News from April 2019

San Diego attorney disbarred following allegations in 3 client matters

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — San Diego attorney Matthew Bartley Butler has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and allegations of misconduct in three separate client matters, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

Las Vegas attorney disbarred after allegedly submitting more than $216,000 in false bills

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Las Vegas attorney Nelson Lee Cohen has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and allegations of two counts of misconduct, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

Third Roundup trial continues in state court while federal judge calls for mediation

By Rich Peters | Apr 12, 2019

“There’s no risk using it less than two days or less per year. But if you used it more than two days per year, the risk goes up almost two-fold, and it’s statistically significant.”

Long Beach attorney disbarred after allegedly misappropriating more than $107,000

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Long Beach attorney Gaurav D. Datta has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and misappropriation allegations in a trust account matter, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

Thousand Oaks attorney disbarred by default over alleged trust fund issues

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Thousand Oaks attorney Paul Nathan Taylor has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and nine counts of professional conduct rules violations, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

State bar court backs disbarment for San Francisco attorney following false imprisonment guilty plea

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Suspended San Francisco attorney R. Scott Dervaes Jr. faces possible disbarment pending a California Supreme Court decision following the attorney's 2017 conviction on a false imprisonment charge.

Disbarment recommended for Colorado attorney

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Colorado attorney Joseph Darrell Palmer faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation after he allegedly failed to comply with probation conditions.

THOMPSON COBURN: Jessica Gordon, Jennifer Post named Most Influential Women Lawyers in LA for 2019

By Press release submission | Apr 15, 2019

The Los Angeles Business Journal has named Thompson Coburn attorneys Jessica Gordon and Jennifer Post to its list of the “Most Influential Women Lawyers in LA.”

From Cook County Record

DLA PIPER: Firm announces partnership promotions for 2019

By Press release submission | Apr 15, 2019

DLA Piper made the following announcement on April 2

Disbarment recommended for Hayward attorney who took vacation instead of showing up for trial

By Karen Kidd | Apr 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Hayward attorney Ernest Linford Anderson faces possible disbarment after he allegedly failed to obey court orders, according to a recent recommendation issued by the California State Bar Court.

Disbarment backed for Newbury Park attorney who allegedly appeared before board with inactive license

By Karen Kidd | Apr 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Newbury Park attorney Dee Ella Dorey faces possible disbarment by default following a March 11 California State Bar Court recommendation four counts of alleged misconduct in a single client matter.

Disbarment recommended for Beverly Hills attorney over multiple misconduct charges

By Karen Kidd | Apr 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Beverly Hills attorney Gilbert Ralph Geilim-Morales faces possible disbarment following a March 4 California State Bar Court recommendation over multiple counts of alleged misconduct, including a 2015 assault on his wife.

Judge grants $6,380 legal fees instead of requested $22,000 in Rai Rocklin Investments ADA case

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Stemming from a prior case in which Scott Johnson sued Rai Rocklin Investments for its alleged inability to provide an accessible restroom in a restaurants, Judge Kimberly J. Mueller of the U.S. District for the Eastern District California awarded Johnson $6,380 in legal fees and costs.

Judge grants Project Management Institute's dismissal of software suit

By John Severance | Apr 15, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge split the difference in a project management software case involving defendant Project Management Institute and the plaintiff Workplace Technologies Research Inc.

Judge grants Siemens Medical request for leave to amend in suit filed by Quidel

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 15, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has granted Siemens Medical Solution USA and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostic Inc.'s motion to amend its case in a suit over false advertising allegations.

Court rules Wausau Underwriters Insurance owes duty to defend in construction defect lawsuit

By Marian Johns | Apr 15, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal court has granted an insurance company's motion for partial summary judgment in a case involving one of its insureds who is facing allegations of manufacturing defective plumbing products for a condominium construction project.

Judge grants dismissal of man's seventh cause of action against Kelly Services Global, Dow

By John Suayan | Apr 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge granted a dismissal of a California man's suit against Kelly Services Global LLC and The Dow Chemical Co.

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