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DOL Fiduciary Rule Requires Caution By Attorneys
Above the LawFebruary 1, 2017

Even as the market sits near all-time highs, the threat of the DOL's new Fiduciary Rule threatens to upend the industry, and in the extreme, perhaps destroy many advisors' businesses. The Fiduciary Rule is the burning platform issue of many investment ...more »

Feds Say Modular Space Disclosure Too Skimpy For Creditors
Law360 (subscription)February 1, 2017

The treatment of general unsecured creditors was particularly troubling to the U.S. attorney, who said that the language of the disclosure statement was unclear as to which groups of creditors will be paid in full and which will be impaired. Because ...more »

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11th Circ. Bats Down Atty's Fight For $1M In Billing Row
Law360 (subscription)February 3, 2017

The three-judge panel denied Stein Law's request for a rehearing, letting stand a December decision upholding a jury verdict finding that while Stein attorney Mitchell Stein was right to bill former client Pharma Supply Inc. for nearly $130,000 in ...more »

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Mark Taylor and Anjulie Ponce Receive a $989000 Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case
Yahoo FinanceFebruary 27, 2017

Mark Taylor and Anjulie Ponce of Powers Taylor LLP, a Dallas law firm specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, obtained a jury verdict of $989,000 in a case involving the wrongful amputation of their client's leg. The Tarrant ...more »

Legal Malpractice
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Keeping Your Malpractice Insurance Costs In Check
The RecorderFebruary 14, 2017

Legal malpractice insurance can save your career and your firm. Although maintaining coverage isn't mandatory in California, it is encouraged. Indeed, for some time, the Rules of Professional Conduct have required California attorneys to disclose to ...more »

Professional Malpractice - Other
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MF Global's $1B-Plus PwC Malpractice Trial Delayed For Talks
Law360 (subscription)February 7, 2017

Law360, New York (February 7, 2017, 4:41 PM EST) -- MF Global and PricewaterhouseCoopers yielded Monday to prodding by a New York federal judge to take one last stab at settling the $1 billion-plus professional malpractice case against the accounting ...more »

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