A lawyer violated professional rules of conduct by sending threatening e-mails to several individuals after the multimillion dollar settlement of his wife’s lawsuit against her former employer, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled in imposing a 90-day suspension.
An attorney cannot represent both the victim and the perpetrator of a crime, regardless of whether they consent, the North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled in disciplining the lawyer.
Published: October 18, 2012
Tags: lawyer discipline
A lawyer violated a disciplinary rule when he shared his electronic signature and attorney registration number with an out-of-state law firm that he was affiliated with, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled.
Lawyers who provided a defense under a medical malpractice policy should have advised the insured of an impending settlement, even though the policy did not contain a “consent to settle” clause, the Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled in an attorney discipline case.
A 90-day suspension is the appropriate sanction for a lawyer who pleaded guilty to petit larceny, the D.C. Court of Appeals has ruled in approving a negotiated sanction.
A lawyer misled the public in violation of professional rules of conduct by indicating on his website that the lawyers affiliated with his firm focused on one area of practice when in fact they practiced in multiple areas, a Virginia trial court has ruled.
It’s ten malpractice suits and counting against a suspended Alabama attorney and the firm that used to employ him in what one plaintiff’s lawyer said is the strangest case he’s ever encountered.
A former attorney who had resigned from the practice of law as a disciplinary sanction may be prohibited from working as a mediator, Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled.
A Virginia lawyer has been admonished by the state bar for demanding a contingency fee from a client for non-monetary relief.
A three-judge panel imposed the public admonition on Thomas H. Roberts, saying they were concerned the fee agreement presented the possibility of a fee “adverse to the client.”