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Chicago lawyer wins new trial on NYC appeal
A federal appeals court in New York has ordered a new trial for a Chicago lawyer sentenced to seven years in prison in a $2.4 billion fraud at Refco Inc.
Chinese Attorney’s Job Threatened After Renouncing Communist Party
An attorney in China had his job threatened after he wrote a post on his blog saying that he wanted to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and supports democracy in China.
Lawyer Snapshot: Patrick Coleman
Family: Wife of 41 years, three daughters, eight wonderful grandchildren. Education: Duke University, B.A.; Vanderbilt School of Law, J.D.
Winnetka lawyer wins new trial on NYC appeal
A federal appeals court in New York has ordered a new trial for a Chicago lawyer sentenced to seven years in prison in a $2.4 billion fraud at Refco Inc.
Attorney Says He Received Threats On Blog Over CSB
An attorney who has several high profile cases pending against Trumbull County CSB is now asking the state to investigate an alleged threat made against him.
New NYC trial ordered for Chicago lawyer sentenced to 7 years in $2.4B fraud at Refco
NEW YORK — A federal appeals court in New York has ordered a new trial for a Chicago lawyer sentenced to seven years in prison in a $2.4 billion fraud at Refco Inc. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday overturned the conviction of Joseph P. Collins. A three-judge panel says the trial judge erred when he failed to disclose the contents of a jury note. It says he also didn’t include ...
Ill. lawyer wins appeal in NY trial of $2.4B fraud
A Chicago lawyer sentenced to seven years in prison in a $2.4 billion fraud at Refco Inc. is entitled to a new trial because of errors the judge made in dealing with the jury, a federal appeals court said Monday.
Ill. Lawyer Wins Appeal in NY Trial of $2.4B Fraud
New NYC trial ordered for Chicago lawyer sentenced to 7 years in $2.4B fraud at Refco
Overturned! Second Circuit Nixes Former Refco Lawyer’s Conviction
A lawyer convicted for his role in a multi-billion dollar fraud at defunct commodities broker Refco Inc.,will get a new trial, a federal appeals court said on Monday.
Attorney Travels 1000 Miles To Catch Shen Yun in San Francisco
David Henderson, an attorney, has attended Shen Yun twice in Sacramento: “This is my third year. This year I brought my son, Matthew. We enjoyed it very much, and he was [...]
Lawyer accuses army ruler of lying about Mubarak
CAIRO (Reuters) - A lawyer for the families of protesters killed in the uprising against Egypt's ousted president accused the military ruler who replaced him of "giving false testimony" to the court that Hosni Mubarak gave no order to fire on protesters. Mubarak, his two sons, the former interior minister and senior police officers face charges ranging from corruption to involvement in the ...
Tuskegee lawyer Jock Smith dies at 63
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Well-known Tuskegee lawyer Jock Smith has died. He was 63. Friends say he died Sunday from an apparent heart attack. Smith was a senior partner in a law firm founded by Johnny Cochran called Cochran, Cherry, Givens and Smith. District Attorney Michael Jackson of Selma says Smith was one of the best lawyers he's seen in court and he had a way with juries. Smith handled ...
Lawyer: NJSEA knew escalator issues before mishap
A lawyer for several people injured in an escalator accident at Giants Stadium says the stadium's operator knew about safety issues but failed to act on them.
Lawyer: NJSEA Knew Escalator Issues At Giants Stadium Before Accident
Eight people who were injured when a Giants Stadium escalator malfunctioned four years ago are getting their day in court.
Lawyer: NJSEA knew about escalator safety issues before ‘07 accident in which man lost leg
HACKENSACK, N.J. — A lawyer for several people injured in an escalator accident at Giants Stadium says the stadium’s operator knew about safety issues but failed to act on them. The December 2007 accident injured several people seriously. Opening statements began Monday in a trial stemming from a lawsuit filed by eight people who were hurt. Read full article >>
Lawyer: Kan. man plans plea in environmental case
The Associated Press The Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. The attorney for a Kansas man who demolished a historic building in Harper told a federal judge that his client plans to plead guilty to failing to notify environmental regulators. During a hearing Monday, U.S. District Judge Monti Belot set a change-of-plea hearing for Jan. 23 for Hugh Allen Barker of Harper. He's accused of destroying the ...
