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Legal Ethics

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Latest News in Legal Ethics

  • December 14, 2018

    Atty Says Firm Stole Client Involved In 'Gears Of War' IP Suit

    The Law Offices of Bruce J. Chasan sued Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP on Friday in Pennsylvania federal court, seeking $160,000 the firm claims Pierce Bainbridge owes for stealing its client, a wrestler suing Microsoft Studios Inc. and Epic Games Inc. for using his likeness without his consent in the "Gears of War" video game franchise.

  • December 14, 2018

    Ex-Apollo Exec Can't Gag His Former Atty In SEC Probe

    A New York federal judge on Thursday overruled objections to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's questioning of a former attorney for an ex-Apollo Management LP executive who stands accused of defrauding fund clients, saying there’s been no showing of common interest privilege. 

  • December 14, 2018

    Fintech Conference Founder Wants Sanctions For Ex-Atty

    The co-founder of a major finance and technology conference has asked for sanctions against her former lawyer in a fees dispute, claiming that he repeatedly refused to admit during discovery that he threatened to quit multiple times while representing her in an underlying case.

  • December 14, 2018

    ‘Intemperate’ Trial Conduct Lands Fla. Judge In Ethics Trouble

    A Broward County judge was charged with ethics violations Friday by Florida’s judicial ethics watchdog for admitted "intemperate" displays toward defense attorneys in a felony criminal trial that included inappropriately asking a courtroom deputy to physically remove one attorney during a sidebar conference.

  • December 14, 2018

    Abbott Labs Wants Atty DQ'd In Worker’s Gender Bias Case

    Abbott Laboratories has asked a California federal court to disqualify an attorney and his firm from representing a former Abbott employee who claimed she was sacked because of her gender, saying the lawyer used two privileged documents he received by accident.

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