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Portland lawyer credited as 'mastermind' behind landmark gay rights court cases
Portland lawyer credited as 'mastermind' behind landmark gay rights court cases. The Forecaster Staff · Noah Hurowitz. Monday, April 1, 2013 at 8:20 am. PORTLAND — Opponents and admirers alike have called Mary Bonauto the Thurgood Marshall of gay ...
Russian trial of dead lawyer Magnitsky continues
Proceedings resumed on April 1 in the Moscow trial of Russian anti-corruption lawyer Sergey Magnitsky – who died in prison in 2009. Magnitsky is accused by the Russian state of helping investment fund Hermitage Capital and its boss Bill Browder avoid ...
Lawyer: Two Teachers In Cheating Scandal Will Turn Themselves In
ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer for two Atlanta teachers accused in one of the nation's largest test-cheating scandals says they are about to turn themselves in. All 35 defendants named in an indictment are required to surrender at the Fulton County Jail by ...
Pro-DOMA lawyer fails in Supreme Court appeal not to disclose airline fees in ads
The Supreme Court refused on Monday to hear a challenge to a federal statute requiring airlines to include taxes and other fees in their price listings, Reuters reported. Three airlines — Allegiant Air, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines — sought ...
Holt's Lawyer Asks Judge to Move Trial
The lawyer for a former probation officer accused of killing his girlfriend wants his case tried outside Houston County. Russell Holt's attorney made the request this morning in a motion hearing in Houston County superior court. Holt is accused of ...
Lawyer: Suspected Basque separatist leader received 'shameful' treatment ...
Lawyer: Suspected Basque separatist leader received 'shameful' treatment ...
Ober|Kaler Adds Former OIG Lawyer to Health Law Practice
As an OIG lawyer, Ms. Martin evaluated fraud and abuse violations and provided guidance to industry representatives and government officials. She handled quality-focused initiatives and was one of the primary authors of the electronic prescribing and ...
Hassan plans to nominate Nashua lawyer as AG
Hassan plans to nominate Nashua lawyer as AG. Foster previously served in state Senate. UPDATED 1:49 PM EDT Apr 01, 2013. Tweet · Share · NEXT STORY. Horse tranquilizer sends man to hospital. Text Size: ASmall Text; AMedium Text; ALarge Text ...
FBI pours dozens into Texas after lawyer slayings
(CNN) – Several dozen FBI agents and support staff are now assisting the investigation into the killings of Kaufman County, Texas, District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, a bureau spokeswoman said Monday. The bulk of the FBI presence is ...
Studious Lawyer By Day, Sexy Cheerleader By Night
Here at Above the Law, we write about career alternatives for attorneys from time to time, but it's been a while since we last brought our readers an exciting story about extracurricular activities for attorneys. That being the case, here's a little ...
Letter: Lawyer on DPS Officials' Statements
Editor's note: Feinstein, an attorney with offices in Mystic, is the lawyer who helped the 22 Darien parents draw up a complaint to the Connecticut Department of Education. About this column: Articles relating to the complaint filed with the state ...
Pro-marijuana lawyer won't seek permit to hold 4/20 event on CU-Boulder's ...
Pro-marijuana lawyer won't seek permit to hold 4/20 event on CU-Boulder's ...
Lawyer from Berkeley Heights argues case before US Supreme Court
BERKELY HEIGHTS — Eric Katz, an attorney who lives in the township, recently argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. “Deep down, that's why you wanted to go to law school,” he said of the experience. “It's like a baseball player ...
LePage nominates Portland lawyer as next public advocate
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has tapped a Portland lawyer who has represented electric and natural gas utilities to serve as the state's next public advocate. LePage on Monday named Timothy Schneider, an associate with the Portland firm Pierce ...
'Fatal Vision' lawyer seeks to overturn conviction
An attorney for the former Fort Bragg surgeon serving three life sentences for killing his pregnant wife and two daughters more than 40 years ago filed a memo Monday in federal court, reiterating reasons to overturn that conviction. Attorney Gordon ...
Lawyer: Lipstick Bounty Hunters went too far
His lawyer, Dan Gilleon of San Diego, said he plans to file a lawsuit Tuesday accusing the Lipstick Bounty Hunters of using excessive force and negligence. He said his client is seeking millions in damages because of his lasting injuries. “At least $3 ...
