Lloyd’s of London and a W.R. Berkley Corp. subsidiary on Monday sued an attorney who was booted from representing an insured furniture delivery outfit for submitting dubious witness testimony in a competitor’s defamation suit, saying his malpractice forced them to cover an inflated settlement.
CSX Transportation Inc. fired back on Monday at the attorneys who argued to the Fourth Circuit that the transportation company had brought racketeering claims against them mainly to crush asbestos suits they filed on behalf of its employees.
The Third Circuit ruled Tuesday that a district court could decline to exercise jurisdiction over a declaratory judgment suit even when there are no parallel proceedings underway in state court, upholding a Pennsylvania federal judge’s decision not to touch an insurance suit stemming from a $4.2 million legal malpractice verdict.
California Central District Judge S. James Otero talks to Law360 about sparring with Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski, navigating the isolating life of a trial judge and cutting loose with his law clerks to cope with the burdens of presiding over the nation's largest federal district.
A suburban Philadelphia attorney was slapped with malpractice claims in state court on Monday by a former client who said that her lawyer's failure to file a discrimination complaint approved by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission caused her to lose out on upward of $100,000 in damages.
A Texas appeals court on Monday revived a suit alleging Dallas bankruptcy boutique Reister Law Firm impermissibly recruited a prospective client, saying the trial court hearing the case was without authority to declare unconstitutional a criminal statute prohibiting lawyers from soliciting business.
The American Bar Association last week finally clarified that attorneys can use Facebook and other social media sites to research potential jurors, but the new treasure trove of data contains pitfalls, potentially luring attorneys into classic voir dire violations such as excluding candidates based on race or gender.
A California judge on Monday revived San Diego tourist spot Seaport Village's $27.5 million malpractice suit against Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP, finding the case was erroneously dismissed while Glaser Weil appealed the court’s refusal to toss the suit on free-speech grounds.
A former Baker Botts LLP attorney told a Texas jury Monday that the firm had no conflicts when it represented two rival technology companies in concurrent patent prosecutions, saying the nature of the work was nonadversarial and didn’t create an ethical problem.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review the Kansas high court’s decision to indefinitely bar former state Attorney General Phill Kline from practicing in the state as a result of unprofessional conduct during his criminal investigation of abortion clinics between 2005 and 2008.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, on Friday appointed six lawmakers to a newly-created temporary committee that will study and review the fairness and effectiveness of the state's judicial selection process.
Former Pennsylvania state Sen. Vince Fumo, convicted on a slate of corruption charges in 2009, was disbarred on Friday, after the state’s Supreme Court accepted his resignation.
A New York judge on Friday refused to dismiss White & Case LLP's $4.2 million counterclaim against a businessman alleging the firm hid documents that showed its client Barclays Bank PLC conspired with Saudi Arabian officials to obtain property rental payments owed to him.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review a Fifth Circuit decision that nixed a Texas company's fraud suit against Avery Dennison Corp. and Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar LLP stemming from a licensing deal involving a rejected personalized postage patent application.
Sixteen federal appellate judges have issued rulings in the last three years on cases in which they had a direct financial stake, most often through stock ownership, in violation of federal law, according to a Monday report from The Center for Public Integrity.
The highest court of Washington, D.C., on Thursday refused to revive BDO Seidman LLP’s $9 million malpractice suit accusing Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP of failing to properly warn that it was offering tax shelters, saying the accounting firm had brought the case too late.
Houston-based Schlumberger Ltd.'s former general counsel for intellectual property said Thursday that the oilfield services giant's suit accusing her of misappropriating trade secrets before going to work for Acacia Research Group is frivolous and should be dismissed.
The New Jersey Appellate Division on Friday agreed that a lawsuit brought by investors over Arsenal Capital Partners' acquisition of a majority position in software company TractManager Inc. should be transferred to another state court because of different relationships between judges in its current venue and parties in the case.
A Texas judge said Friday he would not delay the trial of a $10 million malpractice suit accusing Andrews Kurth LLP of failing to alert a client to a Ponzi scheme being run by Stanford Financial Group, angrily rejecting the plaintiff’s complaints about the firm’s discovery responses.
The Texas Supreme Court said Friday it won't hear Epstein Becker & Green PC's request to throw out a malpractice suit brought by a Houston oncologist who says the firm should have realized a document sent to the fired general counsel of his clinic would be used in an employment suit.