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When Lawyers Aid and Abet Ponzi Schemers

When Lawyers Aid and Abet Ponzi Schemers

From Bernie Madoff to Sir Alan Stanford, too many innocent investors are losing their life savings to Ponzi schemes. Unfortunately, behind every “successful” Ponzi scheme is often a bank or lawyer. Our sister site blog, Due Diligence, discusses how investors can collect from banks that...

Accounting Malpractice Suit Over Trust Returns Gets Green Light

Accounting Malpractice Suit Over Trust Returns Gets Green Light

No accounting firm wants an unhappy client. The only thing worse is a client that sues for malpractice. Henry Guy and John Moore were trustees of an estate. They hired a New York accounting firm, CPI Associates to prepare annual tax returns for the trust for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
After the...

Who Is Responsible if My Accountant Is Hacked and Loses My Money?

Who Is Responsible if My Accountant Is Hacked and Loses My Money?

The amount of money lost each to year fraudulent wire transfers is skyrocketing. Most of the frauds are easily preventable with a little common sense and due diligence. When money is sent to the wrong party and lost, determining who is responsible can be tricky. In this case we will examine a...

Florida Lawyer Disbarred for Stealing Client Money to Run Strip Club

Florida Lawyer Disbarred for Stealing Client Money to Run Strip Club

What To Do When a Lawyer Steals Your Money This is a legal malpractice website. We sue lawyers who make mistakes. It happens to everyone, sooner or later we all make mistakes. And that’s why lawyers, doctors and automobile owners have insurance. Theft, however, is an intentional...


How Long Do I Have to Sue My Lawyer for Malpractice?

How Long Do I Have to Sue My Lawyer for Malpractice?

Texas Legal Malpractice Post – Special Tolling Rules The statute of limitations for suing a lawyer in Texas is two years. Wait too long and you lose your right to sue. But when does the clock begin to run?
In general, a legal malpractice claim arises when the client suffers a legal...

Lawyers Accused of Missing Deadline in Accounting Malpractice Case

There should be a catchy phrase here… “malpractice lawyers hired to prosecute malpractice commit malpractice themselves?” I am not sure that is catchy enough but if the allegations in this case are true, the victims lost millions because of bad lawyering.
According to court...

Can I Sue a Lawyer for a Conflict of Interest?

Did a Lawyer's Conflict of Interest Cost a Man his Business?
The American Bar Association’s (ABA) model rule on conflicts of interest says, “Loyalty and independent judgment are essential elements in the lawyer's relationship to a client. Concurrent conflicts of interest can...

Missing Deadline for Expert Witness - Legal Malpractice

Complex civil cases often require expert witnesses. Courts require expert testimony when opinion evidence is required. Fact witnesses can testify about what they saw, did or said. But an expert is often required to pull all the facts together and show why a person or company is negligent.
An...

Be Careful When Hiring Celebrity Lawyers

Be Careful When Hiring Celebrity Lawyers

Beware Celebrity Lawyers Many people are attracted to celebrity lawyers just like they are to celebrities. There is a certain amount of bragging rights to say that you are represented by a lawyer who is seen as a celebrity and is always on the news. While there are many good lawyers who represent...