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Rubio hires powerful Democratic lawyer to help write immigration bill
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's top lawyer in the closed-door effort to draft a new immigration bill is a Democratic donor who earns his living by bringing foreign workers into the country on behalf of corporations and universities. The lawyer ...
Lindsay Lohan: Why She's Sticking With Her Questionable Lawyer
Lohan and Heller on Monday. (Getty Images)Lindsay Lohan has no plans to fire her lawyer any time soon … and now we know why. It turns out that the bumbling Mark Jay Heller – whose "competency" has been questioned, even so far as to compare him to ...
Judge: Lawyer can't withdraw from NY Facebook suit
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A lawyer who wanted off the case of a New York man suing for an interest in Facebook has been denied his request to withdraw. Ohio attorney Dean Boland asked to be removed as Paul Ceglia's (SEHG-lee-uh's) attorney in the fall. He said ...
Middleton lawyer Victor Arellano reprimanded for misconduct
A Middleton lawyer was publicly reprimanded Thursday by the state Supreme Court for professional misconduct involving two former clients. Victor Arellano was reprimanded by the court for lying to the Office of Lawyer Regulation about the nature of his ...
Lawyer: Former French President Sarkozy facing charges
PARIS (AP) — A lawyer says preliminary charges have been filed against former President Nicolas Sarkozy in connection with allegations he illegally took donations from France's richest woman for his 2007 election campaign. Lawyer Antoine Gillot told ...
Lawyer Chesley disbarred over ethics in diet drug settlement
Chesley's lawyer, Sheryl Snyder, did not immediately return a call for comment. The Kentucky high court took away Chesley's law license but declined to make him pay more than $7 million in restitution recommended by the board of the Kentucky Bar ...
Lawyer says ex-French president Sarkozy being treated 'scandalously' after ...
Lawyer says ex-French president Sarkozy being treated 'scandalously' after ...
Zimbabwe rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa's bail appeal postponed, she stays in ...
Zimbabwe rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa's bail appeal postponed, she stays in ...
Lawyer wants girl charged for child porn - for the photos she sent to teacher
The attorney for a former Hales Corners teacher facing charges he had sex with a female student has asked a judge to charge the girl with distributing child pornography - for sending nude photos of herself to the teacher. The move comes after ...
Trial Begins Against Dead Russian Lawyer Magnitsky
A Moscow court began proceedings Friday against a Russian lawyer whose death in jail three years ago generated international headlines and soured U.S.-Russian relations. Sergei Magnitsky was jailed in 2008 on charges of tax evasion. He died in prison ...
Andrew 'weev' Auernheimer Obtains New Lawyer, Files Appeal
According to his brand new lawyer, Andrew “weev” Auernheimer, otherwise known as the AT&T hacker, will appeal his sentence of 41 months in prison, three years probation, and restitution of $73,000 owed to AT&T. Orin Kerr, a civil rights lawyer who is ...
A Tax Lawyer's Quandary
I am a tax lawyer. Is advising wealthy companies of ways to reduce their tax bills through sophisticated legal structures ethically permissible? The structures take advantage of legal loopholes in the tax legislation. NAME WITHHELD, NEW YORK. Enlarge ...
Posthumous trial begins against Russia lawyer
A Russian judge on Friday refused to halt the controversial posthumous trial of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky for tax evasion, days after Russia closed a probe into the circumstances of his prison death. "The court has the right to examine the case against ...
Lawyer behind Menendez prostitution allegations recants, blames news ...
Lawyer behind Menendez prostitution allegations recants, blames news ...
Lawyer Expects Major UK Bribery Case Within 18 Months
The U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office, under its aggressive new director David Green, is likely to bring at least one landmark prosecution under the U.K. Bribery Act within months, according to Alistair Graham, a London-based partner at Mayer Brown, who ...
AB InBev-Modelo Merger Challenged by California Lawyer
The California lawyer who tried to block the merger that created Anheuser-Busch InBev NV sued the company to stop its purchase of Grupo Modelo SAB (GMODELOC), claiming the deal will drive up beer prices. The proposed merger, which the U.S. Justice ...
Lawyer: No charges for Lohan in NYC assault case
29 on a charge of misdemeanor assault after an encounter with a woman at the club Avenue in the city's trendy Meatpacking District. The accuser's lawyer Gloria Allred says her client is "disappointed" that the district attorney's office decided not to ...
