In the News Today - August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016
  • Ohio Law Firm Under Investigation for Using Journalist to Recruit Clients: An unnamed journalist who uses an exception in a privacy law to identify potential customers for Bevan & Associates, an Ohio personal injury law firm, is now under investigation by state officials. The law firm is challenging the grand jury subpoenas it received in the matter, arguing that the firm’s relationship with the journalist is perfectly legal. (Forbes/Legal Newsline)


  • Department of Justice Attorneys to Undergo Ethics Training Following Judge’s Ruling: The Department of Justice has ordered roughly 1,000 attorneys to undergo additional ethics training, according to a court filing made public Monday afternoon. The training comes after U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen concluded that DOJ lawyers defending a lawsuit by 26 states over Obama’s immigration actions deliberately misled him. "We do not dispute that we made mistakes that led to the unfortunate circumstances here: at critical times we provided incomplete information to the Court," said the DOJ. (Politico)