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Lawyer: Prince's tax returns filed in France
MINNEAPOLIS - An attorney for Prince says the Minneapolis rock star is all square on his taxes in France. Prince's attorney has filed a court notice saying the musician wrongly assumed his previous managers had submitted tax returns to the French and ...
Lawyer Seeks $100 Million For Newtown Child, Says CT “Failed To Provide Safe ...
Lawyer Seeks $100 Million For Newtown Child, Says CT “Failed To Provide Safe ...
Lawyer Withdraws $100M Suit Over Newtown
Lawyer Withdraws $100M Suit Over Newtown. Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 | Updated 10:41 AM CST. View Comments (. ) |. Email. |. Print. Lawyer Withdraws $100M Suit Over Newtown. AP. A poster written by children with the faces of some of the victims is among ...
Governor pardons Wilmington Ten, former Gastonia lawyer's conduct questioned
Connie Tindall, a member of the Wilmington Ten, speaks at a news conference outside the State Capitol building in Raleigh in which the group called on Gov. Beverly Perdue to pardon them, in this May 2012 photo. Sitting (from left to right) are ...
$100 million legal claim in Newtown school shooting is withdrawn by lawyer
$100 million legal claim in Newtown school shooting is withdrawn by lawyer. Adrees Latif / REUTERS. A U.S. flag hangs over stockings left as a memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, along a fence surrounding the Sandy Hook ...
Connecticut lawyer withdraws $100M lawsuit over school massacre
Connecticut lawyer withdraws $100M lawsuit over school massacre. Published January 01, 2013. Associated Press. HARTFORD, Conn. – A Connecticut attorney seeking to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor of the Newtown ...
'Cannibal cop' lawyer seeks other names
Valle's lawyer want them named, the New York Post reported Tuesday, noting only three have been identified in court papers as Michael Vanhise, "Moody Blues" and "Ali Khan." Valle is charged with plotting to abduct, rape and cook women for Thanksgiving ...
New Year's news links: Lawyer withdraws plan to sue over school shootings ...
New Year's news links: Lawyer withdraws plan to sue over school shootings ...
Old Orlando lawyer put value in reputation
Charlie Collins was a charter member of Old Orlando, the son of a prominent Orlando doctor who become a prominent Orlando attorney. He roomed at Emory University in Atlanta with Buell Duncan Jr., the Sun Bank president. The legal documents that ...
Maine: Famed Lawyer Denied License
F. Lee Bailey, the lawyer who represented O. J. Simpson and Patty Hearst, had been denied his request to practice law in Maine. Mr. Bailey, 79, who has a home in Maine, passed the Maine bar exam last winter. He was previously licensed in Massachusetts ...
Lawyer wants evidence tossed out
Lawyers for a man accused of robbing a Flagler Avenue bank in October are asking a judge to toss evidence in the case -- mainly the $4,000 found in his backpack by police shortly after the incident, according to a federal court documents. Timothy ...
Conn. Lawyer Withdraws $100M Lawsuit Over Massacre
Lawyer Withdraws $100M Lawsuit Over Massacre. HARTFORD, Conn. January 1, 2013 (AP). A Connecticut attorney seeking to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor of the Newtown school massacre has withdrawn the claim — at ...
Dan Gross: Actor's secret settlement angers lawyer
Dan Gross: Actor's secret settlement angers lawyer. Dan Gross. Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 3:01 AM. AN ATTORNEY has sued "Red Tails" and "Hustle & Flow" star Terrence Howard and his ex-girlfriend, claiming the pair settled a criminal case and ...
Disbarred Miami lawyer charged with trying to sell Saddam Hussein family's guns
Federal prosecutors in New Jersey have charged a disbarred Miami-area lawyer and three other people with hatching a scheme to sell a cache of stolen guns that once belonged to the family of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Prosecutors say David ...
Lawyer: Canadian-Indian Woman Killed in Pakistan
A lawyer says a Canadian-Indian woman missing since August has been killed in eastern Pakistan. The woman, Rajvindar Gill, went to Pakistan to try to settle a financial dispute but disappeared. Her father went to the police after she didn't contact her ...
Lawyer behind Newtown claim says meant to prevent future attacks
Jan 2 (Reuters) - The lawyer who filed and then quickly withdrew a $100 million legal claim against the state of Connecticut in the wake of the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting said on Wednesday his motive in the case is to prevent future ...
