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  • NJ Atty Aims To Duck Claims He Botched Suit Amid Pandemic

    A New Jersey attorney has asked a state court to dismiss a former client's legal malpractice claims against him arising out of the confusion of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing that the allegations show "duplicity" in repudiating an underlying medical malpractice settlement he negotiated for her.

  • Ga. Atty Disbarred Over Bogus Email, Text In Injury Case

    A Georgia attorney who fabricated an email and text from a personal injury client to mislead the state bar about when she was terminated from his case was disbarred by the Supreme Court of Georgia on Tuesday.

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    Tully Rinckey's Atty Contracts Offer Warning To Other Firms

    The ongoing disciplinary case against the founders of Tully Rinckey PLLC over restrictions the firm placed on departing attorneys is an unusual one, but experts say it's still an important reminder for lawyers to be mindful of the ethical considerations of their employment agreements.

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    Office Snapshot: Blick Law Makes Room For More NJ Growth

    Entering its fifth year on the New Jersey legal scene, Blick Law LLC is expanding its profile by more than doubling the office space at its Somerset headquarters as the firm gears up for further growth ahead.

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    Texas Firm Grabbed Cups Of Tea To Land Retired 'Judge V'

    Sean Roberts knew what it would take to draw retired U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore back into private practice at the Houston litigation firm he co-founded. A cup of tea.

  • Atlanta Attorney Gets 27 Months For Misuse Of Client Cash

    An Atlanta attorney who pled guilty last year to using millions of dollars of client cash to pay off mounting expenses for his law firm was hit with a 27-month prison sentence Tuesday by a Georgia federal judge.

  • Firms Accuse Ottinger Of Hoarding Fees In Wage Class Action

    The Ottinger Firm PC is being sued by two law firms over allegedly refusing to fairly split $666,666 in attorney fees after helping them secure a $2 million settlement in an employment class action, according to an unfiled complaint drafted Friday.

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    Judges Should Skip Most Law Firm Socials, Mich. Bar Says

    Michigan judges should avoid most law firm-sponsored events to avoid the appearance of impropriety, according to the latest ethics guidance produced by the State Bar of Michigan's Judicial Ethics Committee.

  • Debtors Challenging Law Firm's Interest Rates Get Class Cert.

    A Michigan federal court has certified a class of debtors accusing creditor law firm Mary Jane M. Elliott PC of charging unlawfully high post-judgment interest rates on dozens of debt collection suits across the state.

  • Atty For Alex Jones' Infowars Asks Court's Permission To Quit

    The head lawyer for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars radio show production company has urged a Texas bankruptcy judge to let him quit his work on the Chapter 11 case, saying Free Speech Systems' chief restructuring officer has withheld his pay in retaliation for disputes between the two professionals.

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    Henderson Franklin Adds Fla. Corporate Vet From Solo Shop

    Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt PA has brought on an of counsel with more than three decades of experience to its business and tax department from his own Florida firm.

  • Suit Says Firm Wrongly Repped Two Parties In Car Crash

    A passenger injured in a car accident in Pittsburgh says attorneys from Goodrich & Geist did not advise him to find counsel separate from that of the driver of the car he was in and denied him the opportunity to seek damages.

  • Conn. Trial Attys Slam Proposed Offsets For Jury Awards

    Connecticut lawmakers on Monday considered a bill that could reduce economic damages awarded to personal injury and wrongful death plaintiffs when a collateral payment source, such as an insurer, has a right of subrogation, a measure that trial lawyers panned as an insurance industry perk that would undo precedent.  

  • North Carolina Grievance Process Fixes Would Empower Attys

    The North Carolina State Bar's grievance process could soon be revamped to include new standing requirements and open-file discovery for the accused under a slate of proposals proffered Monday by a group of lawyers and judges on the State Bar Review Committee.

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    NC Law Firm CEO Dies In Crash Amid Stolen Funds Probe

    The CEO of North Carolina-based real estate law firm Washburn Law PLLC, which declared bankruptcy in the midst of an ongoing investigation into millions of dollars in stolen client funds, died in a car crash Saturday.

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    Houser Reports Data Breach Affected 325,000 People

    Houser LLP experienced a data breach beginning in May that affected more than 325,000 people, the law firm said in a regulatory filing with the Office of the Maine Attorney General posted Wednesday.

  • Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

    Susman Godfrey LLP and Truelove Law Firm lead this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions after a Texas state jury awarded $287 million to Dutch telecommunications company Koninklijke KPN in a contract dispute with Samsung Electronics Co.

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    Atty Censured Over Conduct In NFL Concussion MDL

    A Pennsylvania federal judge has rejected objections from a law firm and its principal and affirmed a special masters' determination that the attorney be censured for engaging in "questionable behavior" while trying to secure monetary awards for clients from the NFL players' concussion injury litigation settlement.

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    Fennemore Craig CEO On Kicking Off 2024 With Rapid Growth

    When it comes to expansion, Fennemore Craig PC came out of the gate fast this year. But the firm's rapid expansion is not just growth for growth's sake, but a push to move into another bracket of law firms, according to James Goodnow, Fennemore's CEO and president.

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    Golf Club Settles Claims Trump Atty Illegally Pushed NDA

    A Trump Organization golf club has settled a former server's claims that she was illegally induced to sign a nondisclosure agreement by one of Donald Trump's lawyers, Alina Habba, reopening the door for the ex-employee to pursue claims that she was sexually harassed on the job.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    February ended with a bang as BigLaw made moves and the Supreme Court waded into former President Donald Trump’s legal woes. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • GRSM50 Adds Employment Pro In San Diego From Solo Shop

    Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP, now known as GRSM50, is bolstering its employment team, bringing in a trial attorney, with his own firm, adept at class actions as a partner in its San Diego office.

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    Squire Patton Boggs Grows IP Team With Eaton Corp. Atty

    Squire Patton Boggs has added a patent and trademark attorney fresh off an in-house role at the power management firm Eaton Corp. to its intellectual property and technology practice group in Cleveland, where she will be of counsel.

  • Blank Rome Accused Of Suing Atty Over Job Change

    A trial attorney who used to defend plane parts manufacturer Avco Corp. accused the company and Blank Rome LLP Wednesday in Pennsylvania federal court of pursuing "frivolous" litigation against her, claiming they sought to destroy her livelihood because she joined a plaintiffs' firm that frequently sues aviation manufacturers.

  • Houston Judge Again Declines Recusal In Back Wages Fight

    A Texas state judge again declined to recuse himself in a dispute between a Lewis Brisbois partner and his previous law firm after the partner filed a motion accusing the judge of allowing counsel for a Houston firm to "engage in numerous attacks" against him based on his sexuality.

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