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When is a retainer not just a retainer

/ 14.May, 2012

Former New Jersey State Sen. Wayne Bryant, who is serving a four-year sentence for a corruption conviction, has been back in court on allegations that . . .

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Case Within a Case in Detail

/ 11.May, 2012

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court of New Jersey’s summary judgment in Minkin v. Gibbons P.C., . . .

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Ethics Opinion on Cloud Computing

/ 09.May, 2012

The issue of cloud computing, the storing and sharing of data on/with remote servers, has been a hot topic in attorney ethics circles recently.  The . . .

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An important rule

/ 08.May, 2012

The Rules of Professional Conduct, as our courts have repeatedly held, cannot form the basis for a professional liability action, but they can be a good . . .

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Dewey Dismal System- Implosion

/ 03.May, 2012

One of the largest law firms in New York City appears to be imploding.  Dewey & LeBoeuf partners have been encouraged to look for work elsewhere, . . .

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$34.5 Million Verdict in Legal Malpractice Case

/ 01.May, 2012

A Los Angeles jury awarded $34.5 million dollars to a group of investors who had brought a legal malpractice action against the law firm Holland . . .

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Morgan Lewis Professional Liability Case Revived

/ 24.Apr, 2012

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has breathed new life into a decade old legal malpractice and fraud action against Morgan Lewis.  The action involves . . .

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Expanded Protections for Lawyers Working for the Government

/ 20.Apr, 2012

On Tuesday, April 17, 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Filarsky v. Delia.  The Court unanimously held that a private attorney, hired . . .

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The Nigerian Scam Saga Continues

/ 16.Apr, 2012

We have previously written about the particular dangers law firms face from e-mail scams.  Two interesting items have recently cometo our attention.  In Minnesota, a law . . .

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New Jersey Supreme Court Censures Attorney for “Grossly Deficient” Records

/ 12.Apr, 2012

After the recommendations of four months suspension from the New Jersey Disciplinary Review board and even disbarment from the state Office of Attorney Ethics, the . . .

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