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Lawyer from Merck Vioxx trial to head Toyota acceleration case
Feb 13 (Reuters) - A Houston trial lawyer who won a multi-million dollar verdict against Merck & Co over its Vioxx painkiller has been tapped to lead the first personal injury case in nationwide litigation against Toyota Motor Corp for the unintended ...
Bulger Lawyer: Jury Should Decide Immunity Claim
Former mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's claim that a federal prosecutor gave him immunity to commit crimes should be decided by a jury, not a judge, said his lawyer, who denied Wednesday that Bulger was an informant. A federal prosecutor said at ...
Divorce lawyer taught law, started security company
A former president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, he wrote about family law for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer. He also started Securatex, a private security company that employs more than 650 people. Mr. DuCanto ...
Lawyer: Australian-Israeli denied allegations
JERUSALEM -- An Australian-Israeli citizen who mysteriously died in prison after an apparent career in Israel's spy agency had denied the allegations against him and was considering a plea bargain just before he died, his lawyer said Thursday. The ...
Court suspends lawyer's license
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Lawyer: Australian-Israeli Denied Allegations
An Australian-Israeli citizen who mysteriously died in prison after an apparent career in Israel's spy agency had denied the allegations against him and was considering a plea bargain just before he died, his lawyer said Thursday. The attorney, Avigdor ...
A lawyer's lies about her age lead to her downfall
A suspicious clerk at a London law firm didn't think it was possible that lawyer Soma Sengupta was only 29 years old, the age listed in her application file. The clerk was correct; Sengupta was in her late 40s at the time. The clerk's discovery led to ...
Israeli lawyer sheds some light on Australian spy mystery
JERUSALEM/CANBERRA (Reuters) - An Australian immigrant, reported to have been recruited by Israel's Mossad spy agency, was charged with grave crimes before he committed suicide in an Israeli jail, one of his lawyers said on Thursday. The closely ...
Feds catch convicted Miami lawyer-banker on lam for 27 years in Mexico
Back in the 1980s, Miami lawyer Manuel Lopez-Castro was convicted of racketeering charges for helping a marijuana smuggler flush with cash buy a majority interest in Sunshine State Bank during the heyday of drug trafficking and money laundering in ...
Slaying Romance, Lawyer Style: A Romantic Valentine's Day Memorandum of ...
Slaying Romance, Lawyer Style: A Romantic Valentine's Day Memorandum of ...
Huth lawyer: Gerard threatened city prosecution
URBANA — A lawyer for Champaign Mayor Don Gerard's ex-girlfriend told a judge on Thursday that the mayor threatened to use taxpayer-funded resources to intimidate her following a break-up. Laura Huth, a former Urbana City Council member and ...
A divorce lawyer's 7 Valentine's Day tips for a happy marriage
SAN DIEGO – February 14, 2013 - Other than Cupid, there's no one better qualified to give advice on love and marriage than a divorce attorney. Especially one whose birthday happens to Valentine's Day. Yes, that would be me. Ten percent of all marriage ...
Florida justices split on lawyer defamation issue
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A sharply divided Florida Supreme Court says lawyers are not entitled to an absolute shield against defamation lawsuits for out-of-court comments made in connection with legal cases. A 4-3 majority ruled Thursday that lawyers can ...
Australian-Israeli prisoner had been charged with grave security crimes ...
Australian-Israeli prisoner had been charged with grave security crimes ...
Lawyer Mark Wiseman chosen to fill vacancy on University Heights City Council
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS -- Mark Wiseman, a lawyer who served on the city's Charter Review Commission in 2008 and 2009, has been chosen by City Council to fill the vacancy created by the death of Councilman Thomas A. Cozzens, Vice Mayor Frankie ...
Kim Kardashian Divorce -- Kris Humphries' Lawyer Fires Him!
... says he's communicated the difference with Kris -- to no avail. Kris still has an out-of-state lawyer -- Lee Hutton, but now Hutton needs another California lawyer to sponsor him in the divorce case ... a case that has dragged on for almost a year ...
Kim Kardashian Divorce: Kris Humphries' Lawyer Wants Out Of Divorce Case
LOS ANGELES — A lawyer for Kim Kardashian's estranged husband wants to end his involvement in the former couple's divorce proceedings. Marshall Waller says irreconcilable differences have arisen between him and Kris Humphries, and he should be ...
