Ethics Law Articles

Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Ethics.

Standard Nursing Obligations for Care

  November 20, 2017     By HG.org
Nurses are held to a higher standard than other professionals because they deal with patients on a constant basis, and their actions could lead...
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Nursing License Suspended Due to Disciplinary Action: Renewal with Legal Assistance

  November 8, 2017     By HG.org
When a professional must go through a disciplinary meeting because an issue has arisen that causes his or her license suspension, he or she may...

Ethical Standards of the Professional

  November 6, 2017     By HG.org
Professionals must follow a code of ethics that applies to how the client or customer is treated to how marketing advertises services, and these...

Ethical Violations by School Counselors: Loss of Custody, Defamation, and other Penalties

  November 2, 2017     By HG.org
Some parents may find themselves on the receiving end of false allegations of child abuse or neglect. Sometimes these reports originate from...

Reducing Litigation by Providing Client Satisfaction

  October 26, 2017     By HG.org
For professionals that owe their clients a duty of service, it is best to ensure client satisfaction is achieved. By providing this, these...

Beeing Sued for Advertising Yourself as the "Best Lawyer"?

  By HG.org
Can Advertising Support be the Object of a Lawsuit by Competitors or Lawyers not Considered the Best?

Ethics Codes for Police

  September 22, 2017     By The MacMain Law Group, LLC
Most police officers enter the force highly motivated and enthusiastic with a true desire to serve the public.

What To Expect from Your Attorney and What Your Attorney Expects from You

  September 20, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
Whether you hire an attorney to negotiate a contract for your business, represent you during a contentious divorce or to file a malpractice...

What Are the Legal Consequences for Advertising the "Best" Lawyers If They Do Not Deliver?

  By HG.org
Advertising as the best in any category is difficult to live up to when the lawyer has multiple clients and is working long hours. It is best to...

What are the Consequences if the Lawyer Does Not Deliver the “Best” Results for His Clients?

  By HG.org
The ethical responsibilities of a lawyer are to ensure the best possible results may be delivered to his or her clients. This means researching...

Conflict of Interest Issues Involved in Business

  By HG.org
In the scope of business dealings, there may be any number of conflict of interests that arise. Some of these interests may have the potential...

Chief Financial Officers Can Be Held Liable

CFO and corporate accountants must be aware that the improprieties of their superiors could lead to their own personal liabilities. This is...

Can My Lawyer Refuse to Continue with My Case Unless I Pay in Full?

  By HG.org
Sometimes during the middle of representation, a lawyer and client may reach an impasse due to billing issues. In some cases, a lawyer may be...

Can My Lawyer Refuse to Continue with My Case Unless I Pay in Full?

  By HG.org
Sometimes during the middle of representation, a lawyer and client may reach an impasse due to billing issues. In some cases, a lawyer may be...

Secret Weapons of Private Investigators

  By HG.org
Private investigators are need for a variety of reasons, but they often have secret weapons they are able to employ in research, surveillance...

A Lawyer’s Perspective: Best Uses of a Private Investigator

  By HG.org
Private investigators serve many important functions that are distinct from the services provided by a lawyer. Due to the variety of services...

Private Investigator Tools of the Trade

  By HG.org
Private investigators are specially trained individuals who employ a number of investigative techniques and tactics to discover important...

Jordan’s Judicial Authorities Branch

The constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan clearly states that the judicial branch of the country is independent while judges only...

New Money Lenders Licensing Rules to Prevent Malpractice

In recent years, there have been an increasing number of police reports from members of the public in Hong Kong who suspected that they had...

Construction Disputes: When Is It Time to Litigate?

When a dispute over payment or performance interferes with a construction project or the use of a piece of real estate, all parties involved...

Comparison between Attorney Work Product and Grand Jury Subpoena

  By HG.org
The work product of a lawyer and the attorney-client privilege, though confused for each other, are related but separate concepts. Both involve...

Know your Client - Romanian Corporate Governance

KYC or know your client seems to be a mantra repeated by many institutions these days, whether is it from banks of financial authorities the...

A Roadmap for Parents Considering a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

It is very unsettling to be confronted with the thought that your child may have suffered harm at the hands of a medical professional in whom...

Romanian Employment Regulations

Being an employer in any jurisdiction seems to become more complicated as time goes on. I was recently reminded of this when we were advising an...

Medical Errors Third Leading Cause Of Death

A new study conducted by doctors at Johns Hopkins suggests that most medical mistakes are not noted in official medical records or death...

