Judge Stanley Bastian signed an Order of Recusal today. The case went back into the regular rotation of judges to cases. Judge Tom Rice is the judge now assigned to the case. Order of Recusal, April 11, 2016.
On March 12, 2015, Steve Eugster commenced an action against the WSBA and some of its officers and against the present justices of the Washington State Supreme Court. The action was filed in United States District Court for the Western District of Washington At Seattle. Case No. 2:15-cv-00375-JLR. The case has been assigned to Judge James L. Robart. Complaint, Amended and Restated. This action has its genesis in Harris v. Quinn, 134 S. Ct. 2618 (2014) and In re Petition to Create Voluntary State Bar of Nebraska, 286 Neb. 1018, 841 N.W. 2d 167 (Nebr. 2013). In Harris v. Quinn, …
Lawyers are billing more than the middle class can afford. WSJ Report: 3.7 Million Use Legal Self-Help Centers – Law Blog .
A few days ago Judge Richard Posner, for a panel of the 7th Circuit, threw out a class action settlement regarding claims related to Pella windows. Decision. What the lawyers have done in the case and the fees they claimed is shocking. In situations like this one wonders whether the local bar discipline process will step into the situation and process grievances against the lawyers involved.