A former attorney for Farmers Insurance Co. accused the insurance company of routinely discriminating against female attorneys by paying them lower salaries and promoting them less and retaliating against her when she complained about it, according to a proposed collective and class action filed Wednesday in a California federal court.
A Florida appellate court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that gave former Goldberg Goldstein & Buckley PA managing partner Morton A. Goldberg a slice of funds that the firm’s profit-sharing plan got under its employment dishonesty policy as a result of his own criminal conduct.
A Philadelphia jury heard testimony on Wednesday detailing a series of clashes that Jeffrey Downs, a gay attorney accusing his onetime superiors at Anapol Schwartz of stymying a lucrative job opportunity, had with colleagues at a number of prior firms including Dechert LLP and Wong Fleming.
A New York appeals court revived slander claims Tuesday against Jacoby & Meyers LLP managing partner Andrew G. Finkelstein, finding a lie he allegedly told a fellow personal injury attorney's ex-client fueled a legal malpractice suit the targeted attorney said was a "sham."
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court backed up a 2014 decision to strike a candidate for state representative from the primary ballot Tuesday, concluding that — as he had not yet passed the bar, while having graduated from law school — he misrepresented his occupation as a “lawyer” on nominating petitions.
A California federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Locke Lord LLP can't be held liable in a proposed class action accusing the firm of authoring an allegedly misleading and inaccurate opinion letter on the legality of a welfare benefit plan under the U.S. tax code.
A Florida appeals court said Wednesday that a Miami attorney's amended complaint alleging his ex-partner and their former firm breached employment and shareholders’ agreements should be stayed pending the completion of related arbitration, saying the claims are the same.
Ampal-American Israel Corp.'s CEO accused trustee Alex Spizz and his firm, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, of a conflict of interest over Tarter’s representing one of the estate’s biggest creditors, asking a New York bankruptcy court Tuesday to toss the firm and trustee from the case.
Grant Thornton LLP has urged the Eleventh Circuit to decline to revive a former Grant Thornton LLP employee’s health-plan lawsuit that was marred by allegations that an Alston & Bird LLP attorney continued to depose her after she fainted, saying her claims couldn’t survive.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday said the First Amendment allows for regulation of judicial candidates' speech and upheld Florida's ban on personal solicitation for campaign funds in a decision expected to reverberate across the country in states with similar prohibitions.
A Texas criminal judge who was publicly admonished last week after posting on Facebook information about a high-profile trial in her courtroom is planning to appeal the sanction, which she says limits judges’ right to free speech.
A Florida appeals court heard arguments Tuesday in a closely watched case that could set up a state Supreme Court appeal on the issue of whether the litigation privilege, which protects parties from defamation claims for statements made in litigation, bars malicious prosecution actions.
A New York-licensed attorney pled guilty in New Jersey federal court on Tuesday to swindling more than $3.5 million from a foreign nation through a sham law and accounting firm that he secretly controlled.
A former Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. executive and his legal counsel escaped sanctions Tuesday after a New York federal judge found that overly broad language in a $2.3 million settlement agreement between Marsh and a lawyer who represented the former executive in criminal bid-rigging charges provided a “kernel” of a theory for breach of fiduciary duty.
A fan maker on Monday slammed Hiscock & Barclay LLP’s bid for reconsideration of an order nixing its attempt to dodge a malpractice row over a botched patent infringement suit against The Home Depot USA Inc., telling a New York federal judge the firm's “new evidence” was previously available.
A gay former Anapol Schwartz attorney on Tuesday testified to a Philadelphia jury that his supervisors interfered with his planned move to another firm, while detailing a culture of intolerance that dogged him there and at stops at several of the city's largest firms.
Former employees of BAE Systems Inc., who claim the company fired them in retaliation for whistleblowing on alleged bid rigging for defense contracts, urged a Michigan federal judge Monday to sanction the company for not complying with discovery requests.
A former Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati information technology employee is nearing an insider trading settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission after pleading guilty to related criminal charges in November, according to a Monday court filing in New York.
A Louisiana federal jury on Monday found two attorneys — one a Hollywood producer and the other the husband of New Orleans' deputy mayor — guilty of defrauding the state out of $1.1 million in tax credits to renovate a mansion used in HBO's “True Detective,” federal authorities said.
The Delaware Chancery Court judge presiding over trade secrets litigation against Tidel Inc. declined to disqualify the cash management equipment maker’s former patent counsel Locke Lord LLP from representing its opponent but found “colorable" claims that the firm breached ethical rules.