An insurance company that made shocking allegations of racketeering and civil conspiracy against personal injury attorney Dennis Prince and two other local attorneys saw its case crumble when a federal judge tossed it out of court. SLAPP, which stands for strategic lawsuit against public participation, is a civil lawsuit brought against a critic or activist as an intimidation measure.
When I wrote about this buzz-worthy case in the legal community last November, Century had sued Prince, George Ranalli and Sylvia Esparza in federal court claiming they conspired to defraud the insurance company.
But Batten refused Murphy’s request to sanction Farmer for filing a motion to appoint a guardian ad litem for Murphy’s children in the civil RICO suit.
You may have thought about applying for Social Security disability benefits but don’t know where to start or maybe you have submitted a request for benefits, but were denied.
Actually, many initial applications submitted to the Social Security Administration are denied.
Whether or not engaging in the practice of law, lawyers should conduct themselves honorably.
 As a representative of clients, a lawyer performs various functions.
As advisor, a lawyer provides a client with an informed understanding of the client's legal rights and obligations and explains their practical implications.