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Gupta Judge Trades Quips With Lawyer; Trial Takes Day Off
By David Glovin, Patricia Hurtado and Sara Forden on June 05, 2012 With Rajat Gupta's insider-trading trial on a one-day hiatus as US District Judge Jed Rakoff gave a speech in Washington, the 12 jurors and two alternatives had to look elsewhere for ...
Exclusive: Chesapeake CEO McClendon hires ex-SEC lawyer
By Sarah N. Lynch and Aruna Viswanatha | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The embattled chief executive of Chesapeake Energy Corp. has hired a top defense lawyer to represent him in a securities regulatory inquiry into $1.3 billion in personal loans, ...
Cascade of numbers frustrates eyewitness and judge as lawyer for accused asked ...
Cascade of numbers frustrates eyewitness and judge as lawyer for accused asked ...
Glencore and Xstrata moot joint legal chief role as part of merger
An insider at Swiss commodities trader Glencore told The Lawyer that the duo were likely to hold an equal role at the helm of the legal team, mirroring the general structure of the merger that sees the combined company put two people in charge of most ...
Trial lawyer's group will install Belleville lawyer as new president
A longtime Belleville lawyer will soon take over the helm of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Gregory L. Shevlin, a partner at Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer & Shevlin, will be installed as the statewide organization's 59th president Friday ...
Zimmerman's lawyer to delay bond request
UPI/Joshua C. Cruey/Pool SANFORD, Fla., June 6 (UPI) -- George Zimmerman's lawyer said Tuesday he would delay a request for a new bond while his client awaits trial for the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Defense Attorney Mark O'Mara announced ...
Collins & Lacy, P.C. Founding Partner Selected for the 2012 American Board of ...
Collins & Lacy, P.C. Founding Partner Selected for the 2012 American Board of ...
Four New Careers for John Edwards
Despite escaping conviction in his recent campaign contribution trial, it's safe to say that John Edwards is finished as a trial lawyer and politician, the two careers he had prior to being indicted. Even though Edwards himself optimistically said that ...
Defense lawyer: Hooper 'not guilty of the sins of Michael Bargo'
Kyle Hooper, left, talks with his defense attorney David Mengers during jury selection in Hooper's first degree murder trial at the Marion County Judicial Center in Ocala on Monday, June 4, 2012. Hooper and several other youth are accused of brutally ...
Roger Clemens' lawyer Rusty Hardin gets into shouting match with judge after ...
Roger Clemens' lawyer Rusty Hardin gets into shouting match with judge after ...
Doc-lawyer will intervene in Idaho fetal pain case
2 killed by US drone in latest blow to terror networkMore >> By JESSIE L. BONNER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A southeastern Idaho lawyer who is also a doctor will be allowed to intervene in a legal challenge to the state's so-called fetal pain ...
'Terrified' victim blasts rapist and lawyer
By Robert Gavin ALBANY — A rapist was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison after his victim castigated him and his trial lawyer who had told the jury, "The sex was not just consensual ... She asked for it." In an emotional confrontation with the ...
Lawyer: Robbery suspect was simply sleepwalking
By GREG SMITH A Bridgeport man whose robbery attempt was thwarted by an 81-year-old casino patron was sleepwalking at the time of the crime, his defense attorney claims. Winston A. Riley, 27, of Bridgeport, was arrested on March 18, two hours after ...
Officials Remember Keen Lawyer Who Loved Madison
Mayor Bob Conley said Mezzacca was an experienced legal guide whose style reminded him of that of a country lawyer who worked for the love of his community. "Joe served Madison for decades through his role as the attorney with the Zoning Board of ...
'Terrified' victim slams rapist, lawyer's questions
By Robert Gavin ALBANY — A rapist was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison after his victim castigated him and his trial lawyer who had told the jury, "She asked for it ... She moaned for it." In an emotional confrontation with Joseph Sposito who ...
Gibson Dunn, Latham, McDermott, Boies Schiller: Business of Law
Olson, an appellate lawyer, was hired by Reston, Virginia- based LightSquared in March in preparation for a possible legal battle with US regulators. In February the FCC said it would withdraw preliminary approval for the company's network after ...
