May 22, 2013
Twenty-two law firms will form a worldwide alliance to collaborate on financial litigation against questionable funds and other financial products sold across borders in the wake of scandals like that of Bernard L. Madoff. Law firms from the United States, Colombia, Israel, Macau, Morocco, Turkey and India, as well as from European countries including Spain, Finland, Britain, Luxembourg and Italy, will take part in the alliance. It will be...
January 25, 2013
On January 1, 2013, the Law Society of British Columbia brought into force a new code of ethics to govern the actions of lawyers in the province. The new code, officially known as the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia (“BC Code”) replaces the existing Professional Conduct Handbook that was in effect in British Columbia from 1993 until 2013.
The BC Code is modeled after the Federation of Law Societies Model Code of Professional...
January 18, 2013
Last summer, a Virginia judge approved the use of a computer program to perform a litigation task that otherwise would have been done by numerous lawyers, and now we are able to report on the computer's results.
The case involves a company in litigation after the roofs of its hangers collapsed and crushed 14 private jets. Lawyers for the company determined that they would have to sift through about two million electronic documents for evidence...
November 19, 2012
Legal situations arise every day for businesses of all sizes. While some are relatively insignificant, others can be catastrophic, particularly for a small business. With the average cost of a lawyer in Canada over $350 per hour, it is the wise small business that invests in Legal Expense Insurance. With premiums starting at $250 per year for a Legal Expense Insurance Policy, no small business should be without it.
Following are some recent...
November 19, 2012
Successful lawsuits against prosecutors are rare, but an exonerated former murder suspect has cleared an early obstacle in his attempt to hold Lake County prosecutors legally liable for his ordeal.
Jerry Hobbs spent five years in jail awaiting trial after he confessed to killing his 8-year-old daughter and her 9-year-old friend in Zion in 2005. Though DNA indicated his innocence in 2007, prosecutors continued to press charges until the evidence...
September 18, 2012
About 60 former Howrey attorneys are teaming up, and we’re not talking about a softball team.
The attorneys—former contract attorneys and non-equity partners—have joined forces to protect themselves from potential lawsuits to recover the compensation they received before the law firm’s demise and subsequent bankruptcy filing last year.
For more details, please see Ex-Howrey Attorneys Team Up To Fight Possible "Clawbacks" by Jacqueline Palank,...