When Warren M. Yanoff agreed to review the fees a bank charged to administer an Ashburnham, Mass., woman’s $5.5 million estate, he assumed it was a run-of-the-mill guardian ad litem appointment, much like others he has accepted over the years.
He could not have been more wrong.
A Maryland attorney with a history of substance abuse will be disbarred for his illegal activities, abandonment of clients and misappropriation of client funds.
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.