Archive for the ‘professional liability’ Category

Biking and Litigation–They Don’t Mix

I am really disappointed to learn that Lance Armstrong may be stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles.  He earned them.  But the naysayers have always accused him of doping even as he has passed hundreds of drug tests and survived cancer.  A judge noted after Armstrong sued that: “USADA’s conduct raises serious questions […]


Three is Not the Magic Number

For the DeLa Soul afficionados out there, three is apparently not the magic number.  The headline says it all:  “Georgia man’s death during threesome nets his family $3M in trial.”  Really?  Presumably, the 31 year old man’s heart attack could have been stopped by his cardiologist advising him not to engage in extramarital sexual activity.  […]


Legal Conflicts of Interest

A recent post by my colleagues, Faith Alejandro and Doug Rucker, raised the difficulty in representing clients where there may be divergent interests.  generally,  a lawyer cannot represent both sides.  This is not remarkable, and makes perfect sense.  But, of course,  legal fees are not cheap and sometimes parties can agree to a resolution and […]


Skiing With Lawyers Can Be Dangerous to Your Appeal

In a rebuke to the “blame game,” the Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a trial court’s decision to kick out a legal malpractice case on summary judgment. In Wintergreen Partners, Inc. v. McGuireWoods, LLP, Wintergreen contended that its former lawyers at McGuireWoods screwed up an appeal. As noted by the Supreme Court, McGuireWoods “failed to ensure […]


SC Nixes Attorney Sex With Client’s Wife

Beware wayward lawyers: you can no longer have sex with your client’s wife in South Carolina. Does anyone else hear strains of a banjo in the background?


Pick Up the Phone!!

As the Spring Meeting of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys concluded today, I effectively handed over to Kelly Lippincott the proverbial gavel


Lawyer Advertising Just Got Sexy

From the “Adult Gigs” Section of Craigslist: “Loop law firm looking to hire am [sic] energetic woman for their open secretary/legal assistant position. Duties will include general secretarial work, some paralegal work and