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McKinstry: Clarkstown quickly sheds politically connected lawyer
In firing scandal-tarred lawyer Joseph Savino, Clarkstown leaders acted swiftly in dealing with a potentially explosive situation. But let's not break out the good government awards just yet. Savino is the Bronx Republican Party boss whose White Plains ...
Sands Owes Middleman for Macau 'Brass Ring,' Lawyer Says
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) owes a middleman for its gaming license in Macau, which the casino operator's founder and chairman Sheldon Adelson called the “brass ring in the merry-go-round,” according to a lawyer for Hong Kong businessman Richard ...
Lawyer: Accused trooper passes up deal
An accused rogue statie charged with extorting a bookie is likely to gamble on his chances at trial instead of taking a plea deal, his lawyer told the Herald. Suspended trooper John M. Analetto was in federal court yesterday for a hearing to ensure he ...
Barratry battle is pitting lawyer against lawyer
With an end-of-year trial date approaching, the gloves are off and knuckles are getting bloodied among the high-profile lawyers bashing each other in complex barratry litigation in a San Antonio district court. Personal injury lawyer Alexander Begum of ...
John Travolta's lawyer gives The Daily Caller a stern talking-to
Entertainment law firm Lavely & Singer sent a very stern letter to The Daily Caller (and CC'd a one Mr. John Travolta) on Wednesday, sharply denying that the actor issued payouts to anyone who has accused him of sexual assault. “The notorious Gawker ...
Lawyers Join Doctors To Ease Patients' Legal Anxieties
Two professions that have traditionally had a rocky relationship — doctors and lawyers — are finding some common ground in clinics and hospitals across the country. In Akron, Ohio, for instance, doctors are studying how adding a lawyer to the health ...
Lawyer to be sentenced in murder of Eddy Curry's ex-girlfriend, baby
A Chicago attorney will be sentenced Thursday for murdering the ex-girlfriend of former Chicago Bulls player Eddy Curry. Frederick Goings was convicted of shooting Nova Henry and her infant daughter to death in 2009. Prosecutors said goings was ...
East Syracuse lawyer Martin J. Rothschild admits to possessing child porn ...
East Syracuse lawyer Martin J. Rothschild admits to possessing child porn ...
Prominent Canada lawyer named in massive tax haven leak
Canada's top class-action lawyer and husband of a senator, as well as 450 other Canadians, were exposed in an unprecedented document leak Thursday for hiding money in offshore tax havens. Tony Merchant, dubbed by local media Canada's class-action ...
Accused 'Hilltop Creeper' asks for new lawyer
The man accused in a string of break-ins that earned him the “Hilltop Creeper” nickname asked for a new lawyer today, a move that is expected to delay the case for months. The attorney for Deneen L. Black, 33, told Franklin County Common Pleas Judge ...
Canada Lawyer Named In Massive Tax Haven Leak
Canada's top class-action lawyer and husband of a senator, as well as 450 other Canadians, were exposed in an unprecedented document leak Thursday for hiding money in offshore tax havens. Tony Merchant, dubbed by local media as Canada's ...
Lawyer Denies Court Payoffs in Chevron Pollution Case
Chevron (CVX) has produced some impressive evidence that the historic $19 billion oil-pollution verdict it faces in Ecuador floats on a lagoon of lies and corruption. Now the New York plaintiffs' lawyer whom the company portrays as the mastermind of ...
Martoma, Former SAC Employee, Changes Lawyers in Insider Case
But several white-collar criminal defense lawyers said that it was difficult to ascertain Mr. Martoma's intentions in changing counsel. If anything, they said, Mr. Martoma's hiring of Mr. Strassberg — a seasoned trial lawyer with several prominent ...
Lawyer: L'ville shouldn't sell shirt
A lawyer representing Ed O'Bannon and other former college athletes in its lawsuit against the NCAA and Electronic Arts over their rights to use players' images without compensation said Thursday that the University of Louisville shouldn't be able to ...
Arias' Lawyer Wants Jury Sequestered
Jodi Arias' lawyer asked the judge presiding over her murder trial today to sequester the jury claiming it is a "fairy tale" that the jurors are not seeing news reports about the trial. The request was made on the day that news outlets, including ABC ...
