Proof of malicious intent is not required to prevent the bankruptcy discharge of a debt that arose from a trustee’s self-dealing.
WASHINGTON – A quarrel between family members may sometimes lead to someone saying: “I didn’t mean to hurt you.” Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are considering whether that sentiment is enough to get a breach of fiduciary duty judgment discharged in bankruptcy.
A recently filed malpractice suit seeks to hold the D.C. law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery liable for the alleged theft of a California inventor’s confidential information.
Published: January 7, 2013
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The beneficiaries of a revocable trust had standing to sue the trustee for breach of fiduciary duty allegedly committed while the settlor was alive, the California Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
Medical providers could not sue an attorney for failing to pay them from the proceeds of personal injury settlements held in his lawyer trust account, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
In a case that could have been pulled from the pages of a detective novel, a Florida jury has awarded $28.8 million to the brother-in-law of the King of Jordan over an oil contract with an American businessman.
A jury has awarded $1.3 million to two CPAs who sued their former accounting firm, MaloneBailey.
An ERISA plaintiff couldn’t sue for breach of fiduciary duty based on a claim that his wife retired in reliance on material misrepresentations about the amount of his pension benefits, the 3rd Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.