Joel Brodsky's Actions in Drew Peterson Trial 'Over the Line,' According to Prof. Clifford Scott-Rudnick

Posted February 20, 2013 by

Feb. 19 - Time U.S.

Among those the defense called to the stand was a law school teacher who testified that Brodsky had violated ethical norms by allegedly signing a contract to split future book and movie proceeds with Peterson years before the case even went to trial. “It seems that this is over the line,” Clifford Scott-Rudnick, a professor at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School told the judge.

Cutting business deals with clients, he said, raises the danger that lawyers will act in their own business interest rather than in their client’s legal interest.

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