April 2017 Archives

Lawsuit: Lawyer's inability to read sign language resulted in loss of millions

As we discussed in a previous post, the rules of professional conduct dictate that attorneys are subject to a host of duties concerning their handling of settlement offers. For example, they must secure client consent prior to taking any sort of action regarding a settlement offer and must relay settlement offers promptly. 

How student athletes are protected by SPARTA -- II

Last time, we began discussing how people might be surprised to learn that the Federal Trade Commission's duties to protect consumers from deceptive practices extends to the sphere of college athletics via the Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act -- or SPARTA.

How student athletes are protected by SPARTA

Most people know the Federal Trade Commission as the agency tasked with protecting consumers and businesses alike from unfair competition, unfair acts and otherwise deceptive practices. While this is accurate, it also creates an assumption that the agency somehow deals only with financial matters.

What are an attorney's duties as they relate to confidentiality of client information? - II

Last time, our blog discussed how clients whose cases involve subject matter that is embarrassing or potentially damaging in nature should know they are protected by Rule 4-1.6(e) of the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct, which is designed to encourage openness and enhance representation.

What are an attorney's duties as they relate to confidentiality of client information?

When an individual retains the services of an attorney to represent them in any type of legal matter, there's always the distinct possibility that they may be initially reluctant to share everything they know given that the subject matter is embarrassing or even potentially damaging in nature.

Reality TV star moves ahead with legal malpractice lawsuit

While there is often a tendency to associate legal malpractice with complex areas like real estate or business law, it's important to understand that legal professionals can -- and do -- commit actions that are injurious to their clients in all areas of the law from personal injury to bankruptcy.

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