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[Florida] Miami attorney, Coral Gable attorney suspended over conflicts of interests in long-running tobacco litigation
an April 11 Florida Supreme Court order over alleged conflicts of interest involving current and former clients in a long-running tobacco case... The 30-day suspensions of Miami attorney Philip Maurice Gerson and Coral Gables attorney Steven Kent Hunter w
Jun 4, 2018 Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Jun 5, 2018 23:25
Also suspended was Philip Maurice Gerson, a Miami attorney practicing since 1970, for violating bar rules governing conflicts of interest involving attorneys’ current and former clients in tobacco litigation.
May 29, 2018 Law.com
added May 30, 2018 16:38
Spevack went on to name the three witnesses. Among them is Ryan, who is being pulled into a case that revolves around a deal Vrdolyak cut to get a massive piece of Illinois’ $9.3 billion legal settlement with tobacco companies in the 1990s.
May 23, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times
added May 23, 2018 22:00
The court said in the 2014 case that a lawyer who faces a conflict between two current clients can’t avoid current-client conflict rules by dropping one client “like a hot potato.” Before that decision, lawyers who dropped current clients because of conf
May 1, 2018 ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added May 3, 2018 16:44
The Florida Supreme Court disagreed with a court-appointed referee’s recommendation to admonish prominent attorney Philip M. Gerson and co-counsel Steven K. Hunter, instead imposed a harsher punishment, suspending both Miami attorneys for 30 days.
Apr 30, 2018 Law.com
added Apr 30, 2018 21:39
cleared R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LLC of an obligation to pay almost $1 million in attorneys’ fees to the estate of a deceased smoker who won more than $2 million in a jury award, saying there was a “good reason” for the expenses incurre
Jan 29, 2018 Law360
added Jan 30, 2018 03:26
A special master in an investigation to determine whether two law firms filed frivolous Engle progeny lawsuits told a panel of federal judges in Florida on Jan. 12 that the firms deserve the $9 million sanctions the panel imposed against them, calling t
Jan 26, 2018 Lexis Nexis
added Jan 26, 2018 00:48
A Florida judge has found attorney Christopher Chestnut in contempt of court for failing to supply information that would help pay another law firm a cut from a $23 billion verdict against a tobacco company back in 2014. Martin County court documents sh
Jan 25, 2018 Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Jan 25, 2018 04:44
[Florida] IN RE: ENGLE CASES: SPECIAL MASTER’S RESPONSE TO THE WILNER FIRM, P.A.’S MOTION TO ALTER OR AMEND THE SANCTIONS ORDER, AND FARAH & FARAH, P.A. AND CHARLIE FARAH’S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION (PDF)
For the reasons stated below, the Special Master recommends denying both motions.
Jan 12, 2018 Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 18, 2018 07:15
A special master on Friday told a Florida federal court that it shouldn’t change a $9.1 million sanctions order against two law firms for filing and maintaining "baseless" tobacco lawsuits, saying the sanctions would compensate the public for the cost of
Jan 16, 2018 Law360
added Jan 18, 2018 07:09