Attorney sued for malpractice is suspended after releasing client’s psychiatric records

A Connecticut attorney reportedly released a former client's psychiatric records in an online court filing because he was mad that she sued him for malpractice following his representation in a condominium association matter. Jason Pearl, who has been in practice since 1956, received a two-year suspension of his law license and must complete 20 hours […]

Business Records Exception Used to Attack Foreclosure Action in Maine Supreme Court

The Maine Supreme Court, using a recent interpretation of the business records exception to the hearsay rule under Maine law, has raised questions regarding mortgage loan servicers' ability to foreclose on defaulted borrowers. An essential element of proof in any Maine judicial foreclosure action includes evidence of default, and in Key Bank Nat'l Ass'n v. […]