In the News Today - May 1, 2018

May 01, 2018

Sheldon Silver `Blinded by Greed,’ Prosecutor Says as Retrial Opens: The corruption retrial for former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver began yesterday, with the prosecutor saying Silver “used his law license as a cover to accept bribes” during his time as Speaker. Silver is accused of steering state grants to doctors who referred clients to an asbestos plaintiffs’ firm, from which he was accepting legal fees. (Legal Newsline

Attorney Dispute Over Asbestos Lawsuit Fees to Continue: A California court will allow an attorney dispute to continue. A California lawyer sued a New York firm for using his name in asbestos litigation but pocketing all the fees. (Legal Newsline)