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Prominent NY Attorney, Niece, Killed in Small Plane Crash

NEW YORK — Personal injury attorney Steve Barnes, whose law firm Cellino & Barnes was known on two coasts for its catchy TV jingle, was killed Friday in a small plane crash in western New York. Barnes, a registered pilot, …

Disbarred New York Lawyer Sentenced for Client Funds Theft

A New Jersey judge has decided that a disbarred New York City lawyer will not have to serve a prison term for stealing funds from a client. Instead, 48-year-old Jeffrey Squitieri must serve five years of probation and pay $88,000 …

Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyer Sentenced to 4 Years for Fraud

An attorney has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in an insurance fraud scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Joseph Haddad of Orange was sentenced Thursday in Bridgeport to four years and three months. …

Connecticut Lawyer Sentenced for Role in Insurance Fraud Scheme

An attorney is facing sentencing in Connecticut for his role in an insurance fraud scheme. Joseph Haddad of Orange is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in Bridgeport. Prosecutors say Haddad, a Bridgeport-based personal injury attorney, conspired with …

New Hampshire Supreme Court Upholds Personal Injury Lawyer Disbarment

The New Hampshire Supreme Court is upholding the disbarment of a personal injury lawyer who made a settlement demand without his clients’ consent and threatened to drop the case on the morning of mediation unless they paid him a $2 …