Former SAC Manager Switches Lawyer in Insider Trading Case
A former SAC Capital Advisors LP portfolio manager charged with insider-trading has switched lawyers, in a case that touches the billionaire founder of the prominent Wall Street hedge fund group. Mathew Martoma has pleaded not guilty to criminal ...
Cop in custody case gets new lawyer
A Bridgeport cop accused of blocking state police from returning his grandson to the boy's mother has hired a new lawyer. Sgt. Johnny Devone, a 29-year veteran of the police force, claims state police kidnapped his grandson. State police contend they ...
Lawyer for Martha Stewart's Broker Takes Over SAC Case
Richard Strassberg, the New York lawyer who represented Martha Stewart's broker Peter Bacanovic in their 2004 criminal trial, will head a legal team defending former SAC Capital Advisors LP portfolio manager Mathew Martoma. Martoma, 38, is charged in ...
DJ Clue's Lawyer Says He Is Not Charged With Drug Possession
DJ Clue's attorney has released a statement clarifying the Power 1o5.1 personality's arrest yesterday for driving with a suspended license and possession of a controlled substance. Earlier today, XXL received an official statement from the offices of ...
DJ Clue was clueless that his license was suspended: lawyer
Radio star DJ Clue had no idea his license was suspended when he was busted in his Range Rover at a lower Manhattan checkpoint, his attorney said Thursday. “If he knew his license was suspended, he wouldn't be driving,” said his lawyer Xavier ...
Robert Saul Blau, bankruptcy lawyer
Robert Saul Blau, 61, of Upper Chichester, a bankruptcy lawyer with a wacky sense of humor, died of heart failure at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on April Fools' Day, one day before his 62d birthday. Known as "Big Bob," Mr. Blau was born in ...
Lawyer claims Rutgers ignored report of abusive behavior in basketball program ... - Hunterdon County Democrat
Lawyer claims Rutgers ignored report of abusive behavior in basketball program ...
Lawyers in China protest after rights lawyer detained after defending Falun ...
Lawyers in China protest after rights lawyer detained after defending Falun ...
Russian court brushes aside lawyer's protest in posthumous trial
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian judge said on Friday the posthumous trial of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky would continue despite a protest from a court-appointed defense lawyer who argued the state had no right to try a dead man without his relatives' ...
Eric Murdock's lawyer offered Rutgers $950000 settlement
27 letter sent by Murdock's lawyers to Rutgers, obtained on Thursday by New Jersey Press Media, outlines Murdock's claim that he was wrongfully terminated as Rice's director of player development and makes reference to a "damning video" presented ...
Lawyer: Delhi Rape Suspect's Arm Broken in Jail
A lawyer for men accused of raping and killing a young woman on a bus in India's capital says one of the defendants was beaten so badly in jail that his arm was fractured. A.P. Singh said Friday that the four defendants complained to the court on ...
Lawyer says Delhi rape suspect's arm was broken in jailhouse beating
NEW DELHI – A lawyer for men accused of raping and killing a young woman on a bus in India's capital says one of the defendants was beaten so badly in jail that his arm was fractured. A.P. Singh said Friday that the four defendants complained to the ...
Zimbabwe investigates judge who ordered release of rights lawyer
HARARE (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean judge who ordered police to free prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa last month is being investigated for misconduct, state media reported on Friday. High Court Judge Charles Hungwe had also granted the ...
Zimbabwe investigates judge who ordered release of rights lawyer
HARARE (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean judge who ordered police to free prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa last month is being investigated for misconduct, state media reported on Friday. High Court Judge Charles Hungwe had also granted the ...
Lawyer named president of KDHX board
Andrew J. Scavotto, has been elected president of the KDHX Community Media's board of directors. The non-profit KDHX operates 88.1 FM, a listener-supported radio station governed by a 15-member board selected by the community. Scavotto, a lawyer ...
Lawyer mixes drinks at Dominique's on Magazine benefit
on April 05, 2013 at 10:28 AM, updated April 05, 2013 at 10:36 AM. View/Post Comments. Bryant York used to work behind a bar. Now he's a member of one. The lawyer at Phelps Dunbar started bartending in college. After he graduated, he kept working at ...
