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Philadelphia Lawyer Explains – Who Would Or Should – File Cruise Claims
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The first lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines was filed on Friday and more are expected in the coming days. In her lawsuit, Cassie Terry claims she was promised four days of fun in the sun. Instead, she alleges she got five days ...
Casey Anthony Lawyer's Representing Family Of Victim in 'Miami Beach Party ...
Casey Anthony Lawyer's Representing Family Of Victim in 'Miami Beach Party ...
Lawyer: Ohio school shooting suspect in plea talks
Lawyer: Ohio school shooting suspect in plea talks. An attorney for a teenager charged with killing three students at an Ohio high school says negotiations are under way for a possible plea deal. Associated Press. Chardon. Feb 17, 2013. In this March 1 ...
Dead lawyer put on trial in Russia
The posthumous trial of Sergei Magnitsky, a crusading lawyer who died in prison in 2009, is set to begin in Moscow today. The trial is part of an effort by Russia's government to push back against countries adopting blacklists similar to the Magnitsky ...
Lawyer for Ely murderer says suspects can't get fair trials because judges are ...
Lawyer for Ely murderer says suspects can't get fair trials because judges are ...
US immigrant becomes first foreign-licensed lawyer registered to advise ...
US immigrant becomes first foreign-licensed lawyer registered to advise ...
Social Services volume prompts lawyer hiring in Niagara
Social Services volume prompts lawyer hiring in Niagara · Three arrested in East Side brawl · Two UB wrestlers arrested in Main Street beating · Man stabbed in chest in East Side incident · Falls house fire leaves family homeless · View more » ...
From prison to juvenile justice lawyer
Francis "Frankie" Guzman, a 32-year-old lawyer and recipient of a prestigious Soros Justice Fellowship to advocate for juvenile justice, gets right to the point. "How many of you read 'Lord of the Flies'? It's like that in here, right? But which one of ...
Belleville lawyer will help you get your franchise started
So the rates for a franchise lawyer in LA are $500-plus an hour. My rates are not half that, but certainly substantially less, which permits me to produce the same legal work for a lot less money. Everybody out there is concerned, not only about cost ...
Russian court rejects attempt to block dead lawyer's trial
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Monday pressed ahead with plans to try a dead whistleblowing lawyer on tax evasion charges, despite an attempt by relatives to block a trial they say is inhuman and politically motivated. Sergei Magnitsky died in ...
Seven to hang for Sudan child rape, lawyer says
A Sudanese judge sentenced seven men to hang for the drugging and rape of a 14-year-old girl, the victim's lawyer said on Monday, calling the sentence "more than just". Cases of gang rape are rare in the Islamist-run state. Six minors who also abused ...
Lawyer: Cyprus drops charges against defendants in Helios air crash trial
NICOSIA, Cyprus – A lawyer for two of four men on trial for a 2005 plane crash that killed 121 people says Cyprus' attorney general has dropped all charges because a Greek court had already convicted three of them in a separate trial. Greek ...
10 top qualities for success as a trial lawyer
At some point, just about every law student or new lawyer must choose between trial or transactional work. “The law has a place for everyone,” said Milwaukee lawyer Howard Schoenfeld . “There are lawyers who do great work drafting contracts and ...
Guantánamo commander admits listening devices eavesdropped on lawyer ...
Guantánamo commander admits listening devices eavesdropped on lawyer ...
Israeli lawyer sheds some light on 'Prisoner X' mystery
JERUSALEM; and CANBERR. 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. Skip to next paragraph ...
Lawyer says getting hate mail over man accused of slapping baby
Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho plans to plead not guilty to federal assault charges stemming from the February 8 incident in which he is accused of striking in the face a 19-month-old boy on board a Delta Air Lines flight, said his lawyer Marcia ...
Patent Lawyer: Software Patents "Restrict What Feels Like Our Treasured ...
Patent Lawyer: Software Patents "Restrict What Feels Like Our Treasured ...
'The Good Wife': Carrie Preston talks quirky lawyer Elsbeth Tascioni
Also, I think the writers have a good time putting [Elsbeth and Eli] together because they are both kind of on the fringes of Lockhart/Gardner in a way. The stakes are always really high for both of them. His function on the show is different from the ...
Bill targets lawyer fees in construction defects cases - Las Vegas Review
CARSON CITY - Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson, R-Las Vegas, introduced a bill Monday designed to change the state construction defects law that currently allows lawyers to collect guaranteed legal fees, even if they lose. Senate Bill 161 ...