William J. Rosenthal, lawyer
The son of a lawyer and a homemaker, William Jay Rosenthal was born in Baltimore and spent his early years on Ducatel Street before moving with his family to Egerton Road in Northwest Baltimore. He attended City College and graduated in 1937 from ...
Lawyer: Charged defense contractor, woman in love
She also told Bervar she passed a government polygraph test, but the lawyer didn't say what questions she was asked. FBI spokesman Tom Simon declined to comment. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ken Sorenson said he wouldn't discuss the girlfriend, who is ...
Lawyer: No Charges for Lohan in NYC Assault Case
Lawyer: No Charges for Lohan in NYC Assault Case. NEW YORK March 23, 2013 (AP). New York City prosecutors will not charge Lindsay Lohan in an alleged fight at a Manhattan nightclub in November, an attorney for the actress said Friday. Attorney Marc ...
Lawyer: Accused Defense Contractor, Woman in Love
An attorney for a defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend said Friday there was no evidence that classified information was given to China or to any other foreign country. Benjamin Bishop, 59, was in love with ...
Copyright troll lawyer moves to class-action coupon-site cases
Lawyers for LivingSocial are arguing for dismissal. They said in a recent filing that although the promotional value of $15 expired after a year, the original purchase price of $15 never expired. And Wersal's complaint doesn't allege that he tried to ...
Judge criticizes lawyer, reduces sentence
What an Allegheny County Common Pleas judge called some of the "worst" lawyering he had ever seen meant the difference Friday between life in prison without parole and a sentence of six to 12 years. Ronda Watts, who suffered from postpartum psychosis ...
Lawyer challenges AB InBev, Modelo deal
The California lawyer who tried to block the merger that created Anheuser-Busch InBev is suing the company to stop its purchase of Grupo Modelo, claiming the deal will drive up beer prices. The proposed merger, which the U.S. Department of justice sued ...
Paid for lies about Menendez, lawyer says
A top Dominican law-enforcement official said Friday that a local lawyer has reported being paid by someone claiming to work for the conservative website the Daily Caller to find prostitutes who would lie and say they had sex for money with New Jersey ...
Providing poor with defense lawyer varies by county
Five decades after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that criminal defendants must be provided with a lawyer if they can't afford one, Ohio has as many ways of providing the service as it has counties. “There are 88 different delivery systems for indigent ...
Zimbabweans urge rights lawyer's release
Police in Zimbabwe have dispersed demonstrators calling for the release of a prominent human rights lawyer, who was arrested last week on allegations of obstructing justice. Mtetwa denies any wrongdoing and says she merely asked police officers to show ...
Mac Hyde, environmental lawyer and real estate developer, dies
Maclay Reed Hyde, a groundbreaking environmental law attorney and a passionate real estate developer of polluted, often discarded, brownfield sites, died March 8 of complications from chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was 78. Hyde was a pioneer in a ...
Lawyer considered for seat on Metro board
A lawyer with ties to a development firm that is trying to lure the FBI headquarters to a site near the Greenbelt Metro station is being considered for a seat on the transit agency's board of directors. Mark Winston, who lives in Potomac, was ...
Obama's favorite gun control lawyer bumped off 'fast-track' to Supreme Court
Former New York Solicitor General Caitlin Halligan withdrew her nomination to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in the face of Republican opposition, thereby surrendering her spot on the “fast-track” to the Supreme Court. “I am deeply disappointed that ...
Prosecutor sued by Miami commissioner needs new lawyer
Miami-Dade prosecutor Richard Scruggs, facing a lawsuit from Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, needs a new lawyer. The reason: His lawyer, Thomas Scott, asked to withdraw from the federal lawsuit because of a “potential conflict” with the city, ...
For Iron Range lawyer, 70 is merely a number
For Iron Range lawyer, 70 is merely a number. Iron Range lawyer Carver Richards, who turns 70 today, said he enjoyed hearing someone on television recently say that 70 is the new 35. Richards embraces the thought because he believes he remains an ...
Justice applauds signing of rural lawyer bill
PIERRE – South Dakota Chief Justice David Gilbertson says a new law that gives incentives to lawyers willing to work in rural areas of the state will help more residents have access to legal services. Gilbertson says the signing of House Bill 1096 into ...
