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Investors suing Dentons told an appellate court Tuesday that attorney-client privilege no longer exists for the now-dissolved company behind the €6.5 million ($7.25 million) gold dust fraud the law firm's predecessor allegedly enabled, despite a ruling that held out the possibility of the company's restoration.
After being hit with a $3 million verdict over sex assault claims brought by a waitress at a Philadelphia restaurant, the ex-CEO of a New Jersey mortgage lending firm accused his former attorneys on Monday of botching his defense in the case.
The Indiana Senate and House of Representatives have hired a Jackson Lewis attorney who helped craft their sexual harassment policies as they attempt to intervene in a Title VII suit by a state legislator and three staffers claiming state Attorney General Curtis Hill groped them at a party.
A California judge has ruled that Infinity Insurance Co. is permitted to use a collection agency to pursue coverage disputes with other insurers in arbitration, throwing out a policyholder's proposed class action alleging that the practice runs afoul of the Golden State's ban on the unauthorized practice of law.
The D.C. Circuit declined on Monday to revisit its decision backing a narrow view of how much authority district courts have to unseal grand jury records, a ruling the U.S. Department of Justice had sought to keep in place.