Prominent Guatemalan Lawyer Killed
A prominent lawyer who received threats after handling high-profile cases is dead after being shot by two men riding on a motorcycle. Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said lawyer Lea Marie de Leon was killed Thursday as she left her office, and ...
Kris Humphries' Divorce Lawyer Quits
Kris' lawyer, Marshall Waller, had filed documents claiming that there has been an “irremediable breakdown of the attorney-client relationship,” according to TMZ. Marshall says that he's explained the problem to Kris, but it hasn't helped — he says ...
Prominent Guatemalan lawyer killed
GUATEMALA CITY – A prominent lawyer who received threats after handling high-profile cases is dead after being shot by two men riding on a motorcycle. Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said lawyer Lea Marie de Leon was killed Thursday as she ...
Judge cuts $18M bail for ex-lawyer who was on the run
The continuing investigation into the alleged evidence theft should not penalize Chiofalo, his lawyer said in court Thursday. "This is not Anthony's fault," Paul Doyle told the judge. "He deserves a bail." Although a magistrate originally set Chiofalo ...
Kris Humphries' Lawyer -- Annulment Is Total BS
One final thing ... lawyers for Kim and Kris are in court this morning, and as we previously reported, Kim's lawyer, disso-queen Laura Wasser, will demand a trial date as early as next month. The question now -- will Kris argue that since he just lost ...
Lawyer: Wife accused of killing ex-Penn basketball star is awaiting ...
Lawyer: Wife accused of killing ex-Penn basketball star is awaiting ...
Pope Approves German Lawyer to Head Embattled Bank
(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Benedict XVI has signed off on one of the last major appointments of his papacy, approving a German lawyer to head the Vatican's embattled bank. Ernst Von Freyberg has solid financial and Catholic credentials as a member of the ...
Vatican Names German Lawyer Von Freyberg to Head Embattled Bank
The Vatican appointed a German lawyer and financial adviser to lead its bank, nine months after its previous head was ousted amid a money laundering probe. Ernst von Freyberg, 54, a member of the religious order of the Knights of Malta, is founder of a ...
Kris Humphries' Divorce Lawyer Quits Just Before Kim Kardashian Court Hearing
Kris Humphries may be fighting a losing battle. The NBA player's divorce attorney, Marshall Waller, dropped Humphries as a client just before his Feb. 15 joint court appearance with estranged wife Kim Kardashian. According to documents obtained by TMZ, ...
Kris Humphries' Lawyer Wants to Dump Him
The Brooklyn Nets star and his divorce attorney are having their own relationship drama. Marshall W. Waller – the lawyer who slammed Kim Kardashian's “unplanned pregnancy” in a legal filing earlier this month – has asked to be removed as counsel in the ...
Kris Humphries Now Breaking Up with His Divorce Lawyer
In papers filed in L.A. Superior Court on Thursday, Humphries's lawyer Marshall Waller sought to remove himself from the case, citing "irreconciable differences" causing an "irremediable breakdown" of their attorney-client relationship. Lawyers for ...
Ex-mayor's lawyer ties her gambling addiction to brain tumor
The lawyer for former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor suggested that a brain tumor may have caused her to lose massive sums gambling on video poker games. Over a nine-year period O'Connor wagered an estimated $1 billion, including millions from ...
Pope approves German lawyer to head embattled bank
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI has signed off on one of the last major appointments of his papacy, approving a German lawyer to head the Vatican's embattled bank. Ernst Von Freyberg has solid financial and Catholic credentials as a member of ...
ED GOLDMAN: A different kind of divorce lawyer
Delzer says she first became interested in mediating divorces, instead of working exclusively as a divorce lawyer, in law school. “We were being trained to be position-oriented,” she says. “You had to take your client's side, see things from the client ...
Kris Humphries Splits From Divorce Lawyer Day Before Kardashian Hearing
Just a day before the next hearing in the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries divorce saga, Humphries' attorney, Marshall Waller, filed a motion to be relieved as counsel. Calling it an “irremediable breakdown of the attorney-client relationship,” Waller ...
From lawyer to femme fatale in Australian exhibition
The models for the 17 oil paintings in the exhibition include journalists, lawyers, a crown prosecutor, designers, actresses and three female staff members at Sydney's Justice and Police Museum, where the exhibition is being held. Picture taken ...
