[linux-elitists] Boies Faces Ethics Charges

Jesse Hutton jhutton@eden.rutgers.edu
Tue Jul 22 19:12:34 PDT 2003


Here's a good link as well:

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/auto/epaper/editions/saturday/local_news_f381cb202242317a0031.html

Jesse

On Tue, 22 Jul 2003, Adam Kessel wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 02:47:02AM +0100, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > > Lawyer Boies Faces Ethics Charges
> > > WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 19 -- The lawyer who represented Al Gore
> > > in his Supreme Court challenge of Florida results in the 2000 presidential
> > > election has been accused of ethics violations in another case.
> > Could you provide more details?  The WashPost's privacy-invasion / cooke
> > barrier keeps me from seeing the copy.
>
> I always just put "female", "1965", and "20171", which is the example
> year and ZIP code they give, so that you know what a year and ZIP code
> is.  Then I delete the cookie afterwards.
>
> Lawyer Boies Faces Ethics Charges
>
> Associated Press
> Sunday, July 20, 2003; Page A09
>
> WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 19 -- The lawyer who represented Al Gore in
> his Supreme Court challenge of Florida results in the 2000 presidential
> election has been accused of ethics violations in another case.
>
> A Florida Bar grievance committee found probable cause that David Boies
> violated rules of misconduct by giving money to a client and improperly
> supervising other lawyers.
>
> The committee's July 10 finding is similar to an indictment. The case
> will be heard by a judge appointed by the Florida Supreme Court.
>
> The allegations stem from Boies's involvement in a legal battle between
> the owners of two Palm Beach lawn-care companies. He is accused of
> providing unlimited legal and financial help to one of the owners because
> of an alleged personal relationship with her.
>
> If found guilty, Boies could be barred from appearing in state courts in
> Florida, where he is not licensed to practice law but appears on a
> case-by-case basis.
>
> "I think it's a shame he's been accused of something like this, and I'm
> upset about it," said Boies spokesman James Fox Miller, a former
> president of the Florida Bar.
>
> Boies has handled several high-profile cases besides Gore's. He has
> represented the New York Yankees in a suit against Major League Baseball,
> and CBS in a libel suit brought by Gen. William Westmoreland.
>
>





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