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Convicted safety contractor wants new lawyer
(AP) — A former TVA contract safety manager wants to fire his lawyer as he awaits sentencing on a fraud conviction. The Chattanooga Times Free Press ( (link) XDmLGg) reported Walter Cardin told U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Collier at a ...
Three fans hurt in crash hire law firm
An Orlando, Fla.-based law firm has been hired to represent three of those injured in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Attorney Matt Morgan of Morgan & Morgan announced the hiring on Twitter Monday night. The tweet ...
Litvinenko lawyer accuses UK of coverup to help Russia ties
LONDON (Reuters) - The lawyer for the family of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, who was murdered in London in 2006, accused Britain and Russia on Tuesday of colluding to try to shut down an inquiry into his death for the sake of lucrative trade ...
Lindsay Lohan Claims Cops Were Really Mean; Lawyer Moves to Dismiss Case
Heller says Lohan was denied her request for a lawyer and that the police were really mean to her, the website reports. According to the filing, Lohan was not allowed to leave and was told that "it would be worse for her" if she refused to answer any ...
Ask the Lawyer: Can we be sued for payment by an unlicensed contractor?
Q: We had work done on the windows at our house, including replacement of several. We did not get what we expected. One of the windows is not even the right fit. The guy who did the work has demanded payment, and said he will put a lien on our house if ...
Suspended lawyer is charged with impersonating dead client, in order to bilk ...
Suspended lawyer is charged with impersonating dead client, in order to bilk ...
Lawyer for alleged Obama, Cuomo plotter says Mulqueen may be delusional
A defense lawyer says a Nanuet man accused of making Facebook death threats against President Barack Obama, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and other elected officials may be suffering from delusions. Court-appointed attorney Susanne Brody said in federal ...
Indiana lawyer accused of inappropriate sexual relationship with client
(CBS/AP) INDIANAPOLIS - A northern Indiana lawyer who's also a part-time judge was accused Monday of having an inappropriate relationship with a client while she was his public defender. The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications filed ...
Syracuse lawyer seeks to develop Mizpah Tower
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse lawyer Thomas Cerio has offered the city $30,000 for Mizpah Tower, the former First Baptist Church complex at Columbus Circle, which Cerio hopes to redevelop into apartments and commercial space. Cerio's request will be ...
DA: Troopers seized East Syracuse lawyer Martin J. Rothschild's computers in ...
DA: Troopers seized East Syracuse lawyer Martin J. Rothschild's computers in ...
Lawyer alleges illegal race-based LA council district maps
A lawyer representing African Americans in South Los Angeles announced Tuesday that he is preparing to file a federal lawsuit alleging that the City Council and a redistricting commission discriminated against his clients when they redrew council maps ...
Lawyer: 911 operator lied in incident that ended with man's death
Fired Denver 911 operator Juan Jesus Rodriguez told Ran Pal to return to Denver, and when he did, his brother, Jimma Reat, was shot to death last year. But Pal could have refused, a lawyer for Rodriguez said in arguing that a lawsuit filed by Reat's ...
Lawyer could lose license over car death
(02-26) 18:41 PST WALNUT CREEK -- A San Francisco environmental attorney convicted of killing his Rossmoor neighbor while driving drunk should be disbarred, according to State Bar of California judge. Robert David Wyatt, 72, of Walnut Creek had a ...
Lawyer for man accused of threatening Colorado lawmaker says client's rights ...
Lawyer for man accused of threatening Colorado lawmaker says client's rights ...
Zimmerman's lawyer works to dispel racial overtones in Trayvon Martin case
(CNN) -- Whatever the outcome of the Trayvon Martin case, it will be viewed less as a determination of the shooter's guilt or innocence and more as a victory or loss for civil rights, George Zimmerman's lawyer fears. Mark O'Mara said he has been busy ...
Lawyer suing Worcester, countersued by city
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The lawyer for a woman who sued the city of Worcester alleging civil rights violations, has himself become a defendant in the case. In response to the lawsuit brought by Nga Truong, city lawyers have hit back with a third-party ...
School district critics, lawyer clash on federal probe
Critics of Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly and a lawyer for the school district Tuesday presented clashing interpretations of a recent probe of a Palo Alto middle-school bullying case by a federal agency. Lawyer Laurie Reynolds ...
Judge fires lawyer who skipped court
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Orleans Parish Criminal District Court judge fired an attorney for two murder defendants when the lawyer failed to show up to court for their trials. The Times-Picayune reports ( (link) ZIHcaX ) attorney Martin Regan ...
How to choose right lawyer for your case
Lawyers vary greatly in their expertise, experience, abilities and costs. Like everyone else, they also have wide-ranging personalities and habits. Some lawyers focus on quietly reaching agreements to settle cases. Others have more of a “take-no ...
Former Gaddafi PM "risks dying" after torture: lawyer
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Al Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, a prime minister under deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, is in critical condition after being tortured in a Libyan jail, his Tunisian lawyer said on Wednesday. An officer at the prison where Mahmoudi is ...
George Zimmerman wears bulletproof vest in public, lawyer says
George Zimmerman, the Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed Florida teenager last year, wears a disguise and a bulletproof vest whenever he is in public, his attorney said. "He never feels safe," Mark O'Mara, his lawyer, told FoxNews.com. "His ...
Lawyer to probe Penn State grand jury
But Feudale has recently been trying to sort out a legal dispute involving whether former Penn State lawyer Cynthia Baldwin should have been present at a grand jury proceeding, and his order made specific reference to a section of the state's criminal ...
Lawyer for 9-year-old rapper says abuse allegations are 'absurd'
Lil Poopy, the Brockton 9-year-old whose appearance in Youtube rap videos has sparked controversy, will continue to pursue his music career, despite a pending child abuse and neglect investigation of his father, his attorney said. Lil Poopy, whose ...
Lawyer for 9-year-old Brockton rapper says abuse allegations are 'absurd'
Lil Poopy, the Brockton 9-year-old whose appearance in Youtube rap videos has sparked controversy, will continue to pursue his music career, despite a pending child abuse and neglect investigation of his father, his attorney said. Lil Poopy, whose ...
Longtime Salt Lake City lawyer charged with sex with minor
Longtime Utah defense attorney Steven Kuhnhausen has been arrested and charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor counts related to an alleged four-month sexual relationship with a minor. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill confirmed ...
Lawyer says Lohan committed to turning life around
LOS ANGELES -- Lindsay Lohan is committed to turning her life around and wants to record public service announcements on the dangers of domestic violation, alcohol abuse and drunken driving, her attorney said Wednesday. Mark Heller told The ...
Ex-Mercury Lawyer Skaer Settles With SEC, Judge Says
Michael Torpey, Skaer's lawyer, didn't immediately respond to e-mail seeking comment on the agreement. Alvin Williams, an SEC attorney, declined to comment on it. Amnon Landan, former chief executive officer of Mercury Interactive, agreed to pay $4.5 ...
Lawyer for injured Daytona Speedway fans sees settlement
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Some of the NASCAR fans hurt by flying debris from a 10-car crash at the Daytona International Speedway have retained a lawyer, who said on Wednesday he expects their claims to be settled out of court. Based on NASCAR ...
Argentina has capacity to pay holdouts - investors' lawyer
NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A lawyer for so-called holdout investors at odds with Argentina's government said on Wednesday that there is "no question" the country has the capacity to pay them. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was hearing oral ...
Syracuse lawyer says rescuing Mizpah Tower is a long shot worth taking
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Lawyer Thomas Cerio concedes that his plan for a $25 million renovation of the downtown Mizpah Tower is a long shot. And even if he succeeds the project probably won't make much if any money, he said. But the Syracuse native and ...
Lawyer could lose license over DUI death
A San Francisco environmental attorney convicted of killing his Rossmoor neighbor while driving drunk should be disbarred, according to a State Bar of California judge. Robert David Wyatt, 72, of Walnut Creek had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent ...
El Paso lawyer accused of fraud, money laundering
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A federal grand Jury has indicted a West Texas lawyer, accusing him of laundering money fraudulently obtained while representing a firm doing business with a Mexican utilities company. Marco Antonio Delgado is charged with 15 ...
Newton lawyer must pay $75000 and delead apartments to settle housing suit
A Boston-area property owner accused of retaliatory practices against tenants with young children has settled the case and will pay $75,000 and remove lead from three rental units in Arlington. Attorney General Martha Coakley's office announced the ...
