A lawyer who charged a client for six hours of time to prepare his bill – with an additional hour spent searching for the file – was recently suspended by the North Dakota Supreme Court.
After being caught on a surveillance video while helping a client break into the home of her estranged husband, a New Mexico attorney had his license suspended for two years.
Continuing in its efforts to find a new judge for the thousands of Accutane cases pending in New Jersey state court, Hoffman-La Roche filed notice to appeal a decision by presiding Judge Carol E. Higbee not to recuse herself in the case.
With the release of a final set of proposed changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the American Bar Association’s 20/20 Commission completed its work last month.
The group addressed major issues facing lawyers, including the maintenance of client confidences in the age of social media, the ethical obligations of legal outsourcing and the need to stay up-to-date and informed on technology.
Published: March 1, 2013
Tags: Children’s Motrin, consumer protection, drug litigation, failure to warn, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Johnson & Johnson, Motrin, preemption, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
A Massachusetts jury awarded $63 million to a teenaged girl and her parents after the girl suffered an adverse reaction to Children’s Motrin that left her scarred and blind, with permanent brain and lung damage.
And the award may increase.
In another attempt to legalize gay marriage in Illinois, the Senate passed a bill and sent it to the House for consideration.
A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that a seminal Sixth Amendment rights case is not retroactive has provided clarity for attorneys while dashing the hopes of thousands of defendants.
In the first case to approve the use of predictive coding over a party’s objection, a Virginia state court judge has signed off on the defense’s computer-assisted review results.
The authority of police officers to detain a suspect incident to the execution of a search warrant is limited to the immediate vicinity of the premises to be searched, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, finding the detention of a defendant a mile from his apartment was unconstitutional.