Legal Ethics

All Results for Legal Ethics

In the News Today - April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015 | Insights

Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, has faced a deluge of criticism from the federal judiciary of late for his borderline tactics, most recently from Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan who condemned Bharara for orchestrating a "media blitz" in the days following Sheldon Silver's indictment on corruption charges. (New York Times) Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Lending, Legal Ethics, New York, West Virginia

Judge: Failure to Probe Silver-Connected Court Would be "Judicial Malpractice"

April 10, 2015 | Insights

Justice Peter Moulton, Manhattan's new chief civil judge, said it would be "judicial malpractice" if he failed to investigate the court that may have facilitated the fast-tracking of asbestos cases brought by Sheldon Silver-linked law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, Legal Ethics, New York

In the News Today - April 8, 2015

April 08, 2015 | Insights

On claims that the New York Consolidated Asbestos Litigation docket, or NYCAL, facilitated the fast-tracking of asbestos cases brought by law firms implicated in the Sheldon Silver scandal, Judge Peter Moulton will hold a town hall meeting tomorrow to examine the court's processes. (Forbes) Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, New York

In the News Today - April 3, 2015

April 03, 2015 | Insights

An op-ed in The Wall Street Journal today examines how "recent events have raised serious questions about personal-injury law firms' aggressive recruitment of asbestos clients and the legitimacy of the claims they file." (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions, Asbestos

Defense Lawyers Call for Stay on Asbestos Cases Influenced by Sheldon Silver Scandal

April 03, 2015 | Insights

A group of 45 law firms in the coordinated asbestos docket in New York City submitted a 14-page letter to Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Peter Moulton arguing the court's rules unfairly advantage big plaintiffs' firms like Weitz & Luxenberg, the firm connected to former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver's corruption charges. The lawyers have requested a 60-day hold on some pending asbestos cases. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, New York

In the News Today - April 2, 2015

April 02, 2015 | Insights

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has done an about-face on his 2010 statement that "private attorneys would not represent the State in litigation against BP," and has appointed two Alabama firms to sue the company on behalf of the state. (Legal Newsline) Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Legal Ethics, Class Actions, Asbestos, New York, Alabama

Hollywood Needs to Turn the Chevron-Donziger Case Into a Movie

April 01, 2015 | Insights

The closer you look at plaintiff's lawyer Stephen Donziger and Ecuador's multiyear legal fight against Chevron, the more it looks like the makings of a Hollywood movie. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

In the News Today - March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015 | Insights

The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes that U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, is being sued by financier David Ganek "for destroying his business and depriving him of due process and other constitutional rights." Writing that Bharara isn't the "first ambitious prosecutor to abuse his discretion," the editorial board hopefully notes the case could become "a referendum on Mr. Bharara's methods and ethics in his campaign against alleged insider trading." (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions Around the Globe, Class Actions, New York

"Hired Activist" Sharon Stone Provides Latest Embarrassment for Backers of Anti-Chevron Litigation

March 03, 2015 | Insights

It's been an embarrassing year for those behind Ecuador's decades-long legal and PR battle against Chevron. Read More »

Tags: Class Actions Around the Globe, Foreign Judgment Enforcement, Legal Ethics

In The News Today - February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 | Insights

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is seeking support for a proposal to offer rewards and protections for "whistle-blowers" who provide information about securities fraud if it generates penalties and fines exceeding $1 million. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, New York, Nevada

  • bulletClick to Narrow Your Results
    Narrow Your Search Results
    Content Type Select All| Clear All
    Publication Date

    Select Custom Range

    Browse Another Issue