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'Ostrich' Theory Enforces Ill-Defined Duty to Investigate Clients' Conduct

In recent years, the application of a “conscious avoidance” or “willful blindness” theory as the basis of attorneys’ liability for clients’ criminal conduct has been on the rise. In principle, this standard — commonly...more

Ninth Circuit Upholds Felony Conviction of Urologist, Under FDCA, for Reusing Single-Use Needle Guides During Prostate Biopsies...

In 2014, Las Vegas urologist, Dr. Michael Kaplan, was convicted by a federal jury for reusing single-use plastic needle guides during prostate biopsies. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit adulteration in violation of...more

Did You Search Your Jurors’ Social Media? There Are Rules

If you represented a large corporation or a wealthy individual, wouldn’t you want to know if your prospective jurors were campaigning for Bernie Sanders on Facebook? Or how about criminal prosecutors who might want to know if...more

What Attorneys Can Learn from History’s Largest Data Breach

On April 3, 2016, the public learned that millions of client documents from the Panamanian law firm and corporate services provider Mossack Fonseca & Co. (MF) had made their way to an international organization, the...more

The Proof Is in the Password!

Consider this scenario: A young couple entrusts you, an experienced real estate attorney, to assist them in the purchase of their first home. Days before closing, your unsecured email account gets hacked and your client...more

Health Alert (Australia) - February 8, 2016

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpt from Judgments: South Australia 28 January 2016 - Inquest into the death of Ebony Simone Napier The South Australian Coroner has...more

Catching up on developments posted on the blog

Some quick updates on stories I have been following: SENTENCING FOR DEADLY PAIN-MEDS DOC: An Orange County, CA., physician has been sentenced to 30 years to life imprisonment. She was convicted of murder for her...more

Regulatory Risk Update: Tougher penalties for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences proposed

On 13 November 2014, the Sentencing Council opened its 14 week public consultation on draft guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences. If implemented, the guidelines will mean that large...more

Health Alert (Australia) - September 15, 2014

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Judgements: New South Wales (NSW)- 9 September 2014 - Appleton v Norris [2014] NSWCA 311 - In August 2013, Ms Appleton...more

Treating chronic pain can be risky for physicians

Opioids are the mostprescribed class of prescription medications in the United States. Physicians are the legal gatekeepers for prescription medications to treat chronic pain. Over the last 10 years, prescriptions for opioid...more

Offshore Lawyers' Liability: Recent Developments

Offshore lawyers (including international “offshore magic circle” firms, sole practitioners, high street firms, and boutique practices) are exposed to significant risks in the course of their work, particularly in the...more

Medical Malpractice Liability: Kazakhstan Law and Practice

Liability for medical malpractice in Kazakhstan remains poorly regulated. The Kazakhstan healthcare system has recently undergone a crucial transformation, with pending reforms designed to improve the quality of...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

Order Granting Limited Stay of Discovery Nevada

ORDER that all discovery is stayed in this case until the earlier of 20 days after Defendant files an answer or February 21, 2014. Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order due by 3/13/2014. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach...more

Unlicensed Practice of Law - Warning Signs

As our article from earlier this week demonstrates, immigration and the unlicensed practice of law often go hand in hand. It is a crime to practice law without a license in the United States. Unlicensed immigration...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINTNevada

REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT -- to Response to MOTION to Dismiss filed by Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit G, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit H, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit...more

For Jeff Skilling, 'Enron Was His Life,' Lawyer Says [Video]

July 23 (Bloomberg) -- Daniel Petrocelli, chair of the Business Trial and Litigation practice at O'Melveny & Myers LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his representation of former Enron Corp. Chief Executive...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

RESPONSE TO MOTION TO DISMISSNevada

RESPONSE to MOTION to Dismiss, filed by Plaintiff Chad Elie. Replies due by 7/25/2013. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(Chattah, Sigal) (Entered: 07/15/2013) [Clerk's Notes.] ...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

APPENDIX IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT [Professional Negligence Claims]Nevada

APPENDIX re: MOTION to Dismiss; filed by Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC. (Terry, Brian) (Entered: 06/03/2013) [Clerk's Notes] --- ...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT Nevada

MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint contained within PETITION FOR REMOVAL; filed by Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC. Responses due by 6/20/2013. (Terry, Brian) (Entered: 06/03/2013) [Clerks's Notes] --- ...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC

Complaint (Exempt From Arbitration) Nevada

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC: Complaint (Exempt From Arbitration) DISTRICT COURT CLARK COUNTY NEVADA Case No. A-13-679951-C Dept No.: XV I Filed April 11, 2013 S!GAL CHATTAH, ESQ. Nevada Bar No.: 8264 LAW OFFICES...more

DOJ Revokes Some Pre-Clearances for Bank Leumi Depositors

A recent press release should send a shudder to some voluntary disclosure participants. It should frighten some tax preparers and their clients....more

Useless Attorneys’ Fees – The Importance of Understanding Florida’s Rules of Civil Procedure

On September 19, 2012, the Third District Court of Appeals decided that a first party plaintiff could not prosecute a claim against a third party defendant in Brady v. P3 Group (LLC) and Hypower, Inc....more

Risarcimento del Danno nel diritto civile Italiano e causation damage.

Influences of the Franzese's criminal case onto the Italian civil claim for damages doctrine. Different perspectives on the evaluation of refunds of personal injuries between italian criminal versus civil law. A report study...more

Derive del processo penale e the beyond the reasonable doubt theory.

Criminal Legal reasoning after 10 years from the Franzese case ruling, New methodological approaches to the legal proof,...more

Digital Afterlife - A Looming issue of dealing with death and online identity

People use the Internet for countless reasons, ranging from posting thoughts and pictures onto blogs, to keeping up with friends and family, and even maintaining bank accounts and credit card balances. As we go through our...more

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