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Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Massive No-Fault Automobile Insurance ...
Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Massive No-Fault Automobile Insurance ...
Longtime Louisville lawyer Kennedy Helm dies
He also led a team of dozens of lawyers from five law firms who worked on the $780 million expansion of Louisville International Airport, and he was the attorney for the University of Louisville Foundation in a protracted and ultimately unsuccessful ...
Murderer's lawyer says bisexuality shouldn't have influenced judge's decision
VANCOUVER, B.C.-- The lawyer for a B.C. man convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing his friend 73 times says bisexuality shouldn't have been factor in the man's conviction. Brent Olthuis told a B.C. Appeal Court that the lower-court judge ...
Chicago lawyer giving Vatican PopeFrancis.com
March 15, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A Chicago lawyer is giving the Vatican the rights to the internet address PopeFrancis.com. According to the Chicago Tribune, Chris Conner's bought the domain name back in 2010. He told the paper he always admired ...
Longtime lawyer Kennedy Helm dies
He also led a team of dozens of lawyers from five law firms who worked on the $780 million expansion of Louisville International Airport, and he was the attorney for the University of Louisville Foundation in a protracted and ultimately unsuccessful ...
UNC's top lawyer to be reviewed
CHAPEL HILL — UNC-Chapel Hill's top lawyer is about to undergo an extensive review from an eight-member committee that will hear input from faculty, staff, students and alumni. The panel is likely to get a lot of feedback. The review of Leslie Strohm ...
Journalist's Lawyer: Prank Doesn't Merit Prison
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 for 25 years. "No one ...
Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. eligible for court-appointed lawyer
Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. is broke and eligible for a court-appointed lawyer at taxpayer expense, a federal judge ruled Friday. Judge Sandra Townes reversed her decision stripping Boyland of free legal counsel to defend him on charges of ...
Dota's lawyer seeks to suppress statement
DANBURY -- The lawyer for a man accused of fatally stabbing his wife in an apparent fit of jealous rage argued on Friday to suppress the statement Jose Dota gave to detectives, on grounds that police continued to badger him even after he asked for an ...
Indicted journalist's lawyer says prank doesn't merit prison
SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. prosecutors say a journalist conspired with the hacking group Anonymous to cause an online security breach that should be punished by decades in prison. But online supporters of Matthew Keys say he was just taking part in a prank ...
ACLU: Our right to a lawyer
If an accused cannot pay for a lawyer, the court reasoned, fairness and the Constitution demand that the state government provide one. Later Supreme Court cases held that state-provided attorneys must be effective, since ineffective counsel is the same ...
Divorce lawyer's baggage
Disgraced divorce lawyer Dominic Barbara was arrested for allegedly stealing a woman's purse from a posh Long Island store. The former celebrity divorce lawyer was busted on March 7 for swiping the $1,400 Yves Saint Laurent bag from the Hirshleifer's ...
Fracas spawned by non-lawyer's intervention in drug case
“That person must be a licensed attorney,” Boyle told him, setting a March 22 hearing in the case. “I'm giving you up to next Friday. Either you talk to someone from the Public Defender's Office or you call someone (for a private lawyer). If you don't ...
Chicago lawyer offers domain to Pope Francis
A Chicago lawyer who bought the internet domain name popefrancis.com three years ago wants the new pontiff to have it for free. Chris Connors purchased the domain name for a couple of bucks as a lark in 2010. He hoped that in his lifetime a pope would ...
Right to a Lawyer Can Be Empty Promise for Poor
Scales of justice (Image: Scales of Justice via Shutterstock)Adel, Georgia - Billy Jerome Presley spent 17 months in a Georgia jail because he did not have $2,700 for a child support payment. He had no prior jail record but also no lawyer. In Baltimore ...
Lawyer: Greensboro Landlord Can't Evict Tenants
Greensboro, NC -- Some residents of two Greensboro apartment complexes were told they have six days to move out. On Friday, 15 renters in the Flintwood Apartments and the apartments at Charles Place, found notices on their doors. Ritta Singleton was ...
Myrtle Beach lawyer to be paid $300000 in Five Points wrongful-arrest case
COLUMBIA — The city of Columbia announced Friday that it had settled a wrongful-arrest lawsuit involving a high-profile Five Points case and will pay the plaintiff, a Myrtle Beach attorney, $300,000. The out-of-court settlement followed a federal ...