Nebraska attorney general disputes allegations that state got lethal injection drug illegally
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is disputing a death-row inmate’s claim that state officials were conned into buying stolen doses of an execution drug. Bruning released emails and financial statements Monday that show the Indian drug broker, Harris Pharma LLP, bought sodium thiopental from Swiss manufacturer Naari and then sold doses to Nebraska. Read full article >>
Lawyer: UK anti-terror unit tracked car of man charged with killing Northern Ireland policeman
DUBLIN — A prosecutor says British anti-terror agents placed an electronic surveillance device on a car used by an alleged Irish Republican Army dissident charged with killing a Northern Ireland policeman. The claim came on Monday’s opening of the murder trial of John Wootton and Brendan McConville. Both men deny fatally shooting policeman Stephen Carroll through the head in a March 2009 ambush ...
Neb. AG defends purchase of lethal injection drug
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning produced documents Monday that he said contradicted claims that state officials had been conned into buying stolen doses of an execution drug.
Charles E. Dunn, Environmental Attorney and Partner of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C., Has Been Appointed to the ...
TROY and DETROIT, Mich. , Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Dunn focuses his practice at Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. in the areas of real estate, environmental law, and administrative law involving ...
Nebraska defends purchase of lethal injection drug
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning produced documents Monday that he said contradicted claims that state officials had been conned into buying stolen doses of an execution drug.
Neb. AG defends purchase of lethal injection drug
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning produced documents Monday that he said contradicted claims that state officials had been conned into buying stolen doses of an execution drug.The Nebraska Department ...
Chicago lawyer wins appeal in NY trial of $2.4B fraud at Refco
A Chicago lawyer sentenced to seven years in prison in a $2.4 billion fraud at Refco Inc. is entitled to a new trial because of errors the judge made in dealing with the jury, a federal appeals court said Monday.
The Cochran Firm Mourns Passing of National President, Attorney Jock M. Smith
MONTGOMERY, Ala. , Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The family of Attorney Jock M. Smith and members of The Cochran Firm are deeply saddened by the passing of Jock M. Smith, Co-founder, National Partner and President ...
Illinois lawyer wins appeal in New York fraud trial
NEW YORK — A federal appeals court in New York has ordered a new trial for a Chicago lawyer sentenced to seven years in prison in a $2.4 billion fraud at Refco Inc.
Cimatu's lawyer blasts plunder raps
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyer of retired Gen. Roy Cimatu on Monday described the plunder allegations against the former Armed Forces chief as "travesty" and "gross injustice."
DealBook: Conviction of Former Refco Lawyer Is Overturned
A federal appeals court reversed the conviction of Joseph Collins, a former outside lawyer to Refco, the collapsed brokerage firm. A retrial could be complicated by the death of a crucial witness, Santo Maggio.
Ampatuan lawyer nixes witnesses in massacre trial
A lawyer of the Ampatuans in the Maguindanao massacre case wants to defer the presentation of two prosecution witnesses, saying that they were not on the court-approved list of evidence and witnesses for the trial.
Ottawa may face C$15 billion suit over Wheat Board
(Reuters) - A Saskatchewan lawyer said on Monday that he will file a C$15.4 billion ($15 billion) class action lawsuit against the Canadian government over the dismantling of the Wheat Board's grain marketing monopoly. But Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz called the proposed legal action "baseless" and said it would not affect Ottawa's moves to overhaul the Wheat Board and create an open grain ...
Parx Racing: Guerrero's attorney hopes Pennsylvania Racing Commission will dismiss ejection
The attorney for trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero said he was shocked to learn that Parx Racing was going to continue to enforce its 10-year ban of the trainer despite the fact assault charges were dropped against him last week.
Lawyer defends Native American adoption law in toddler case
CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - The birth father of an adopted 2-year-old Cherokee girl at the center of a custody battle loves the toddler and has been trying to get her back since shortly after her birth, his attorney said on Monday. The birth father, Dusten Brown, a member of Cherokee Nation, took custody of Veronica Capobianco on New Year's Eve from Matt and Melanie Capobianco of ...
Crown attorney quits B.C. polygamy case
A special Crown attorney working on the Bountiful sex allegations has resigned from his role in the trial, B.C.'s attorney general announced Monday.
