Friday, December 10, 2010

Rue The Day

The web page of the California State Bar has a disbarment story with a Hollywood connection:

A Los Angeles attorney who represented a client who tangled with “Golden Girls” star Rue McClanahan in “contentious and acrimonious” litigation was disbarred. The State Bar Court recommended that [the attorney] lose his license to practice for, among other things, offering to dismiss a case his client brought against McClanahan in exchange for $5 million. Paolino’s client, former documentary filmmaker Dirk Summers, had sued the late actress for defamation, slander and libel.

Bar court Judge Richard Platel found that [the attorney] committed eight acts of misconduct, three stemming from the Summers-McClanahan litigation and the remainder for essentially selling his law license to a non-lawyer who appeared before the immigration court.

(Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2010/12/the-web-page-of-the-california-state-bar-has-a-disbarment-story-with-a-hollywood-connection.html

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