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Misplaced Trust

Disbarment has been ordered by the Minnesota Supreme Court The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility filed a petition for disciplinary action against respondent Barry L. Blomquist, Jr. The petition alleged Blomquist misappropriated trust assets by investing in... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Blomquist, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, Barry L Blomquist


The Diaper Bag And The Hatchet

A public censure has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for a second degree menacing conviction. The same court had affirmed the conviction Defendant's contention on appeal that he was entitled to a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Reciprocal Censure

A reciprocal censure has been ordered by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department for sanctions imposed in federal court By order entered December 7, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit publicly... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department


Willing To Wait

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has held that denying a continuance sought for an in-person suppression hearing was an abuse of discretion This case concerns whether the use of an Internet-based video conferencing platform, Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (Zoom), for... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Current Affairs, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Zoom Video Communications Inc


D.C. Admissions Web Page Improved

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has redesigned the web page and links to its Committee on Admissions. Fresh information about the 2021 examination is a feature of the new page. It appears to me that the redesign is... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Rule 4.2 Violation Found

The Indiana Supreme Court sustained a finding of a Rule 4.2 violation and imposed a public reprimand on these facts Respondent represented “Husband” in ongoing post-dissolution litigation involving Husband’s marriage to “First Wife.” In August 2018, a domestic dispute between... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


The Price Of Pizza Cleanup

The Delaware Court of Chancery cleaned up a mess with a fee award of over $3.2 million. Nine years ago, in shifting fees where a litigant had advanced frivolous arguments, then-Chancellor Strine remarked that “it is more time-consuming to clean... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Delaware Court of Chancery, Strine, Legal Profession Prof, Pizza Cleanup


Criminal Contempt Draws Suspension

An attorney convicted of criminal contempt has been suspended for six months and until further order by the New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department. The conviction was reported by The Times of Wayne County. On Friday (10/23)... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Times of Wayne County, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department


A Visit To The Cemetery

The Tennessee Court of Appeals reversed in part the grant of summary judgment to the defendant in an injury case that occurred in a final resting place The Plaintiff-Appellant in this matter, Sylvia Davis (“Ms. Davis”), filed a complaint in... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Davis, Tennessee Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Sylvia Davis


Hoosiers

The Indiana Supreme Court has imposed 30-day suspensions in two unrelated matters. One case involves a form of misconduct that we see with increasing frequency Respondent, while representing “Client” in a civil matter, sent Client a series of sexually explicit... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Domestic Violence Suspension

The Indiana Supreme Court accepted a jointly-proposed 90 day suspension In October 2017, Respondent battered his wife. He was charged with several counts and ultimately pled guilty in December 2019 to battery as a class A misdemeanor. Respondent has a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Taxi King Gets Double Dose Of Disbarment

Reciprocal disbarment has been ordered by the New Jersey Supreme Court based on a recommendation of its Disciplinary Review Board Respondent, referred to in the record as the “Taxi King,” once owned and operated 800 taxi medallions in New York.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: New York, Law, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Disciplinary Review Board Respondent


C'mon Down

the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected a disbarment recommendation of its Disciplinary Review Board and imposed a three-year reciprocal suspension based on a sanction imposed in Pennsylvania. From the DRB report This case arises from respondent’s repeated engagement in ex... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, DRB, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Disciplinary Review Board


"I Don't Care"

The North Carolina State Bar recently filed a three-count complaint against an attorney. Count One alleges that the attorney engaged in unauthorized practice while suspended for CLE non-compliance; Count Two alleges a number of tax violations. Count Three alleges conduct... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Cle, North Carolina State Bar, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


No Privity, No Recovery, When Law Firm Seeks Payment From Client's Insurer

A law firm may not recover its legal fees from its client's insurer according to a decision of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Plaintiff law firm lacks standing to recover its legal fees under the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Billable Hours, Legal Profession Prof, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department Plaintiff


