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Former Associate of International Law Firm Sued for Legal Malpractice

The international law firm Crowell & Moring is being sued for legal malpractice by a client who alleges that one of its former associates “improperly diverted” millions of dollars in escrow funds that were supposed to be held in the law firm’s account.  The former associate, Douglas R. Arntsen, was recently arrested in Hong Kong for charges related to the alleged wrongdoing.  The plaintiff alleges that Crowell & Moring engaged in professional negligence and breached ethical and contractual duties when it failed to monitor the funds which it held in escrow and failed to prevent its employees from improperly diverting such funds.  A total award in excess of $6 million is sought by the plaintiff, which includes over $5.5 million in funds that were supposed to be held in escrow, as well as attorney fees and costs.  This legal malpractice lawsuit against a powerhouse international law firm is just another example of the recent increase in cases involving “rogue” professionals who have used their positions of power and trust to steal funds from their clients and employers.  Individuals who have been victims of such legal malpractice or corporate wrongdoing should contact Starrs Mihm LLP immediately to protect their rights and interests.

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EEOC Files Discrimination Suit Against Bass Pro Shops

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday September 21, 2011, against Missouri based outdoor supplies retailer Bass Pro Shops in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.  The lawsuit alleges that the retailer has engaged in a pattern of illegal ethnic background and racial discrimination against black and Hispanic workers and job applicants, retaliated against employees who raised questions, and destroyed records.  As the Chair of the EEOC, Jacqueline A. Berrien, stated, “Excluding qualified individuals from employment because of their race or ethnicity or in retaliation for exercising protected rights are fundamental violations of the laws we enforce.”  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race and national origin, and prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who complain about employment discrimination.  Individuals who believe they may be victims of employment discrimination because of their ethnic background or race should contact Ogborn Mihm LLP regarding their potential claims.

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