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PI Lawyer Known for ‘You Mean Business’ TV Ads Accused of Embezzling $950K

A Savannah, Ga., personal injury lawyer known for his television ads has been accused of raiding $950,000 from his law firm’s pension plans.

Benjamin Sheftall Eichholz was accused in a…

4th Cir. Upholds Jury Verdict for McGuireWoods in FMLA Case

An attorney working as a legal secretary at McGuireWoods lost at trial and has now lost again on appeal in a case alleging that the law firm retaliated against her…

Boies Wins With Show-Me-the-Paperwork Argument in Greenberg Case

Federal jurors in New York sided with litigator David Boies yesterday and rejected a claim that his client, the former chief executive of American International Group, had improperly transferred $4.3…

Obama Gives Some Benefits to Same-Sex Partners of Federal Workers

President Barack Obama signed a memorandum today that provides partial benefits to same-sex partners of federal civil service workers.

Although the measure doesn’t provide medical coverage and retirement benefits, it…

At Issue in Health Care Debate: Insurers Cancel When Policyholders Get Sick

When she developed aggressive breast cancer, a Texas nurse says, her insurer canceled her individual medical insurance policy. The purported reason was that she had failed to disclose information when…

Supreme Court Rejects Pension Bias Claim over Old Maternity Leave

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against female workers claiming bias in maternity leave calculations in an AT&T pension plan.

The court ruled that women who took maternity leave before…

Retired Boston Lawyer Earns $162K at Part-Time Job

After nearly 50 years at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, many of them in leadership positions, attorney Paul McCann has a pension of nearly $100,000 a year.

But the longtime city…

Judge OKs Married Biological Mom’s Petition to Adopt Her Own Child

In the convoluted world of high-tech human fertility technology and changing marriage standards, it had to happen sooner or later.

In what may be an unprecedented case anywhere, the married…

Counsel’s ‘Kill Them or Hope They Die’ Comment Blamed for $2.1M Verdict

After a hostile takeover of a direct marketing firm in 2003, corporate counsel William Wachtel reportedly said in a management meeting that the best way to avoid paying severance to…

Retired WolfBlock Lawyers Out of Luck?

In a throwaway line buried deep in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the winding down of the 106-year-old WolfBlock is some troubling news.

Retired lawyers may lose…

Ex-CEO Hank Greenberg Sues AIG, Says He Overpaid for Stock

Forced to resign in 2005 as chairman and chief executive of insurance giant American International Group Inc. after almost 40 years at the helm, Maurice “Hank” Greenberg is now suing…

Law Firms, Other Employers Battle New Enforcement of WARN Layoff Rules

For years, because of a stronger economy and a lack of enforcement, the Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification Act wasn’t on some employers’ radar screens.

But now laid-off workers are…

W. Va. Man Wins 4th Circuit Ruling in Fight Over $40 Medical Bill

A West Virginia man has taken his fight over a $40 medical bill to the Richmond, Va.-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and won.

Sam Juniper said the case…

Ex-LA Times Legal Writer Among Journalists Suing Sam Zell

Updated: A group of current and former journalists at the Los Angeles Times, including former legal writer Henry Weinstein, have filed suit against billionaire Sam Zell challenging…

Two N.Y. Lawyers Get Pension Tabs: $84K and $600K

Updated: The New York lawyer whose multiple employment sparked a statewide pension probe has been ordered to repay nearly $84,000 in benefits. Meanwhile, another New York lawyer has been told…

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