Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Law
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Attorney ordered to return fees for violation of court order
A couple of months ago I posted a note about a case where, after a judge ordered a lawyer off a case and banned from getting any fees (because he had been caught bribing a witness), the lawyer entered into a secret agreement to get paid anyway. Today, Law.com is reporting here that the lawyer has been ordered to return the $450,000 he collected in fees through the secret deal.