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Teams of lawyers for Obama, Romney get ready for Election Day
Come Election Day, both sides plan to deploy thousands of lawyers to guard election procedures in key swing states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado, and Virginia, where polls have been tightening and both campaigns have unleashed an avalanche of ...
Lawyer: Vatican expert had little motive to steal
VATICAN CITY -- The lawyer for a Vatican computer whiz insists his client had little motive to risk his 20 years on the job to help the pope's former butler steal confidential documents. Claudio Sciarpelletti is accused of aiding Paolo Gabriele in the ...
Supreme Court says abortion protesters may be able to get lawyer fees in ...
Supreme Court says abortion protesters may be able to get lawyer fees in ...
Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer Report on: FMCSA Exempts Trucking ...
Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer Report on: FMCSA Exempts Trucking ...
Mongolia Explains Treatment of Lawyer
By CHUIN-WEI YAP. TIANJIN, China—A Mongolian official released details on the government's restrictions on the movement of an Australian attorney there, saying it needs her help on a probe into allegations against a former top mining figure. Tsedenjav ...
Lawyer says Vatican computer expert had little motive to help steal ...
Lawyer says Vatican computer expert had little motive to help steal ...
Lawyer says Vatican computer expert had little motive to help steal ...
Lawyer says Vatican computer expert had little motive to help steal ...
City lawyer warns school tax beef could provoke county lawsuit
ALBANY — City lawmakers could face a lawsuit if they refuse to approve a $250,000 one-time tax break on the county-owned Family Court building, according to memo from a city attorney and the head of the property assessment office. The memo comes as ...
Supreme Court: abortion protester may deserve lawyer fees
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday said anti-abortion protesters may be entitled to recover attorneys' fees from a South Carolina sheriff's office that had stopped them from displaying graphic signs showing aborted fetuses at ...
Lawyers for Cahill press defense of former treasurer as corruption trial opens ...
Lawyers for Cahill press defense of former treasurer as corruption trial opens ...
Lawyer: GA driver's license law unconstitutional
ATLANTA (AP) — Part of a state law that requires a Georgia-issued driver's license to get behind the wheel is unconstitutional because it discriminates against non-Georgia citizens, a lawyer for a Mexican national argued before the state's Supreme ...
Owners' lawyer: Agreement reached in Ohio exotic animals case
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An attorney for animal owners who are suing over Ohio's new law regulating exotic wildlife says they've reached an agreement with state officials in the case. Attorney Robert Owens said Monday the state has agreed not to enforce ...
Verdict Is Out on Virtual Lawyers, But Firms Find Fewer Objections
An in-office consultation can cost as much as $1,000 an hour, though rates vary depending on location and a lawyer's area of expertise. Attorneys on San Francisco-based Pearl.com, in contrast, charge an average of $30 to $40 to answer a range of ...
SAN BERNARDINO: Lawyer for CalPERS asks, Where's the money?
The city of San Bernardino will have more time to prove to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and its creditors why it's eligible to declare bankruptcy. CalPERS, the city's largest creditor and state's primary pension manager, had objected to the city's ...
James J. Cromwell, prominent Montgomery County lawyer, dies
James J. Cromwell, a Montgomery County lawyer who served as president of the county's bar association during the 1980s and was prominent on area boards and in professional organizations, died Oct. 30 at the Arden Courts assisted living facility in ...
Lawyer nationwide gear up for challenges on Election Day
WASHINGTON -- You may be alone when you step into the voting booth on Election Day, but there will still be thousands of people watching over your shoulder. Attorneys for the government, political parties and other groups will be monitoring the voting ...
Frank Lewenberg, 67; lawyer wrote book about life after cancer diagnosis
A longtime lawyer in Newton, he went on runs that stretched for miles and bike rides that lasted longer, and he skied with the agility of someone decades younger. “My life plummeted from tranquility to turmoil in a blink. Just like that,” he wrote ...
Lawyer: Ga. driver license law unconstitutional
ATLANTA (AP) — Part of a state law that requires a Georgia-issued driver's license to get behind the wheel is unconstitutional because it discriminates against non-Georgia citizens, a lawyer for a Mexican national argued before the state's Supreme ...
E. coli Lawyer Investigates Wegmans Spinach and Spring Mix Salad Recall ...
E. coli Lawyer Investigates Wegmans Spinach and Spring Mix Salad Recall ...
Lawyer: Ex-prof's appeal in Alabama triple killing forced attorneys' withdrawal
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A lawyer who represented ex-professor Amy Bishop says he and her other attorneys had to step aside once she decided to appeal her guilty plea to killing three people. Bishop waived her right to appeal after admitting she killed ...
Ortiz: Unlike most lawyers, Attanasio is worthy of a Hall opinion on Clemens
I definitely believe Clemens belongs in the Hall of Fame. I've stated many times that I will proudly vote for him when my ballot arrives at my house next month. Nonetheless, I was happy to find out that Rusty Hardin wasn't the Clemens lawyer speaking ...
Obama, Romney teams 'lawyer up' for Election Day vote disputes
“Let's be clear – there are very large numbers of lawyers already deployed – and ready to be deployed with hair-trigger swiftness,” GOP election law expert Robert Kelner told Politico.com. “The slightest discrepancy or hint that legitimate voting is ...
El Paso Lawyer Allegedly Worked With Drug Cartel
El Paso lawyer Marco Antonio Delgado, 46, was arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering of over $1 million, federal officials said. Agents from the office of Homeland Security Investigations arrested Delgado on Friday at a West Side ...
Georgia's Former Interior Minister Detained, Lawyer Says
Charges will be brought today, the lawyer, David Dekanoidze, told reporters yesterday. Akhalaia served as defense minister and then as interior minister before resigning in September after a public outcry over graphic footage showing prison guards ...
Prominent KC lawyer disbarred
The Missouri Supreme Court has disbarred James C. Wirken, a prominent Kansas City lawyer, for improperly taking loans from clients and not properly keeping their money safe. The court announced the disbarrment in an order issued Friday. Wirken, a ...
Lawyer Detained for 'Blackmail'
Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong have detained a lawyer who had spent the past few months gathering evidence of connections between local officials and organized crime, activists said on Tuesday. Shu Xiangxin, from the provincial ...
Defendant stabs lawyer in Tulare County courtroom
VISALIA, Calif.—Tulare County authorities say a murder suspect stabbed his attorney in the face in the county's second courtroom attack in one week. The Fresno Bee ( (link) VAlvqH) reports that 29-year-old Rafael Mendoza attacked his attorney ...
Military lawyer cites civilian decision to seek dismissal of Guantánamo 9/11 ...
Military lawyer cites civilian decision to seek dismissal of Guantánamo 9/11 ...
Lawyer seeks no jail for Mastro
The French lawyer for Michael R. and Linda Mastro said he will tell a local court Wednesday that the bankrupt real-estate developer is an aging and ailing man who should not be imprisoned while American prosecutors seek to extradite him. Thomas Terrier ...
Military lawyer cites civilian decision to seek dismissal of Guantanamo 9/11 ...
Military lawyer cites civilian decision to seek dismissal of Guantanamo 9/11 ...
Karolina Obrycka's lawyer says officer is “monster that the City of Chicago ...
Karolina Obrycka's lawyer says officer is “monster that the City of Chicago ...
And the Winner Is...Election Lawyers
A version of this story was originally published by The Blog of Legal Times, an American Lawyer affiliate. Even if Tuesday's presidential vote wasn't close enough to spark a contested election and a major legal battle for the White House, election law ...
Prominent KC lawyer is disbarred
The Missouri Supreme Court has disbarred James C. Wirken, a prominent Kansas City lawyer, for improperly taking loans from clients and not properly keeping their money safe. The court announced the disbarment in an order issued Friday. Wirken, a figure ...
Lawyer Marketing Firm One SEO Company Launches News Website for Leading ...
