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Doe v. Superior Court (Southwestern Community College District)

California Court of Appeal
Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a lawyer should not have been disqualified from representing a student-employee at a community college in a sexual harassment case. He did...
06/13/2019 D075331

Troice v. Greenberg Traurig L.L.P.

United States Fifth Circuit
Securities Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Legal Malpractice
Held that investors could not proceed with a lawsuit accusing an attorney of being complicit in a client's Ponzi scheme. The attorney had immunity...
04/17/2019 17-11464

Connelly v. Bornstein

California Court of Appeal
Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Legal Malpractice
Held that the statute of limitations for malicious prosecution claims against attorneys is one year. Accordingly, the present lawsuit was time-barred....
03/28/2019 A152375

Martinez v. O'Hara

California Court of Appeal
Ethics & Disciplinary Code, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Held that an attorney committed misconduct by manifesting gender bias. Reported him to the State Bar. The attorney had filed a notice of appeal that...
02/28/2019 G054840

People v. Landers

California Court of Appeal
Sanctions, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed a $950 sanction imposed on a deputy public defender for violating a reciprocal discovery order by failing to disclose statements taken from a...
01/14/2019 A145037

O'Gara Coach Co., LLC v. Ra

California Court of Appeal
Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Held that a law firm was disqualified from representing a party in an unfair business practices case due to a conflict of interest. Reversed the...
01/07/2019 B286730

Ironshore Europe DAC v. Schiff Hardin, L.L.P.

United States Fifth Circuit
Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
Held that an excess insurer could not sue an insured's lawyers for negligent misrepresentation. The insurer claimed that the lawyers led it to believe...
01/02/2019 18-40101

Antelope Valley Groundwater Cases

California Court of Appeal
Water Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Affirmed the denial of a motion to disqualify another party's counsel in longstanding litigation over groundwater rights. Stressed the movant's long...
12/20/2018 F078517

City of San Diego v. Superior Court (Hoover)

California Court of Appeal
Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Labor & Employment Law
Held that there was no need to disqualify a city attorney's office from representing the city in a police officer's employment lawsuit. The officer...
12/19/2018 D073961

Bridgepoint Construction Services, Inc. v. Newton

California Court of Appeal
Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Affirmed an order disqualifying an attorney from representing a client due to a conflict of interest. The attorney argued that there was no conflict,...
09/04/2018 B283239