Lawyer vs. Lawyer Over Web Site

One New York personal injury law firm is suing another personal injury firm in the state, alleging a Web site noting a state bar panel�s probe of the first firm violates the state�s civil rights act.

According to the lawsuit, the firm Moran & Kufta of Rochester posted a headline with a hyperlink on its Web site that told readers that Cellino & Barnes, with offices in Buffalo and Rochester, was being investigated by the New York State Bar Association grievance committee.

The headline in question was part of the "Hot Topics" portion of Moran & Kufta�s Web site. It referred readers to a March 11 story in The Buffalo News, "Cellino & Barnes Investigated," and added: "State Court to Rule on Complaints by Former Clients." That Web site has since been taken down.

Details here from the ABA Journal.