Two Philadelphia law firms on Thursday urged a Pennsylvania federal judge to toss a suit brought by a gay former Anapol Schwartz attorney who accused the firm of inappropriately derailing his move to Raynes McCarty, highlighting evidence from the recent state court trial that the attorney lost.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Thursday allowed Burns & Levinson LLP to be paid as special counsel in the Karmaloop Inc. Chapter 11 case for the period which she did not allow the firm to be retained as debtors' counsel, despite objections from the U.S. Trustee's Office.
K&L Gates LLP urged a California federal judge on Thursday to toss a putative class of petroleum company investors' malpractice suit over the firm’s role in the company's bankruptcy case, arguing the bankruptcy court knew about the firm's alleged conflict of interest and found that it wasn't a problem.
A Texas state appeals court on Thursday refused to revive a chemical engineer’s suit alleging Haynes and Boone LLP falsely led him to believe an environmental remediation company agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle a qui tam action that he then agreed to dismiss.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday suspended Miami Beach attorney Erwin Rosenberg for one year, finding a referee's recommendation of a 91-day suspension to be insufficient discipline for several years of bad faith conduct and repeated failure to comply with court orders.
Zynga Inc. on Wednesday urged a California federal judge to not let Segan LLC and its counsel, Blank Rome LLP, delay a ruling on sanctions over a “frivolous” patent suit accusing Zynga of ripping off website-interacting characters, arguing the case has already gone on too long.
A Texas state court judge admitted in court on Thursday that he illegally dealt in guns and lied about it to law enforcement officials, federal officials said.
Jurors in the trial of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s former leaders on Thursday saw a series of internal emails from late 2008 in which the defendants agonized over the firm’s shaky financial condition, as prosecutors sought to prove a vast conspiracy to cook the books.
King & Spalding LLP has agreed to pay $4.62 million to settle a putative class action accusing the firm and others of violating consumer protection law by botching the settlement of a condominium contract suit, according to a Wednesday filing in California federal court.
Efforts to collect a $1 million sanction levied against a Philadelphia-based defense attorney for an expert's pretrial order violations in a medical malpractice case were stayed by the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Wednesday while it considers a challenge to the punishment.
Florida attorney Marc H. Hoffman had his law license revoked Tuesday for multiple grievances including those stemming from a scheme at his firm to collect $5 million in illegal fees by recruiting homeowners into “mass-joinder” lawsuits against mortgage lenders.
A memorabilia dealer accusing the New York Giants of scapegoating him to conceal the distribution of sham collectibles wants the New Jersey judge overseeing the case to step aside, contending that, as a season ticket purchaser and long-time fan of the football team, his impartiality could be questioned.
Named plaintiffs in a proposed class action accusing Locke Lord LLP of authoring an allegedly misleading and inaccurate opinion letter on the legality and tax implications of a welfare benefit plan asked the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to review a California judge's decision allowing the firm to exit the suit.
A Florida federal judge on Wednesday refused to sanction attorney Mitchell Stein of intellectual property firm Stein Law PC for allegedly making false statements in a diabetes test supply company’s legal malpractice row against the firm, saying the company didn’t show which statements were false.
Former New Jersey officials battling criminal charges in the George Washington Bridge scandal moved Wednesday to subpoena Gibson Dunn for interview notes from its investigation into the alleged act of political retribution, saying if those notes were destroyed, it would be “highly inappropriate."
A Houston defense attorney was convicted in Texas federal court on Wednesday on 18 counts of conspiracy, money laundering and other crimes related to a scheme of defrauding defendants facing federal criminal charges by telling them he could have their cases dismissed if they paid him, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday came down hard on plaintiffs in a suit accusing an asset manager, law firm, hospital and the commonwealth of a far-reaching scheme embezzling from elders and the recently deceased, calling the 293-page amended complaint nearly unreadable.
Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday approved the two-year suspension of an attorney who previously worked for Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and allegedly overbilled the firm by almost 420 hours for time spent reviewing documents.
A group of Houston anesthesiologists have sued Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP for more than $1.8 million after the firm allegedly drafted a bad settlement agreement in a contract dispute, leading to an "onslaught" of avoidable litigation and additional damages.
Baker Botts LLP has asked the Dallas Court of Appeals to uphold a jury's verdict from last year relieving them of responsibility in a patent malpractice trial brought by ex-client Axcess International Inc., saying that the jury was right to find that the company was time-barred from collecting a $41 million verdict.