A Colorado federal court has sanctioned the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for delaying an employer’s efforts to discover the emails, texts and blog posts of employees seeking damages for sexual harassment.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued a three-month suspension to a lawyer convicted of attempting to remove her 12-year-old son from the custody of her ex-husband.
An elderly Ohio lawyer must undergo a geriatric psychological assessment and otherwise establish his fitness before being allowed to return to practice following his suspension for mishandling a client’s case.
Disbarment is the presumptive discipline for a lawyer who engages in tax evasion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled.
A lawyer who beat his client with a baseball bat should have his license annulled, but can get reinstatement in five years with certain conditions, the West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in adopting the recommendations of a hearing panel.
An attorney who engaged in the unauthorized use of a Westlaw account for more than one year should be publicly reprimanded, the Oregon Supreme Court has determined, declining to suspend him from practice as recommended by the State Bar.
A lawyer formerly employed by the state of Kentucky has received a public reprimand after admitting that during his spare time at work he conducted personal business using a government Westlaw account.
A federal court could reduce a $363,000 award of sanctions against an attorney based on his inability to pay, the 9th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
The Florida Supreme Court has amended the state’s civil rules to expressly address the discovery of electronically stored information.
A lawyer could be sanctioned for unreasonably relying on information provided by her client in pursuing creditor claims in a bankruptcy case, the 3rd Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.