Police ask for more records in lawyer rape investigation
Detectives investigating Danford Grant, the attorney accused of raping multiple massage therapists, received search warrants earlier this month for cell phone records and recordings they believed would show Grant entering a health center where a woman ...
Tampa lawyer Stephen Diaco at center of controversy
TAMPA — Lawyer Stephen Diaco hosts fundraisers in his Bayshore Boulevard home, chairs the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority and leads a law firm that employs 120. His friends include Buccaneers great Derrick Brooks and Jabil Circuits CEO ...
Sanford 'Sandy' Svetcov, SF lawyer, dies
Sanford "Sandy" Svetcov, a prominent San Francisco appellate lawyer and a former prosecutor in the cases of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst and a Peoples Temple conspirator, died of cancer Friday at his home in Larkspur. He was 72. Mr. Svetcov ...
Prop. 8 judge was a Republican lawyer, nominated to bench by Ronald Reagan
Prop. 8 judge was a Republican lawyer, nominated to bench by Ronald Reagan. By Howard Mintz · [email protected] Posted: 02/18/2013 09:02:41 PM PST. February 19, 2013 5:3 AM GMTUpdated: 02/18/2013 09:02:42 PM PST ...
Pistorius defense lawyer says killing was not murder
PRETORIA (Reuters) - A lawyer for Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius said the killing of the athlete's girlfriend Reeva Steemkamp was not murder. The comments were made at a bail hearing in Pretoria on Tuesday. (Reporting by David Dolan; Writing by Jon ...
Lawyer sued over lawsuit statements is entitled to qualified privilege, court says
The court ruled in the case of lawyer Arthur Rodgers Traynor, who was initially hired to defend a defamation suit by a plaintiff who said he had been wrongly accused of supplying prostitutes to a potential customer, the Associated Press reports. The ...
Lawyer accused of inflating work history is convicted of forgery
A lawyer has been convicted of forgery for inflating her work history with faked documents. A Manhattan judge convicted 52-year-old Soma Sengupta on Friday, the New York Times reports. Sengupta's lies were discovered after a suspicious clerk at a ...
Entertainment Lawyer Stephen Smith Believes New Legislation Could 'Dumb ...
Entertainment Lawyer Stephen Smith Believes New Legislation Could 'Dumb ...
Innovative Lawyer-Focused Billing App Debuts on iTunes
"Lawyers work long hours, often at high hourly rates," says Whittaker. "Knowing how many billable hours you've logged can be extremely satisfying. But keeping track isn't easy when you're running from meeting to courtroom, or office to taxi to dinner ...
Former Hartford Mayor Perez Attends Appeal Hearing
Former Mayor Eddie A. Perez's lawyer reiterated his argument Tuesday that Perez's bribery and extortion cases shouldn't have been combined, and in doing so the jury was unfairly prejudiced against Perez. Evidence from both cases was shown to the jury ...
Joe Hundley, Toddler Slapper, and Lawyer Get Hate Mail: 'He Is Not a Racist'
The Georgia based lawyer for Joe Rickey Hundley has stated that she is receiving hate mail after publicly announcing that her client plans to plea "not guilty." Hundley stands accused of slapping a 19-month-old child while on a Delta flight on February ...
Spain's Solar Critics Lawyer Up (Again)
In preparation for a new round of state policies aimed at reigning in Spain's stifling energy sector deficit, investors in some of the country's concentrated solar power plants have sought out legal representation for what they say will be a multi ...
Foley & Mansfield hires veteran bankruptcy lawyer
Thomas joined the Minneapolis-based law firm earlier this month in an "of counsel" capacity, a title used for a senior lawyer, sometimes retired or semi-retired, who isn't a partner. Most previously in private practice, Thomas was a partner at Dorsey ...
Defense Lawyer Drops Alberto Contador as Witness in Doping Trial
Ignacio Arroyo, the lawyer for Contador's former team manager Manolo Saiz, told the so-called “Operacion Puerto” trial in Madrid today that he no longer needs the 2007 and 2009 Tour winner to testify. “As the case proceeds, I make decisions,” Arroyo ...
Da'Quan Bowers' lawyer confident he'll be “fully exonerated”
Although Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers has been charged with a felony weapons offense that carries a sentence of 3.5 to 15 years in prison, his attorney sounded an optimistic note in making a statement about the case today. “After a full and ...
