The Colorado Supreme Court decided yesterday that an attorney could not hold onto a person’s U.S. passport in order to ensure that he was paid the remainder of his fees.
An attorney suspended for misconduct related to a client’s estate made a sufficient showing of his rehabilitation for reinstatement to the practice of law, the Arizona Supreme Court has ruled.
A party who filed a bar complaint enjoyed absolute immunity from liability for defamation, Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled.
Massachusetts’ highest court made clear this week that those who file disciplinary complaints against attorneys enjoy the broadest form of immunity from liability for defamation.
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.
The Minnesota Supreme Court yesterday disbarred a former defense attorney who is currently serving a six-year sentence for dropping dumbbells on the head of a former client.
The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended two attorneys who failed to fully disclose that they were behind the purchase of a home their client had foreclosed upon and put up for auction.
A lawyer who took a telephone call from a distraught adversary did not violate the bar’s ethics rules when she did not immediately hang up, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled.