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Lawyer believes Staten Island doctor shouldn't serve jail time
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Citing his client's age and his wife's failing health, the lawyer for a Grant City family doctor who helped fuel Staten Island's prescription-drug epidemic contends he shouldn't go to prison. Dr. Felix Lanting, 85, pleaded guilty ...
Cummings lawyer suspended
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday slapped Cummings lawyer Warner Russell Hodges with a 60-day suspension from practicing law. Hodges was punished for undertaking to represent a client in Tennessee in a divorce case while his Tennessee law ...
Lawyer asks court to join former Deyaar CEO's five graft cases
Dubai: The lawyer of Deyaar's former CEO American-Lebanese, Z.S, asked a court on Monday to club his client's five graft cases into one because they are linked together. “We, as defence, and the Public Prosecution agree on a major argument that my ...
Marina Krim's nanny Yoselyn Ortega now hires lawyer. Still not talking to cops.
It is now being reported that 50 year old Yoselyn Ortega the purported murderer of Marina and Kevin Krim's two children, Leo and Lulu Krim left in her care has now appointed a lawyer. Still not physically able to talk as a consequence of her self ...
GMA lawyer: Palace execs feigning sanity
MANILA, Philippines - Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's camp shot back at Malacañang yesterday, saying Palace officials accusing the former president of feigning illness are the ones pretending they are sane. Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio assailed ...
Defense lawyer in Kilpatrick corruption case brought out on stretcher
Detroit — A federal judge halted testimony in the Kwame Kilpatrick corruption trial before noon Monday after veteran defense lawyer Gerald Evelyn became ill and was wheeled out of federal court on a stretcher. The development interrupted testimony in ...
Faegre lawyer takes lead on BP spill case after partner's death
Faegre Baker Daniels lawyer Bill Roberts has taken the lead position on Gulf oil spill lawsuits against BP following the sudden death of his partner on the case, Faegre Partner Gerry Nolting. Nolting and Roberts paired up in 2010 to represent about 1 ...
Heated congressional race pits Tractor Guy against Harvard Lawyer
Barrow, by contrast, is a Harvard-trained trial lawyer originally from the liberal bastion of Athens — though his voting record since winning the seat in 2004 has been one of the most centrist in the House. Anderson hopes that his down-home ...
Lawyer asks Indiana appeals court to kill plea that sent 12-year-old to prison ...
Lawyer asks Indiana appeals court to kill plea that sent 12-year-old to prison ...
Lawyer: Buyers have the right to resell copyright-protected works
U.S. residents who buy products protected by copyright shouldn't have to worry about where those products were manufactured before reselling them, a lawyer told the U.S. Supreme Court Monday. If textbook maker John Wiley & Sons has its way, it could be ...
Kwame Kilpatrick corruption trial testimony postponed after defense lawyer is ...
Kwame Kilpatrick corruption trial testimony postponed after defense lawyer is ...
A Dubious Case Found Lawyers Eager to Make Some Money
The lawyers who represented Mr. Ceglia and — with dollar signs in their eyes — seemingly aided his cause. Some of the law firms that worked for Mr. Ceglia not only took on the case, they argued volubly that they had vetted Mr. Ceglia's evidence. “I ...
Lawyer sued for alleged $368000 fraud
A Southtowns judge, who until recently was a lead partner in a prominent downtown Buffalo law firm, is being sued for allegedly defrauding his longtime friend out of more than $368,000 from his client trust account with the firm, Erie County court ...
Thomson lawyer planning to sue HSU member
Lawyers for federal independent MP Craig Thomson are planning to take legal action against a Health Services Union (HSU) member who accused him of being a liar. Katrina Hart, who is contesting HSU elections, was given seven days to retract comments ...
Lawyers criticised by judge for pulling out of trial defence at the last minute
Two gang rape defence lawyers, including a government MP, were criticised by a judge for renouncing a case at the very last minute, and the government itself came in for some criticism over the paucity of legal aid lawyers. Mr Justice Michael Mallia ...
Louisiana lawyer gets involved with Sabine County wet/dry vote
"I have a real heart burn with any trial lawyer from natchitoches, Louisiana, Shreveport or wherever coming over here running ads in our paper trying to affect our Texas election, when it's to benefit the people in Louisiana," said Mary Greer ...
NY fed court lawyer pleads guilty to sex charge
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Authorities say a lawyer employed by a federal court in Syracuse has been suspended after pleading guilty to molesting a 10-year-old boy. Onondaga County prosecutors tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse ( (link) Rm2CkY ) that ...
Manhattan Immigration Lawyer Nearly Loses An Arm Trying To Get Into Her ...
Manhattan Immigration Lawyer Nearly Loses An Arm Trying To Get Into Her ...
Corporate Lawyer Tied Down Flying Objects Outside His House While Closing A ...
Corporate Lawyer Tied Down Flying Objects Outside His House While Closing A ...
Lawyer to fight Lady Liberty ruling
MIDDLETOWN — The fight to put Lady Liberty back out on a busy street corner in West Chester Township next tax season isn't over. The 12th District Court of Appeals has ruled against Liberty Tax Service's "waver," saying West Chester gave the company a ...
Gbagbo lawyer again urges International Criminal Court to release former Ivory ...
Gbagbo lawyer again urges International Criminal Court to release former Ivory ...
Report: Vilma's lawyer might question Mike Cerullo's motivation
While the appeals hearings for the suspended Saints bounty program players had been postponed because of Hurricane Sandy, there seems to be a chance that an email provided to Jonathan Vilma's lawyers by the NFL could possibly help Vilma in his ...
Silicon Valley Lawyer to Succeed Ralph Baxter at Orrick
After months of speculation over who would take over from Ralph Baxter as chairman at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, the firm announced its pick Tuesday: Silicon Valley lawyer Mitchell Zuklie. Mr. Zuklie leads Orrick's corporate business unit—its ...
James K. White, Energy Department lawyer
James K. White, 72, a lawyer who retired from the U.S. Energy Department in 2002 as assistant general counsel for fossil fuels, died Oct. 26 at a clinic in Burlington, Mass. He had complications from surgery, said his wife, Catherine Hirsch. Mr. White ...
Lawyer Withdraws From Case by Man Claiming Facebook Ownership
The lawyer representing a man claiming to own a substantial stake in Facebook withdrew from the case on Tuesday, just a day after he defended his client in an interview with The New York Times. Federal prosecutors arrested the entrepreneur, Paul Ceglia ...
Tom Cruise prefers no charges against neighbor, lawyer says
Prosecutors will have the final call whether to charge a neighbor of Tom Cruise with trespassing after he allegedly climbed a fence at the actor's Beverly Hills home. But a lawyer for Cruise said Tuesday that the actor doesn't necessarily think the ...
Civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson to receive Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human ...
Civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson to receive Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human ...
Russell Brand is a decent guy, says lawyer suing him for big bucks
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Russell Brand isn't as bad a guy as the media is making him out to be, according to the lawyer of a man who's suing the comedian and actor for allegedly hitting him with a car in Los Angeles in January. But that doesn't mean ...
Lawyer Joshua Robinson Loses License for Using a Bat on Client
(CN) - A West Virginia attorney who beat a client with a baseball bat cannot get his license back without undergoing a psychological evaluation and anger management, the state's Supreme Court of Appeals ruled. The Lawyer Disciplinary Board found that ...
Lawyer for NY man suing Facebook wants out of case
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The latest lawyer to represent a New York man in what authorities now say is a fraudulent lawsuit against Facebook is seeking to withdraw from the case. Dean Boland, in a motion filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Buffalo, did not ...
Lawyer seeks suppression in fatal Maine crash
PARIS, Maine (AP) — The lawyer for an Oxford teenager facing manslaughter charges for allegedly causing a car crash in West Parish that killed two friends has filed a motion to suppress statements made to police. A lawyer for 19-year-old Kristina Lowe ...
The AM Roundup: Sleepy Jurors, Lawyer Bails on Ceglia, More
Lost another one: Paul Ceglia, the onetime wood-pellet salesman who sued for a 50 percent cut of Facebook Inc, on Tuesday lost another lawyer, just days after federal prosecutors charged him with forging documents central to the case. Reuters ...
Referee: Veteran lawyer ran trust account like Ponzi scheme
But one veteran Milwaukee injury attorney ran hundreds of millions of dollars through his firm's account like a Ponzi scheme, lawyer regulators say, using money from new cases to pay off older clients while stiffing some third parties for months or ...
Convicted rapist gets new trial over lawyer conflict
By Joseph Ax. NEW YORK, Oct 30 (Reuters) - A convicted rapist whose defense attorney simultaneously represented a key prosecution witness in an unrelated civil matter should be granted a new trial, the New York Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The court ...
Pa. teen's lawyer wants murder case moved to juvey
FRANKLIN, Pa. (AP) — The attorney for 13-year-old northwestern Pennsylvania boy charged with murdering his grandparents has asked that his case be moved to juvenile court. As a result, Wednesday's preliminary hearing for Zachary Proper, of Oil City ...
Lawyer: Ex-lover of accused Sullivan murderer talked to police
MONTICELLO — A former lover of accused murderer Paul Novak made statements to the police that led to his recent arrest in the 2008 death of his estranged wife Catherine Novak. Novak, 45, appeared in Sullivan County Court on Wednesday for his ...
Upstate lawyer files suit against SC for computer hacking
COLUMBIA (WACH / AP) - An Upstate lawyer has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Nikki Haley and the South Carolina Department of Revenue after the announcement of the international hacking incident that is believed to have compromised more than 3.6 million ...
Anthony's lawyer rebuts claim in Zimmerman case
The prosecutor was arguing for a gag order on lawyers in the case. Baez says the only fine he received was for a discovery violation. A spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office didn't immediately return an email. Zimmerman is charged with fatally ...
Casey Anthony's lawyer defends his record for Zimmerman judge, says he wasn ...
Casey Anthony's lawyer defends his record for Zimmerman judge, says he wasn ...
One Lawyer's Sandy Saga Runs Through the Supreme Court
Joshua Rosenkranz of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff was in Washington, D.C. last Thursday and Friday getting ready to argue before the United States Supreme Court on Monday. He could have stayed in the nation's capital over the weekend, but two things ...
Lawyer repays debt of gratitude
The bar association foundation has 100 Justice Funds, each established in honor of a past or present North Carolina lawyer whose career is considered to have shown dedication to the pursuit of justice and outstanding service to the profession and to ...
Spartanburg Lawyer Files Lawsuit Over State Security Breach
SPARTANBURG, S.C. --. “There's a trial lawyer with a hand out and a tissue ready at any crisis. And he has just proven that,” said South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Governor Haley is talking about Spartanburg attorney John Hawkins' lawsuit. Former ...
Lawyer Mark Holt repays debt of gratitude with 'Justice Fund' endowments
The bar association foundation has 100 Justice Funds, each established in honor of a past or present North Carolina lawyer whose career is considered to have shown dedication to the pursuit of justice and outstanding service to the profession and to ...