Tag: attorney ethics

Law Firm Silence over Cybersecurity Threats is Frustrating – and Dangerous
Companies’ data breaches and hackings have become a regular staple of news agencies. Home Depot and Target are just two of the many targeted companies. These cyberattacks range from annoying [...]
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Lawyer Keeps Billing Client-Even Charges for His Own Sanctions
An Illinois lawyer was recently cited for billing a client for his own sanctions. The Iowa Supreme Court disciplinary board reprimanded Cameron Davidson, an attorney, in connection with his work representing [...]
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Attorney Chooses to Improve Golf Game Over Carefully Managing Cases
Recently, a New Jersey attorney, Jared Stolz, was suspended for three months. He made inappropriate comments to opposing counsel and allegedly played golf instead of reviewing files.  “Sarcastic and Sophomoric” [...]
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Law Firm Criticized for “Litigating a Plaintiff to Death”
A Georgia judge cited a law firm for litigating a plaintiff to death. The law firm repeatedly filed baseless motions to try and force the plaintiff to settle. The plaintiff, [...]
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Federal Appeals Court Reverses Case Where Lawyer Allegedly Withheld Evidence
The Federal Eleventh Court of Appeals in Atlanta has reversed a 2010 bankruptcy decision.The decision came as a result of “allegations of collusion by business partners”. Additionally, there were “accusations that [...]
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Judge Harms Attorney’s Clients Due to Soured Relationship
Judges and attorneys do not always get along in the courtroom. The tension and high-stakes nature of litigation can stress both plaintiff and defense counsel, as well as the judge. [...]
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Lawyer Steals From Clients
Lawyer steals from clients, his employer, his wife, and even his mother in a fraudulent check scheme. Michael Eisner‘s fraudulent check scheme brought in over $4.8 million. Eisner managed a [...]
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Chicagoland Attorney on Short Leash After Fabricating $69,000 in Receipts
A former Sidley Austin partner, Lee Smolen, admitted to submitting $69,000 in fake taxi cab receipts.  He claims that he did so in order to circumvent the firm’s tight reimbursement policy. [...]
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Is Prosecutorial Misconduct a Growing Problem?
Some members of the legal profession have become concerned with prosecutorial misconduct. Most notably, highly respected Federal judge Chief Judge Alex Kozinski. He wrote a dissenting opinion critical of the actions [...]
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