A Georgia lawyer may soon have time off she didn’t plan for.
That’s because this morning the state high court rejected a mere reprimand as the sanction for her conceded misconduct in responding to a negative review posted by a former client on a consumer website.
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 Virginia Supreme Court has overturned a finding of misconduct against an attorney who took an emotional call from an opposing party in the midst of a medical malpractice case.
A federal court of appeals has upheld the admonishment of a Massachusetts lawyer whose “groundless” accusations of criminality and misconduct had opposing counsel literally crying on the stand.
A Washington lawyer claims she lost her job because she objected to using perjured testimony to win a client’s lawsuit.
This month, a state court ruled that her former law firm could not be liable for wrongful discharge – even assuming the truth of her allegations.
You’d think that a lawyer who gets caught soliciting sex from a stranger in a public park should at the very least have to worry about having his license suspended.
But one state supreme court feels that a toothless admonishment is sufficient punishment for a lawyer who engages in public indecency.
The Virginia Supreme Court has restored $4 million to a wrongful death verdict, deciding that the jury’s award could not be reduced simply because of the trial antics of the plaintiff’s lawyer.
The 7th Circuit yesterday refused to toss a junk fax suit based on allegations that class counsel engaged in underhanded tactics in bringing the action.
More is not always better. That point was driven home yesterday to a California lawyer who managed to bury three separate courts under mountains of paper in his bid to recover $600,000 he lost to a Ponzi scheme.
How many lawyers do you think have copied client files on the sly in anticipation of departing their firms for greener pastures? Too many to count, right?
Well, yesterday the Florida Supreme Court sent a shot across the bow of those attorneys who might be contemplating such chicanery.