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Dallas lawyer writes “best obit ever” about her dad, who hated springing ...
Dallas lawyer writes “best obit ever” about her dad, who hated springing ...
At trial opener, lawyer charges Merck ignored signs osteoporosis drug caused ... - The Star-Ledger
At trial opener, lawyer charges Merck ignored signs osteoporosis drug caused ...
Chrysler bankruptcy lawyer top pick for Detroit manager
DETROIT – A bankruptcy expert who collected more than $1 million in fees in Chrysler's restructuring is the top candidate to take over Detroit as emergency financial manager. Kevyn Orr, a partner in Washington with the law firm Jones Day, is expected ...
Defense lawyer Daum gets 5 years in conspiracy to fake evidence, induce perjury
Longtime local defense lawyer Charles F. Daum was sentenced Tuesday to five years behind bars for his role in a conspiracy to fake evidence and get witnesses to lie in court during a drug trial. The case rocked the District's legal community when Daum ...
Lawyer seeks dismissal in Ohio football player rape case
Lawyer seeks dismissal in Ohio football player rape case. Published March 12, 2013. Associated Press. COLUMBUS, Ohio – An attorney for a high school football player facing rape accusations in Ohio says the court or the state should dismiss the case ...
Mom says East Ramapo's lawyer threatened, cursed at teen son
School board President Daniel Schwartz, a lawyer in Rockland, first said he had no comment, then defended D'Agostino: “I think his service to the district has been nothing short of excellent.” Other board members have said the panel decided in private ...
Lawyer recovering after attack in courtroom
A Detroit criminal defense lawyer is recovering after he was attacked Monday by his client in 3rd District Court in Detroit. William Frederick (Fred) Moore, 56, left the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in an ambulance after the 11:20 a.m. attack, the side ...
Lawyer For Iran Said Seeking Suit Over More Than Just 'Argo'
UPDATE: It turns out that French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre, wife and defender of Carlos the Jackal, is not only angling to sue Hollywood over Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning Argo, she's attempting to mount a case against a series of U.S. films that ...
Kenya's Muthaura Didn't Bribe, Threaten Witnesses, Lawyer Says
“Nothing can be further from the truth,” Karim Khan, Muthaura's lawyer, told reporters today in the capital, Nairobi. “Those allegations are but a smoke screen of the inescapable reality that this case collapsed from within because it was baseless.” If ...
Judge refuses Norwood request for new lawyer
Norwood made the request for a new attorney in a court hearing Wednesday, saying his lawyer had “pulled something” on him at the last minute. “I'm not going into detail but he was dishonest with me and I feel he's not going to be in my best interest ...
Lawrence Mulqueen lawyer talks plea deal over threats against Obama, Cuomo
A defense lawyer says he'll be discussing a plea deal in the case of the Nanuet man accused of making Facebook death threats against President Barack Obama, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and some other of the nation's best known politicians. Lawrence ...
Mobile lawyer charged with DUI says he was not impaired during weekend ...
Mobile lawyer charged with DUI says he was not impaired during weekend ...
NY lawyer, investor sues Herbalife
Carl Icahn and Herbalife's banks are helping the distributor of nutritional and weight loss products continue “one of the largest frauds in history,” a New York lawyer who is an investor charged in a lawsuit today. Icahn, by becoming the largest single ...
Bogus Asbestos Claims Cheat Companies, Lawyer Testifies
Fraudulent claims for asbestos exposure are shortchanging companies and legitimate victims, former judge and McCarter & English attorney Peggy L. Ableman will testify today in support of legislation aimed at curtailing false claims on an estimated $30 ...
Prosecutor to jury: Don't let lawyer get away with murder - The Star-Ledger
NEWARK — In direct and at times stern tones, Prosecutor Joseph Minish laid out a robust 3 ½-hour closing argument today at the racketeering conspiracy and murder trial of Paul Bergrin, painting the once prominent lawyer as a greedy man who used his ...
Noted public interest (patent!) lawyer files Herbalife fraud suits
The well-known IP public interest lawyer, who's co-counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union in the Myriad gene patent case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, is moonlighting as a private lawyer in the Herbalife derivative suit and in a companion ...
Lawyer expects Supreme Court to uphold gay marriage
A well-known attorney due to ask the U.S. Supreme Court this month to strike down a California law banning same-sex marriage says the high court may very well present a united front in favor of gay and lesbian rights. In a wide-ranging interview this ...
APNewsBreak: Lawyer says soldier charged in Afghanistan massacre to start ...
APNewsBreak: Lawyer says soldier charged in Afghanistan massacre to start ...
Hickenlooper lawyer: Effective regulations key for pot legalization
The top lawyer for Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that detailed regulations will keep the federal government from cracking down on marijuana legalization in Colorado. Jack Finlaw, Hickenlooper's chief legal counsel, said the state must show it ...
Lawyer strikes plea deal in bilking of widow
Cherry Hill lawyer Michael Kwasnik, under federal investigation in an alleged $8.5 million Ponzi scheme, has pleaded guilty to state money-laundering charges in the theft of $1.1 million from a 96-year-old widow. The New Jersey Attorney General's ...
Plaintiffs' lawyer resigns amid BP oil spill trial
NEW ORLEANS -- A Texas lawyer has resigned from the team of plaintiffs' attorneys who brokered a multibillion-dollar settlement with BP PLC and are facing the company at trial over the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge ...
Aaron Swartz's lawyer accuses prosecutor of misconduct
The lawyer who represented Aaron Swartz in his fight against computer fraud charges, has filed an official complaint against Stephen Heymann, the DOJ prosecutor who went after Swartz. The complaint letter [PDF], which is dated January 28 but was just ...
Florida officials: Jacksonville lawyer at center of $300 million racketeering ...
Florida officials: Jacksonville lawyer at center of $300 million racketeering ...
Ask SAM: Find the right lawyer before filing suit
Q: I retired from the railroad in 1995 after thirty years of service, and in July 2012 I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. I'm still undergoing treatment and my hospital bills are mounting. A former co-worker forwarded a flyer to me he got ...
Kleiner Perkins Brings on Prominent Lawyer to Defend Against Gender ...
Kleiner Perkins Brings on Prominent Lawyer to Defend Against Gender ...
Lawyer Mother Leaps from 8-Story Building in Suicide Attempt While Clutching ...
Lawyer Mother Leaps from 8-Story Building in Suicide Attempt While Clutching ...
Israeli lawyer goes after Abbas, Hamas in ICC
After years of public threats by the PA to seek prosecution against Israeli soldiers and political leaders at the ICC, an Israeli lawyer, Mordechai Tzivin, was the first to strike filing a complaint and request for an investigation. The request is ...
Malawi: Defense lawyer says coup plot suspects released on bail, no court date set
BLANTYRE, Malawi – A lawyer in Malawi says 11 top government officials and former Cabinet ministers who were charged with treason for an alleged coup plot have been released on bail. Defense lawyer Kaleken Kaphale said Thursday that the suspects ...
Squire Sanders lawyer lands 11th Circuit clerkship with help of screen-reading ...
Squire Sanders lawyer lands 11th Circuit clerkship with help of screen-reading ...
Black Keys Manager Denies Pressuring Nashville Lawyer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville lawyer who opposes legislation that would crack down on ticket scalping in Tennessee alleges that a manager of the Black Keys tried to persuade him to change his position in exchange for tickets to a performance by ...
Detroit takeover: DC lawyer likely to lead Motor City overhaul
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to make two major announcements Thursday: that the state is taking over Detroit's finances and that a Washington lawyer is going to lead to restructuring. The announcements would put an end to months of debate ...
Lawyer: Webster Man Impersonated Cop Out Of Concern For Public Safety
WEBSTER (CBS) – The lawyer for a Webster man charged with impersonating a police officer says her client pretended he was a cop out of his concern for public safety. Webster Police say 24-year-old William Ferrante was using a blue light similar to the ...
Lawyer: BP contractor has found cement samples that weren't turned over for ...
Lawyer: BP contractor has found cement samples that weren't turned over for ...
