This article considers a recent opinion from the New York City Bar Association Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics Opinion 2023-1 on the topic of attorneys departing from a law firm. This is a subject we have frequently discussed in this column in the past, albeit not recently, and the opinion is a useful summary of the guiding principles involved when lawyers move between law firms.
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Appellate Division, First Department: November 20, 2023
Publication Date: November 20, 2023Industries:Civil AppealsCriminal AppealsPractice Area:Court: Appellate Division, First Department, Appeals & MotionsJudge: Unsigned Attorneys:For plaintiff: For defendant: Case number: DOCKET
Jonathan Miller, an attorney for Misty Hampton, made the comments at a hearing requested by Fulton County prosecutors after news outlets earlier this week reported on the videos, which were recorded as part of plea deals. Prosecutors initially asked the judge to impose an order to prevent the release of any evidence in the case.
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Carnival was negligent and deceptive, Australia's Federal Court finds.
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Genworth Fin., Inc. v. AIG Specialty Ins. Co.
Publication Date: October 02, 2023Industries:Insurance LawPractice Area: Financial Services and BankingCourt: Delaware Superior CourtJudge: Judge DavisAttorneys:For plaintiff: Jennifer C. Wasson, Carla M. Jones, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Kenneth H. Frnechman, Michelle R. Migdon, Orrie A. Levy, Samantha Smith, Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs.For defendant: Kurt M. Heyman, Aaron M. Nelson, Kelly E. Rowe, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE: Scott B. Schreiber, Arthur Luk, William C. Perdue, Samuel I. Ferenc, Matthew Bemis, Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer LLP, Washington, D.C.; John C. Phillips, David A. Biilson, Phillips McLaughlin & Hall, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Douglas M. Mangel, Michelle Beecy, Clyde & Co LLP, Washington, D.C.; Geoffrey W. Heineman, Jung H. Park, Ropers Majeski, PC, New York, NY; Robert J. Katzenstein, Julie M. O’Dell, Smith Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP, Wilmington, DE; Matthew Beato, Jason Chronic, Jessica N. Gallinaro, Wiley Rein LLP, Washington, D.C.; Karen H. Ventrell, CNA Corporate Litigation, Washington, D.C.; Scott A. Schechter, Matthew Mawby, Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP, Valhalla, NY; John G. Day, Bruce E. Jameson, Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Alexis J. Rogoski, Edward C. Carleton, Skarzynski Marick & Black LLC, New York, NY; John L. Reed, DLA Piper (US), Wilmington, DE; Steven J. Brodie, Carlton Fields, P.A., Miami, FL; Charles W. Stotter, Carlton Fields, P.A., New York, NY for defendants.Case number: N22C-05-057 EMD CCLD
The ABA's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has issued Formal Opinion 508 on the topic of the ethics of witness preparation. Although the opinion does not break new ground, this is a subject of perennial importance, even more so in the age of remote proceedings, and is worth considering again in the light of this new offering.
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