The litigation exception to the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act does not allow attorneys to obtain the personal information of drivers for the “predominant purpose” of soliciting new clients.
Five Connecticut divorce lawyers have convinced the state’s high court that they enjoyed absolutely immunity when sued for fraudulently concealing the assets of a client.
An Alabama lawyer will not be spending five days in jail after all. That’s because a state court decided Friday that testing a judge’s patience with persistent argument doesn’t amount to direct criminal contempt.
Three Texas personal injury lawyers will have to pay up after a tax court decided yesterday that they invested hard-earned fees in tax shelters that couldn’t pass the Internal Revenue Service’s smell test.
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.
A Seattle firm with a nationwide reputation for handling food-borne illness cases will not be representing a child who allegedly became sick from E. coli after eating a salad at a Colorado restaurant.
That’s because the Colorado Supreme Court decided yesterday that defense counsel’s prior consultation with the firm created a conflict that could not be ignored.
It’s probably not the wisest of moves to try to pull out of a case on the eve of a client’s scheduled arraignment, particularly when there are cranky judges out there who wield the power to hold lawyers in contempt.
The specter of disqualification can unexpectedly raise its ugly head whenever a lawyer switches firms.
One law firm just learned that it could not avoid disqualification in a long-running real property case – no matter what it did to screen a new hire from the litigation.
A Washington lawyer claims she developed multiple chemical sensitivity disorder as a result of chemicals released in her former firm’s newly remodeled office.
Yesterday, a state court rejected her bid for workers’ compensation benefits.
For the past eight years, attorney and author Reid Trautz has compiled an annual list of gifts specifically suited for lawyers. The following excerpts are taken from his latest offerings of good cheer to the legal community: