Date archive: June 2013

Ostrich Defense Rejected: “Trial” Attorneys Listed on Pleadings Could Not Avoid Malicious Prosecution Liability by Claiming “Other” Attorneys Actually Worked up the Case

Shareholders of a software firm sued director Christopher Cole for alleged fraud.  Cole won summary judgment on the shareholders’ claims due to a lack of evidence.  The shareholders were represented by the Meyer law firm (“Meyer”) for purposes of working up the case in the pre-trial stage, and by Robert P. Ottilie and the law…

Something For Your Lawyer to Have and to Hold: Professional Liability Insurance

Attorney Robert Trainor is licensed in Ohio and Kentucky.  In 2011, the Supreme Court of Ohio suspended him from practicing for 24 months for failing to notify a client he did not carry professional liability insurance and mishandling client funds.  (The court indicated it would allow Trainor to serve the last 18 months on probation,…

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