Ethics

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Judge Resigns in Conduct Probe

A New York judge has resigned in the wake of allegations that he intervened with police on behalf of his girlfriend and tried to get authorities to investigate her estranged…

Gitmo Lawyer: U.S. Agents Seized Notes

A Canadian attorney representing an accused enemy combatant held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison says he was harassed and had his legal notes reviewed on Saturday by U.S. authorities.

Bad Call Raises Judge’s Ire

A federal judge has notified federal prosecutors about the conduct of three lawyers defending a mortgage company.

U.S. District Judge Harold Ackerman sent letters summarizing the facts to the

Judge Calls Interference on Prosecutors, Dismisses 13 from KPMG Case

Updated: Saying that prosecutors inappropriately interfered with their defense, a federal judge in Manhattan has dismissed charges against 13 of 16 KPMG former employees charged in a tax shelter fraud…

Court Fines Law Firm Over Spam Filter

Initially, the problem at a suburban Denver law firm was pornographic e-mail. Employees complained, and the office’s tech administrator was told to do something. He did.

Dialing up the spam…

Panel Urges Censure for N.J. Justice

Censure is appropriate for a New Jersey Supreme Court justice who interceded in a case against a youth accused of bullying his son, according to the state’s Advisory Committee on…

Spector’s Ex-Lawyer Says She Will Testify

Bowing to the California Supreme Court’s effective decision that attorney-client privilege doesn’t apply, a lawyer who formerly represented music producer Phil Spector says she will testify in his ongoing murder…

Top CA Court: Spector Atty Must Testify

A former lawyer for Phil Spector must testify in the music producer’s ongoing murder trial, the California Supreme Court determined today.

By refusing to hear Sara Caplan’s appeal of a…

CA Bar Closes Web-Based Criminal Firm

California bar authorities are closing down an insolvent Los Angeles criminal defense firm, saying that its Internet ambitions exceeded its ability to satisfy professional standards.

Robert Michael Nudelman, 59, agreed…

Desire to Help Hurts Ex-Prosecutor

A Washington, D.C., ethics committee is considering whether to recommend sanctions for a former federal prosecutor accused of giving improper vouchers to witnesses.

G. Paul Howes is accused of giving…

Career Attorney Targets DOJ in Editorial

A 25-year career attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice has caused a stir by critiquing in scathing terms his employer and the administration of President George W. Bush in…

Lawyer on TV Break from Spector Trial

An able team of defense lawyers is representing music producer Phil Spector in his ongoing Los Angeles murder trial. So lead attorney Bruce Cutler says he is leaving his client…

Fieger Fights and Fetes

A pending indictment and a continuing feud with judges isn’t fazing controversial Michigan attorney Geoffrey Fieger.

He remains on the attack, vowing to appeal a recent ruling reinstating a formal…

Opinion Opens Door to MDP

A New Jersey ethics opinion gives a boost to law firms that invest in outside businesses.

The private opinion, made public in the July 2 edition of New Jersey Lawyer,…

Dueling Motions Denied

A federal judge has denied dueling motions in a patent infringement case that seek to disqualify the other side’s lawyers.

Senior U.S. District Judge William Schwarzer of San Francisco ruled…

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