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Legal News 02/2013



Lansing lawyer accused of embezzling from child's settlement to stand trial
LANSING — A disbarred Lansing attorney charged with embezzling a child's settlement money has waived his right to a hearing that would have determined if there was enough evidence for a trial. Mark Canady, 51, was scheduled to appear today for a ...
Local lawyer leads charge against digital billboards
Local lawyer leads charge against digital billboards. Enlarge Image · One of many electronic billboards around Jacksonville. This one is on Atlantic Boulevard East at. James Crichlow. One of many electronic billboards around Jacksonville. This one is ...
Lawyer: Suppress statements in kidnapping death
(AP) — A lawyer for a Louisiana inmate charged with kidnapping and killing an Ohio businessman in Mississippi wants a judge to throw out statements the suspect made after his arrest. The lawyer says his clients was exhausted and wasn't advised of his ...
Lindsay Lohan's new lawyer once represented Son of Sam
But this time through the California court system, Lohan doesn't have her longtime lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, by her side. Lohan abruptly fired Holley last week in favor of New York-based attorney attorney Mark Heller, which has some wondering if ...
Ariz. lawyer killed in shooting was ex-NM reporter
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawyer who died after being shot by a gunman in a Phoenix office was a former reporter with the Santa Fe New Mexican. The paper reported ( (link) TlxKH2) that Mark Hummels left the Santa Fe New Mexican in 2001 to attend ...
Phoenix lawyer shot after mediation session dies
A lawyer wounded in an attack at a Phoenix office has died, bringing the toll from this week's shooting to three, including the gunman. Mark Hummels, 43, was taken off life support Thursday night, Athia Hardt, a spokeswoman for his law firm told The ...
Lawyer working on plea deal for Steelers' Ta'amu
The attorney for Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Alameda Ta'amu told Channel 11's Alan Jennings Friday that they are working on a plea deal to resolve charges stemming from a police chase and crash on the city's South Side last year. Ta'amu was in court ...
Best friend's Ponzi scheme puts Shook Hardy lawyer—and his firm—under fire ...
Best friend's Ponzi scheme puts Shook Hardy lawyer—and his firm—under fire ...
Jefferson County Bond Trustee to Suspend Payments, Lawyer Says
The trustee for Jefferson County, Alabama, warrant holders will suspend debt payments on at least part of about $3.2 billion in debt tied to the county's insolvent sewer system, a lawyer said. Bank of New York Mellon Corp., the trustee responsible for ...
Suit against Cranston florist is 'frivolous' lawyer says
A suit filed against Marina Plowman for refusing to deliver flowers to atheist Jessica Ahlquist is "frivolous," Plowman's lawyer said Friday. "Obviously, we feel it's a frivolous suit," said Christopher Orton, Plowman's lawyer. "I feel strongly Marina ...
Steven Tyler Lawyer Gets Big Win in Lawsuit Over 'American Idol' Deal (Exclusive)
In this instance, that meant a right to petition, or her duties as a lawyer. As the parties tell the story, in the summer of 2011, heated negotiations were underway for Idol's 11th season. A dispute erupted over how aggressive Tyler's reps should be in ...
Law Firm: Phoenix Lawyer Dies From Shooting Wounds
A lawyer wounded by a gunman in a Phoenix office shooting this week has become the second victim to die in the attack, authorities said Friday. Mark Hummels, 43, had been on life support at a Phoenix hospital after Wednesday morning's shooting that ...
John Lewis Smith III, lawyer
John Lewis Smith III, 71, a lawyer who was a partner in the Washington office of the BakerHostetler law firm, died Jan. 28 of congestive heart failure at Bradford Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. He had a series of strokes in past ...
Sam Mullet lawyer asks for leniency in sentencing in Amish beard-cutting case
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Amish bishop Samuel Mullet could receive up to life in prison for orchestrating a series of violent beard-cutting attacks on his enemies, but his lawyer asked a federal judge Friday to treat the 67-year-old farmer far more leniently ...
Ron Yengich is now Jeremy Johnson's lawyer
A federal judge on Friday appointed Utah's most prominent criminal defense attorney to represent Jeremy Johnson, then warned the indicted St. George businessman and new lawyer Ron Yengich that he expected Johnson to follow rules that prohibit making ...
