Ex-Clerk Conflicts? — “Playbook + Inside” Information Causing Concerns

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With a hunch that the provocative title a NYT editor crafted might raise eyebrows, I nevertheless found the substance of this discussion interesting, and certainly risk radar worthy: “Law Firms Pay Supreme Court Clerks $400,000 Bonuses. What Are They Buying?” — “Supreme Court justices make $265,600 a year. The chief justice gets $277,700. Their law […]

Judicial Disqualifications & Allegations — Campaign Contribution Appearances & Clerk Conflict Concerns

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“NYU Workers Say Judge Conflicted Out of Retirement Plan Suit” — “New York University workers told the Second Circuit that they’re entitled to a new trial in their case over the school’s retirement plans because the presiding judge’s ties to the school disqualified her from hearing the case.” “The workers, in addition to challenging Forrest’s […]

Judicial Conflicts (Part 2) — Docket Clerk Imputation and Other Relations

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Continuing our miniseries on judicial conflicts with a hat tip to the Legal Profession Blog for noting a few recent opinions, first from the South Carolina Advisory Committee on Standards of Judicial Conduct: “Docket Clerk’s Relationship Not Imputed To Judge” — “A municipal court judge’s docket clerk is in a relationship with a law enforcement […]

“Third Degree” Conflicts Conundrum — Mandatory DQ versus Subjective Analysis

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“Fluor Says Bombing Case Could Be ‘Undone’ Without Judge Switch” — “Fluor Corp. asked a federal judge to reconsider her decision not to transfer an Afghanistan bombing lawsuit to another judge in the same district because of a conflict of interest, asserting that it will preserve the matter for appeal if the transfer doesn’t happen.” […]

Client Files, Confidential Information, Protective Orders & Conflicts (Part 1)

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Some interesting stories to share touching themes of client files, confidential information, and information risk management: “Ex-Attys Seek To DQ New Counsel Handling $350M Shire Deal” — “The former lawyers of a whistleblower who helped reach a $350 million settlement with biotech company Shire over its marketing of a skin product asked a Florida federal […]