Category: Recovering Legal Fees FROM Attorneys

Update: the “American Rule” and legal malpractice

In a prior post, I briefly talked about what is known as the “American Rule.” That “rule” applies in litigation and basically means that unless there is a specific law in your state, or you have a contractual agreement, each

In Connecticut, do attorneys have “a license to lie” during court proceedings?

According to one Connecticut Supreme Court justice, the answer to the question–  do Connecticut attorneys have “a license to lie” during court proceedings– is at least a qualified yes In Simms v. Seaman, 23 A.3d 1 (2011), a divided Connecticut Supreme

Lawyer joke is no joke: what do you do about attorneys who lie, or otherwise engage in deceptive conduct?

First, the joke: “An engineer, a physicist, and a lawyer were being interviewed for a position as chief executive officer of a large corporation.The engineer was interviewed first, and was asked a long list of questions, ending with “How much