Where a district court allowed a government “filter team” to review privileged attorney-client documents unrelated to the investigation of lawyer A and client A, it was in error because it assigned judicial functions to the filter team and failed to ...Read More »
When a trial judge asked two prosecutors from the district attorney’s office how long they had known their essential witnesses was unavailable on the day a case was called for trial, respondent may have been ignorant, as he claimed, ...Read More »
After having a troubled mother’s child placed with them during a DSS juvenile case, the “Connor” family hired the defendant-attorney to attempt to get legal custody of the child. Defendant argues that he could communicate directly with the child’s mother ...Read More »
Attorneys – Disability Inactive Status – Court’s Transfer – Civil Practice – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – First Impression – Show Cause
Although we have found no case addressing a trial court’s authority to place attorneys on disability inactive status, a trial court’s inherent authority to regulate attorneys before it must also include the authority to place an attorney on disability ...Read More »
The date on which plaintiffs first contacted their attorney was not a communication to an attorney, made in confidence, that related to the matter about which the attorney was being professionally consulted, or made in the course of giving or ...Read More »
Where a debtor agreed to pay attorneys’ fees incurred in attempts to recover money owed under a loan in a contract signed prior to his filing for bankruptcy, the creditor was entitled to recover attorneys’ fees that were incurred after ...Read More »
The claims in this challenge to a corporate merger could have been adequately and effectively prosecuted by North Carolina counsel experienced in complex litigation of this type. The materiality of the supplemental disclosures made as a result of this lawsuit ...
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The court suspects that a Georgia lawyer engaged in the unauthorized practice of law by ghostwriting the plaintiff-corporation’s proposed pretrial order and its trial brief. The court denies the lawyer’s last-minute application for pro hac vice admission and refers this ...
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