Talc Linked to Ovarian Cancer

In a legal action that includes nearly 50 plaintiffs, Johnson & Johnson lost a second trial over claims that its talcum powder causes ovarian...

Risks Of Opioid Painkiller Use

Opioid painkillers such as oxycodone, morphine, or fentanyl are legal drugs commonly prescribed by doctors to treat severe pain. They can be...

Yale Hospital Alleged Surgical Mistake

A Connecticut woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Yale University, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and two of its physicians for...

Physicians Who Build Rapport with Patients

The percentage of physicians who have been sued at some point over the course of their career is quite high. In fact, according to a recent...

Insight into Transgender Rights

Currently, The Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records and Department of Health holds a policy that bars transgender people from changing their...

Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Medication errors are a common and serious problem throughout the United States healthcare system.

Lawsuit Accuses Drug Maker of Hiding Side Effects

A new lawsuit claims Johnson & Johnson and the former FDA Commissioner conspired to conceal information about the harmful effects of the...

Aneurysm Medical Device Blamed for Patient’s Stroke

The Penumbra Coil 400 is a medical device that has been used to treat patients suffering from aneurysms.

Communication Errors

Nearly one third of all medical malpractice cases can be directly linked to communication errors, according to a recent study conducted by CRICO...

What Does it Take to Make a Great Business Lawyer?

Business law is one of the broader practice areas that covers multiple specifications. A business lawyer should maintain an ample understanding...

Are Law Firms Liable when Their Computers Are Hacked?

  By HG.org
Security breaches continue to be a serious threat to businesses and private citizens. When law firm computers are hacked, sensitive client...

Of Mice and Men and Fiduciary Duties

A short survey of Delaware and Georgia law regarding standards of care for judging decisions of members or managers when fiduciary duties have...

Follow Corporate Formalities to Protect Personal Assets from Business Liabilities in Florida

Many people create corporations or LLCs, but never follow the corporate formalities – which leaves them extremely vulnerable to losing their...

Cyprus Legal Professional Privilege

In a recent case, the Supreme Court of Cyprus (single Judge), in certiorari proceedings, decided to cancel a warrant issued against a Cyprus law...

Plagiarism – [In]Decent Recognition In India

"When you have wit of your own, it's a pleasure to credit other people for theirs.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy

Lawsuits Pending after Volkswagen Officials Cheat EPA Emissions Tests

For years, the American public has bought Volkswagens in large part due to their excellent fuel efficiency, low emissions, and environmental...

Legal Route to Gambling- India Perspective

"There are many harsh lessons to be learned from the gambling experience, but the harshest one of all is the difference between having Fun and...

Trademark Oppositions in India: How Serious Should Your Business Take It?

An intellectual property portfolio is a collection of IP assets belonging to a business or an enterprise. Trademark is the essence of products...

Licensing Requirements of Dubai Lawyers

  By HG.org
Since 2011, the Dubai government has required lawyers to be licensed by it in order to lawfully provide legal services. There are strict...

Yemeni Bribery & Anti-Corruption Laws & Facilitating Payments in Practice

An overview of the current legal framework regarding bribery and anti-corruption in Yemen followed by a discussion of the practical implications...

Attorney Client Sexual Relations

  By HG.org
Attorneys occupy a position of great trust with their clients. Therefore, sexual relationships between the two factions are generally...

What Are the Legal Consequences for Lying on a Nursing Job Application in Missouri?

  By HG.org
Individuals who omit important information or lie on nursing job applications may be concerned about the legal ramifications of making this...

Setting and Communicating Attorney Fees

  By HG.org
Both Codes require that an attorney enter into a written fee agreement with a client and requires the attorney to carefully explain and ensure...

Discouraging Adoption Fraud and Misrepresentation / Duty to Report Abuse and Guarding of Confidentiality

Especially in the case of adoption, the Code specifically requires an attorney to actively discourage adoption fraud or misrepresentation and...

Attorney Tips for Handling Stress and Quelling the Fires of Conflict

Part of handling stress deals with the selection of the cases a lawyer takes. Lawyers should be cautious of taking cases from extremely...

Can I Break Up and Fire My Attorney?

  By HG.org
Sometimes despite an attorney’s best intentions, he or she may find that a client is not happy with the services provided. In many situations, a...

Should I Get a Written Retainer for My Case?

  By HG.org
If you are interested in hiring a lawyer, he or she may mention a “retainer fee.” While you may hire an attorney without a written agreement,...

