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.Read More »
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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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
An American Bar Association ethics panel has proposed rule changes that would make it easier for lawyers to engage in cross-border practice, while making clear that one’s “virtual presence” in another jurisdiction may trigger a rule violation.
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When lawyers change firms, disclosure of basic client information for purposes of resolving conflicts of interest is ordinarily permissible, according to a new ethics opinion released by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.Read More »