Small Law

  • Atty's Wiretap Claims Against Old Firm To Continue

    An attorney accusing his former firm of electronic surveillance of employees, clients and others can move on with his illegal wiretap claims after an Illinois federal judge ruled that the proposed class action is not time-barred.

  • Ga. Atty Suspended After Reprimand No-Show

    The Supreme Court of Georgia on Wednesday suspended an attorney who failed to show up for a State Disciplinary Review Board reprimand imposed for two admitted professional conduct violations.

  • Carr Blackwell Atty, Assistant DAs Tapped For NC Bench

    A Carr Blackwell & Associates PC family law and personal injury attorney has been appointed, along with two others, to fill judicial vacancies in North Carolina's district court, according to the governor's office.

  • Ohio Atty's Scathing Text Could Lead To Sanctions, Peer Says

    An Ohio attorney could face a misconduct case over a widely circulated text he allegedly sent to a female associate in which he said she took a salary "while sitting on your ass" during her maternity leave, a lawyer who frequently represents peers facing sanctions said Tuesday.

  • Lil Wayne Can't Revive $20M Suit Against His Former Atty

    A New York state appeals court has refused to resurrect Lil Wayne's $20 million suit against his longtime lawyer and representative, finding that the rapper hasn't adequately alleged his attorney tricked him into retaining him or caused the rapper any harm during the 14 years they worked together.

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    How To Avoid Atty Fee Disputes In Firm Spinoffs And Splits

    Law firms and departing lawyers can take steps to avoid costly litigation and disputes over attorney fees when clients change hands following spinoffs and splits, according to experts who stress the importance of communication in sidestepping any legal battles over bills.

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    So Your Outside Counsel Was Hacked. Now What?

    General counsel can take preventive measures now to avoid panicking when their outside counsel is hacked, like knowing the kinds of data the company shares with external lawyers and how it's stored and writing data security requirements into their contracts, experts say.

  • 5th Circ. Blames Atty For Photographer's 'Groundless' Suit

    The attorney representing a high-end wedding photographer who sued competitors in Texas court alleging a conspiracy to restrict trade should have known better than to bring the suit, a Fifth Circuit panel concluded, reversing a district court order that placed his client on the hook for the "groundless" suit.

  • NJ Atty Slams 'Self-Serving' Defense In Firing Case

    A New Jersey attorney who alleges she was fired for refusing to lie in an affidavit is fighting to keep her suit alive, arguing her former employer's motion to dismiss relies on outside evidence he introduced in "self-serving" affidavits.

  • Conn. Atty Faces Discipline In Email Snooping Case

    A Connecticut attorney is facing discipline after he had a network administrator search a former employee's computer and download personal emails without permission, as well as violating other rules of professional conduct, according to an ethics complaint filed Friday.

  • Ex-Girardi Atty Leaves New Firm With Fraud Suit Pending

    A former Girardi Keese attorney shadowed by the firm's embezzlement scandal has left his job at Dordick Law Corp., the firm said Tuesday, weeks after a recent client sued alleging the lawyer illegally withheld settlement funds.

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    Ex-Buchalter Appellate Pro Jumps To SF-Based Boutique

    Complex Appellate Litigation Group, a San Francisco-based appellate boutique, has added a former appeals practice group chair from Buchalter PC to launch an office in Orange County.

  • 3rd Circ. Says Ad Agency Knew All About Liebowitz

    Third Circuit judges on Friday were the latest to tear into the legal practices of suspended attorney Richard Liebowitz, ruling that a former client can't revive a copyright lawsuit that sank because of the attorney's "distracting antics" and "repeated exercises of bad faith" — citing a "damning" email showing the company's CEO was well aware of Liebowitz's misfortunes in court.

  • Florida Bar Fights Atty's Challenge To Disbarment

    The Florida Bar has claimed the Florida Supreme Court should not second-guess the disbarment of a Miami insurance attorney after the court revoked his license last month for mismanaging his firm, saying a rehearing is not simply a mechanism for an unhappy attorney to "reargue the same points previously presented."

  • 9/11 MDL Judge Won't Stay Kreindler Sanctions Over Leak

    Kreindler & Kreindler LLP can't hold off sanctions leveled against the firm in connection with the leak of a deposition transcript in the 9/11 multidistrict litigation that seeks to hold various countries responsible for the terrorist attacks, a New York federal judge has ruled.

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    Meet The Prosecutor Running NJ's New Financial Crimes Unit

    The New Jersey attorney general unveiled the newest fraud and financial crimes unit and named a white-collar expert with deep experience in New York and New Jersey to be its inaugural leader.

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    Fay Sharpe IP Pro Looks To Future In Lippes Mathias Merger

    While the story of Cleveland-based intellectual property law firm Fay Sharpe LLP dates to the 19th century, the 21st century brings a new chapter thanks to its merger at the beginning of the year with the New York-based Lippes Mathias LLP.

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    After A Rough 2022, What's Next For Legal Tech Funding?

    The legal technology industry followed its record-setting year of investments in 2021 with a big drop in funding in 2022, resulting in more mergers and acquisitions, according to a Law360 Pulse analysis.

  • Feds Indict NJ Atty For $2M Inheritance Heist

    A Jersey City, New Jersey, attorney was indicted in New Jersey federal court on charges he defrauded a family of more than $2 million in an alleged scheme to funnel their inheritance into his private bank accounts.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry saw another action-packed week as dozens of BigLaw attorneys were promoted to partner and the U.S. Department of Justice named a special counsel to head up a probe into classified documents found at two locations linked to President Joe Biden. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • Calif. Bar Looks To Spotlight Firms Making Diversity Gains

    In an effort to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion among the Golden State's legal community, which is still predominantly white and male, the California State Bar is launching a program to recognize legal employers that take steps to improve DEI within their ranks.

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    Partner Diversity Lags Behind Legal Industry's Overall Gains

    While 2022 saw diversity gains in the legal profession, similar progress has been elusive at higher-level positions, a recent report by the National Association for Law Placement revealed.

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    Baum Hedlund Changes Name, Taps New Managing Partner

    Plaintiffs' law firm Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman PC has changed its name to Wisner Baum LLP to reflect the name of its new managing partner and most successful attorney at a firm known for packing a powerful punch in product liability litigation.

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    Md. Lt. Gov. Rutherford To Join Davis Agnor This Month

    Maryland's outgoing lieutenant governor, Boyd K. Rutherford, plans to join Maryland law firm Davis Agnor Rapaport & Skalny LLC and launch a new practice in government relations and lobbying at the local, state and federal levels, the firm announced.

  • Insurer Fights Law Firm's Bid For Malpractice Case Coverage

    An insurance company has told a Tennessee federal court it shouldn't have to honor the $1 million liability policy it sold to a law firm because when the firm president renewed the policy, he didn't disclose that a malpractice claim could be coming.

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