Blame the system, but it will take a lawyer to prove its guilt
When something horrible happens, the blame game swings into action. In an institutional or professional setting, it works like this: the boss says he's not responsible, and that number two is responsible. Number two says, ''I'm not responsible, ...
Local Attorney honored as 'Best Lawyer'
That “working class kid” recently was named Best Lawyer in the category of product liability for Greater Kansas City. A practicing attorney since 1975, Bergman has been on the Best Lawyers list since 1987, but this is the first time he was named “Best ...
Bernard Wolfsdorf is selected as world's leading Corporate Immigration lawyer
By Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 7, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Who's Who Legal has named Bernard Wolfsdorf the 2012 Global Corporate Immigration Lawyer of the Year. Who's Who Legal lists only ...
Tucson lawyer sues city alleging sex harassment by former judge
A deputy city public defender has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Tucson alleging sexual harassment by a former municipal judge. Sharolynn Griffiths wants the city to train managers and employees on discrimination and harassment, ...
Ex-judge testifies in lawyer's corruption trial
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN AP BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The former judge at the heart of a four-year federal investigation of judicial corruption told jurors on Thursday that he accepted kickbacks from several attorney friends, including the South Texas lawyer ...
Tucson lawyer sues city, alleging sex harassment by former judge
A deputy city public defender has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Tucson alleging sexual harassment by a former municipal judge. Sharolynn Griffiths wants the city to train managers and employees on discrimination and harassment, ...
Lawyer pleads not guilty to DUI
By Kevin Cole Omaha defense attorney Randy Paragas pleaded not guilty this week to drunken driving and four other charges related to a one-vehicle accident in Washington County. Sheriff Mike Robinson said Paragas, 52, was ticketed April 7 on suspicion ...
Leading Labor & Employment Lawyer Joins Fulbright's San Antonio Office
SAN ANTONIO, Jun 08, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- An accomplished labor and employment lawyer has joined Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in its San Antonio office. Mario Barrera comes to Fulbright as a partner from Bracewell & Giuliani. An experienced litigator ...
Is Zimmerman getting shoddy legal counsel? Bail blunders, lies, websites and ...
Is Zimmerman getting shoddy legal counsel? Bail blunders, lies, websites and ...
Police moved in when Syracuse lawyer Ezequiel Neuman attempted to frisk wired ...
Police moved in when Syracuse lawyer Ezequiel Neuman attempted to frisk wired ...
Gupta defense prods Goldman CEO over potential leaks
By Grant McCool | NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) board member on trial for insider trading quizzed the investment bank's chief executive, Lloyd Blankfein, on Friday about how well Goldman guards company ...
Tourist pleads no contest in Maui death of lawyer
(06-08) 14:29 PDT Wailuku, Hawaii (AP) -- A California man accused of murdering an attorney while they vacationed on Maui has pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of manslaughter. Gerald Galaway Jr., of Santa Cruz, was originally charged with ...
Boston lawyer convicted of money laundering
BOSTON—A prominent Boston defense attorney has been convicted of money-laundering charges. A federal jury on Friday found Robert George guilty of conspiring to help a former client launder drug money for a fee. George denied the charges and accused ...
After Edwards Trial, Much Returns to Normal, but Not All Is Set
His daughter Cate, herself a lawyer who attended almost every day of the trial, is spending more time with her husband, a Washington oncologist whom she married just eight months ago. The jurors, who handed Mr. Edwards a mistrial on five of the federal ...
Zambia blocks international Human rights lawyer Amsterdam from entering country
Home Affairs Minister Kennedy Sakeni has declared that international lawyer Robert Amsterdam is not welcome into Zambia. Although the High Commission of the United Kingdom had granted Amsterdam a tourist visa to enter the country, the Home Affairs ...
Less prison time for ex-NM lawyer in DWI homicide
SANTA FE, NM (AP) - A miscalculation means the former Santa Fe attorney convicted in the drunken-driving death of a pedestrian will be getting out of prison early. A filing by Carlos Fierro's attorney shows the time Fierro served before he was ...
Wealthy California siblings crusade for divergent political causes
That was a decade ago, and the apartment was a crash pad for Molly Munger, a Pasadena lawyer and the eldest daughter of Warren Buffett's billionaire business partner. Having traded in a successful career as a corporate litigator to become a civil ...