Former lawyer guilty in $10-million scam
A disbarred Mississauga real estate lawyer has pleaded guilty to defrauding dozens of people and financial institutions out of nearly $10 million in a Ponzi scheme he ran for 14 years.
Attorney to amend complaint filed over BZA decision
LA PORTE COUNTY — An attorney representing the petitioners at last November’s La Porte County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting said he will file an “amended complaint” after local property owners Barbara LaGrossa and Jack Sturken requested to be removed as co-plaintiffs in a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief.
Attorney Craig Greenberg named president of 21c Museum Hotels
Attorney Craig Greenberg has been named to the new position of president of 21c Museum Hotels, the company announced Monday. Greenberg's previous title with 21c had been vice chairman.
San Diego Attorney Represents Two Victims of Police Harassment
Attorney Kerry L. Armstrong recently represented two female San Diego residents who were allegedly victims of sexual harassment by a police officer.San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2012 Attorney Kerry L. Armstrong, of San Diego, was recently covered in the media regarding his legal representation in People v. Anthony Arevalos in the San Diego Superior Court (case number CD233024) where he ...
Attorney Craig Greenberg named president of 21c Museum Hotels
Attorney Craig Greenberg has been named to the new position of president of 21c Museum Hotels, the company announced Monday. Greenberg's previous title with 21c had been vice chairman.
Louisiana Attorney General wants ruling thrown out
At issue is ruling ordering that a portion of settlements be set aside
Attorney for Todd Bozeman says Morgan State violated coach's contract with suspension
Bears coach scheduled to meet with athletic director on Wednesday The attorney for Todd Bozeman said Monday that university administrators violated the Morgan State men's basketball coach's contract and school policy regarding disciplining senior staff members when they placed the 48-year-old coach on paid administrative leave Sunday night.
Video: Lawyer Shoots Himself At News Briefing
A lawyer criticised for his handling of a probe into a fatal plane crash has shot himself in the head during a news conference in Poland.
Illinois Lawyer Wins Appeal in New York Trial of $2.4B Fraud
A Chicago lawyer sentenced to seven years in prison in a $2.4 billion fraud at Refco Inc. is entitled to a new trial because of errors the judge made in dealing with the jury, a federal appeals court said Monday.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to keynote MLK luncheon Friday
U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will deliver the keynote speech for the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights...
New lawyer email scam surfaces in New Zealand
While most New Zealand lawyers have taken a break over the summer holiday period, email scammers are staying hard at work. The New Zealand Law Society is warning lawyers about another email scam which is being sent to members of the legal profession.
Mobile County Schools Hire Attorney to Handle Satsuma/Chickasaw Split
Last month, the attorney general gave Chickasaw and Satsuma the OK to break away and form their own school systems.
Attorney General Outlines Opposition To Duke Energy Rate Increase
NC Attorney General Roy Cooper detailed his opposition to the proposed Duke Energy rate increase in a filing Monday.
Attorney to amend complaint filed over BZA decision
LA PORTE COUNTY — An attorney representing the petitioners at last November’s La Porte County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting said he will file an “amended complaint” after local property owners Barbara LaGrossa and Jack Sturken requested to be removed as co-plaintiffs in a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief.
District Attorney Weighs In On Leeds Murder Case
After the trail of Lee Leeds was postponed until June 2013, District Attorney Joyce Dudley hopes to use her influence to get the trial moved up.
Mirkarimi’s attorney calls domestic violence case ‘flimsy’
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s attorney said Monday he has been in touch with San Francisco police and prosecutors regarding Mirkarimi’s recent investigation for alleged domestic violence against his wife, but maintained the case was “flimsy.” At a news conference following his inauguration as sheriff on Sunday, Mirkarimi’s wife Eliana Lopez told reporters the New Year’s weekend incident was ...
SC lawyer shot dead on doorstep
LAHORE, Jan 9: A 70-year-old Supreme Court lawyer was gunned down by unidentified people, in what police believed a target killing, at his doorstep in G-Block of Gulshan-i-Ravi on Monday.
Lawyer Enjoys Traditional Chinese Culture at Shen Yun
Hervé Chrysostome, a lawyer specializing in immigration and business law, was impressed by Shen Yun’s grand display of traditional Chinese culture.