Judicial Ethics

Allstate Says Profane Attorney Hasn’t Apologized For Threats

Allstate doubled down Friday in its bid for sanctions against a Culver City, California, attorney who sent threatening, profanity-laced emails to the insurer’s counsel during a coverage dispute, saying the lawyer still hadn’t apologized for his behavior even as the case neared settlement…

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Harvard Law Prof Lessig Sues NYT For ‘Clickbait Defamation’

Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig launched what he called a “clickbait defamation” action against The New York Times on Monday in Massachusetts federal court, claiming an article in the newspaper falsely implied he defended the notion of taking charitable donations from Jeffrey Epstein…

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Calif. Atty Accused Of Flouting Court Orders After $12M Fine

A California attorney who was ordered last year to pay $12 million for “serious ethical violations” has been violating a federal court’s orders by harassing and threatening class members in an action over a never-built Las Vegas condominium, according to a Tuesday filing in the case…

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