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Breaking Ethics News
Posted October 18, 2017 by Attorney Dianna Anelli

In an unprecedented recommendation in late September, the Referee in a Florida ethics case,[1] denied Relator The Florida Bar's request for cost reimbursement against Respondent Jeremy W. Alters. The Florida Bar sought $305,360.03 against Mr. Alters for prosecuting the ethics case against him. Rather than awarding Relator those costs, the Referee recommended that The Florida Bar be assessed costs in the amount of $143,913.35 for Mr. Alter's defense of the charges brought against him. read more>>

[1] The Florida Bar v. Alters, S.Ct. Case No. SC14-100.

ProgressOhio's Ethics Complaint Against Justice Sharon Kennedy
Posted May 25, 2017 by Attorney Dianna Anelli

Several news agencies report the filing of a formal ethics complaint against Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy.

At issue is Justice Kennedy's March 17, 2017 appearance and speech at the Greater Toledo Right to Life fundraiser. Apparently, that organization uses part of its budget to lobby the Statehouse to legislate, restrict and, ultimately shut down abortion clinics. According to one news agency, Justice Kennedy's past campaign literature indicates she is opposed to abortion. read more>>

Integrity: It's All in Your Word

Posted May 9, 2017 by Attorney Dianna Anelli

When one utters the word "integrity", the mind automatically leaps to words such as truth, honesty, accuracy. In shipbuilding, integrity is used to determine whether a vessel is seaworthy. Merriam-Webster's online Dictionary defines the word as (1) firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic value; (2) an unimpaired condition; soundness; (3) the quality or state of being complete or undivided. read more>>

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