Here is some interesting lawyer news — KXLY – Spokane. And more at the Spokesman Review, Spokane County prosecutor linked to felon by texts, video, bikini photo. Regarding the bikini picture mentioned in the SR article– that is what Ms. Wright must wear in body building competitions. One should not make much if it. After all,… Read More »
The federal court will abstain. It’s called the Younger Abstention Doctrine. Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37, 91 S. Ct. 746, 27 L. Ed. 2d 669 (1971). Younger was used in Canatella v. California, 404 F.3d 1106, 1109 – 1110 (9th Cir. 2005) by the federal court to dismiss a case where an attorney sought… Read More »
The response by Steve Eugster to the WSBA Governance Task Force Report is here: 2014_08_12a_letter_judicial_power_deunification. The WSBA Board of Governors is expected to consider the Governance Task Force Report at its September 2014 meeting in Seattle.
The Seattle Times reports: Edward Joseph Callow represented a client who was permanently disabled in a car wreck. Nationwide Insurance agreed to pay her a $25,000 advance, plus a $500,000 settlement. But Callow told her the settlement was for only $250,000, and that he would keep one-third of that for attorney’s fees. He also kept… Read More »
On December 6, 2013, the Nebraska Supreme Court issued its decision s petition for a rule change. See In re Petition for a Rule Change to Create a Voluntary State Bar of Nebraska, 286 Neb. 1018, 841 N.W.2d 167 (2013). In its decision, the Nebraska Supreme Court chose to retain the NSBA as a mandatory… Read More »
A Billings attorney has been disciplined regarding efforts in an adoption matter — failed to notify the father of the child and advised the judge that no one other than his clients had an interest in the child. There is more to the story. Billings attorney to be suspended for unethical adoption case, withholding records,… Read More »
Houston Legal, a lawyer blog in Houston, Texas, which is part of the Houston Chronicle, reports that 8 Texas lawyers & 3 judges disciplined have recently been disciplined. The reports do not describe the conduct which formed the exact basis for the ethics violations.
Here is a link to a bar complaint against a Minnesota lawyer who had sexual relations with a client and billed her for the time. The Complaint.
The Florida Supreme Court disciplined 11 South Florida attorneys in recent actions brought by the Florida Bar. South Florida Business Journal. This post will eventually be added to so that the way in which the Florida Bar is regulated may be understood. For the time being it looks as though the Florida Bar is said… Read More »
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… Read More »