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Legal Ethics & Professionalism

July 29, 2021

Northern District of California Magistrate Judge Imposes Monetary Sanctions on Counsel Who Failed to Take Reasonable and Appropriate Steps to Ensure Responses to Discovery Requests

Written by Steve Herman
July 29, 2021

Magistrate in the Southern District of Georgia Addresses Spoliation in the Context of a “Deactivated” as Opposed to “Deleted” Facebook Account, while Questioning Counsel’s Conduct and Issuing a Rule to Show Cause

Written by Steve Herman
May 26, 2021

After Rejection of a Proposed “Reverse-Auction” Settlement, the Eleventh Circuit Confirms that Class Counsel’s Duties Run, Not to Individual Class Representatives, But to Class as a Whole

Written by Steve Herman
May 26, 2021

ABA Issues Formal Guidance to Lawyers Practicing Virtually

Written by Steve Herman
April 29, 2021

U.S. Fifth Circuit Affirms Judgment as a Matter of Law on Claims by Credit Reporting Services Against Law Firm Who Signed Letters for Clients

Written by Steve Herman
April 29, 2021

Magistrate Judge in Valsartan MDL Rejects Defendant’s “Confidentiality” Claims over Routine Business Communications

Written by Steve Herman
March 26, 2021

U.S. Fifth Circuit Re-Affirms Principle that Fee Awards Should Be Based on Whether Services Were Reasonable, Not in Hindsight, But at Time They Were Provided

Written by Steve Herman
March 26, 2021

U.S. Fifth Circuit Affirms Award of Attorney’s Fees as Sanction for Rule 4.2 Violation

Written by Steve Herman
March 25, 2021

Illinois Court of Appeal Affirms Forfeiture of Multi-Million-Dollar Contingency Fee Based on Breach of Professional Duties

Written by Steve Herman
March 25, 2021

U.S. Fifth Circuit Discusses the Strong Presumption in Favor of Open Access to Judicial Proceedings and the Overuse of Protective Orders by Litigants

Written by Steve Herman