Mobile Promotions Network LLC on Tuesday asked a Florida federal judge to sanction website design services company Web.com Group and its counsel Holland & Knight LLP for bringing an allegedly frivolous trademark infringement suit.
A New York state judge has largely left intact Vladeck Waldman Elias & Engelhard PC's suit claiming Manhattan landlord Paramount Leasehold LP wrongly lured it into a lease renewal while planning a hotel conversion, also sanctioning Paramount's counsel at Rosenberg & Estis PC for “frivolous” discovery conduct.
Eleven former students of a New York City preparatory school want another crack at recouping millions of dollars in legal fees after a state appellate court unanimously tossed their suit accusing O’Melveny & Myers LLP of unnecessarily prolonging litigation while defending the school against allegations it covered up student sexual abuse by a football coach.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP will continue to fight allegations it defrauded a former client when it helped file a suit against SAS Institute Inc. after having advised the company for years, according to a Tuesday court filing.
The California Commission on Judicial Performance announced charges Tuesday accusing a county criminal judge of hiding $250,000 in payments he received from attorneys who appeared before him through a county indigent defender contract.
Medical malpractice law firm Paulson & Nace PLLC told the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday that Chicago Insurance Co. should cover the $1.75 million legal malpractice verdict against the firm because it had no reasonable belief it would be sued over such claims when applying for the policy.
A municipal court judge overseeing the troubled city of Ferguson, Missouri, abruptly retired on Monday in the wake of a damning U.S. Department of Justice report finding evidence of racial bias and revenue-driven enforcement policies in the court system over which he presided.
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Workers accusing an amusement park company of underpaying and forcing them to pick up H-2B visa expenses in a class action sought sanctions Monday against the company's counsel at Seyfarth Shaw LLP for allegedly scripting improper settlement communications with some class members.
A Pennsylvania state judge refused Tuesday to hear evidence to impeach the credibility of a witness who recently came forward as part of a bid to clear Philadelphia-based defense attorney Nancy Raynor of $1 million in sanctions over forbidden expert testimony presented during a 2012 medical malpractice trial.
The National Legal Aid & Defender Association and the Association of Pro Bono Counsel have urged the Eighth Circuit to reconsider its recent ruling that leftover cash from a $333 million settlement over NationsBank Corp.’s merger with Bank of America Corp. should not be handed to a legal charity.
A Minnesota federal judge on Monday sentenced a suspended personal injury attorney to five years in prison and three years' supervised release for using his law firm to launder $55,000 in drug money for his brother-in-law, who the feds say distributed “high-end marijuana” about an hour and a half south of Minneapolis.
A California-based investment company on Monday said Wilkes Artis Chtd. “conveniently ignore[s]” the facts in its bid to dismiss a legal malpractice suit over expired real estate tax credits, urging a Maryland federal judge to reject the law firm’s position that no attorney-client relationship existed.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority slammed Bank of America Corp.’s bid to toss a suit accusing Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and the bank of wrongly advising that a $219 million bond offering was tax-exempt, saying the bank is trying to pin the entire suit on bad advice from the firm.
Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. on Monday attacked Dickstein Shapiro LLP’s efforts to evade a malpractice suit accusing the firm of failing to properly prosecute the publisher’s patents, arguing in D.C. federal court that the firm’s reliance on the Alice Corp. standard for patent eligibility was misplaced.
An attorney who once worked at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP before running a $5 million Ponzi scheme that he confessed to in a note before a failed suicide attempt plans to start talks for a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, according to a letter filed in New York federal court.
A Florida magistrate judge on Monday disqualified Nicholson & Eastin LLP from representing employee whistleblowers in a False Claims Act suit accusing Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies Inc. of overbilling Medicare because an attorney for the firm had previously advised Med-Care on Medicare regulations.
A Texas magistrate judge on Monday denied a bid by Chadbourne & Parke LLP to force the receiver in a suit brought by victims of Robert Allen Stanford's $7 billion Ponzi scheme to turn over the identities, residences and citizenship of the proposed class members, among other information.
A North Carolina federal judge on Monday rejected a motion by asbestos injury firm Belluck & Fox LLP to move to New York an adversary suit against it by defunct gasket company Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, finding that his is a more efficient venue for that and other similar suits by Garlock.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a case stemming from the infamous "kids for cash" judicial bribery scandal that attorneys say could significantly expand the grounds to sue attorneys and law firms for pursuing frivolous civil claims.