• What Law Firms Can Learn About Cybersecurity From Other Industries

    In some respects, law firms are at an advantage. Other industries, notably health care, have been hit earlier and harder, and for law firms, there are lessons to be learned. Among them: Encryption is a good investment....

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  • Law Firm Trounces Legal Malpractice Claimant; She Could Get Jail Time

    A seldom invoked Massachusetts law has allowed a law firm to win a $175,000 judgment against a physician to recoup legal fees it paid to defend itself against her legal malpractice suit. The physician, Dr. Nataly Minkina,...

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  • Is Asbestos Litigation Breathing Its Last?

    Hardly, but it appears to be on a downward trend, or possibly at “top of the bell curve” to be followed by “a long, slow, gradual decline,” according to Mark Behrens, a defense attorney and co-chair of...

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  • Suspended: First He Repped Sexual Assault Victims, Then One Of The Accused

    A Philadelphia lawyer has been suspended for one year by the state supreme court’s disciplinary board. According to the Order in Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Raul I. Jauregui, in 2013 Jauregui was representing Swarthmore students who...

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  • Remorseful Lawyer Turns Himself In

    After realizing he’d failed to fax a key document, he changed the date on his fax machine and then sent it off, backdated. Minutes later he regretted what he’d done. After some initial calls to other lawyers,...

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  • Is Securitization Evil? Dechert Attorney Takes On The Pope

    A declaration from the papacy took aim at securitization and credit default swaps, characterizing them as a kind of predatory economic cannibalism, a form of “gambling on the failure of others,” and calling them morally unacceptable. A...

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  • The Civil Rights Lawyer Who Set Himself on Fire

    A noted civil rights attorney, who later in his career turned to the climate change issue, committed suicide as an act of protest, in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. He chose the early morning when no one would be...

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  • Sharing Protected Information With Potential Litigation Funders

    Third-party funding of litigation projects, increasingly popular with plaintiffs, can raise serious questions about protected information. Defendants in some of these cases are doing their best to raise them, and in this Today’s General Counsel article, Todd...

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  • Elite FLA Firm Accused Of Bribery, Stiffing Client

    A Fort Lauderdale law firm known for helping George Bush’s case in his year 2000 election victory and for winning hundreds of millions of dollars for clients against a Ponzi schemer, is accused of failing to pay...

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  • Massive Slip-And-Fall Scheme Alleged In New York

    Five men have been charged in what federal prosecutors in Manhattan say was a massive litigation fraud that involved doctors, lawyers and litigation finance companies. Hundreds of lawsuits may be at issue. However, no lawyers, doctors or...

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