Maine lawyer wins $25B verdict against Syria
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The lawyer who won a $25 billion settlement this week against Syria for attacks at the Rome and Vienna airports in 1985 is based in Maine. Portland lawyer Ron Jenkins represented U.S. victims of the attacks that killed 19 and ...
Lawyer Willie Gary faces $3.7 million hit after plane default
NEW YORK, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Willie Gary, the splashy Florida plaintiffs' lawyer, is facing another financial setback after years of winning big verdicts. A federal magistrate on Thursday recommended that Gary and his law firm, Gary Williams Lewis ...
Hunter's Lawyer Responds to Union's Move
After Billy Hunter, the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, was placed on indefinite leave Friday, Thomas R. Ashley, his lawyer, issued this statement: I am deeply troubled by the lack of fundamental fairness shown my ...
AG: R.I. lawyer accused of DUI lies to get Mass. license
Layne Savage lied on her Massachusetts application about her license not being revoked or suspended in another state, Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for the R.I. Attorney General's Office said. Kempe said Savage got the Bay State license on Jan. 24, the day ...
Lawyer offered $36000 to man to marry foreign lover, St. Louis feds say
In court documents and testimony, federal prosecutors and agents say that James Douglas Barding, a lawyer in Jefferson City, offered $36,000 to a high school teacher from the same area, Timothy Dunville, to marry Chernova. It was not stated whether the ...
Lawyer, formerly of Greeley, dies after Phoenix attack
GREELEY — Colleagues of a Greeley native who died of wounds received in a workplace shooting in Phoenix described him as a smart, competent and decent man who was a rising star in the legal profession and dedicated to his wife, 9-year-old daughter ...
GOP lawyer named to FPPC by Democratic controller
State Controller John Chiang named attorney Gavin Wasserman to the Fair Political Practices Commission on Friday. Wasserman, who runs his own firm in Southern California, replaces termed-out Commissioner Ronald Rotunda on the political ethics ...
NC group hosts 'Ask a Lawyer Day' across the state
The Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association is sponsoring what it calls "Ask a Lawyer Day" on Saturday in nine cities across the state. Anyone who wants to discuss specific legal issues or the legal system in general can sign up ...
As Adam Zachs' Lawyer Seeks To Overturn Conviction, Murder Weapon Can't ...
As Adam Zachs' Lawyer Seeks To Overturn Conviction, Murder Weapon Can't ...
Postal Service lawyer claims immunity from traffic laws
A lawyer's claim that the U.S. Postal Service is immune from state and local traffic regulations has angered traffic officials who are now writing their own version of the post office creed. "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, nor ...
Law firm: Phoenix lawyer dies from shooting wounds
Members of the Phoenix Police Department, including the SWAT team, back left, surround the home of a suspected gunman who opened fire at a Phoenix office building, wounding three people, one of them critically, and setting off a manhunt that led police ...
Postal Service Lawyer Argues Agency Is Immune From Paying Nearly $700 ...
Postal Service Lawyer Argues Agency Is Immune From Paying Nearly $700 ...
BIZARRE IN THE 'BORO: Lawyer receives strange threat
Police are trying to figure out why a suspect using his personal e-mail address would contact a Murfreesboro lawyer claiming he had been hired to kill the man. “On Jan. 25, I was dispatched to a law firm on West Main Street regarding threats,” Officer ...
STEVEN TYLER's Lawyer Gets Big Win In Lawsuit Over 'American Idol' Deal ...
STEVEN TYLER's Lawyer Gets Big Win In Lawsuit Over 'American Idol' Deal ...
Dogged trial lawyer came from poverty
It's clear from reading “Strong Advocate: The Life of a Trial Lawyer,” why Thomas Strong, of Springfield, Mo., won a national reputation as a personal-injury lawyer. Whip smart and a superb debater, Strong was born on the cusp of the Depression. At ...
New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyer At Ginarte O'Dwyer Gonzalez Gallardo ...
New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyer At Ginarte O'Dwyer Gonzalez Gallardo ...
Panic Street Lawyer: National football lethargy
You may have thought that a lawyer who occasionally writes about sports would admit to having a “high” interest level at the culmination of a 2012-2013 season interspersed with so much National Football legal news. Post-Gazette sports columnist Gene ...
Our shrinking law schools
THERE'S MORE startling news about the impact of expensive tuition and poor job prospects on higher education. According to the Law School Admission Council, the nation's 200 law schools project just 54,000 applications for fall 2013 — a decline of ...
