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Victim’s Family Sues Lawyer for Disclosing What Got Him Killed

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The family of Baltimore murder victim Isiah Callaway last week filed suit against Callaway’s former lawyer, Larry Feldman, for allegedly sharing information that induced Callaway’s killer, Tavon Davis, to arrange for Callaway’s death.


Ex-Prosecutor Jailed for Hiding Evidence to Convict Innocent Man

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A specially convened court in Texas found probable cause to believe that a former Williamson County district attorney broke two state laws and committed criminal contempt of court for lying to the trial judge of Michael Morton, a man who was convicted in 1987 for murdering his first wife, according to American-Statesman.


Ex-Justice, Wife Charged with DA Murders

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A former justice of the peace and his wife have been charged with capital murder in connection with the deaths of a Texas district attorney, his wife and his deputy, according to NBC News.


Texas DA Murders Start of New Precedent?

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The murders of two Texas prosecutors has raise some eyebrows and generated substantial cause for concern in the law enforcement field, as some are worried these “cold blooded” killings could be the start of a new precedent.


Partner Accused of Sexual Harassment Hits Associate with Defamation Suit

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In a sensational case that has reportedly “grabbed the attention of the legal profession,” a law firm partner accused of sexual harassment has filed a counterclaim accusing the junior lawyer suing him of defamation.


Judge Suspended for Disrespect Captured on YouTube

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A West Virginia court has upheld a judicial disciplinary committee’s suspension of a family law judge without pay for the remainder of his term in office, according to the Charleston Gazette.


Class-Action Lawyer Disbarred for Unreasonable Fees

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The Kentucky Supreme Court last week permanently revoked the law license of an attorney known to many as the “godfather of the modern class-action lawsuit,” the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.


Lawyer's Student Loans May Be Linked to Mom's Slaying

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Authorities in Florida say student loan debt may have played a role in motivating what they suspect was a lawyer's slaying of his own mother, before he committed suicide earlier this year.


Lohan Lawyer Sanctioned in Suit Over Rap Lyric

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A lawyer for Lindsay Lohan suffered two court losses last week when a court dismissed the actress’s lawsuit against rapper Pitbull for a song lyric.

Senior U.S. District Judge Denis Hurley of Brooklyn, N.Y., tossed the unauthorized publicity suit and sanctioned Lohan’s lawyer $1,500 for conduct related to a cut-and-paste brief, the New York Daily News reports. The Hollywood Reporter's Hollywood, Esq. blog broke the news, which was also picked up by E Online.


Chicago Lawyer’s Blog Draws Ire of Disciplinary Committee

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The Illinois Attorney Disciplinary Commission filed a complaint on Jan. 8 against a patent and trademark attorney whose blog criticizes the state’s probate system and negatively describes court-appointed guardians, whom she identifies by name, according to a recent article in the National Law Journal.


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