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Lawtimesnews.com's top 10 most-read stories of 2010

|Written By Gail J. Cohen

The top 10 most-read stories of 2010 on lawtimesnews.com show that salacious stories about those in the legal profession are always a good read.

1. Lawyer sued by Aga Khan keeping the faith - The first of many articles about Alnaz Jiwah's battle with the Aga Khan in a copyright lawsuit.

2. Law society disbars three lawyers - The Law Society of Upper Canada revoked the licence of Toronto lawyer Peter Budd, who was convicted of sexual exploitation of two teenage sisters, the latest in a string of disbarments.

3. 'Sad day’ for disbarred lawyer - Massimiliano Pecoraro was refused permission to resign from the Law Society of Upper Canada despite paying defrauded funds back to Legal Aid Ontario.

4. Ruling escalates debate over lawyers who serve on boards - An Ontario Superior Court ruling escalated the thorny debate over whether lawyers should serve on corporate boards.

5. U of T law dean vindicated - A Toronto lawyer failed in the latest instalment of his bitter separation battle with University of Toronto Faculty of Law dean Mayo Moran just weeks after a judge slammed him for his behaviour in the case.

6. Nearly 1,600 AG staff earn over $100,000 - Every year, the Ontario Ministry of Finance releases the names, salaries, and positions of thousands of public sector employees who earn more than $100,000. These are from 2009.

7. Suspended lawyer turns on counsel in civil suit - Tracey Marie Foster, who was suspended for incapacity, turned on her own counsel, accusing him of negligence in the hearings that saw her forced to stop practising law.

8. Fogler Rubinoff sued for $25M over alleged conflict - The Toronto law firm faces a $25-million conflict of interest lawsuit in a protracted dispute over a building development.

9. Former Crown seeks $1.2M over promised judicial appointment - Former assistant Crown attorney Don Angevine, from Brantford, Ont., wants $1.2 million in lost salary and pension from the provincial government for failing to follow through on what he says was a promise to make him a judge.

10. Arrested lawyer decries police tactics - Kitchener defence counsel Hal Mattson charged with obstruction detained by police at local Tim Hortons.


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