A Sanction with Teeth

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court imposed a reprimand for conduct described in a summary of the Board of Bar Overseers The respondent was retained to represent a dentist client, sued over an Asset Purchase Agreement whereby he had essentially agreed... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Board of Bar


Once Is Not Enough

An attorney's cooperation in a bar investigation was insufficient to stave off his interim suspension per a decision of the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department Here, respondent asserts in his responsive affidavit that AGC's motion should... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Judge No Longer

The New York Commission on Judicial Conduct has accepted the resignation of a town court justice who had stipulated On June 23, 2020, the Commission authorized an investigation of a complaint alleging that Judge Miller had been charged with criminal... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Legal Profession Prof


Zoom Indictments Do Not Violate Due Process

The New Jersey Supreme Court has held that properly conducted remote grand jury proceedings do not violate due process. From the court's headnote Virtual grand jury proceedings comply with the essential tenets of the fundamental fairness doctrine. Defendant and amici... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Current Affairs, Legal Profession Prof


Not Free

The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board affirmed a 90-day suspension and restitution The six-count formal complaint filed by the Grievance Administrator alleged that respondent committed professional misconduct in his consumer credit protection practice. The complaint set forth general allegations regarding respondent's... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Michigan, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Schneiderman Suspended

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been suspended for a year and until further order by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Between July 2013 and December 2014, respondent was involved in a long-term,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: New York, Law, Schneiderman, Eric Schneiderman, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department


Poaching Of Clients As Tortious Interference

A defamation claim has failed but a tortious interference claim survives in a suit brought against attorneys who had taken cases from the plaintiff law firm. So held the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department The defamation... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Clients, Legal Profession Prof, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department


Failure To Supervise

The Maryland Court of Appeals has suspended an attorney who was admitted in 1972 and has practiced discipline-free for nearly 50 years. The six-month and a day suspension will require him to petition for reinstatement. The ethics issues involved his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Maryland Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Malpractice Arbitration Upheld In Wyoming

The Wyoming Supreme Court has held that We conclude the district court: erred when it failed to stay the malpractice action as required by the Wyoming and Utah Uniform Arbitration Acts; properly limited its review to whether the arbitration provision... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Clients, Wyoming, Wyoming Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Utah Uniform Arbitration Acts


It's Not OK Just Because It's Adultery

Rejecting a referee's proposed three-month suspension, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered a two-year suspension of an attorney Attorney Ritland has held a Wisconsin law license since 1978, and has an otherwise clean disciplinary history. The wrongdoing involved in this case... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Ritland


A Message To Lady Gaga

The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department has sustained the viability of a defamation claim brought by a prominent music producer ("Dr. Luke") against a former client Kesha's statements that Gottwald drugged her, that he raped her,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Current Affairs, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Dr Luke, Gottwald, Legal Profession Prof, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department


Conviction Draws Interim Suspension

An attorney's conviction drew an interim suspension pending final discipline from the Minnesota Supreme Court. Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported on the conviction A Minnetonka attorney who worked with chiropractors to rip off auto insurance companies was sentenced Wednesday to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnetonka, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Minnesota Supreme Court Twin Cities Pioneer Press


Gunshots Draw Five-Year Suspension

The Oregon Supreme Court imposed a five-year suspension of an attorney In this lawyer discipline case, the Oregon State Bar charged respondent with violating Rule of Professional Conduct (RPC) 8.4(a)(2) (prohibiting commission of a criminal act that reflects adversely on... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, RPC, Oregon Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Oregon State Bar


New York Nixes Escrow Overdraft Protection

From the web page of the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department By Joint Order dated April 7, 2021, signed by the Presiding Justices of the four Departments of the Appellate Division, Parts 1200 (Rules of Professional... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Nixes Escrow Overdraft Protection


A Marijuana-Related Disbarment

The Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved a conditional admission of misconduct and disbarment Tauger has thrice been suspended from the practice of law. Twice he was suspended for conduct that included practicing law while he was suspended. He was most... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge, Tauger



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