Published: July 15, 2013
Tags: professional responsibility
Two Virginia lawyers have been told to take anger management classes, one for a courthouse outburst and the other for taunting a litigation opponent.
A federal judge in Illinois has granted preliminary approval of a $35 million settlement in a 401(k) ERISA case on behalf of Cigna employees.
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act’s refusal to recognize state same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, employers are scrambling to figure out how far they have to go in changing their employee benefit and leave policies.
An informal email exchange between opposing parties to a dispute over an aborted business transaction was sufficient to constitute a binding settlement agreement, a U.S. District Court judge has found.
Attorneys need to tap into their inner-techie with their own website, social media pages, blogs and videos, according to a seminar at the Maryland State Bar Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting last month.
The removal of a state wage-and-hour class action to federal court was not barred by the employer’s failure to file a timely notice of removal under the Class Action Fairness Act, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
A “scorched-earth” litigation campaign mounted by a divorcee and her lawyers against the woman’s ex-husband has prompted a Virginia judge to impose a record-breaking $880,748.26 sanction award against both the client and the lawyer.
The sanctions award ordered by Fairfax Circuit Judge Jonathan C. Thacher appears to be the largest ever in Virginia.
Judging from the money spent on keyword advertising, a growing number of lawyers — and the marketers they hire — must think so.
Lawyers are concerned that discovery is getting out of hand.
The masses of data that are part of everyday operations in modern organizations are generating ever-more complicated discovery demands, even in simple cases.
A Maryland attorney who launched a website to solicit business from lawyers in trouble with bar counsel claims he himself has landed in hot water with the chief prosecutor of wayward attorneys due to the site’s domain name: attorneygrievance.com.