Author of book on Fugate's lawyer to be speaker
Meet Jeff McArthur, the author of “Pro Bono: The 18-year defense of Caril Ann Fugate,” during a 3 p.m. Sunday event in the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors at the Bennett Martin Public Library in Lincoln. Fugate is part of one of the most infamous ...
Judge gives James 'Whitey' Bulger's lawyer short extension to file paperwork ...
Judge gives James 'Whitey' Bulger's lawyer short extension to file paperwork ...
James 'Whitey' Bulger's lawyer gets brief extension to file paperwork on ...
James 'Whitey' Bulger's lawyer gets brief extension to file paperwork on ...
Indicted ex-judge allowed to keep defense lawyer
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former Las Cruces judge awaiting trial in a bribery case can keep a defense lawyer who is married to a prospective prosecution witness. The Albuquerque Journal ( (link) U889CK ) reports that acting District Judge Leslie ...
Lawyer seeks to have 3 charges dismissed in raw milk case against Freeport ...
Lawyer seeks to have 3 charges dismissed in raw milk case against Freeport ...
Lockhart gets 7th lawyer in home invasion case
A seventh defense lawyer will represent Monroe Eugene Lockhart III on charges tied to a violent home invasion in November, 2011, a Shawnee County district court judge ruled Wednesday. Defense attorney Mark Bennett had been the most recently ...
WSJ: Microsoft Lawyer Pans Reported Google Antitrust Agreement
By Shira Ovide. Microsoft , which has a history of being hunted by antitrust regulators, now is complaining that regulators aren't being tough enough against its rival Google . In a blog post published Wednesday, Microsoft Deputy General Counsel Dave ...
Lawyer seeks to dismiss 3 charges against Freeport farmer in Stearns Co. raw ...
Lawyer seeks to dismiss 3 charges against Freeport farmer in Stearns Co. raw ...
Brooklyn driver who mowed down revelers was trying to escape brawl: lawyer
A Brooklyn man accused of mowing down New Year's Eve revelers was trying to escape a mob during a brawl over stolen booze bottles, his lawyer claimed Wednesday. Charles Amado, 34, was charged with attempted murder, assault and drunk driving for ...
Driver mowed down revelers to escape brawl: lawyer
Their defense lawyer Lance Lazzaro offered a different version, saying his clients were set upon by a pack of some 15 hoodlums after the brawlers got kicked out of the nightspot. Trouble started earlier in the club after the pack stole the couple's ...
Laws.com Announced the New Criminal Lawyer Search and Listing Service
Laws.com the most user friendly law site has launched a new criminal lawyer listing and service. This new service from the site allows the user to find the criminal lawyer and law firm in the USA. The Find a lawyer feature in laws.com now upgraded to ...
Commissioners name Karnofski chairman, hire lawyer
Commissioner Mike Karnofski will run the Cowlitz County commission for the next year, commissioners decided Wednesday. His fellow commissioners elected Karnofski, the senior member of the board, as board chairman. Commissioner Jim Misner was ...
High Court Turns Down Lawyer's Reinstatement
The state Supreme Court has refused to reinstate suspended Rio Rancho lawyer Dennis Montoya, saying it hasn't seen evidence that he recognizes the seriousness of his misconduct and would mend his ways. The high court, however, left the door open for ...
Top Lawyer Takes Yeshiva Abuse Case
An attorney who just won a landmark sex abuse lawsuit against an elite private school has been retained to represent a former student with similar claims against Yeshiva University. Kevin Mulhearn has been hired by Mordechai Twersky, the first of ...
This is one lawyer clients don't need - Las Vegas Review
Finally, a bankruptcy judge acted to protect the public from the pitiful practices of Las Vegas bankruptcy attorney Randolph Goldberg. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mike Nakamura said Goldberg can't take on any new clients for six months, starting Dec. 4 ...
Lawyer seeks to oust judge from cussing case
NILES - The lawyer for a South Bend woman jailed in December for swearing inside the Niles south county courthouse has filed a motion to disqualify the judge who charged her with contempt. John Tarnowski said he's asking that Berrien County Trial Judge ...
Book Talk: Lawyer writes tale of the Last Judgment
TOKYO (Reuters) - Lawyer Brek Cutler has a husband she adores, a baby daughter and a successful, high-powered career, but suddenly she finds herself standing on a train platform, covered in blood. It turns out she is in heaven, where she is quickly ...
