Glendale attorney Rita Mahdessian, part of a husband-and-wife legal team accused of skimming $1 million from settlements of unpaid life insurance policies of Armenian Genocide victims, has been disbarred by the California State Bar, according to a recent decision.
Los Angeles attorney Francesca Angela de la Flor, admitted to the bar more than 40 years ago, has been disbarred by the California State Bar after being found culpable of multiple counts of misconduct, according to a recent decision.
Los Angeles attorney Andrew James Stern, who has practiced for more than 45 years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar after admitting to eight counts of serious misconduct, according to a recent decision.
Disciplinary claims against Oakland attorney Peter Yeu Lee Chao, charged with presenting an unwarranted claim and maintaining an unjust action during a protracted civil litigation, have been dismissed, according to a recent California State Bar filing.
Los Angeles attorney Drago Charles Baric will remain under suspension based on an Aug. 3 California State Bar's recommendation to the California Supreme Court order after finding he had not been rehabilitated following disciplines handed down nearly six years ago.
Litigation over a small businessman's pursuit of the perfect kitty litter scoop is one example of why the lawsuit climate in California continues to rank low compared to other states, according to a survey released this week.
Bakersfield attorney Heather June Christiansen Stanley has been disbarred by the California State Bar following allegations that in 2013 she misappropriated nearly $1 million that she was supposed to hold in trust on behalf of a client, according to a recent decision.
Santa Monica attorney Mona Falah faces a stayed three years' suspension, three years' probation and two years of actual suspension following poor accounting that resulted in disparities in her client trust account, according to a recent California State Bar filing.
SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – An Indiana-based insurance company won't have to cover a Los Angeles Lakers' settlement of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action following a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the lawsuit was excepted in the team's policy.
Ozark attorney Scott C. Hinote's has been disbarred following an Aug. 16 Missouri Supreme Court order handed down less than a year after Hinote was suspended for commingled personal and client funds in both his operating and trust accounts.
Los Angeles attorney Raj Tanden has been privately reproved after a series of alcohol and other substance abuse-related incidents that began in 2010, including two DUI convictions, according to a recent California State Bar filing.
Walnut Creek attorney Steven Lewis Weiner faces a stayed suspension of two years for multiple counts of misconduct for failing to maintain a required balance in his client trust account, according to a recent California State Bar filing.