Allergan's Botox Put Boy on Respirator, Lawyer Tells Jury
Allergan Inc. pushed Botox for use by children without regulatory approval for such treatment, said a lawyer for a 6-year-old Oklahoma boy who wound up on a ventilator after he was injected with the drug. The mother of Jackson Wells claims the ...
Pistorius: Shot 'Burglar' in Bathroom
Mr. Pistorius said through his lawyer that he woke up in the early hours of Thursday, went to the balcony to get a fan and then heard noises in the bathroom. Filled with "horror and fear," Mr. Pistorius said he thought a burglar was in his bathroom and ...
Donald Trump And Lawyer Unfamiliar With This 'Constitution' Of Which You Speak
had his pet lawyer send a cease-and-desist letter to the folks at Dump Trump. Apparently Mr. Hairweasel (no really please don't sue us!!!) has a super-mad because the Dump Trump folks want to tortiously-interfere Macy's into severing ties with Trump: ...
Atlanta school system's top lawyer leaves for post in Michigan
The Atlanta school district's top lawyer, who was a close adviser to former Superintendent Beverly Hall when a teacher cheating scandal erupted, has left her job for a similar position in Michigan. Sharron Pitts, the interim general counsel for Atlanta ...
Real Estate Transaction Lawyer Jessica Pink Joins Safarian Choi & Bolstad LLP ...
Real Estate Transaction Lawyer Jessica Pink Joins Safarian Choi & Bolstad LLP ...
Lawyer in fen-phen scandal faces drug charges
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A lawyer who was hired to help collect a $42 million judgment for victims injured by the diet drug fen-phen has been indicted for conspiring to distribute synthetic marijuana and bankrolling the operation to the tune of $100,000. The ...
Googling for a lawyer while under arrest is a right, rules Canadian judge
A Canadian judge ruled in a recent case that arrested individuals have the right to search for legal counsel with Google — going so far as to say that all police stations should have internet access and computers to let them do so. As reported by The ...
NIU police chief fired; lawyer says he'll 'fight this in every way possible'
NIU police chief fired; lawyer says he'll 'fight this in every way possible'. BY MITCH DUDEK Staff Reporter [email protected] February 19, 2013 11:10PM. Northern Illinois University Police Chief Donald Grady talks reporters Feb. 15 2008 day after ...
Defense lawyer: Substance found in Pistorius' bedroom not steroid, but herbal ...
Defense lawyer: Substance found in Pistorius' bedroom not steroid, but herbal ...
NJ lawyer is first woman of color slated to lead the American Bar Association
If elected as expected during meetings next year — her nomination was uncontested — she will become the first woman of color to lead the nation's most influential lawyer's group. "It has a lot of significance," the Plainfield resident said. "Just ...
NIU Police Chief Fired; Lawyer Says He'll 'Fight This In Every Way Possible'
DEKALB, Ill. (STMW) – Donald Grady, the chief of police for Northern Illinois University, was fired Tuesday, five years after he was praised as a hero for his reaction to a mass shooting on campus. Grady was put on paid leave Nov. 10 as the school ...
Lawyer: Israel's supreme court rejects petition to free hunger-striking ...
Lawyer: Israel's supreme court rejects petition to free hunger-striking ...
Lawyer: Israel Won't Free Palestinian on Strike
(JERUSALEM) — A lawyer for a Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike says Israel's supreme court has rejected a petition to release his client. Attorney Nery Ramati says he was told Wednesday to exhaust the appeals process with a military committee ...
Defense Lawyer: Substance Found in Pistorius' Bedroom Not Steroid, but Herbal ...
Defense Lawyer: Substance Found in Pistorius' Bedroom Not Steroid, but Herbal ...
N.M. Sen. Domenici says he is the father of Vegas lawyer Adam Laxalt
Statements released by the New Mexico Republican and the son's mother, Michelle Laxalt, of Alexandria, Va., identify Domenici as the father of Las Vegas lawyer Adam Paul Laxalt, the Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. / AP ...
Phoenix lawyer: 'Today's a huge day' in Arias trial
... told Scott Pasmore and Kaley O'Kelley Wednesday morning. After several days on the stand, the woman charged with first-degree murder in the brutal killing of her ex-boyfriend finally started answering her lawyer's questions about the day Alexander ...