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Lawyer: Workplace Bullying Will Replace Sexual Harassment as Top Office ...
Lawyer: Workplace Bullying Will Replace Sexual Harassment as Top Office ...
Save Your Startup: Hire A Good Lawyer On Day One
It's no secret that companies brimming with great ideas fail every day. Good legal representation is essential to keep your startup running smoothly--and lawyers with foresight can make an even bigger contribution, says Nick Allard, dean of The ...
Lawyer seeks to ease conditions for '93 WTC bomber
DENVER — Twenty years after the first terrorist attack on Manhattan's World Trade Center, ringleader Ramzi Yousef is still waiting to hear if a federal judge in Denver will lift restrictions that keep him in solitary confinement. Yousef has been ...
Lawyer wants to beef up defense in 4 online escort homicides
Jeff Cojocar says James Brown "vehemently" disputes the charges. Cojocar is seeking a judge's approval to bring another lawyer aboard as well as $25,000 to hire experts in DNA, fingerprints and other specialties. Brown can't afford a lawyer so his ...
WCHA picks: Joe the Lawyer vs. me
Going into the second to last weekend of the regular season, what is still at stake? The MacNaughton Cup for one thing. The SCSU Huskies, with 33 points, have a two-point lead and have to be the sentimental favorites, never winning it before. This, of ...
Lawyer convicted in judge bribery case dies in apparent suicide as another is ...
Lawyer convicted in judge bribery case dies in apparent suicide as another is ...
Would-be carjacker crawled away after lawyer knocked him down and kicked ...
Would-be carjacker crawled away after lawyer knocked him down and kicked ...
Lawyer For Nga Truong, Woman Who Was Wrongfully Imprisoned For Years ...
Lawyer For Nga Truong, Woman Who Was Wrongfully Imprisoned For Years ...
Lawyer for Santa Rosa surgeon charged with meeting a 13-year-old for sex says ...
Lawyer for Santa Rosa surgeon charged with meeting a 13-year-old for sex says ...
Carlisle lawyer to run for Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans' Court
A Carlisle attorney is throwing her hat in the ring to run for the office of Cumberland County's Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans' Court. Lisa M. Grayson, 46, announced her candidacy this week. Her name will appear on the Republican ticket in the ...
Lindsay Lohan Judge Won't Toss Case, Chastises Lawyer
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Dabney informed Heller that California law didn't require a reading of Miranda rights in such a situation, and went on to criticize Heller's apparent lack of understanding of state law, noting mistakes is the ...
Judge admonishes lawyer, won't delay Lohan case
Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney advised New York lawyer Mark Heller that his pleadings weren't appropriate under California law. Heller was told to get assistance from another attorney or Lohan would be required to attend hearings to gauge his ...
Ex-Lawyer Donna Guerin Gets 8-Year Sentence in Tax-Shelter Case
Former Jenkens & Gilchrist lawyer Donna Guerin was sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to pay $190 million for her role in what the U.S. called the largest criminal tax fraud in history. Guerin, 52, pleaded guilty in September 2012 just as ...
"Gifting table" lawyer faces lawmakers
(WTNH) -- The Branford lawyer that was called as a witness in the recent federal 'Gifting Table' trial faced state lawmakers Friday. She's been nominated by Governor Malloy to be a Superior Court judge. Two of the women that were once her clients were ...
Lindsay Lohan has an incompetent lawyer representing her .... so says the ...
Lindsay Lohan has an incompetent lawyer representing her .... so says the ...
RI estate lawyer wants death fraud plea tossed
Joseph Caramadre's lawyer argues his client wasn't competent to plead guilty and only did so because his wife was suffering from severe depression and he was being pressured his previous attorneys. The motion to withdraw the mid-trial plea was filed ...
Lawyer: Injured NASCAR fans could win a suit
Lawyer: Injured NASCAR fans could win a suit. A personal-injury expert in Florida suggests if a suit were filed, it would be in NASCAR's best interest to settle. Post to Facebook. Lawyer: Injured NASCAR fans could win a suit on USAToday.com: http ...
RI Estate Lawyer Wants Death Fraud Plea Tossed
Joseph Caramadre's lawyer argues his client wasn't competent to plead guilty and only did so because his wife was suffering from severe depression and he was being pressured his previous attorneys. The motion to withdraw the mid-trial plea was filed ...
Ex-Chicago lawyer gets 8 years in prison for record tax fraud NY judge called ...
Ex-Chicago lawyer gets 8 years in prison for record tax fraud NY judge called ...
Lawyer for 2 accused killers, fired by court this week, is reinstated
"It's not because I'm a bad lawyer, or because I don't care about my clients," Regan said Friday. "I'm sorry there was any confusion." He filed motions Tuesday morning, requesting that the judge postpone the trials, citing cases in St. John the Baptist ...
Lawyer: Bullying will become new workplace issue
A new issue for employers to deal within the workplace will replace the problem of sexual harassment, according to a New York attorney. Sharon Parella, a management-side employment lawyer, believes that the new claim of bullying will supersede sexual ...
Omaha lawyer disbarred for misappropriating client's payment
The high court said lawyers are required to cooperate fully with investigations by the Counsel for Discipline. In misappropriation cases not resulting in disbarment, the record shows that lawyers were cooperative. Crawford not only failed to provide ...
Obama pardons local lawyer's clients
WASHINGTON — Two clients of an Urbana attorney received pardons on Friday from President Barack Obama. Attorney Steve Beckett said he received a call from U.S. pardon attorney Ronald L. Rodgers that Obama had pardoned Jon Kozeliski and Karen ...
Judge Says Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer 'Incompetent'
Lindsay Lohan's new attorney, Mark Heller, might feel like getting slapped in the face when judge Jim Dabney, who handles Lohan's car accident case, said the lawyer is incompetent to practice law in California. The judge suggested that the 26-year-old ...
US seeks $2.5 million in El Paso lawyer's money laundering case
The indictment returned in El Paso alleges Delgado fraudulently instructed a bank in Mexico to move $32 million dollars from his client's Mexican account to an account he controlled in the Turks and Caicos islands. The indictment says the El Paso ...
Nurse and lawyer took millions from elderly woman's trust fund, feds say
Ben-Israel, once a registered nurse in Anchorage and now a Georgia resident, and Myers, a disbarred California lawyer still residing there, worked together to pilfer the accounts of Juanita Gielarowski, a longtime Anchorage resident and the widow of ...
Plaintiffs lawyer asks jury to award millions in elder care case
The plaintiffs' lawyer asked a jury Friday to award $3 million to $5 million for pain and suffering to the family of a woman who, they claim, incurred bedsores in an Auburn assisted living facility that contributed to her death. Attorney Lesley Ann ...
David Kellen Grow's criminal lawyer calls murder case 'clear-cut issue of ... - The Jackson Citizen Patriot
David Kellen Grow's criminal lawyer calls murder case 'clear-cut issue of ...
NJ Lawyer Admits To Misusing Clients' Funds
N.J. Lawyer Admits To Misusing Clients' Funds. Jennifer A. Heiner-Pisano Will Not Serve Any Jail Time. March 2, 2013 10:45 AM. View Comments. Jennifer Heiner-Pisano. Attorney Jennifer Heiner-Pisano has admitted to misusing clients' funds and using ...
Judge Issues Warning to Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer
Judge Warns Lohan's Lawyer. Seems like even her lawyer thinks he's above the law. Lindsey Lohan's attorney got a talking-to from the judge on her criminal case Friday. Judge James Dabney questioned whether the star's attorney, Mark Heller, is fit to be ...
James Estep, OSHA lawyer
James Estep, 64, a former lawyer with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, died of pancreatic cancer Feb. 4 at his home in Alexandria. A son, Scott Estep, confirmed the death. Personal Post. Mr. Estep was on the OSHA legal staff for 37 ...
Livingston Lawyer Pleads Guilty, One More Dollar in School Aid
In case you missed it, here are the top stories and issues that matter in Livingston. State to Livingston: One More Dollar in School Aid. State aid is nearly flat from year to year. Livingston Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Forgery and Falsifying Bank Records ...
The E-Ring: Former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson rallies blacks against ...
The E-Ring: Former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson rallies blacks against ...
NY judge sends ex-lawyer to prison for 8 years
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Chicago lawyer who participated in what authorities have called the largest tax fraud in history was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison by a judge who called the scheme to help wealthy clients escape millions of dollars ...