Former celeb lawyer Dominic Barbara facing grand larceny charges
Fallen celebrity lawyer Dominic Barbara is facing new charges of grand larceny in connection with an incident at the Americana Manhasset mall, records show. Barbara, 67, has been in and out of court in recent months, defending himself on charges that ...
Cell tower opponents in Rancho Cucamonga seek lawyer
Cell tower opponents in Rancho Cucamonga seek lawyer. Neil Nisperos, Staff Writerdailybulletin.com. Posted: 03/16/2013 06:03:17 PM PDT. March 17, 2013 1:5 AM GMTUpdated: 03/16/2013 06:04:54 PM PDT. Parents at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in ...
Cab lawyer eyes suit against SideCar
The lawyer who filed suit against on-demand-private-driver service Uber said he is now targeting the ride-sharing app SideCar, which last week added Boston to its growing roster of cities. Calling itself a ride-sharing service is merely a way for ...
Defense lawyer Paul Bergrin faces life in prison if convicted in 23-count ...
Defense lawyer Paul Bergrin faces life in prison if convicted in 23-count ...
Doctor aids opposing lawyer: LeGrand races to offer care to Poppe
RAW VIDEO: Sued doctor helps lawyer who faints in ...: Dr. Ryan LeGrand, a former surgical resident at University of Louisville Hospital, helped plaintiff's attorney Hans Poppe after he fainted during a trial in Jefferson Circuit Court in which LeGrand ...
50 years after landmark ruling, lawyer's help is legal fiction for many ...
50 years after landmark ruling, lawyer's help is legal fiction for many ...
Zimbabwe police arrest PM's officials, top lawyer
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe police arrested the country's most prominent rights lawyer and four senior officials of the prime minister's party on Sunday and held them at the capital's main police station, an independent lawyers group said. Rights ...
Zimbabwe Police Arrest PM's Officials, Top Lawyer
Zimbabwe police arrested the country's most prominent rights lawyer and four senior officials of the prime minister's party on Sunday and held them at the capital's main police station, an independent lawyers group said. Rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa ...
Lawyer: Palestinian prisoner ending hunger strike, accepts confinement to Gaza ...
Lawyer: Palestinian prisoner ending hunger strike, accepts confinement to Gaza ...
Lawyer: Palestinian Ending Hunger Strike in Deal
A hunger striking Palestinian prisoner has agreed to end his fast under a plea bargain that will confine him to the Gaza Strip for the next 10 years, his lawyer and family said Sunday. Ayman Sharawneh, 53, had been refusing food since last July to ...
El Paso lawyer convicted of corruption resurfaces in SA
EL PASO — A West Texas lawyer who in 2007 was the first person convicted in an El Paso public corruption scandal has resurfaced after years of being absent from public life. The El Paso Times reported Sunday that John Travis Ketner now practices law ...
Top French Lawyer's Body Found Washed up on Beach
Police have discovered the body of one of France's most prominent lawyers washed up on a beach near his home in Brittany. The Vannes public prosecutor's office said 63-year-old Olivier Metzner was found dead about 9 a.m. on the coast of his private ...
Why the Right to a Lawyer Isn't Available to All
In America, every citizen has the right to a lawyer, but not everyone is in the financial position to enjoy that right, reports the New York Times. Fifty years ago, on March 18, 1963, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that ...
Lindsay Lohan Has NOT Approved A New Lawyer And Has NOT Arrived In El ...
Lindsay Lohan Has NOT Approved A New Lawyer And Has NOT Arrived In El ...
El Paso lawyer convicted of corruption resurfaces
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas lawyer who in 2007 was the first person convicted in an El Paso public corruption scandal has resurfaced after years of being absent from public life. The El Paso Times ( (link) YAm8gd ) reported Sunday that ...
Renowned isle lawyer Frank Boas is dead at 82
Retired lawyer and longtime University of Hawaii supporter Frank Boas died Saturday in Honolulu, said Avi Soifer, dean of the UH William S. Richardson School of Law. He was 82,. “For the law school, it's a tremendous loss and we're not alone in that ...
