MSU College of Law

The Kelley Institute
Law of Lawyering
Supreme Court Review

Cases tagged as: unprofessional conduct

Holland v. Florida

130 S. Ct. 2549 (2010) (PDF)

Petitioner was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His counsel failed to file a habeas petition within the one year limit even though he urged him to. Limitations period under 28 U.S.C.S. ยง 2244(d)(1) for filing federal habeas corpus petition held subject to equitable tolling; further factual consideration held required to determine whether allegedly unprofessional conduct of accused's counsel warranted equitable tolling.

Related tag(s): 2009 Term, academic amicus brief filed, attorney-client relationship, bad faith, decision in favor of academic amicus brief, equitable tolling, unprofessional conduct,

Maracich v. Spears

No. 12-25, 2013 BL 158315, 2013 ILRC 2069 (U.S. June 17, 2013) (PDF)

The Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that lawyers violated drivers' privacy rights as designated by statute when they gathered personal information from state motor vehicle records to recruit prospective plaintiffs for lawsuits.

Related tag(s): 2012 Term, attorney-client relationship, conflicts of interest, solicitation, unprofessional conduct,