Lawyer Ethics

 
 
  • Novartis Settles 4-Nation FCPA Bribery Charge

    Novartis has agreed to pay $347 million to put to rest years of investigation over alleged kickbacks and other improper conduct in Greece, Vietnam, South Korea and China. The settlement is split, with $234 million going to...

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  • FLA Insurer Sues Law Firm, Alleging Millions In Fraudulent Claims

    Citizens Property Insurance Corp, the state-run insurer of last resort for the climate-ravaged state of Florida, has sued a law firm and several other parties it alleges conspired to defraud the company into paying millions for sham...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • A Ransomware Wake-Up Call For Law Firms

    The recent hack of one of the biggest celebrity law firms in the world should be a wake up call for law firms nationwide. As always, prevention is far better than reaction. Not only is a ransomware...

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  • Hackers Stage A Data Auction After Company Refuses To Pay Ransom

    The starting price was $50,000, and on the block were some 22,000 files and three data bases stolen from a Canadian company that had balked....

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  • How To Pay A Ransom

    You have decided your best option under the circumstances is to pay up. But that decision is far from the last...

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  • In Celebrity Law Firm Ransom Attack, Hackers Up The Ante, Threaten Trump

    New York’s Grubman, Shire, Meiselas & Sacks has been hit with a crippling ransom attack by the hacker group REvil, which is threatening to reveal personal information about clients who include marquee names like Lady Gaga, Madonna,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • “Mistakes Will Be Made”: Two Med Mal Firms Pledge No Lawsuits Over Covid Errors

    Two Texas law firms with a medical malpractice specialty have pledged not to sue over efforts by healthcare providers in their handling of Covid-19 patients. In similarly-worded statements, the two firms lauded medical personnel who they said...

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  • Problems When Transactional Counsel Act as Trial Counsel

    “Your company’s agent for service of process delivers a lawsuit involving a contract that your company’s law firm drafted. Given the firm’s deep familiarity with the transaction, does it make sense to have that firm litigate the...

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  • Litigation Pandemic May Be Next For Italy

    Victims’ families are coalescing on Facebook and weighing their options. Prosecutors in some nursing home cases are considering manslaughter charges, while conservative authorities, in the area of Lombardy where the coronavirus outbreak first appeared, are being cited...

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  • How Not To Do “Austerity Rollouts”

    Some law firms have already furloughed employees, cut salaries or laid off employees in response to the Covid crisis, and many others likely have austerity plans in the works. Common decency and regard for others dictates how...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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