Lawyer for mom accused of murder wants autopsy picture barred
INDAINAPOLIS, IN -- Lawyers for a Chinese immigrant whose premature baby died after she tried to kill herself by eating rat poison are asking an Indianapolis judge to bar autopsy photographs from her murder trial, saying the pictures are overly gory ...
'Long knives' come out in SD lawyer fight
He wanted two sitting members of the Legislature — one from the Senate and one from the House — to replace two of the three members representing the State Bar, the official organization for lawyers. That met resistance in the Senate, so the seven ...
Convicted grand jury worker was desperate wife, not drug dealer, lawyer says
After Jasper-Barbary was arrested in January 2012, she found out from evidence in the case that her husband was cheating on her with at least seven – and likely more than 10 — other women, according to her lawyer, the evidence and statements made in ...
Lawyer plays both sides of the casino table
Members of the five-person Massachusetts Gaming Commission attend a news conference in Boston where the last two appointees were introduced on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. From left the members are: Enrique Zuniga, James F. McHugh, Chairman Steve ...
Mark Willcox Jr., 99, lawyer, township leader
Mark Willcox Jr., 99, of Glen Mills, a lawyer whose ancestors made currency for the Second Continental Congress at the family's Ivy Mills in Delaware County, died Monday, Feb. 18, of a heart attack in the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. Born in ...
Judge To Lindsay Lohan: Your Lawyer Is Incompetent
There was to be a California lawyer in court to sponsor Heller, but she didn't show up. The judge wasn't impressed, noting the would-be sponsor had never practiced law in California, anyway. And once again, Charlie Sheen has offered to help the ...
For notarizing document without client present, lawyer suspended by SC
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) initiated an investigation of Viray after one Patrocinio Agbulos filed a complaint in the Office of the Bar Confidant alleging the lawyer had notarized a document known as an affidavit of nontenancy in her ...
Honored Houston lawyer dies
Gaynelle Griffin Jones, the first African-American woman appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993 as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, has died. The 64-year-old Houstonian was also the first black woman to serve on the First ...
Fairfield lawyer Bruce Tabackman struck, killed by car in Westport
Friends and relatives are grieving after a Fairfield lawyer was struck and killed by a car in Westport yesterday evening. Bruce Tabackman, 68, was walking along Post Road near a Shake Shack when he was hit by a car at around 6 p.m.. First responders ...
Houston lawyer Gaynelle Griffin Jones, 64, dies
Gaynelle Griffin Jones, the first African-American woman appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993 as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, has died. The 64-year-old Houstonian was also the first black woman to serve on the First ...
Kansas lawyer's license suspended for 1 year
Kansas lawyer's license suspended for 1 year. - The Associated Press LAWRENCE - The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that a Lawrence attorney has been suspended practicing law for a year. The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that Scott C. Stockwell ...
Five-Lawyer Gordon & Rees Group Jumps to SNR Denton
Partners Fletcher Alford, Laura Geist and Douglas Scullion came to the international behemoth last month, bringing associates Kelly Fair and Anna Rassouli with them. The team practices commercial litigation and class action defense, serving clients in ...
Exclusive: Center City lawyer's suicide followed parents' violent deaths
This is the last known picture of John Wagner and his mother, Carolyn. It was taken on Christmas Eve 2012 at Carolyn's home in Ocala, Fla. Carolyn, 64, was found shot to death six days later in the bedroom of her home. Her son, John, 32, later ...
Lawyer complains about OMI
A state District Court judge didn't buy arguments that she should dismiss pending charges of child abuse resulting in the death of a 1-month-old girl against Juan Galindo. Charged in January 2012, Galindo remains in custody on a million-dollar cash ...
Hearing resumes against dead Russian lawyer
Sergei Magnitsky was a lawyer and bookkeeper with the British investment fund Hermitage Capital. The company made billions and ranked among the largest financial syndicates in Russia. In 2007, state prosecutors suspected some of its subsidiaries of tax ...
Lawyer tweets Newark mayor and gets help with his marriage proposal
Israel Burns, an associate at Seyfarth Shaw, had met lawyer Misha Wright last year at an annual bar association dinner in Manhattan, and he wanted to propose at this year's event. Burns says he attended law school in Newark and became a Booker fan at ...