Gideon's Broken Promise
Wainwright, that a criminal defendant who can't afford a lawyer has a constitutional right to be provided one. Five decades later activists in states around the country are still trying to force governments to pony up the cash necessary to make the ...
Burlco lawyer is a leader on employment cases nationally
The woman in the hospital being treated for depression who received a fax, while in the hospital, telling her she was fired. The man who spent years working extra nights and weekends and went into his boss' office expecting a bonus and compliment for ...
Obama to nominate Thomas E. Perez as Labor secretary
WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to nominate the government's top-ranking civil rights lawyer as the new secretary of Labor on Monday, a key position as the administration prepares to take on immigration reform. Thomas E. Perez's nomination had ...
In-house lawyer group objects to $100 mln Citigroup fee
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prominent association of in-house lawyers has voiced its objection to a $100 million fee request in a securities class action against Citigroup Inc that settled for $590 million. The Association of Corporate Counsel sent a ...
Zimbabwe Police Defy Order to Free Lawyer, Group Says
HARARE, Zimbabwe — The Zimbabwean police defied a high court ruling issued at midnight on Sunday ordering the release of a renowned human rights lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, and continued to hold her on charges of obstructing justice, a rights group said ...
Oman court frees eight activists on bail: lawyer
MUSCAT (Reuters) - Oman's appeal court has freed on bail eight out of 11 jailed demonstrators pending a retrial ordered by the Supreme Court after they staged a hunger strike against their imprisonment, their lawyer said on Monday. The men, convicted ...
Phone hacking lawyer says there is evidence of hundreds of new potential victims
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Phone hacking lawyer: 100s of new victims
LONDON — British investigators have found hundreds more potential phone-hacking victims of Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid, a victim's lawyer said Monday. Lawyer Hugh Tomlinson made the announcement at Britain's High Court ...
Phone hacking victim's lawyer says hundreds of new victims discovered
LONDON – British investigators have found hundreds more potential phone-hacking victims of Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid, a victim's lawyer said Monday. Lawyer Hugh Tomlinson made the announcement at Britain's High Court ...
On US Drone Policies, Ex-Pentagon Lawyer Warns of 'Erosion of Support'
Amid the roiling debate about the Obama administration's drone program, a former top Pentagon lawyer is weighing in today on the wisdom of adding judicial oversight to the government's targeted killing activities. In a speech at Fordham University this ...
Defense lawyer says case international court against Kenyan president-elect ...
Defense lawyer says case international court against Kenyan president-elect ...
Ex-Banker's Lawyer, Prosecutors Spar Over Tax-Shelter Fraud Sentence
A former Deutsche Bank Alex.Brown employee should receive a “significant prison sentence” after he was convicted last year in a high-profile tax-shelter-fraud case, according to federal prosecutors in papers filed Monday. However, the employee's lawyer ...
Obama nominates top civil rights lawyer to lead Labor Department
On Monday, Perez, a Harvard-educated lawyer and son of Dominican immigrants, began and ended his remarks in Spanish, thanking the president for the honor and opportunity to serve. If confirmed, Perez will replace former California congresswoman Hilda ...
Lawyer: Paternity suit against Jordan withdrawn
ATLANTA -- A lawyer for a woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son has withdrawn her paternity suit, but left open the possibility that it could be refiled. Attorney Randall Kessler said Monday that Pamela Smith "stands by the facts ...
Ex-Banker's Lawyer, Feds Spar Over Tax-Shelter Fraud Sentence
However, the employee's lawyer believes his client should avoid prison time completely. David Parse, a former banker at Deutsche Bank, was convicted of a single count of obstructing the Internal Revenue Service in May 2011, but acquitted of four other ...
Suit vs. Michael Jordan withdrawn
ATLANTA -- A lawyer for a woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son has withdrawn her paternity suit, but left open the possibility that it could be refiled. Pamela Smith "stands by the facts alleged in her original filing," Atlanta ...
Lawyer: Lawsuit vs. Jordan withdrawn
Updated Mar 18, 2013 4:42 PM ET. ATLANTA (AP). A lawyer for a woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son has withdrawn her paternity suit, but left open the possibility that it could be refiled. bracket. BEST OF TIMES. Bird, Jordan and ...