People take being sued personally, and lawsuits can take an emotional toll on defendants, whether as an individual or as a representative of an employer. Anger and frustration always lead to the same questions: Can we sanction them for lying? Can I get my fees (or my insurance deductible) back? Won’t the court do something?Continue Reading The Punishing Effect of Rule 11
William McDevitt centers his practice on professional liability defense, primarily focusing on attorneys, physicians, medical service corporations, architects, engineers, insurance brokers and accountants. Bill’s professional liability cases arise from his clients’ provision of basic services to sophisticated and complex undertakings. Bill also has extensive litigation experience in invasion of privacy claims; libel and slander claims; employment disputes before administrative boards and state and federal courts; asbestos liability defense; construction litigation; and residential liability.
On April 3, 2016, the public learned that millions of client documents from the Panamanian law firm and corporate services provider Mossack Fonseca & Co. (MF) had made their way to an international organization, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), and that the information would be used to publish potentially damaging stories. In addition, authorities across the globe, from Japan to Switzerland to the United States, are reviewing the documents and investigating potential tax implications, regulatory violations and criminal activity.
Continue Reading What Attorneys Can Learn from History’s Largest Data Breach