Britney Spears Is Dating A Lawyer
In January, the pop star ended her engagement to her former manager Jason Trawick, and she has since sparked rumors she has been enjoying dates with lawyer David Lucado. The new couple went public with the romance this weekend after they were ...
Legal Aid Lawyer Claims Court Officer Smashed Her Head Into Wall
A Legal Aid lawyer claims that a belligerent Bronx courtroom officer smashed her head into the wall, causing her to have a concussion. Lawyer Elana Silberman, who has worked for Legal Aid Society since 1989, and witnesses told the News that court ...
Local Lawyer Criticizes Blind Party Ideology
South Whitehall resident Susan Ellis Wild, a lawyer, is running unopposed on the Democratic ticket for the Lehigh County Commissioner seat in District 2 in the May primary. Wild, 55, will face the winner of the Republican nomination, either incumbent ...
Lawyer for Etan Patz confessed killer wants secret grand jury minutes to ...
Lawyer for Etan Patz confessed killer wants secret grand jury minutes to ...
Conrad Murray defends lawyer as appeal nears
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Dr. Conrad Murray defended his appellate lawyer from "a slew of disparaging remarks" just days before she files the appeal of the doctor's involuntary manslaughter conviction in Michael Jackson's death. CNN has obtained sections of ...
Ruling expected on Lexington lawyer Breibart's fitness
COLUMBIA, SC — A ruling could come next month on if the once widely respected Midlands lawyer Richard J. Breibart is fit to stand trial on federal charges that he extorted clients out of more than $1 million, according to records in his case. Breibart ...
The Lawyer And Writer Who Made Marriage Equality Happen
Evan Wolfson and Andrew Sullivan have been arguing since the 1980s that marriage equality is the key step to advancing gay rights in society. This week, the Supreme Court could make their early writings — and lives' work — a reality. posted on March ...
Should becoming a lawyer still be considered part of the 'Americ
Tempe Police say a 23-year-old man killed himself in jail after allegedly beating and raping a woman three days after he was released from prison. Tempe Police say a 23-year-old man killed himself in jail after allegedly beating and raping a woman ...
Zimbabwe court releases rights lawyer on bail
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's high court on Monday released a prominent human rights lawyer on $500 bail, after more than a week in prison in a case that has renewed criticism of President Robert Mugabe's security forces. High Court Judge Joseph ...
Zimbabwe court orders rights lawyer to be released
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's High Court orders the immediate release of a prominent rights lawyer detained for eight days for obstructing the course of justice. Court officials said Beatrice Mtetwa was asked to post a $500 bail and her release ...
Antitrust plaintiffs' lawyer sanctioned in merger case
The case is notable further because of the debate it set off about the value of private antitrust lawsuits challenging mergers and whether the order would deter other plaintiffs' lawyers from bringing such cases. It also provided a peek into the fees ...
Conrad Murray defends lawyer
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Dr. Conrad Murray defended his appellate lawyer from "a slew of disparaging remarks" just days before she files the appeal of the doctor's involuntary manslaughter conviction in Michael Jackson's death. CNN has obtained sections of ...
Delhi gang-rape suspect taken to hospital: lawyer
A defendant in the New Delhi gang-rape and murder trial was taken to hospital on Monday with chest pains, his lawyer said, a fortnight after his brother and co-accused was found dead in a prison cell. Mukesh Singh was taken to Safdarjung hospital after ...
Zimbabwe court releases leading rights lawyer on $500 bail
HARARE (Reuters) - Leading Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa was released on bail on Monday after spending a week in jail in a case that has raised concerns about a crackdown by President Robert Mugabe's security forces before ...
Amanda Knox lawyer confident before Italian appeal ruling
ROME (Reuters) - A lawyer representing Amanda Knox said on Monday he was confident Italy's top court would uphold a verdict clearing the American student and her former boyfriend of the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher. Italy's Court of Cassation ...
Lawyer demands UCF end Greek Life ban over lack of due process
A lawyer on behalf of the North-American Interfraternity Conference is demanding the University of Central Florida end its Greek Life ban on Monday because he says it was instituted without due process. According to a letter from Attorney Francis E ...
Zimbabwe High Court orders rights lawyer's release after 8 days in detention
A visibly tired Beatrice Mtetwa walked from the court in the company of two colleagues and her lawyer after her release papers took several hours to complete. She told reporters outside the courthouse that her arrest was a ploy to intimidate human ...