants the lawyers to share the blame.
New Jersey Law Journal
In the wake of the controversial proposed settlement in the state's environmental litigation with ExxonMobil over the Bayway Refinery, the New Jersey Assembly gave final legislative approval to a bill that would set aside at least half of any money recovered in an environmental settlement, after the first $50 million, for clean-up operations.