Archive for January, 2009

Ex-wife: ‘I was tricked into doing something illegal’ (Chicago Sun-Times)

Short of actually dying, it doesn’t seem possible that life could get much worse after your ex-husband runs you down in your driveway and keeps driving over you again and again, stopping after each rollover to get out and say, “Remember, this is only an accident.”

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Hazleton law firm wants to use criminal info in appeal of case (Times Leader)

WILKES-BARRE – A Hazleton law firm seeking to overturn a $3.4 million legal malpractice award wants to use information regarding criminal charges against two Luzerne County judges in its appeal.

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Law Firm Hits Back at ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Client in Court Filing (Law.com)

The legal divorce between Joe Francis of “Girls Gone Wild” fame and his soon-to-be-former lawyers from The Bernhoft Law Firm might soon be appropriately nicknamed Lawyers Gone Wild. Faced with a March trial on federal tax evasion charges, Francis all but accused The Bernhoft Firm’s two main partners of malpractice. But in a three-page declaration filed on Thursday before a district court judge …

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High court suspends lawyer’s license for misconduct (The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram)

ELYRIA — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday suspended the law license of local attorney Terry Robinson for misconduct that, among other things, cost one family their home. Robinson, who is the direc­tor of human resources at Lorain County Community College, had his law license suspended indefinitely after the findings of an investiga­tion launched in January [...]

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Legal protection sought for Oklahoma volunteers (The Oklahoman)

Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals could volunteer during disaster drills and at first-aid tents during some community events without the fear of being sued under a House bill requested by the state Health Department.Medical professionals must depend on their own malpractice insurance policies for defense if they are sued while volunteering, the Health Department said. House Bill …

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