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North Carolina Workers’ Comp Attorney Disbarred After Keeping Settlement Money, Tax Issues

A North Carolina workers’ compensation claimants’ attorney has agreed to close his practice after he was disbarred for settling a claim against his client’s wishes, then billing her for expenses. Bright Lindler, a Rockingham comp and personal injury lawyer since …

Florida Top Court Says Insurer Can Pursue Malpractice Claim Against Defense Law Firm

Attorneys who are hired by insurance carriers to defend policyholders from lawsuits have a duty to represent the insured, but the insurer is paying their fees. Obviously, the insurer has a financial interest in the outcome of the litigation. The …

Berkshire Hathaway Sues Law Firm It Says Aided $756 Million M&A Fraud

A unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. claims a top international law firm helped German piping component maker Wilhelm Schulz GmbH fraudulently conceal its disastrous finances before its 2017 acquisition by the U.S. company. Berkshire unit Precision Castparts Corp. …