When Do I Need a Private Investigator?

  By HG.org
In certain cases, a lawyer may recommend hiring a private investigator. He or she may have existing contacts or may recommend that you find your...

Is Using a Private Investigator Legal?

  By HG.org
The act of hiring a private investigator does not inherently violate any rules of law. However, there is certain conduct that private...

Private Investigation – Frequently Asked Questions

  By HG.org
If you are considering retaining the services of a private investigator, you may want to know some background information regarding these...

What Are the Surgical Errors that Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Case?

  By HG.org
A medical malpractice case may arise when a patient’s treatment falls below the standard of care when compared to other surgeons in the same...

Electronic Discovery: Model Code of Conduct, Clawback Agreements and Quick-Peek Provisions

With electronic discovery, remember that you are still bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct in your state. However, some have proposed the...

When Should Blog or Forum Posts Create Liability for Defamation?

Writers often express their views on blogs or forums. With the advancement of laws, anyone who writes articles, must be cautious of consequences...

The Scent of Jasmine

I rose to shake hands with my client and asked her to sit down. You see, at first I didn’t recognize her. It was only when I glanced down at her...

Los Angeles Area Man Arrested on Financial Elder Abuse Charges

A financial advisor was recently arrested at a seminar in Los Angeles on financial elder abuse charges.

California Insurance Agent Sentenced For Financial Fraud That Targeted Seniors

A Los Angeles area insurance agent accused of defrauding senior citizens will spend five years in jail and was ordered by the court to pay $1.2...

Common Advertising Mistakes that Get Lawyers in Trouble

  By HG.org
Although it seems impossible to drive around any city in America without seeing billboards advertising attorneys or hear radio ads for law...

Legal Advertising in America

  By HG.org
While billboards and television ads with lawyers faces and slogans may be commonplace today, just a few years ago such advertising was not...

Considerations in a Legal Malpractice Case

  By HG.org
We all understand that when someone wrongs us, we can contact an attorney to obtain assistance in filing a lawsuit to obtain relief. But what do...

What Sort of Malpractice Insurance Does a Law Firm Need

  By HG.org
Most businesses need a plan for dealing with unexpected situations. Usually, that plan includes insurance policies. But law firms and lawyers...

What is Negligence?

  By HG.org
One can only bring a lawsuit for negligence if they can establish all four of the required elements. If any one of the elements is missing, then...

BGH on an Architect’s Responsibilities - Germany

In a recent judgement, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) provided a few clarifications with respect to the responsibilities of an...

Architect’s Liabilities Arising from Non-Disclosure - Germany

Architect’s liabilities arising from non-disclosure. If an architect knows that a contractual penalty was agreed in the building contract, he...

A Broker’s Right to Commission despite the Invalidity of the Brokerage Agreement - Germany

Even a brokerage agreement can be rescinded if a ground to challenge exists and ultimately be invalid. Nevertheless, the broker may retain a...

Turkey Pharmaceutical Sector: New Regulation of Promotion of Medicinal Products for Human Use

A new regulation has been published on Official Gazette dated 14 October 2012 that contains a number of changes have been made on Regulation on...

Foreigners, Personal Injury Law and Compensation in Jamaica - Understanding Your Case

Compensation for personal injury in Jamaica is based on awards being made for special and general damages. In the case of general damages, the...

Lawyer Accused of Forging Power of Attorney, Murder in Dad's Death

An interesting case in Missouri has made headlines recently regarding the use of an alleged forged estate planning document resulting in...

Cruising the Caribbean Leads to Litigation Labyrinth

Two men who who jetted from New York to Fort Lauderdale to board Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship to Jamaica last week, but...

Smith V. Cain: A Look at Prosecutor’s Duty to Disclose

ABA Files Amicus Demanding Disclosure of Exculpatory Evidence Regardless of Materiality, Broader than Brady - The Orleans Parish and Williamson...

Brady Violations in White Collar, Corruption Convictions

Serious, Widespread and Intentional Concealment of Evidence by DOJ and US Attorneys - Former Alaska lawmaker, Vic Kohring, has entered a guilty...

The Ethical Implications of a Brady Violation

Disciplinary Action against Rogue Prosecutors Who Intentionally Engage in Wrongful Conduct, Brady Violations Rare - Among lawyers practicing...

Wrongful Conviction and Prosecutorial Misconduct

Filing Grievances, Request for Courts of Inquiry in Wrongful Conviction and Exoneration Cases - On December 12, 2011, writing for Mother Jones,...

