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Lawyer Disbarred for Helping Client Dupe Drug Testers

A lawyer was disbarred in Louisiana for violating several professional conduct rules.  So reports the Legal Profession Blog.


Ex-Judge Admits He Reduced Verdict in Exchange for Campaign Contribution

A former Arkansas judge is facing three years in prison for allowing a nursing home’s contribution to his political campaign to influence his decision to reduce a negligence verdict against that business by several million dollars. So reports Arkansas Business.


Legislator’s Former Law Firm Sues Him For Fraud

The former law firm of David Denenberg, an attorney who was running for New York State Senate, has filed a lawsuit accusing him of overbilling $2 million. So reports Crain’s.


Atlanta Real Estate Lawyer Accused of Embezzling $30M

The Atlanta law firm Morris Hardwick Schneider has filed a suit accusing one of its former partners, Nathan E. Hardwick IV, of diverting more than $30 million. So reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Brooklyn Man Accused of Impersonating Attorney

Federal prosecutors have charged a Brooklyn man who represented clients in at least 12 federal lawsuits with impersonating a lawyer. So reports The New York Times.


Judge to Burger King Worker: ‘Get a Real Job’

A Montana judge told a Burger King employee ordered to pay $13,600 in restitution for vandalizing to “get a real job” that will allow him to compensate his victims.


Top Prosecutor Fired for 'NAACP' Comment About Juror

A prosecutor in Austin, Texas, with an otherwise strong record has been fired from his job for making what the district attorney there interpreted to be inappropriate comments about a juror’s NAACP membership. So reports


Lawyers Accused of Duping Opposing Counsel Into DUI

Three Florida lawyers are accused of setting up their opposing counsel for a DUI arrest. So reports the Tampa Bay Times.


Ill. Lawyer Suspended for Faking Sickness

The Illinois Supreme Court earlier this month suspended for 60 days a lawyer who untruthfully told the clerk in the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit that he was sick on the day he was scheduled to argue his first criminal appeal. So reports the ABA Journal.


Dewey & LeBoeuf Officials Indicted for Cooking the Books

New York prosecutors last week charged four former head honchos at the now bankrupt law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf with manipulating the firm’s books to keep it afloat during the financial crisis. So reports The New York Times’ Dealbook.


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