A Question of Ethics


A reporter recently called me to ask for comment on a news item that I found shocking. It concerned a St.Louis law firm that sued one of its former associates, alleging that the attorney secretly signed up and hid clients from the firm and prevented it from collecting possibly millions in attorneys' fees. It has been years since I've heard of someone attempting to commit fraud like this, but in today's economic conditions, with more lawyers more frightened than ever about their futures, it may not be the last such incident.

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