J&J Tested Vaginal Mesh and Warned of Risks, Lawyer Says
Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon unit properly designed a vaginal mesh implant and adequately warned of its risks, a company lawyer told jurors weighing a lawsuit by a woman who blames the device for her 18 surgeries. Christy Jones urged state jurors in ...
Cedar Hills lawyer blames his high legal bill on citizen group
Fleming: "My opinion is several of the redactions is they are proper redactions." #staterecordscommittee #ut #GRAMACimaron Neugebauer. Cedar Hills lawyer blames his high legal bill on citizen group. Public records » State Records Committee approves ...
Kris Humphries needs a lawyer
Kris Humphries is out a lawyer. The NBA player's divorce attorney, Marshall Waller, dropped Humphries as a client just before his Friday joint court appearance with estranged wife Kim Kardashian. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Waller says ...
Lawyer for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife says she's signed plea agreement with ...
Lawyer for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife says she's signed plea agreement with ...
Lawyer for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Wife Says She's Signed Plea Agreement With ...
Lawyer for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Wife Says She's Signed Plea Agreement With ...
TJ Lane, Ohio School Shooting Suspect, In Plea Talks According To Lawyer Ian ...
TJ Lane, Ohio School Shooting Suspect, In Plea Talks According To Lawyer Ian ...
Lawyer: Check fine print on contract when signing for cruise tickets
Lawyer: Check fine print on contract when signing for cruise tickets. Fine print puts limit on lawsuits. cruise_1_1360760885291.jpg. Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, ...
Lawyer: Ohio school shooting suspect in plea talks
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Negotiations are under way for a possible plea deal for a teenager suspected of killing three students at a high school cafeteria, one of his attorneys said Friday. Attorney Ian Friedman confirmed the negotiations but wouldn't ...
Lawyer seeks placement for pit bull
The court-appointed lawyer for the pit bull that attacked a 5-year-old Effingham County boy last summer is looking for someone to take the dog under criteria outlined by the boy's family. Mickey Kicklighter said the family does not want the dog, whose ...
Missing Big Rapids lawyer had no cell phone, credit cards
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - Detectives are calling the mysterious disappearance of a Mecosta County lawyer bizarre. Fred Byrne, 49, left his mother's home in Holland Township on Tuesday and has not been seen since. Byrne told relatives he was stopping ...
Lawyer for accused counselor calls marriage 'a train wreck'
Lawyer for accused counselor calls marriage 'a train wreck'. Posted Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 Updated 0 comments Print Reprints. Share. By Mitch Mitchell Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Article; Comments. A. What the Texas Penal Code says. Sec. 22.011. Sexual ...
Ex-OC Lawyer Arrested For Allegedly Killing Wife, Throwing Her Overboard ...
Ex-OC Lawyer Arrested For Allegedly Killing Wife, Throwing Her Overboard ...
Bridgewater lawyer contributes to law school textbook
Originally published in N.J. Lawyer magazine, the article explains the many considerations important to design an effective estate plan that protects a loved one with disabilities. Though written for legal professionals, the article can help anyone ...
Cameroon gay rights lawyer seeks US refuge
A Cameroonian lawyer who has received death threats for defending gays and lesbians in a country where homosexuality is outlawed has sought refuge with his family in the United States. In his home country, homosexuality is associated with "sorcery and ...
West Palm Beach lawyer leads federal effort to revamp criminal laws
Finally, Shepherd and other attorneys are working to hone the skills of trial lawyers. A May 10 demonstration at the Boca Raton Resort & Club is planned. With many criminal cases being settled rather than going to trial, Shepherd and others in the ABA ...
East Rowan grad named National Outstanding Young Lawyer for 2013
WASHINGTON — The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division has named 1996 East Rowan High School graduate Clark C. Walton of Charlotte the National Outstanding Young Lawyer. The award recognizes a young lawyer who demonstrates ...
CBI Hires Lawyer in Italy for Aid in Finmeccanica Case
Official sources said on Sunday the assistance of a lawyer was taken to help understand the Italian law and expedite getting documents from the helicopter company. The lawyer, if necessary, would be approaching the court in Italy for procurement of ...