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Indiana Lawyer Sanctioned for Using Evidence Without Sufficient Factual Basis

An Indiana personal injury lawyer has been sanctioned $1,000 by a court of appeals for using the defendant-retailer’s photos to support his own client’s slip and fall case without having sufficient factual basis to do so. The Appeals Court’s Decision The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Chicago, Illinois, sanctioned the lawyer in a. Continue reading…

BigLaw Partner Has Bar License Suspended for Over Billing

This is not the first time an attorney has been accused of overbilling clients for legal work. Most recently, according to the American Bar Association Journal (ABA), a partner at BigLaw firm Duane Morris in Massachusetts had her bar license suspended for six months due to overbilling. The initial recommendation, which was rejected by the. Continue reading…

Attorney-Client Privilege Protections May Extend to Company Investors

      A recent decision issued by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims could change the landscape regarding discovery – specifically expanding attorney-client privilege in commercial litigation. Under the court’s ruling, attorney client privilege includes communication with outside investors who have some stake in the litigation in question. The Court’s Ruling The decision involved. Continue reading…

Eleventh Circuit Throws Out Seven-Figure Attorney’s Fee Award

A panel of federal judges found that a seven-figure attorneys fee award to the lawyers representing several financial institutions suing Home Depot over a breach was inappropriate. The Eleventh Circuit vacated at $15.3 million fee award, remanding it to the lower court with instructions to reduce the fee award. The underlying lawsuit involved a 2014. Continue reading…

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