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Unleash the Lawyer-Bloggers
Lawyers, you may have noticed, like to yak about their exploits. Trial lawyers, trained to impress juries, really like to talk about their courtroom victories. Now the Virginia Supreme Court, in a pioneering decision, has made it easier for lawyers to ...
Local lawyer arrested for embezzlement
WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) -- A local lawyer was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly embezzling money from her elderly client. Janet Mastronardi, 52, of Warwick, has been accused of stealing more than $140,000 from an elderly client of whom she was ...
Lindsay Lohan Is Keeping Her Lawyer Because He's The Absolute Bestest!
And she not only plans to keep him as her lawyer, but she has his back while the media tears him apart as a source revealed LiLo's opinion about all this disses coming his way: “It's all lies.” Definitely sounds like LiLo isn't going to take Judge ...
Swiss Lawyer Sentenced to Time Served in Bribery Case
A Swiss lawyer who was the U.S. government's star witness in the bribery case against Frederic Bourke, co-founder of handbag maker Dooney & Bourke Inc., was sentenced to time already served in prison and ordered to pay a $500,000 fine for his role in ...
Sandy Annabi's lawyer appeals conviction, saying evidence was weak
Sandy Annabi's lawyer filed an appeal that asks a panel of federal judges to throw out her public corruption conviction and free her from a Connecticut prison. Annabi's lawyer, Edward Sapone, filed the 70-page brief, accompanied by more than 1,600 ...
Surveillance tape could lead Lakewood investigators to lawyer's killer
"She was just fun," said Caroline M. Sada, the president of the bar chapter that includes lawyers in Jefferson and Gilpin counties. "She loved to tease. She loved to laugh. She was always joking around, but she was serious when she needed to be." Sada ...
Student: E. Ramapo lawyer cursed during confrontation
Minutes later, outside the district offices, a hostile exchange between a community activist and the district's lawyer led to the lawyer shouting profanities at a student who intervened, according to the student. Nicholas Pulakos, a Ramapo High School ...
Suspect in Rocky River murder indicted as lawyer claims he acted in self defense
Prosecutors were not swayed by a defense lawyer's argument that Donovan Owens killed in self defense while in his own vehicle and should be shielded by Ohio's "Castle Doctrine" law. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office would not discuss the "Castle ...
Student: East Ramapo lawyer cursed during confrontation
Minutes later, outside the district offices, a hostile exchange between a community activist and the district's lawyer led the lawyer to shout profanities at a student who intervened, the student said. Nicholas Pulakos, a Ramapo High School senior ...
Former Loeb bankruptcy lawyer sues law firm over compensation
(Reuters) - A former Loeb & Loeb bankruptcy partner who claims he was underpaid for work done in 2012 sued the midsize law firm in Cook County court in Illinois on Tuesday for breaching a pay contract. Michael Molinaro, the former co-chair of Loeb's ...
Kuwait jails two for emir insult tweets: lawyer
A court in Kuwait on Thursday sentenced two opposition activists to prison terms on charges of writing remarks on their Twitter accounts that were deemed offensive to the emir, a defence lawyer said. Sager al-Hashash was given two years in jail with ...
Stop Before You Sign & Get a Good Lawyer
Just how important is a lawyer? I've learned that lesson the hard way a few times. Take for example a contract I signed too quickly. I got caught up in the excitement of a business idea and signed an agreement with a new business partner before my ...
Lawyer says man convicted of murder, rape had it tough
Text: Text: Larger Text: Smaller Text: Reset Next Article ». Lawyer says man convicted of murder, rape had it tough. Jury weighing the penalty for Stanton resident is asked to consider his life while growing up. Tweet. ADVERTISEMENT. More from this ...
Man charged with murder in SD wants new lawyer
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — One of two homeless men accused of killing a campmate last spring has asked a judge for a new lawyer. The Argus Leader reports ( (link) ZiQYdP) that Clint Cottonwood was scheduled to plead guilty to manslaughter ...
'Cannibal cop' sobs in court as lawyer argues 'disturbing porn' habit shouldn ...
'Cannibal cop' sobs in court as lawyer argues 'disturbing porn' habit shouldn ...
Lakewood police recover slain lawyer's car
Lakewood police recover slain lawyer's car. By Joey Bunch The Denver Postdenverpost.com. Posted: 03/07/2013 12:17:52 PM MST. March 7, 2013 8:24 PM GMTUpdated: 03/07/2013 01:24:26 PM MST. Authorities released surveillance camera images of a ...
Lawyer Killed In Office, Found By Cleaning Crew
The police believe they have a clue as to who might have killed Denver lawyer Claudia Miller. From the Denver Post: Surveillance photos from a Walmart and a King Soopers could lead investigators to the person responsible for killing 66-year-old family ...
Lawyer disbarred after assault
A Roseville lawyer who's serving a prison term after attacking his roommate was disbarred on Wednesday. Brian L. Pitera, 46, “undermine[d] the public's confidence in the ability of attorneys to abide by the rule of law,” when he engaging in first ...
RI Senate confirms lawyer as mental health advocate
Clingham, 46, is a staff lawyer in the Office of the Child Advocate and former assistant public defender. "The mission of the Mental Health Advocate is a critical one: defending and protecting the rights and best interests of those with mental health ...
Lawyer says mother of teen blames strippers for birthday party gone bad
Her lawyer, Joseph Brennan, said Thursday that Viger had arranged for what was supposed to be a “bikini gram” in which women in bathing suits sang “Happy Birthday” to Viger's son and left. The dancers instead began to “turn to activity that wasn't ...
Lawyer: Jordan is child's father, not woman's ex
ATLANTA—A lawyer for a woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son is attacking the basketball hall of famer's allegation that her ex-husband has been established as boy's dad. Pamela Smith last month sued Jordan and asked that he take a ...
Lawyer: Jordan is child's father
ATLANTA (AP). A lawyer for a woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son is attacking the basketball hall of famer's allegation that her ex-husband has been established as boy's dad. bracket ...
Lawyer upset over missing evidence in cast against Ficano and Wayne County
Critical evidence is missing from a case against Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, according to a lawyer who filed suit against the county and its CEO. “I've not been given the full picture, and suddenly things don't exist,” said Bloomfield Hills ...
Lawyer: Michael Jordan is the father
ATLANTA -- A lawyer for a woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son is attacking the basketball Hall of Famer's allegation that her ex-husband has been established as the boy's dad. Pamela Smith last month sued Jordan and asked that he ...
Oak Grove lawyer files challenge to Clackamas County's two Portland-Milwaukie ...
Oak Grove lawyer files challenge to Clackamas County's two Portland-Milwaukie ...
Witness offers info boosting lawyer's defense in murder, racketeering trial
Witness offers info boosting lawyer's defense in murder, racketeering trial. Thursday March 7, 2013, 8:40 PM. BY PETER J. SAMPSON. STAFF WRITER. The Record. Pages: 1 2 3 4 > display on one page | Print | E-mail. Aiming to bolster his stance that he ...
Michael Jordan Is Child's Father, Not Pamela Smith's Ex: Lawyer
ATLANTA -- A lawyer for a woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son is attacking the basketball hall of famer's allegation that her ex-husband has been established as boy's dad. Pamela Smith last month sued Jordan and asked that he take a ...
Gupta lawyer reflects on negotiation strategy in high-profile case
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A top white-collar criminal defense lawyer says in hindsight he would not have shared certain information with prosecutors before they ultimately brought insider trading charges against his client Rajat Gupta. Gupta, a former ...
Jackson Lewis adds fourth ex-Ogletree Deakins lawyer in Tampa
(Reuters) - Jackson Lewis has added a fourth former Ogletree Deakins lawyer to its new office in Tampa, Florida. Karen Morinelli is a partner at the office, which opened in February. She joins managing partner Barnett Brooks, of counsel Monica Williams ...
Lawyer-doctor helps strike down Idaho abortion ban
(Reuters) - When a federal judge on Wednesday struck down an Idaho law that banned most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, lawyer Richard Hearn scored a double victory. In an unusual maneuver, Hearn, who is also a physician, had intervened in the ...
Bush lawyer defends Obama on drones
John Yoo -- the George W. Bush administration lawyer who authored legal memos for the war on terror, including enhanced interrogation techniques -- is defending President Obama on the use of armed drones, in the face of criticism from libertarian Rand ...
Governor appoints Roswell lawyer to judgeship
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Roswell lawyer James Hudson to a vacant district court judgeship in southeastern New Mexico. Hudson will serve on the Fifth Judicial District court. He fills a vacancy created by the death earlier this ...
Johnston lawyer facing ethics charges
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Johnston lawyer is facing state ethics charges for allegedly helping to defraud about 15 people out of more than $3.4 million in an Internet scam. The disciplinary counsel for the state Supreme Court filed the charges against ...
Lawyer: Man to plead guilty in Florida A&M hazing death
Lawyer: Man to plead guilty in Florida A&M hazing death. Published March 08, 2013. Associated Press. ORLANDO, Fla. – A man charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major is going to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors, his attorney ...