Federal Discovery and Inspection Procedures

Tunnel Vision Interferes with Duty to Comply with Discovery Obligations - Most litigation in federal criminal cases regarding discovery of...

The Impact of Smith V. Cain

High Court Misses Opportunity to Discuss Ethical Obligations of Prosecutors - For reasons we discussed in a previous post, the U.S. Supreme...

Confidential and Private - Evidentiary Privileges in the American Legal System

Writing in the Pittsburgh Law Review, University of California Law Professor Edward J. Inwinkelried discussed in detail the history and legal...

Attorney-Client Privilege - Special Rule of Privilege in Criminal Cases Provides Greater Protection to the Criminally Accused

Ernest “Randy” Comeaux is currently an inmate serving six life sentences, without the benefit of parole, at the David Wade Correctional Center...

The Clergy Privilege - Clergy Privilege Protects Communications Made in Confidence, Waived if Called as Character Witness

In a previous post, we outlined the case of Ernest “Randy” Comeaux, an inmate serving six life sentences for a series of rapes from the...

Self-Defense: No Duty to Retreat

Core of Defense of Third Person is What the Actor Reasonably Believes Concerning the Situation of the Third Person - It was a hectic, confusing...

Judge in Michael Morton Case Faces “Court of Inquiry”

Investigation of Intentional Prosecutorial Misconduct by Williamson County DA’s Office - In the 1980s Michael Morton was wrongfully, and...

Attorney Work Product Versus Grand Jury Subpoena

Protecting Attorney Client Relationship, Privileged Information from Government Subpoena - The attorney work-product and the attorney-client...

The Historical Journey of the Spousal Privilege

Two Privileges Protecting the Husband-Wife Relationship: Confidential Communications and Refusal to Testify in Criminal Proceedings - As we...

How the Internet is Destroying Small Business Commerce and Legal Remedies

The Internet is destroying the enforceability of small business contracts. Here are a few examples: Case 1: Painting Company and the BBB. - A...

General Principles and Information re: Director and Officer Liability Info. Checklist

I. General Standard - With some exceptions, the general legal standard of care for business actors and agents is “prudence.” In this context...

An Injury Occurring During Physical Therapy May Be the Result of the Malpractice of the Physical Therapist

The increasing use of physical therapy amongst the elderly-- and particularly nursing home patients-- has resulted in increases in the number of...

Was Nurse's Need to Rush Through Job Responsibilites to Blame for Death of Patient?

I've come to accept that the physical responsibilities placed upon nursing home staff are completely unrealistic. The desire of management and...

Pharmacist Sentenced to Home Confinement after Re-Packaging Drugs for Nursing Home Patients

Pharmacists play an essential role in the well being of nursing home patients by filling physician prescriptions and in many cases keeping track...

Dove v. Ty Cobb Healthcare Systems, Inc. (305 Ga. App. 13)

Case: Dove v. Ty Cobb Healthcare Systems, Inc. (305 Ga. App. 13) Parties: Plaintiff (Appellee) - Dove, Representing the estate of Ann Royston...

The Critical Role of Nurses in Avoiding Medication Errors

Medication errors are far more common than most people imagine. Commonly cited statistics are that 1.3 million people are injured and...

Guardianships and Vulnerable Adults in Arizona

In Arizona, anyone interested in the affairs or welfare of an allegedly incompetent person may petition the court for appointment as a guardian....

Medical Malpractice Claims and Lawsuits

Medical malpractice is a term used to embody the negligent behaviors of medical professionals whose omissions or deliberate actions/ inactions...

How to Fire Your Attorney

As a personal injury attorney in Georgia, I frequently get calls from car accident injury victims who want to fire their current attorney and...

Las Vegas Personal Injury Law Firms – Finding the One that’s Best for You

How can you discern between the myriad of Las Vegas personal injury law firms? There are many choices, with most firms offering an extensive...

Detailed Doctor Database Soon to Be Available Online

On behalf of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish posted in Chicago News, Illinois Laws, Illinois Legislation, Illinois News, Medical Malpractice,...

Bankruptcy Lawyers that Promise Results? Buyer Beware

Lawyers, like doctors, can rarely if ever promise results. And if they do you'd better be concerned.

Continuing Medical Education Used to Discipline Physicians for Mistakes

According to American Medical News, state licensing boards, medical groups, and hospitals are requiring doctors to take continuing medical...


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