May 2017 Archives

Secretary of Labor: New fiduciary rule will go forward

Whenever a new president is elected, there is a multitude of questions as to the degree to which the newly installed commander in chief will follow the lead of their predecessor. Indeed, this past January was no different when President Donald Trump took the oath of office.

Attorney sanctioned for making over 600 objections during deposition

Earlier this month, our blog spent some time discussing the legal process known as discovery, which involves both sides to a lawsuit exchanging information about the evidence and the witnesses they plan to present in order to prevent a "trial by ambush."  

A closer look at attorney sanctions in Florida - II

In a post last week, our blog began discussing how licensed attorneys accused of ethical misconduct will likely have to stand before the Florida Supreme Court or another disciplinary agency, which will impose sanctions if the alleged misconduct is proven by clear and convincing evidence.

Legal malpractice case coming to Florida

When a lawyer is hired, he or she is subject to a particular set of expectations. Just because a person or business hires a lawyer doesn't mean they will win a case, but care is needed to provide the best representation possible. In civil matters, such as a business dispute, a lawyer is hired by a wronged party, known in court as the plaintiff, to seek a judgment. But, what happens when a lawyer takes the dispute from bad to worse?

A closer look at attorney sanctions in Florida

As we've established on our blog, the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct set forth the ethical standards with which all licensed attorneys must comply, and the principle that those found to violate these ethical standards -- or rules -- will face discipline.

Lawsuit accuses Florida AG of mismanaging charitable donations

Legal experts across the state -- particularly those who specialize in legal malpractice and ethics-related matters -- are carefully watching a fascinating case filed by an Orlando-area businessman against Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi alleging dubious practices by her office as they relate to charitable donations.

How failures in the discovery process can be devastating to clients

Once a legal action is scheduled for trial, meaning the complaint has been filed, the summons served, the answer received and opening arguments scheduled, it could be said that the real work officially begins for the attorneys.

Did a fiduciary breach cause your real estate deal to fall apart?

A real estate investor recently filed a legal malpractice lawsuit against two legal consultants over a botched $25 million land deal. The investor clams the consultants were negligent and breached their fiduciary duty.

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