Lawyer thwarts quick ouster of Ellisville mayor
ELLISVILLE • The task seemed as if it would be impossible: to decide the political fate of Mayor Adam Paul in a single meeting. It took nearly three hours Monday for the lawyers involved to work through a series of motions from Paul's attorney, Chet ...
Lawyer's illness halts Monday Gosnell trial session
Testimony is to resume Tuesday in the murder trial of West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell after a day lost because of a lawyer's illness. Monday's trial session was canceled because Gosnell's lawyer, Jack McMahon, was ill with fever and ...
Australian lawyer to run 'serious' Assange senate campaign
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has appointed former Australian Republican Movement head, lawyer Greg Barns, to run his campaign for a seat in Australia's upper house of parliament. Assange's brand new political party, set up as part of its creator's ...
The Care and Feeding of Your Sharing Economy Lawyer
With the caveat that none of this is legal advice (trust me, I don't even practice law at the moment so you definitely don't want to listen to anything I say about “the law”), here are a few tips for understanding your new sharing economy lawyer and ...
Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer HAS Given List Of Potential Rehabs To Prosecutor
Despite media reports that Lindsay Lohan's rehab plea deal in her lying to cops case was in jeopardy, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the starlet's attorney, Mark Heller, gave a list of potential residential treatment facilities to ...
Lawyer taking Charlotte to court over Panthers stadium dealing
Lawyer taking Charlotte to court over Panthers stadium dealing. Observer Staff Reports. Posted: Tuesday, Apr. 02, 2013. Modified: Tuesday, Apr. 02, 2013. GSF6V66CE.3STF. A view of Bank of America Stadium taken from John Belk Freeway. (MARK HAMES ...
Bulger's lawyer wants informant's name
(MyFoxBoston.com) – James "Whitey" Bulger's lawyer says it's time for an unidentified informant to come forward. Bulger's defense claims the informant has information that could be vital in Bulger receiving a fair trial. The motion centers around ...
Philly abortion trial resumes after lawyer...
Philly abortion trial resumes after lawyer...
Lawyer: Schaffhausen erratic before killing girls
HUDSON, Wis. — The attorney for a man accused of killing his three young daughters in Wisconsin says his client was spiraling out of control in the months leading up to the slayings last July. Aaron Schaffhausen, 35, has admitted killing his daughters ...
Lawyer: Wis. dad erratic before killing daughters
HUDSON, Wis. -- The attorney for a man accused of killing his three young daughters in Wisconsin said Tuesday his client was spiraling out of control in the months leading up to the slayings last July. Aaron Schaffhausen, 35, last week admitted killing ...
Accused In Torrington Sex Assault Case Waits To Learn Who His Lawyer Will Be
An 18-year-old charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl appeared briefly in Superior Court in Litchfield Tuesday and will be back Friday to learn who his lawyer is. J. Patten Brown is now representing Edgar Gonzalez in the sexual assault and ...
Lawyer: No plans to use retaliation defense
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A defense lawyer for a laboratory owner says she had no plans to suggest that her client was targeted for prosecution because of her environmental activism. Abby Brumley made the statement Tuesday in a filing for Tennie White in ...
Stanislaus judge fines defense lawyer $200 after shoutfest
MODESTO -- A discussion over the scheduling of a murder trial escalated into a shouting match Tuesday in a Stanislaus County courtroom as a judge fined a defense attorney $200 after the two yelled at each other for more than 20 minutes. Frank Carson ...
Senior Cargill lawyer jumps to law firm's growing Minneapolis office
A senior intellectual property lawyer at Cargill has joined law firm Barnes & Thornburg's growing Minneapolis office. Peter Reyes Jr. started as a partner at the Indianapolis-based law firm on Monday. He joined Wayzata-based Cargill, the world's ...
Lawyer takes Charlotte to court over private Panthers dealing
A Charlotte lawyer on Tuesday accused the Charlotte City Council of violating North Carolina's open meetings law when it agreed in closed session in January to support a tax hike for renovating Bank of America Stadium. Paul Whitfield, in a motion filed ...
Suspended DeKalb school board member has new lawyer for constitutional fight
The education lawyer with Carlock Copeland & Stair of Atlanta represented the Atlanta and DeKalb County school systems in the lawsuit that in 2011 successfully challenged the constitutionality of the Georgia Charter Commission Act. Voters later amended ...
Trouble For Porn Copyright Lawyer John Steele
John Steele, the lawyer who told me he'd made “millions” going after people who illegally download pornographic movies, is experiencing some legal trouble of his own. A judge in Los Angeles has questions about the way in which Steele and his colleagues ...