UT System's chief lawyer resigns
Barry Burgdorf, the University of Texas System's vice chancellor and general counsel, has submitted his resignation, effective April 30. His impending departure is the latest sign of turmoil at the state's largest and most prestigious university system ...
Lawyer: Jordan-- not accuser's ex -- is teen's father
ATLANTA -- A lawyer for a woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son is attacking the basketball hall of famer's allegation that her ex-husband has been established as boy's dad. Pamela Smith last month sued Jordan, who owns the Charlotte ...
Lawyer for Grand Prairie teacher accused of fatal hit-and-run wants DA's ...
Lawyer for Grand Prairie teacher accused of fatal hit-and-run wants DA's ...
Lawyer: Man to Plead Guilty in FAMU Hazing Death
A man charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major is going to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors, his attorney said Friday. Caleb Jackson will plead guilty to felony hazing and manslaughter as soon as April, attorney Chuck Hobbs ...
Feds eye Maria Elena Perez
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- An attorney who represents the convicted felon at the center of the Miami athletics scandal is facing additional scrutiny, with a federal judge asking if her relationship with the NCAA was unethical. Maria Elena Perez's actions ...
FP Passport: Meet the lawyer defending Osama bin Laden's son-in-law
William E. Hellerstein, a professor at Brooklyn Law School who had earlier run the appeals bureau and remains a friend, said Mr. Weinstein's appellate background gave him an eye for the mistakes lawyers make and how to avoid them. He said Mr. Weinstein ...
Kerry Kennedy's lawyer says drugged-driving charge should be dismissed
WHITE PLAINS — Kerry Kennedy's lawyer says the drugged-driving charge against her in New York should be dismissed because it was only by accident that she took a sleeping pill before driving. In a motion filed Friday, attorney Gerald Lefcourt also ...
ADA Lawyer Facing his Own ADA Violation Lawsuit
An attorney who sued businesses for not meeting ADA requirements is now facing his own lawsuit, for not meeting those same requirements. Brothers James and Robert McCarty own Town & Country Liquors in Lockeford. Their business, along with about a ...
Bridgewater-Raritan band teacher 'targeted' for suspension, lawyer says
BRIDGEWATER — The lawyer for a high school band teacher says his client's dedication made him a target, resulting in his suspension earlier this week. The Bridgewater-Raritan school board voted to suspend high school band teacher Larry Markiewicz ...
Lawyer: Gun emails to Colo. lawmaker not threats
DENVER -- A man accused of threatening a Colorado lawmaker pushing for stricter gun control measures plans to challenge the charges filed against him. Franklin Sain's lawyer told a judge Friday that Sain admits calling and sending emails laced with ...
Lawyer: James O'Keefe requested confidential settlement
The remarkable aspect of the $100,000 settlement agreement between guerrilla videographer James O'Keefe and a former ACORN staffer is not that big money is involved. It's not that it carries an apology from O'Keefe himself. It's that we can read each ...
Warner Bros Sanctions Of Superman Heirs Lawyer Rejected By …
In a short but acerbic order (read it here) issued Friday Judge Otis Wright, II denied a motion for sanctions against the Man of Steel heirs' lawyer by the Warner subsidiary. In a motion first filed last fall and reactivated earlier this year, Warner ...
Political Blotter: Lawyer says Nadia Lockyer is out of rehab and 'doing just fine'
Political Blotter: Lawyer says Nadia Lockyer is out of rehab and 'doing just fine'. By Josh Richman. [email protected] Posted: 03/08/2013 06:17:50 PM PST. March 9, 2013 2:19 AM GMTUpdated: 03/08/2013 06:17:52 PM ...
Harassment charges for lawyer
A longtime Wilmington criminal attorney has been charged with sexual harassment following a five-month investigation by Wilmington police into the complaints of two women. Joseph A. Gabay, 55, of Kennett Square, Pa., was charged with two counts of ...
Accused lawyer asks judge to take DA's office off his case
FORT WORTH -- A Fort Worth attorney accused of falsifying campaign finance reports in an Arlington school board race is asking a judge to kick the Tarrant County district attorney's office off his case and appoint a new attorney to pursue the matter ...
Lil' Kim sues lawyer for $1 million over bad licensing agreements
Lil' Kim filed a $1 million lawsuit against a lawyer and businessman who she claims duped her into signing a series of bad licensing agreements. The 38-year-old former rapper says Sunny Barkats bamboozled her into entering transactions that gave ...