Lindsay Lohan committed to turning life around, lawyer says
LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan's lawyer says the actress is committed to turning her life around and wants to record public service announcements about the dangers of domestic violence, alcohol abuse and drunken driving. Mark Heller says in an interview ...
Fake lawyer takes plea deal
A paralegal already convicted of a dozen felonies in Southern California for falsely representing himself as an attorney pleaded no contest yesterday to impersonating a real-life lawyer while helping a man withdraw a criminal plea in San Mateo County ...
NASCAR fans sue update: Lawyer expects 'claims to be settled out of court'
Wednesday's announcement by the NASCAR fans' lawyer came after days of speculations as to how some of the NASCAR fans hurt by Kyle Larson's flying car parts will proceed with legal matters. Matt Morgan of the Orlando personal injury firm Morgan ...
Election lawyer killed in Boston pedestrian accident
A well-known election lawyer was killed when he was struck by a car on William Day Boulevard at L Street in South Boston Wednesday evening, officials said. The Suffolk district attorney's office said the victim was a 66-year-old male. State Police ...
Lawyer: Zimbabwean court dismisses request to postpone referendum citing ...
Lawyer: Zimbabwean court dismisses request to postpone referendum citing ...
How to Find a Good Lawyer
When do you need a lawyer? Although the answer depends on your business and your particular circumstances, it's generally worthwhile to consult one before making any decisions that could have legal ramifications. Some entrepreneurs wait until ...
Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Is Ready To Solve All Her Problems
The serial killer in question is David Berkowitz, the notorious “Son of Sam,” whom Heller briefly represented as a young lawyer. Heller has corresponded with Berkowitz in the years since the case. At least these days, Berkowitz is talking to lawyers ...
J&J Profit Pursuit Led to Defective Hip, Lawyer Argues
By David Voreacos - 2013-02-28T17:27:04Z. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)'s pursuit of profit led it to sell a defective metal-on-metal hip that failed faster than any similar device, a lawyer argued in the first of 10,750 lawsuits over the recalled implant to ...
Mount Vernon lawyer's BMW on the road, not in the shop
Nichelle Johnson's 2004 Mercedes-Benz sits in the South Ninth Avenue driveway of her sister, Yolanda Brown-Harris, who has been driving the car in recent days while her sister, the city's top lawyer and chief of staff to Mayor Ernest Davis, borrows ...
Lawyer of former Alabama football player Eddie Williams waiting to review ... - The Huntsville Times
Lawyer of former Alabama football player Eddie Williams waiting to review ...
Greenfield lawyer gets 6 months on tax charges
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A western Massachusetts lawyer has been sentenced to six months in federal prison on tax evasion charges. Gregory Olchowski of Colrain was also sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Springfield to one year of probation ...
Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Says No Plea Deal On Table
A lawyer for Lindsay Lohan today dismissed media reports that the actress rejected a plea deal from California prosecutors in her California car crash case. “Tomorrow morning we'll be meeting with prosecutors to see what might be facilitated,” the ...
Lawyer has First Amendment Right to name criminal clients on blog, Virginia ...
Lawyer has First Amendment Right to name criminal clients on blog, Virginia ...
Mount Vernon lawyer's Benz on the road, not shop, as she drives loaner
Nichelle Johnson's 2004 Mercedes-Benz sits in the South Ninth Avenue driveway of her sister, Yolanda Brown-Harris, who has been driving the car in recent days while her sister, the city's top lawyer and chief of staff to Mayor Ernest Davis, borrows ...
Prosecutors seek $2.5 million forfeiture in El Paso lawyer's money laundering case
An indictment filed Wednesday in Texas alleges that El Paso lawyer and philanthropist Marco Delgado defrauded a firm doing business with a Mexican utility of millions and used that money to underwrite a lavish lifestyle that included a $200,000 ...
Takeda Didn't Warn of Actos Cancer Risk, Lawyer Says
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (4502), Asia's biggest drugmaker, failed to warn doctors of the cancer risk associated with its Actos diabetes treatment, a lawyer said as the first of more than 3,000 lawsuits over the drug goes to trial. Takeda sales ...
Cory Booker Helps Lawyer Propose to His Girlfriend
Israel Burns, 26, a lawyer in New York City who went to law school in Newark between 2009 and 2011, wanted to propose to his girlfriend Misha Wright, who is also a lawyer. He told BuzzFeed that he tweeted at Booker, a famously prolific Twitter user, ...