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Lawyers Suspended for Encouraging Client to Change Story

Two Fordham Law School alumni who opened their own personal injury firm shortly after graduating have been suspended from practice by the New York Appellate Division for influencing their client to lie about where she was injured in a fall, according to the Legal Profession Blog.

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Sending intern’s horror-film clip gets ex-partner 3 year suspension

A former partner of an Indiana law firm has been suspended from practice for three years for persuading his paralegal to impersonate that firm's managing partner and send an email attaching a horror-film clip in which a new hire seemingly was onscreen in a state of undress, according to an ABA Journal article.

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Ex-Jefferson Parish Top Lawyer’s License Suspended 3 Yrs

The Louisiana Supreme Court suspended former Jefferson Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson's license to practice law for three years retroactive to Oct. 24. The Court said his role in scandal that landed former Parish President Aaron Broussard in prison yielded the suspension.

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Judge Suspended for Holding Attorney in Contempt

Judge Kenneth Post of Michigan has been sanctioned for sending Scott Millard to jail for contempt of court during a 2011 case after the attorney advised his client not to answer questions about alleged drug use, reads a Holland Sentinel story via the Associated Press.

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Victim’s Family Sues Lawyer for Disclosing What Got Him Killed

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The family of Baltimore murder victim Isiah Callaway last week filed suit against Callaway’s former lawyer, Larry Feldman, for allegedly sharing information that induced Callaway’s killer, Tavon Davis, to arrange for Callaway’s death.

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Ex-Prosecutor Jailed for Hiding Evidence to Convict Innocent Man

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A specially convened court in Texas found probable cause to believe that a former Williamson County district attorney broke two state laws and committed criminal contempt of court for lying to the trial judge of Michael Morton, a man who was convicted in 1987 for murdering his first wife, according to American-Statesman.

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Ex-Justice, Wife Charged with DA Murders

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A former justice of the peace and his wife have been charged with capital murder in connection with the deaths of a Texas district attorney, his wife and his deputy, according to NBC News.

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Texas DA Murders Start of New Precedent?

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The murders of two Texas prosecutors has raise some eyebrows and generated substantial cause for concern in the law enforcement field, as some are worried these “cold blooded” killings could be the start of a new precedent.

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Partner Accused of Sexual Harassment Hits Associate with Defamation Suit

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In a sensational case that has reportedly “grabbed the attention of the legal profession,” a law firm partner accused of sexual harassment has filed a counterclaim accusing the junior lawyer suing him of defamation.

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Judge Suspended for Disrespect Captured on YouTube

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A West Virginia court has upheld a judicial disciplinary committee’s suspension of a family law judge without pay for the remainder of his term in office, according to the Charleston Gazette.

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