Donors spending big on DA race
Defense attorney Jerry Gribble and civil lawyer Wayne Rife also donated to Parsons. But Parsons took pains to stress that his support reaches beyond the courthouse to a broad swath of donors. In past filing periods, he received donations from local ...
Jamaican Bar wants to review amendments to Legal Profession Act
THE Jamaica Bar Association has asked the Senate for leeway to allow it to review the proposed amendments to the Legal Profession Act before it is passed into law. Debate on the provision began in the Senate on Friday but has been put on hold to allow ...
Peacemaker Starts Campaign to Teach Differences between Peacemaking and ...
Peacemaker Starts Campaign to Teach Differences between Peacemaking and ...
Brisbane lawyer Melinda Taylor held over Gaddafi papers
Picture: AFP Source: AFP Melinda Taylor, ICC lawyer detained in Libya. Picture: Rob Maccoll Source: The Courier-Mail A BRISBANE lawyer faces lengthy detention in Libya after being accused of handling "dangerous" documents signed by a son of slain ...
Aussie lawyer accused of spying
A LIBYAN official said the Australian lawyer detained in the country is being investigated on claims of spying. "The delegation just arrived now to negotiate with the Libyan authorities and the prosecutor general for the (ICC) team's release," said ...
Francis J. McNamara Jr., 84, Prominent Connecticut Trial Attorney
He prosecuted a wide variety of cases and called his time as a government lawyer "one of the best positions I ever had." In 1957 he joined the law firm of Cummings and Lockwood and became a partner of that firm in 1960. Mr. McNamara handled many ...
Lawyer arraigned for alleged fraud in Zamfara governor's property deal
By Gbade Ogunwale 5 minutes ago An Abuja lawyer, Mr. Nnodu Okeke, has been arraigned by a Federal High Court in Abuja for alleged complicity in the illegal sale of a property belonging to Sir Ernest Elochukwu to the Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz ...
Nicolas Shump: Local lawyer pens first novel
You do have the occasional quixotic lawyer who is trying to challenge the system, but that is the exception. Korey Kaul, a public defender in Lawrence, I imagine is a lawyer that Shakespeare would have liked. Kaul, in addition to his legal career, ...
Woman files lawsuit against cornerback Cox, wideout Thomas
The woman's lawyer, Craig Silverman, says he filed the lawsuit electronically Sunday. A jury in March acquitted Cox of all charges and Cox then signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers. Silverman says the lawsuit filed anonymously as ...
Cover up
Settle, litigate or arbitrate – what is the best way to dispose of professional indemnity claims against a lawyer? Clover: We do not think that you can choose any one over the other. The most important factor in each case will be to determine the ...
Lawyer Emmanuel Joof Inspires Law Students
By Arfang Camara, 11 June 2012 Lawyer Emmanuel Joof, the project manager of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has advised students who are aspiring to take up a career in law to be law-abiding, and respectful. According to him, many have been ...
Sieh's Lawyer Threatens Court 'C'
The defense lawyer issued the threat last Friday when the circuit court entertained arguments from party litigants over a motion filed by the defense to dismiss multiple corruption crimes levied against Sieh- Brown and two co-defendants by the Liberia ...
Harlow clinical negligence lawyer 'best in field'
A HARLOW-based clinical negligence lawyer has been recognised as best in his field by a respected international guide to the legal profession. David Kerry - who heads up the medical negligence department and is senior partner at West Gate firm ...
Melbourne Criminal Lawyer Discusses Recent Proposed Legislation Broadening DUI ...
Melbourne Criminal Lawyer Discusses Recent Proposed Legislation Broadening DUI ...
Lawyer for Mass. mobster's lover asks for leniency
BOSTON – The lawyer for the longtime girlfriend of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger asked a judge on Monday to sentence her to 27 months in prison for helping the fugitive stay on the run for 16 years. Prosecutors have asked for a decade in prison ...
Lieff Cabraser Announces Chambers USA Recognizes Elizabeth Cabraser for Her ...
Lieff Cabraser Announces Chambers USA Recognizes Elizabeth Cabraser for Her ...
Defense lawyer: Sandusky did nothing criminal
Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for opening statements in his trial on 52 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, ...