Effingham lawyer's legal life begins after 50
For a long time, Rick Rafter considered becoming a lawyer, like his father. Rafter's dad worked in upstate New York, writing wills and deeds and handling criminal cases in exchange for whatever his clients could muster — a few chickens, a freshly ...
Suspect Is Arraigned in 9-Year-Old's Fall From a Bronx Roof
The lawyer, Kathryn Dyer, said that her client, Casmine Aska, 17, did not intentionally push Freddy Martin from the top of 1545 Nelson Avenue. “This is not about an attempted murder,” she said, asking that Mr. Aska be freed on his own recognizance or ...
Vietnam jails 22 activists for subversion: lawyer
Vietnam on Monday sentenced 22 activists to lengthy jail terms ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment, a defence lawyer said, in one of the country's largest subversion trials for years. The harsh punishments are part of an escalating crackdown on ...
Contempt of court: SC grants NAB chairman seven days to hire lawyer
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has given National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bokhari seven days to appoint a lawyer to represent him in the contempt of court proceedings against him. The apex court had issued a ...
Lawyer Becomes Second To Die In Last Week's Shooting In Phoenix
PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer wounded by a gunman in a Phoenix office shooting this week has become the second victim to die in the attack, authorities said Friday. Mark Hummels, 43, had been on life support at a Phoenix hospital after Wednesday morning's ...
Randy Blythe's Lawyer Says The Frontman Will Appear In Court On Monday
Vladimir Jablonsky, the lawyer of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe, says that "he will be present at his hearing on February 4." Blythe is accused of tossing a fan off the stage in May 2010 in which the fan died 30-days later from head injuries the ...
Montville lawyer would be Morris' second female Hispanic judge
LATEST HEADLINES. Montville lawyer would be Morris' second female Hispanic judge. Gov.- 8:58 am. Mount Olive trail could be eco-tourism link. The township has received a $24,000 grant from the state for a cooperative project with the Borough...- 7:39 ...
Lawyer for NYC teen accused of tossing boy from roof says was accident; victim ...
Lawyer for NYC teen accused of tossing boy from roof says was accident; victim ...
Lawyer Snapshot: Hollyn Foster
Foland & Higbee. Fowler, White & Boggs. Global Monitoring Inc. Harper Gerlach. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. Jacksonville Womens Lawyer Association. Machinery Insurance Inc. Omni Jacksonville Hotel. Sikes & Stowe ...
Lindsay Lohan DIDN'T KNOW Her Old Lawyer Doesn't Work For Free! Owes ...
Lindsay Lohan DIDN'T KNOW Her Old Lawyer Doesn't Work For Free! Owes ...
Defendant punches lawyer fighting for him
Monday started out badly for Dionte Lummus and got worse – for him and his attorney. Lummus, 20, is on trial in Hamilton County accused of attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, weapons charges and felonious assault, charges carrying a ...
Postal Service lawyer claims immunity from traffic laws
“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, nor traffic lights stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed routes,” writes George Hittner, general counsel for American Traffic Solutions (ATS), who rejected the lawyer's ...
Lawyer for La. board says December work on electrical system not related to ...
Lawyer for La. board says December work on electrical system not related to ...
Dominican lawyer defends Melgen, Menendez
SANTO DOMINGO -- Prominent Dominican lawyer Vinicio Castillo on Monday said allegations that linked U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez to sex parties with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic were part of a “dirty campaign” aimed at discrediting his cousin, ...
Barclays Staff Recorded Undermining Client's Deal: Lawyer
Barclays Plc (BARC) employees were recorded talking about going behind a client's back to make a competing bid for a takeover target, according to phone transcripts being used as evidence in a lawsuit against the lender. CF Partners (U.K.) LLP is suing ...
Guantanamo prisoner's lawyer questions if CIA is monitoring conversations
GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Pretrial hearings for a Guantanamo prisoner accused of orchestrating a deadly attack on a U.S. warship were brought to a temporary standstill on Monday as defense lawyers raised concerns ...
Beaumont lawyer pleads guilty of embezzling money
A september trial was set Monday for Beaumont attorney Kip Lamb who allegedly siphoned $1 million from a church's trust fund. Lamb talks to his attorney Mike Cichowski at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Monday. Photo taken Monday, July 9, 2012 ...