Officials: Fla. lawyer at center of $300 million scheme
Meanwhile, news reports of the investigation sent shock waves Wednesday through the Jacksonville legal community, in large part because Mathis is a well-known lawyer. The city's Fraternal Order of Police president and vice president — both police ...
12 years prison for disbarred NV lawyer, stalking
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. -- A disbarred lawyer who earlier was convicted of stalking women in Florida and New Mexico has been sentenced to 12 years in the Nevada state prison for aggravated stalking in Douglas County. District Judge Michael Gibbons told ...
Vegas Strip shooting suspect's lawyer demands governor's warrant before ...
Vegas Strip shooting suspect's lawyer demands governor's warrant before ...
Man linked to death of Lakewood lawyer moved to Jeffco jail
Warren Dale Watson is being held on a warrant related to a parole violation, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Thursday. Watson has not been charged in relation to the murder of Claudia Miller although "detectives confirm ...
Lawyer plans challenge to panhandling law
A local lawyer says he plans to challenge the city's move to bar panhandling in the medians of its major highways. Scott Holmes represents several people who've been charged with violating the ordinance since it went into effect in January. He's also ...
Vinod Khosla's Martin's Beach: California surfers and lawyer take defiant ...
Vinod Khosla's Martin's Beach: California surfers and lawyer take defiant ...
Bankruptcy lawyer to take over Detroit's finances
rick sde named a prominent bankruptcy lawyer to take ordetrt's finances on an emergency basis. kevi or worked on the chrysler bankruptcy in '09. detroit has been struggling with budgetefics for years. it has 4 billion i long-tm debt. orr said tod he ...
Lawyer Watts quits BP fight amid probe
“Mikal's primary concerns are the people who were injured by BP's and others' gross negligence,” said his lawyer, Mike McCrum. “Mikal didn't want the fact of this investigation to impact the opportunity for plaintiffs to receive compensation for their ...
Lawyer challenges DWI database
TRENTON - The lawyer who successfully challenged the validity of alcohol-level testing machine results before the state Supreme Court five years ago has gone back to the high court claiming the state has violated its obligation to post a database with ...
Preserving the right to a lawyer for criminal defendants
Every year, America's courts process thousands of offenders either with no lawyer or with a lawyer who does not have the time or resources to provide effective representation. In many courts, defendants are not entitled to counsel at their first ...
'Evil': Lawyer Who Leapt from Building With Infant Left 13-Page Suicide Note
'Evil': Lawyer Who Leapt from Building With Infant Left 13-Page Suicide The 44-year-old lawyer who leaped from her eighth floor apartment with her 10-month-old son strapped to her body in a baby carrier, killing herself but cushioning the blow for the ...
Violence Against Women Act: A Divorce Lawyer's Perspective
All divorce lawyers have had to cope with clients who have returned, often repeatedly, to batterers. This is hard to handle, but it is worse when there are kids involved. The harm to children from being involved in or exposed to domestic violence has ...
Wife of American jailed in Iran pleads for help from US, as lawyers blast ...
Wife of American jailed in Iran pleads for help from US, as lawyers blast ...
Oconee student calls lawyer when found with gin at school
An Oconee County Sheriff's deputy was dispatched to Oconee County High School Thursday for a student possessing alcohol, but the officer arrived to find the student already on the phone with his lawyer. When the student hung up, he told the deputy ...
Lindsey Lowe's lawyer seeks a mistrial over Google searches
Lindsey Lowe's defense attorney requested a mistrial Friday after prosecutors brought up Google searches the mother accused of killing her newborn twins made on her iPhone days before she gave birth. The revelation came during the cross-examination of ...
Horse-Slaughter Plant's Lawyer Says Opening Three Weeks Away
The lawyer for a New Mexico meat plant that wants to be the first to slaughter horses in the U.S. since 2007 says the facility may be operational in three weeks. “We're getting ready to go,” A. Blair Dunn, attorney for Valley Meat Co. in Roswell, New ...
Journalist's lawyer: Prank doesn't merit prison
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawyer for a Reuters editor accused of helping hackers deface a Los Angeles Times story said Friday that the journalist didn't commit the crime, but even if he did, it was an Internet prank that shouldn't send anyone to prison ...