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JPMorgan Stake in Tribune Will Violate FCC Rule, Lawyer Claims at Hearing
“They will violate the FCC media ownership rules,” Prak said. “The interest they have will complicate reorganization.” Prak was testifying on behalf of Aurelius Capital Management LP, which is opposing a reorganization plan for Chicago-based Tribune sponsored by JPMorgan and Angelo Gordon.
Lawyer suspended over sex with client still practising
A lawyer suspended from practice for three years and ordered to pay $45,000 costs and compensation for having a "sexual liaison" with a client will keep practising pending an appeal.
Lawyer: NY man didn't understand rights during questioning following his sister's death
BUFFALO, N.Y.
Lawyer: Aristide returning to Haiti
After seven years in exile, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide will be back in his homeland Friday, two days ahead of a highly anticipated election, his U.S. attorney said.
Attorney Alexandria Harris Joins Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is pleased to announce that a new attorney has recently joined the firm. Alexandria Harris joins the firm as a bilingual attorney in the Workers’ Compensation Department.
Attorney General DeWine Calls for Oversight of Internet Cafes, Gambling
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is recommending legislation to establish oversight of gaming that takes place at internet cafes and similar establishments.
Attorney: Methane probed in NW Pa. house explosion
BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) — The attorney for a northwestern Pennsylvania home owner whose house inexplicably exploded and burned in December says methane gas migrating through a water well is being investigated as a cause in that blast, and another similar explosion nearby last month. Olean, N.Y. attorney Ethan Lyle says an investigator from his office was at a meeting Tuesday in Bradford Township ...
Lennon's lawyer hits out at SFA
Neil Lennon lawyer describes the SFA as "institutionally dysfunctional" as the row over the Celtic manager's suspension rumbles on.
Lawyer: Aristed returns to Haiti on Friday
The lawyer for Jean-Bertrand Aristide has finally set a date for the exiled former leader's return to Haiti.
Judge leaning toward dismissing attorney general's case against Bell officials
Former Bell City Council members cannot be sued for passing ordinances that awarded them hefty salaries, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ralph W. Dau tentatively ruled Thursday. Dau will issue a formal, written ruling, perhaps as early as Thursday...
Lawyer operates out of his car
FOR THOSE not hip to L.A. writer Michael Connelly's series of crime books, "The Lincoln Lawyer" refers to a defense attorney who operates out of his limo.
Lawyer denies swindling Thai ex-PM out of Dh541 million
DUBAI — An Emirati lawyer, accused by the Dubai Public Prosecution of swindling Dh541 million from former Thai premier Thaxin Shinawatra, pleaded not guilty to the charges of breach of trust and fraud in the Court of Misdemeanours on Thursday.
Justice Department report on NOPD: Remarks by Deputy Attorney General James Cole
The following remarks were prepared for Deputy Attorney General James Cole to deliver at Thursday morning's press conference releasing the results of the Department of Justice's investigation of the New Orleans Police Department, according to a press released from the...
Indicted Ex-Glaxo Lawyer Says Prosecutors Misled Grand Jury on Her Defense
A former GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) lawyer, charged with obstructing a regulatory probe of the company, said U.S. prosecutors misled the grand jury that indicted her on the key element of her defense.
District Attorney: “I Do Not Think That Nancy Garrido Deserves My Compassion”
The District Attorney prosecuting a Northern California couple accused of holding Jaycee Lee Dugard captive in their backyard for more than 18 years is speaking out…and he’s mincing no words.
Lawyer wants NY man's statements kept out of trial
A man charged with raping his mentally disabled half-sister before she was killed by their mother didn't understand his rights while being questioned by investigators because he's been mentally retarded since birth and was left brain-injured by childhood beatings with a metal baseball bat, his lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney, satirist Bailey dies
The way people remember the story today, attorney Ed Bailey’s portrayal of former Kansas Gov. John Carlin at “The Bar Show” in 1980 was so spot-on accurate, the governor jokingly asked the Topeka lawyer to serve as his body double at events he didn’t want to attend. Fond memories of Bailey’s talents as a chief writer of The Bar Show — a popular spoof of Kansas politicians presented by members of ...
