Lawyer Ethics

 
 
  • Years of ADA Shakedowns Alleged, And A Law Firm Settles

    A Silicon Valley law firm has settled a lawsuit alleging that it was shaking down small businesses by filing lawsuits for minor and in some cases bogus ADA violations and then extracting settlements.

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  • Law Firm Sued For Defamation, After Aggressive Move In Bankruptcy Case

    The Massachusetts Court of Appeals has reinstated a defamation case against a law firm, in a ruling denying the law firm’s claim of privilege for some key elements of its defense. Attorney Bruce W. Edmands and his...

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  • Photographer Sues Law Firm For Using His Skyline Photo

    A Kansas City photographer has sued a law firm, claiming it used his copyrighted work on its website without permission. The Kansas City Business Journal reports that before filing suit in federal court, photographer Eric Bowers of...

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  • Insider Trading Liability

    Steep sanctions and reputation damage to the company often follow an insider trading event. Insider trading can be an elusive concept, mostly because the law has developed primarily through the judiciary and administrative proceedings. No statute or...

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  • Giuliani’s Foreign Clients: Is He a Lawyer, Consultant Or Lobbyist?

    Guliani has represented interests from Turkey, Romania and Ukraine, among other venues. How those representations should be characterized is debatable, and it’s now being debated in the context of the Trump impeachment inquiry, with possible legal implications...

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  • Workplace Shootings: The Three Ps

    It’s a possibility that unfortunately these days cannot be discounted. With that in mind, the author of identifies three essential components of a strategy...

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  • Indiana AG Faces Possible Loss Of License Over Groping Charge

    A classic he-said she-said tribunal, as he faced a hearing before the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission. Republican AG Curtis Hill has been...

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  • Netflix Sued By Mossack-Fonseca, The “Panama Papers” Firm

    The name partners in the law firm that suffered the breach that released the Panama Papers are  suing Netflix for libel and trademark infringement, over their portrayal in “The Laudromat,” a series Netflix began to stream last...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Lawyer For Trump Whistleblowers Repped RNC In Hillary Email Case

    Washington lawyer Mark Zaid has been taking some heat from Trump supporters on account of his representation of the whistleblowers in the Ukraine phone call matter. But he takes it in stride. Republicans liked him well enough,...

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  • Progress Report on Swamp Drainage

    There are great differences between states in respect to ethics enforcement and the transparency of ethics agencies concerning actions they’ve taken, according to a new report by the Coalition for Integrity. Actual enforcement power also varies considerably....

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