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Tag Archives: Attorney Misconduct

Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Attorney Misconduct: Opinion 15-69

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Attorney Misconduct Court Attorney Referee – Disqualification Opinion 15-69 Background: The inquiring court attorney referee learned of facts indicating serious misconduct by a law firm while appearing before him. He reviewed his concerns with ...

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New York State Court of Appeals – Attorney Misconduct: Dunn v. Committee on Professional Standards

New York State Court of Appeals – Attorney Misconduct – Collateral Estoppel   Dunn v. Committee on Professional Standards No. 23 Per Curiam   Background: At issue is whether collateral estoppel applies in respondent attorney’s disciplinary proceeding to bar her ...

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Second Circuit — Attorney Misconduct: Fisher v. Comm. on Grievances, S.D.N.Y.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Attorney Misconduct Venal Intent — Disbarment Fisher v. Comm. on Grievances, S.D.N.Y. 13-1272-cv Judges Parker, Chin and Lohier Background: The appellant criminal defense lawyer was entrusted by a client to hold $250,000 ...

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Second Circuit — Attorney Misconduct: In re Tustaniwsky

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Attorney Misconduct Client’s Failure to Pay Fees — Defaults In re Tustaniwsky 10-90003-am Judges Cabranes, Sack and Wesley Background: At issue are the recommendations of the Second Circuit’s Committee on Admissions and ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Attorney Misconduct: Opinion 12-131

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Attorney Misconduct Judge’s Obligation Opinion 12-131 Background: A judge asked whether he was ethically obligated to report an attorney to the Grievance Committee for submitting false affidavits of actual engagement. Opinion: The committee concluded ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Attorney Misconduct: Opinion 10-85

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Attorney Misconduct Judge’s Responsibility to Report Opinion 10-85 Background: In the course of a proceeding, an attorney admitted to a judge that he improperly notarized his client’s signature, purportedly as a matter of convenience. ...

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Motor Vehicle Accident: Smolinski v Smolinski and Ford Motor Credit Co.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney Misconduct Smolinski v Smolinski and Ford Motor Credit Co. CA 08-02659  Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: A man was rendered a quadriplegic as a result of a single-car accident. His ...

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