Date archive: April 2015

Attorneys’ Fees in Professional Malpractice Actions: A Developing Theory?

(NOTE: The analysis and views expressed by the author are his and are not necessarily those of Sandberg Phoenix or others at the firm.) Introduction In the legal malpractice context, Missouri has long recognized that one measure of damages “is the amount the plaintiff would have received but for the attorney’s conduct.” Estate of Bonifer…

Bernie Madoff Strikes Again: the Lasting Consequences of His Ponzi Scheme are Still Being Felt

The “Bernie Madoff Scandal” broke on December 11, 2008, when the FBI arrested the eponymous chairman of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (“BLMIS”), and charged him with one count of securities fraud. He later pled guilty to 11 counts of securities fraud. Seven years later, the effects of his Ponzi scheme, believed to be…


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