Lawyer challenges Homestead prostitution arrest
A local attorney is questioning whether his client's rights were violated when a Homestead police officer arrested her on prostitution charges last month. Officer Ronald Depellegrin wrote in a criminal complaint that he contacted Diana Gross, 26, no ...
Sex-suit defense: I was too drunk for erection
A married Manhattan lawyer is defending himself against a suit that says he forced sex on an subordinate — by claiming he was too drunk to get an erection. Juan Monteverde was sued last month by a former associate at his firm, who alleges that he ...
Lawyer Withdraws From Mbok Trial
CAMEROONIAN corruption, theft and money laundering accused Antoine Mbok is again without legal representation, after his defence lawyer withdrew from his case in the High Court in Windhoek yesterday. Mbok and a co-accused, Namibia Wildlife Resorts ...
William H. Ginsburg, lawyer for Monica Lewinksy during Clinton sex scandal ...
William H. Ginsburg, lawyer for Monica Lewinksy during Clinton sex scandal ...
Rocket Lawyer (for Android)
You'll never know when a lawyer's sound advice or a quickly procured legal document will come in handy. That's the premise behind Rocket Lawyer, a cost-effective service for small businesses that provides legal consultation, documents, and electronic ...
Lewinsky lawyer Ginsburg dies
The lawyer who inspired a Washington catchphrase -- "the full Ginsburg" -- has passed away at age 70. William H. Ginsburg, who represented Monica Lewinsky during the 1998 scandal that engulfed the Bill Clinton administration, became legendary for ...
Ex-Goldman Sachs Trader to Plead Guilty, His Lawyer Says
The judge earlier had expressed skepticism about the parties' agreement on the sentence called for under federal guidelines and ordered a recess for lawyers to discuss the matter. The maximum sentence for wire fraud is 20 years in prison. Taylor was ...
Lawyer Accused Of Forcing Sex On Subordinate Insists He Was Too Drunk To ...
Lawyer Accused Of Forcing Sex On Subordinate Insists He Was Too Drunk To ...
Portland lawyer credited as 'mastermind' behind landmark gay rights court cases
Portland lawyer credited as 'mastermind' behind landmark gay rights court cases. Noah Hurowitz, Sun Media Wire. Maine |. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11:40 am. PORTLAND — Opponents and admirers alike have called Mary Bonauto the Thurgood ...
Harrington's lawyer releases statement
The lawyer for a Green Country dentist being investigated for possibly exposing thousands of patients to HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C released a statement about the investigation. James K. Secrest, II sent the following statement to the FOX23 ...
Gosnell lawyer says clinic conditions exaggerated
The lawyer for West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell accused a police crime scene officer of selecting evidence and photos to buttress the prosecution claim that Gosnell's clinic was filthy and unsanitary. "That's a new ultrasound," said ...
Lawyer widens target in recusal battle with judge
The losing lawyer in last summer's acrimonious, heavily publicized child custody battle between pop star Usher Raymond and his ex-wife launched a crusade against the Fulton County judge who ruled in Usher's favor that has escalated to encompass the ...
Lawyer: Shattos Not Informed Of Russian Adoptee's Psychological Problems
The lawyer for the American parents of a Russian adoptee whose death caused an international dispute says his clients knew "almost nothing" about the child's psychological problems when they adopted him. Michael J. Brown told RFE/RL Laura and Alan ...
Lawyer tells judge death penalty unconstitutional
A lawyer for a Rhode Island man who faces a potential death sentence has told a federal judge the death penalty is unconstitutional and asked him to take off the table several of the factors that make him eligible for capital punishment. Jason Pleau is ...
A Disability Lawyer Responds
I've read your work for years, always found it interesting and am one of those evil disability lawyers who go around convincing people to get sarcoidosis, copd and hepatitis C for the wonderful opportunity to get $1000/ mo from the government after ...
Another Lawyer Chimes In
... Blog Archive E-Mail RSS Send. Print | Text. Another Lawyer Chimes In. By Jonah Goldberg · April 3, 2013 6:07 P.M. · Comments. 4. Print. Text. In addition to the valuable responses from Kevin and David below, I thought this response was interesting ...
Lawyer defends record of Oklahoma dentist in HIV-exposure scare
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A lawyer for an Oklahoma oral surgeon accused of using improper sterilization procedures and rusty surgical tools that may have exposed patients to HIV and hepatitis said on Wednesday his client had an impeccable record and ...