Stanley M. Chesley’s fabled career appears to be at an end in the wake of yesterday’s decision by the Kentucky Supreme Court to disbar the pioneering class action lawyer for taking an “unreasonable” fee from a $200 million fen-phen settlement.
An attorney who claimed he was wrongfully disbarred by a federal court of appeals in 1996 could not pursue a Tucker Act claim for damages against the federal government, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
A lawyer who misappropriated client funds failed to establish compelling mitigating circumstances justifying a departure from the presumed sanction of disbarment, the Utah Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
A lawyer who continued to work as an in-house attorney after he had been disbarred has now been permanently disbarred.
Disbarment is the presumptive discipline for a lawyer who engages in tax evasion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled.
A California disciplinary panel has recommended disbarment for a lawyer who allegedly held himself out as entitled to practice law while under suspension.
A lawyer in Georgia who had already been disbarred for inventing hearing dates in a custody case is in more hot water.
A district attorney in California claims the state bar has violated his civil rights by trying to disbar him for being a former drug addict.
A personal injury attorney must be disbarred after he allegedly made settlement demands without authorization, threatened his clients and lied under oath before a fee arbitration panel, the New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled.