• APPEALS COURT REVERSES LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTION AND REMANDS CASE FOR TRIAL
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court has reversed and remanded an Essex Superior Court legal malpractice case. The attorney represented the Plaintiff, who was injured while dismatling a Light Tower twelve miles offshore in New York harbor. The Plaintiff suffered a severe brain injury when a loading platform where he was working separated from the tower and fell to ocean floor about 120 fee.. Read More
  • JPMORGAN CHASE BANK AGREES TO PAY $4.65 MILLION TO SETTLE AIDING AND ABETTING LAWSUIT RELATED TO MILLENNIUM BANK PONZI SCHEME
    The attorney represented the Plaintiffs, Edmund and Roberta Mansor (“Mansors”), in a case filed against Defendant, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (“Chase”) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. the attorney and co-counsel negotiated a settlement of this action that will provide $4.625 million in monetary relief to fewer than two hundred investors who purchas.. Read More
  • MASSACHUSETTS APPEALS COURT REJECTS ATTORNEY’S ASSIGNED CLAIM AGAINST PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE BROKER
    Boston Legal Malpractice the attorney represented the Appellant in this insurance coverage case, which settled with Liberty Mutual, the primary insurer following mediation, and then went forward with claims against the insurance agent, AIS Affinity Insurance (“AON”), who had procured policies of insurance for a Boston attorney. AON did not participate in the mediation. The atto.. Read More
  • Attorney Disbarred for Repeated Misuse of Client Funds and Failure to Cooperate with Disciplinary Investigation
    The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers has adopted the recommendation of a hearing committee, disbarring an attorney for misconduct, mostly having to do with misappropriation of client funds. The attorney, William P. Corbett defended the accusations and the ultimate sanction of disbarment, both factually and on the board’s interpretation of the law. The attorney readily concede.. Read More
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Reinstates Legal Malpractice Claim of Vessel Owner
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has reversed a lower court ruling granting summary judgment to a law firm, saying the firm had failed to use all measures to combat an erroneous ruling by a French court. The firm, Dechart, had represented a seafood company, whose fishing boat was severely damaged, while undergoing repairs in Tahiti, which is a French protectorate. The French c.. Read More
  • Massachusetts Attorney Suspended Indefinitely for Criminal Forgery and Misconduct
    A Massachusetts attorney has been suspended indefinitely as the result of two claims of misconduct, including falsifying information to the FBI and forging real estate documents.  Specifically, in April of 2006 and January of 2007, the attorney met with FBI agents and alleged that his bank had “misdirected” approximately $88,000 from his account.. Read More
  • ATLANTA-BASED PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM SUES LEGAL COUNSEL, ALSTON & BIRD LLP.
    MSouth Equity Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity investment firm, has sued the legal firm, Alston & Bird LLP (“A&B”), in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, GA, seeking to reclaim more than $7.6 million paid in federal and state taxes.  The plaintiffs allege that lawyers from A&B gave improper legal advice informing the client that the IRS would not challe.. Read More
  • LEGAL MALPRACTICE SETTLEMENT IMPENDING IN PORTSMOUTH NEW HAMPSHIRE INHERITANCE CASE
    Judicial Referee and retired Judge, Gary Cassavechia, has imposed a March 21, 2017 deadline for the beneficiaries of the late Geraldine Webber to reach a settlement in a legal malpractice suit with Webber’s former attorney, Gary Holmes.  Prior to Webber’s death, Holmes wrote a last will and trust which left most of Webber’s $2 million estate to former Portsmouth police sergeant.. Read More
  • SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT CHANGES LAW ON DEADLINE FOR FILING LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS
    The South Carolina Supreme Court adopted a new rule regarding the running of the statute of limitations in legal malpractice claims.  In Stokes-Craven Holding Corp. v. Robinson, Op. No. 27572 (S.C. Sup. Ct. May 25, 2016), Plaintiff brought a legal malpractice claim against Attorney  Scott L. Robinson, a pa.. Read More
  • Massachusetts Attorney Disbarred for Multiple Violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct
    A Massachusetts attorney has been disbarred for engaging in activities which created conflicts of interest and for misusing client funds. The violations included (1) using client funds to purchase annuities from a company where the attorney was an agent and received a commission on the sale,.. Read More
  • APPEALS COURT REVERSES LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTION AND REMANDS CASE FOR TRIAL JPMORGAN CHASE BANK AGREES TO PAY $4.65 MILLION TO SETTLE AIDING AND ABETTING LAWSUIT RELATED TO MILLENNIUM BANK PONZI SCHEME MASSACHUSETTS APPEALS COURT REJECTS ATTORNEY’S ASSIGNED CLAIM AGAINST PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE BROKER Attorney Disbarred for Repeated Misuse of Client Funds and Failure to Cooperate with Disciplinary Investigation Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Reinstates Legal Malpractice Claim of Vessel Owner Massachusetts Attorney Suspended Indefinitely for Criminal Forgery and Misconduct ATLANTA-BASED PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM SUES LEGAL COUNSEL, ALSTON & BIRD LLP. LEGAL MALPRACTICE SETTLEMENT IMPENDING IN PORTSMOUTH NEW HAMPSHIRE INHERITANCE CASE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT CHANGES LAW ON DEADLINE FOR FILING LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS Massachusetts Attorney Disbarred for Multiple Violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct