Monthly Archives: June 2012

U.S. Fifth Circuit opinion affirms sanctions against Florida law firm for inadvertent dissemination of confidential discovery documents

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal opinion affirming monetary sanctions against a Florida law firm which inadvertently disseminated confidential discovery documents of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company … Continue reading

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New York City Ethics Opinion warns lawyers about potential ethics issues related to unintentional juror contact while conducting online social media research during trial

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent New York City Bar Association Ethics Opinion which warns lawyers about online contact with jurors (or the venire) while conducting research using social media.  The opinion is … Continue reading

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Ohio ethics opinion recedes from its 1997 opinion and finds that covert recordings by a lawyer are not per se unethical

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent ethics opinion of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Commissioners Grievances and Discipline which found that a legal covert recording of a conversation by a lawyer is … Continue reading

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Florida 4th DCA affirms $2 million dollar punitive damages award against Florida law firm in legal malpractice/breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog  which will discuss the recent opinion of Florida 4th District Court of Appeal affirming a $2 million dollar punitive damages award against a Florida law firm.  The case is Young v. Becker … Continue reading

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New York lawyer suspended for 2 years for improper sexual conduct toward opposing counsel during a pre-trial conference in judge’s chambers

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent opinion of the New York Appellate Court suspending a New York lawyer for 2 years for improper sexual conduct toward opposing counsel during a pre-trial conference in … Continue reading

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Ohio Supreme Court discipline board recommends 6 month suspension for lawyer who warned Ohio State coach of player misconduct

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent decision of the Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline recommending that a lawyer who sent e-mails to then Ohio State coach Jim Tressel … Continue reading

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Florida law firm is removed from federal case after lawyer scheduled depositions at Dunkin’ Donuts, engaged in “deplorable behavior”, and disparaged opposing counsel

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent lengthy Order of a federal District Judge which disqualified a Florida lawyer and his law firm from a fair labor standards litigation partially because of his “flagrant … Continue reading

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