July 17, 2013Comments Off on States continue to address ethics rules governing credit card use
In today’s world, it seems like every merchant takes credit cards. Even most mom-and-pop fast food restaurants have abandoned a “cash only” policy. As in so many other areas, however, things are not that easy in the legal profession.
March 28, 2011Comments Off on ‘Open-ended’ retainer doesn’t trigger disqualification
A law firm wasn’t subject to automatic disqualification in a land development lawsuit based on a past “open-ended” retainer agreement with an opposing party, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in reversing judgment.
August 31, 2010Comments Off on Contingent fee reduced
A law firm could be required to refund a portion of a contingent fee that was deemed “unreasonable” based on events that occurred after the client executed her retainer agreement, the Colorado Court of Appeal has ruled in affirming judgment.