Lawyer, satirist Bailey dies
The way people remember the story today, lawyer Ed Bailey’s portrayal of former Kansas Gov. John Carlin at “The Bar Show” in 1980 was so spot-on accurate, the governor jokingly asked the Topeka lawyer to serve as his body double at events he didn’t want to attend. Fond memories of Bailey’s talents as a chief writer of The Bar Show — a popular spoof of Kansas politicians presented by members of ...
If You Enjoyed "The Lincoln Lawyer," Scarecrow Suggests...
This week sees the release of The Lincoln Lawyer . Based on a novel by Michael Connelly, it stars the frequently shirtless, spell-check crippling Matthew McConaughey as a slick, amoral attorney (surprise!) who gets caught up in a web of intrigue surrounding his latest client. So we thought we'd go with some recommendations for other straight up legal dramas from recent years.
Lawyer in a Lincoln takes plenty of hairpin turns
Every time I write off Matthew McConaughey as a set of abs best suited to play a shirtless cad (see: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), he reminds me of how resourceful an actor he is. When the drawling Texan leaves that pigeonhole, he soars.
Police: Former Will County State’s Attorney Jeff Tomczak interfered with deer culling
Former Will County State’s Attorney Jeff Tomczak is in trouble with the law for allegedly spraying chemicals on trees and deer bait in Messenger Woods in an attempt to hinder the district’s deer culling program.Tomczak, 51, who lives next to the preserve in Homer Glen, said he was only “checking out” the culling spot. He said he and his neighbors have serious concerns that too many deer are ...
O.J. Simpson's lawyer appeals conviction
A lawyer for O.J. Simpson is asking for the full Nevada Supreme Court to consider overturning Simpson's conviction and sentence in a Las Vegas hotel room heist.
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
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‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ is an enjoyable ride | 2 ½ stars
Matthew McConaughey was born to play the Lincoln Lawyer. Charismatic and oozing oily self-confidence, the character Mick Haller dovetails perfectly with McConaughey’s skill set and dazzling grin. After a string of desultory romantic comedies, this actor once again has a winner.
Clinton Township police clarify rules on attorney meetings
Clinton Township— Police Chief Fred Posavetz says his department has clarified its procedures to accommodate attorneys coming into the station to speak with arrestees.
Groupon's "Lincoln Lawyer" ticket offer is popular
Don't expect long lines to see "The Lincoln Lawyer" -- a big portion of the audience for the Lionsgate film has already purchased their tickets online and got a hefty discount for doing so.
'Lincoln Lawyer' plays like a TV series
Matthew McConaughey has over the years gone from an actor most everyone enjoyed seeing in films like "Dazed and Confused" and...
Attorney: Rep. Buesgens Violated Parole
A Minnesota state lawmaker has acknowledged he violated his probation by drinking alcohol, his attorney said.
ABQ City Attorney Post Draws 29 Applicants
Three have served as a county attorney At least three people with experience as a top county attorney have applied to be Albuquerque city attorney. Bernalillo County Attorney Jeff Landers, former Sandoval County Attorney . . .
'Lincoln Lawyer' review: Subpoena of surprises
The Lincoln Lawyer RATING: (POLITE APPLAUSE) Legal drama. Directed by Brad Furman, Starring Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Phillippe. (R. 119 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.) Don't watch the trailer of "The Lincoln Lawyer."...
District attorney wants better ways to prosecute raves
District Attorney Kari Brandenburg says something needs to change when it comes to illegal raves in Albuquerque.
N.Y. Attorney General to Review Complaints About Care of Retired Horses
The New York Attorney General’s Charities Bureau will review complaints about fiscal irresponsibility and improper care leveled against the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
'Lincoln Lawyer': McConaughey, Winning On Appeal
The actor rebounds from a string of bland romantic comedies with a strong performance as Mick Haller, a fast-talking criminal defense attorney who finds redemption playing Robin Hood in L.A.
Judge deals setback to attorney general's case against Bell officials
L.A. County Judge Ralph W. Dau, in a tentative ruling, said lawmakers cannot be sued for passing ordinances that award them high salaries. The ruling has no effect on the criminal case against current and former city officials. A Los Angeles County judge on Thursday dealt a potentially lethal blow to a far-reaching civil lawsuit the attorney general filed last year as part of an effort to ...
The Lincoln Lawyer: The wrong arm of the law
The Lincoln Lawyer is a solid return to dramatic form for Matthew McConaughey, who plays a seamy lawyer wrestling with the unexpected revival of his conscience.
Review: The Lincoln Lawyer' is a smooth ride
Matthew McConaughey plays a charming low-level defense attorney enlisted to defend an alleged attacker (Ryan Phillipe) in this rocky but entertaining adaptation of Michael Connelly's novel. Haller has one mixed-up life. The kind that makes for good movies.
'Lincoln Lawyer' solid crime drama
Matthew McConaughey was a respected actor long before he started taking his shirt off for the likes of Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Attorney general seeks DWI trial for ex-state cop
A hearing resumes today on efforts by the state Attorney General's Office to prosecute a drunken-driving case against an off-duty state police officer who refused to take a breath-alcohol test, was released without being jailed and then had his DWI case tossed by a Rio Arriba County magistrate.
Retired judge, longtime Poteau attorney Pat Pate dies
Pat Pate Sr., a retired district judge, attorney and colorful LeFlore County political figure, died March 10. He was 79.
'Lincoln Lawyer' review: Subpoena of surprises
The Lincoln Lawyer RATING: (POLITE APPLAUSE) Legal drama. Directed by Brad Furman, Starring Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Phillippe. (R. 119 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.) Don't watch the trailer of "The Lincoln Lawyer."...
Movie review: "The Lincoln Lawyer" smoothly delivers old-school entertainment
Matthew McConaughey's mojo is working quite nicely in "The Lincoln Lawyer," a thriller in which innocence and being found "not guilty" are not the same thing. All twang and confidence, Mr. Just Keep Livin' hits the very notes that made him so durn winning in his indie debut, "Dazed and Confused," and his big-screen breakthrough, "A Time to Kill."
Attorney will stand trial for embezzlement
A Howell attorney who once ran for a District Court judge's seat will stand trial on a charge she embezzled from a client, a judge ruled Thursday.
Lawyer's plea for more time rejected
A REQUEST from player agent Ricky Nixon’s lawyers for more time to mount his defence has been rejected by the AFLPA tonight.
Suffern attorney charged with failure to pay state income tax
NEW CITY – A Greenwood Lake attorney with an office in Suffern has been charged by felony complaint with criminal tax fraud and repeated failure to file personal income tax returns, both felonies.
District Attorney Gascón says hate crimes on the rise in San Francisco
Three men were arraigned Thursday in connection with an alleged assault on two Mexican nationals in the Tenderloin in which the suspects yelled “white power,” San Francisco prosecutors said. District Attorney George Gascón cited the “brutal” attack as evidence that hate crimes and white supremacist groups are on the rise in The City. He did not offer statistics to back up his claim, but said his ...
Attorney General’s office announces housing workshops
The Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force is sponsoring free statewide housing workshops on March 22 in Milford and March 23 in Wilmington to help Delawareans who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure.
Comptroller stops check to county’s new attorney
Erie County’s first paycheck to its new county attorney was halted Thursday by aides to Comptroller Mark C. Poloncarz, who said the salary was never legally set at $150,000 a year, contrary to what County Executive Chris Collins contends.
'Lincoln Lawyer': McConaughey shines in entertaining thriller
Every time I write off Matthew McConaughey as a set of abs best suited to play a shirtless cad (see: “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”), he reminds me of how resourceful an actor he is. When the drawling Texan leaves that pigeonhole, he soars.
'Lincoln Lawyer': McConaughey, Winning On Appeal
The actor rebounds from a string of bland romantic comedies with a strong performance as Mick Haller, a fast-talking criminal defense attorney who finds redemption playing Robin Hood in L.A.
Attorney General Cant Prosecute Vigil-Giron
The attorney general's office cannot prosecute former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron, a judge ruled Thursday.