Howard Brill Questions Legal Ethics of GoFundMe

Howard Brill Questions Legal Ethics of GoFundMe
Howard W. Brill made an ethics presentation recently questioning the propriety of lawyers’ use of GoFundMe.

Howard Brill, the renowned University of Arkansas School of Law professor, told a group of attorneys last week that he was troubled by a case involving a Little Rock lawyer who started a GoFundMe campaign to fund a lawsuit.
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Deepwater Horizon Sparks Suit Against Law Firm Suing Its Insurance Company This article is available only in print.

A Eureka Springs law firm is suing its insurance carrier for not footing the bill to battle a lawsuit.
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Hot Trailer Touches Off PAM Transport Lawsuit This article is available only in print.

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown is seeking to recoup money for a trailer that was stolen and later caught on fire.
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