ACLU backs RI lawyer challenging Va. records law
The American Civil Liberties Union is supporting a Rhode Island attorney's lawsuit challenging a Virginia law that prohibits out-of-state residents from requesting documents under its open records law. The Rhode Island ACLU announced today that it has ...
L.A. Lawyer Gives House (Rent Free) To Homeless Family For 1 Year
A Harvard-educated lawyer in Los Angeles has loaned his home to a homeless family he doesn't even know for a full year because, for him, it's the right thing to do, CBS News reports. Tony Tolbert, 51, will in with his mother, Marie, while the new ...
The Libor scandal
THE lights still burn late into the night at the offices of the “magic circle” of London's biggest law firms, but they are now on in different bits of the building. The legions of transaction lawyers who worked late before the crisis drawing up merger ...
Lawyer charged with sex exploitation back in court
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire lawyer who prosecutors say exploited a minor to produce child pornography is headed back to federal court for arraignment. Prosecutors have charged 43-year-old Lisa Biron of Manchester with six counts of sexual ...
California lawyer gives up his house for a year to homeless family
A big-hearted attorney gave up his fully-furnished Los Angeles house so a homeless family can live there for a year - for free. It's an act of generosity not normally associated with Tony Tolbert's profession as a lawyer, but the 51-year-old says ...
St. Louis judge's lawyer argues removing her from bench too severe
UPDATES throughout with today's arguments. ST. LOUIS • A lawyer for a St. Louis judge at risk of being kicked off the bench told the Missouri Supreme Court Thursday that a state judicial commission erred in its conclusions and wanted to punish the ...
Lawyer convicted of $37 mln insider trading scheme disbarred
Lawyer convicted of $37 mln insider trading scheme disbarred. 1/3/2013 COMMENTS (0). By Joseph Ax. NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Convicted attorney Matthew Kluger, who received a record 12-year prison sentence for an insider trading scheme in June, ...
St. Louis area lawyer wins consumer award
Joel Ferber, a lawyer for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, has been awarded the Alberta Slavin Consumer Award from the Consumers Council of Missouri. Ferber was picked because of his advocacy on behalf of low-income Missouri consumers. He has ...
White House renominates San Francisco lawyer to Bay Area federal judgeship
President Barack Obama on Thursday renominated Justice Department lawyer William Orrick III to a San Francisco federal judgeship, a move widely expected after the Senate earlier this week failed to take a floor vote on his previous nomination. Orrick ...
Judge rejects lawyer's plan to buy four Upper Crust restaurants
A lawyer representing former Upper Crust workers lost a last-ditch effort to buy four of the company's pizzerias and block their sale to a private equity firm with ties to the chain's ousted founder. On behalf of ex-employees who accuse the company of ...
Meet the Pentagon's new top lawyer (for now)
With the New Year's Day retirement of Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson, the Pentagon's top lawyer is now Johnson's former deputy, Robert Taylor. Taylor, principal deputy general counsel and an environmental lawyer by trade, had served ...
Prominent Indian lawyer wary of rape investigation
The men accused in the brutal multiple-rape and killing of a 23-year-old Indian woman have been formally charged in a New Delhi court, but a leading Indian lawyer and women's rights activist is calling attention to how Indian authorities commonly ...
Influential Bush Administration Lawyer to Head Heritage Legal Shop
WASHINGTON—David Addington, who helped steer the aggressive national security policies of the George W. Bush administration, will aim to shape a broader range of legal developments as head of the Heritage Foundation's legal policy shop. In February ...
Lawyer of Newtown lawsuit threatened
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- There has been a firestorm of controversy over reports that a lawyer is getting ready to sue over Sandy Hook on behalf of one of the surviving children. Attorney Irving Pinsky tells News 8 he's been getting death threats over ...
Wheelabrator charged too much, says Sun Bergeron lawyer in trial over ...
Wheelabrator charged too much, says Sun Bergeron lawyer in trial over ...
St. Louis judge's lawyer argues that dismissing her is too severe
ST. LOUIS • A lawyer for a St. Louis judge at risk of being kicked off the bench told the Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday that a state judicial commission erred in its conclusions and seeks punishment too severe. Ronnie White, himself a former ...
Houston lawyer accused of embezzling $9 million arrested in Rhode Island
A Houston lawyer who has been on the run since June when he was accused of stealing more than $9 million from his employer now wants to take responsibility for his actions and was expected to be returned to Houston, his lawyer said. Anthony Chiofalo ...