Lawyer Marketing Firm One SEO Company Launches News Website for Leading ...
The Passing of Initiative 502 in Washington State - A Criminal Defense Lawyer ...
The Passing of Initiative 502 in Washington State - A Criminal Defense Lawyer ...
New lawyer tapped for Amy Bishop
A judge has appointed a new lawyer to handle the appeal of a Harvard-educated biologist who pleaded guilty to shooting six people during a faculty meeting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Court records show attorney Ronald W. Smith of ...
M&A lawyer: Obama win means more deals
M&A lawyer: Obama win means more deals. By Dan Primack November 7, 2012: 11:30 AM ET. Is it finally time to make some deals? FORTUNE -- What does President Obama's reelection mean for the future of deal-making activity? To get some thoughts, ...
Lawyer for Jefferson couple accused of failing to muzzle dogs asks for case to ... - The Star-Ledger
Lawyer for Jefferson couple accused of failing to muzzle dogs asks for case to ...
Disbarred lawyer Alan Eisenberg argues own case at Supreme Court
Paul Schwarzenbart, a Madison lawyer who prosecuted the case for the Office of Lawyer Regulation, said the costs rose because Eisenberg fought it "tooth and nail," and defended the OLR's prosecutorial discretion. In rebuttal, Eisenberg scoffed at ...
Lawyers to see pay raises in 2013 (report)
Among attorney positions, the job that will see the biggest spike in compensation is that of a licensed lawyer with between four and nine years of experience at midsized law firms. Base pay for these attorneys is expected to rise an average of 4.9 ...
Lawyer says Delmon Young takes responsibility in anti-Semitic episode and is ...
Lawyer says Delmon Young takes responsibility in anti-Semitic episode and is ...
Amy Bishop gets new lawyer for appeal effort - The Huntsville Times
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Huntsville attorney Ron Smith has been picked to serve as Amy Bishop's new lawyer in her efforts to appeal her recent conviction for capital murder. Smith, a former prosecutor, is currently serving as co-counsel to Jacob Shaffer ...
Tarrytown lawyer sues Con Edison over storm troubles
A lawyer from Tarrytown is suing Con Edison on behalf of his neighborhood, accusing the power company of negligence before and after Hurricane Sandy. Richard Hershman, who owns a law practice in Manhattan, said he understands there's a "reasonable ...
Spanier's lawyer calls charges 'absolutely ridiculous'
HARRISBURG - A lawyer for former Pennsylvania State University president Graham B. Spanier called the case against her client "absolutely ridiculous" Wednesday as the ex-administrator was formally charged with covering up child-sex-abuse allegations ...
Lawyer Says Argentine Judge Embargoes Chevron Assets
"The plaintiffs' lawyers have no legal right to embargo subsidiary assets in Argentina," the company said. The start of litigation in Argentina comes just as the country's state oil company, YPF SA, is courting Chevron to help it explore for ...
Court dismisses Tenn. lawyer John Wolfe's appeal
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal appeals court has dismissed the appeal of a Tennessee lawyer who was denied Arkansas delegates despite winning 42 percent of the vote in the Democratic Party's presidential primary. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of ...
Lawyer: Suburban Chicago man dropped from federal terrorist list after filing ...
Lawyer: Suburban Chicago man dropped from federal terrorist list after filing ...
Lawyer says judge embargoes Chevron assets in Argentina over Ecuadorean oil ...
Lawyer says judge embargoes Chevron assets in Argentina over Ecuadorean oil ...
Lawyer: NYPD knew stop-and-frisk misused
The NYPD has known for two decades that its officers were misusing trespass laws to make innocent citizens the targets of illegal stop-and-frisk practices and has done nothing to stop it, a civil liberties lawyer said Wednesday in closing arguments on ...
Disbarred lawyer Eisenberg argues own case at Supreme Court
You may recall that Milwaukee lawyer Alan Eisenberg was disbarred by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2010 after a long history of ethical run-ins with the state bar. So what was he doing making oral arguments to the court on Tuesday? He was taking ...