The U.S. Tax Court on Thursday sided with the IRS in denying $1.7 million in bad debt deductions to a company at the center of an alleged junk Brazilian tax shelter scheme devised by a former Seyfarth Shaw LLP partner, and upheld several penalties on underreported income.
A magistrate judge on Thursday advised a New York federal court to sanction an attorney who had made unsupported False Claims Act allegations by tossing his qui tam suit accusing companies including Allstate Insurance Co. and FedEx Corp. of Medicare fraud.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday found that a state judge should be publicly reprimanded for allegedly demeaning people appearing before her in court, acting as a character witness for her sister and "undermining the public's confidence in the judiciary" through some of her rulings.
A Minnesota federal judge ruled Thursday that a former Fredrikson & Byron PA client can't proceed with a malpractice suit over a failed cigarette trademark application because the action is barred by a six-year statute of limitations.
Justice Seamus McCaffery of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court apologized Thursday after reports emerged that he’d exchanged hundreds of pornographic images through a personal email account, but quickly countered that the revelations were part of an orchestrated campaign by Chief Justice Ronald Castille to sully his reputation.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to accept Allentown-based attorney John J. Keller's resignation from the bar after a federal judge dismissed a bid to overturn his conviction and sentencing after he was found guilty of bilking a client out of $225,000.
A New York federal judge on Thursday refused to remove Gibson Dunn lawyers Randy M. Mastro and Jennifer H. Rearden as litigation counsel for property owners seeking environmental cleanup costs from Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc. because of their firm's work with the utility's board.
Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP told the Second Circuit on Wednesday that a New York federal judge applied the wrong legal standard when she sanctioned the firm more than $270,000 for failing to timely bow out of a $350 million antitrust suit over a scheme to keep Marriott International Inc.'s flagship New York hotels union-free.
A California-based law firm is protesting an Internal Revenue Service determination alleging it misreported its income by $1.9 million, claiming the funds-in-question belonged to its clients, according to a petition made public on Wednesday.
A California federal judge on Wednesday recused himself and all other judges from his district from Sierra Pacific Industries Inc.’s attempt to rewind a $122.5 million wildfire settlement after Sierra accused prosecutors of having perpetrated a fraud on the court by engaging in a “corrupt and tainted prosecution.”
A former Jacoby & Meyers LLP attorney urged a New York appeals court to allow him to pursue punitive damages against the law firm for allegedly falsely telling clients that he filed for bankruptcy, saying Wednesday that the firm’s malicious lies justify such relief.
A Georgia lawyer who brought her newborn daughter to an immigration hearing last week has formally accused the judge who denied her request for a hearing continuance during her maternity leave of humiliating her in front of a packed courtroom.
The Judicial Council of the D.C. Circuit has tossed a judicial misconduct complaint alleging Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones made disparaging comments about minorities and the mentally disabled in a talk on the death penalty, saying affidavits from six people who attended the lecture didn't prove her comments crossed any ethical lines, according to documents filed Tuesday.
The Texas watchdog group whose complaint prompted the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry filed a motion Wednesday in Travis County District Court to replace the state attorney general in the case stemming from Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht’s alleged ethics violations, saying the AG failed to collect a fine.
A Florida appeals court on Wednesday affirmed an order to garnish accounts held by embattled Judge Laura Watson, who is being investigated over her involvement as an attorney in a $14.5 million settlement with an insurer.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission urged a Michigan federal court Tuesday to reject an assisted living facility company's bid for sanctions in an Americans with Disabilities Act suit, calling the company's argument that it let an epileptic would-be worker go for using medical marijuana a smokescreen.
Class counsel in the Deepwater Horizon litigation on Wednesday responded to BP PLC’s bid to oust the claims administrator overseeing settlement payments, saying the company knew of his work for the state of Louisiana — which BP characterized as a conflict of interest — before he was chosen.
A California state judge handed a get-out-of-jail free card to a friend charged with felony spousal abuse, according to an official inquiry opened by the California Commission on Judicial Proceedings.
A Pennsylvania federal judge Wednesday refused to toss an age discrimination lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, saying it was not barred by constitutional immunity under the Eleventh Amendment.
Justice Seamus McCaffery of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sent or received more than 200 emails containing hundreds of pornographic pictures and videos between 2008 and 2012, the state’s top jurist confirmed Wednesday following an analysis of messages uncovered by the Office of Attorney General.