New York Law Journal
The feud between the founder of the popular Grotto Pizza chain and retired federal Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr. has expanded from the Delaware Superior Court to the Court of Chancery.
A Southern District judge has ordered partners in a law firm he sanctioned to attend a legal education program, after one of the attorneys improperly removed a suit from state to federal court.
As I have noted here before, in addition to my usual bag of tricks, I am presently serving as president of the Connecticut Bar Association. The job comes with a requirement of infinite patience and a thick skin.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius was entitled to withdraw from representing a Turkish arms manufacturer that still owes $25 million on a three-decades-old products liability and civil contempt judgment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled.
When a client's professional life is on the line, Fox Rothschild's professional liability department seeks to ensure that his or her needs are met with sensitivity as well as tenacious representation.
A unanimous Appellate Division, First Department, panel last Thursday disbarred Manhattan attorney Shigetaka Ogihara, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to stealing $1.8 million that he was supposed to hold in his IOLA account for a client.
Two suspended attorneys who did not respond to the disciplinary proceedings filed against them have been disbarred by a Brooklyn appellate court.
David S. Hammer, a former assistant U.S. Attorney, and Richard M. Maltz, counsel to Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, explain that a lawyer who steals escrow funds commits a crime, ethical violation and a tort. If the lawyer is a partner in the firm, the firm itself may be liable for damages and disciplinary sanctions. The authors then explore the question: What of partners in the firm who were not complicit in the theft but made it possible by failing to supervise the firm's escrow accounts?
Can judges provide letters of reference for clerks under the new Code of Conduct?
Calculations of the statute of limitations for causes of action arising from attorney neglect are in flux.