China Court Detains Lawyer After Falun Gong Trial
Several prominent lawyers in China have signed a letter urging a court to explain its detention of a rights lawyer after he defended a practitioner of the banned Falun Gong movement. Wang Quanzhang was detained Wednesday at the end of a trial at ...
Lawyer Claims 38 Studios "Actively Masked" Financial Shortfall
Court filings claim that executives at 38 Studios knew it didn't have the money to finish Kingdoms of Amalur Online before it even moved to Rhode Island. Post-catastrophe fault-finding often concentrates on trying to figure out who knew what and when ...
Lawyer Claims 38 Studios Masked Financial Shortfall
Court filings claim that executives at 38 Studios knew it didn't have the money to finish Kingdoms of Amalur Online before it even moved to Rhode Island. Post-catastrophe fault-finding often concentrates on trying to figure out who knew what and when ...
Virginia Lawyer Pleads Guilty in $100 Million SBA Loan Fraud
A Virginia lawyer pleaded guilty in a fraud scheme that prosecutors said resulted in more than $100 million in losses in loans guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Seung E. Oh, 44, of Great Falls, entered her plea to money laundering ...
Disbarred lawyer gets jail time for stealing $225K from client
An Elmhurst man who said he had wanted to die at his desk as an attorney was sentenced Friday to 180 days in the DuPage County jail for misappropriating $225,000 from a client. Earl Wilcek, 59, had pleaded guilty earlier this year to theft over $100 ...
Lawyer to seek $1B award in Vegas hepatitis C case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury is slated to hear a lawyer's request to hold Nevada's largest health management organization liable for as much as $1 billion in punitive damages in a Las Vegas hepatitis exposure case. Plaintiffs' attorney Robert Eglet plans ...
Chris Brown Looks Nervous but Lawyer Smiles After Probation Hearing
Chris Brown Looks Nervous but Lawyer Smiles After Probation Hearing. by Natalie Finn and Claudia Rosenbaum Today 3:40 PM PDT. Loading... Chris Brown AP Photo/David McNew, Pool. Chris Brown isn't out of the probation weeds yet. The embattled R&B ...
Oakland Teen Mistakenly Shot By Police Retains Lawyer
Oakland Teen Mistakenly Shot By Police Retains Lawyer. April 5, 2013 7:04 PM. View Comments. Frenswa Raynor was shot in the face by an Oakland Police officer on April 3, 2013. (CBS). Filed under. Local, News. Related tags. Armed robbery, Crime ...
Michalisa M. Pugh, 60, lawyer for disabled youth
Michalisa Marshall Pugh, 60, of West Chester, a lawyer who specialized in representing children with special needs and their parents, died of multiple sclerosis Thursday, March 28, at home. In 1997 after nearly 20 years in law, she and her husband ...
Lawyer: Cook intends to plead not guilty to DWI
The attorney for former City Councilor Michael Cook, who resigned this week after a DWI arrest, says his client made the right call in stepping down just hours after news of the arrest broke. But that doesn't mean Cook should “put his head on the ...
Lawyer gets 7-year sentence for Sunday school molesting
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A Vancouver lawyer has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for sexually molesting a 9-year-old girl in a Sunday School class he taught. The Columbian reports 59-year-old Ryan D. Whitaker plans to appeal his Jan ...
Lawyer for ex-Rutgers ass't coach Eric Murdock calls any suggestion of an ...
Lawyer for ex-Rutgers ass't coach Eric Murdock calls any suggestion of an ...
'Light Hero' lawyer is target of disbarment effort
In its 47-count complaint seeking to disbar Booker, the Office of Lawyer Regulation is charging the former Milwaukee County assistant district attorney with making false statements, overcharging clients, failing to provide competent legal services and ...
Lawyer: Gun dealer's license revocation unrelated to Newtown
LaGuercia's lawyer, Robert Altchiler, said Saturday the ATF began proceedings to revoke the dealer's federal firearms license, or FFL, 18 months before the massacre on Dec. 14. He did not reveal why the license was revoked. “The formal basis of the ...
Robert R. Batt, 93, highly regarded tax lawyer
Robert R. Batt, 93, the ultimate tax lawyer who spent his entire career at Ballard Spahr, serving as managing partner and head of its tax practice, died of cancer Tuesday, April 2, at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Batt joined the Philadelphia law firm in ...
Defense lawyer in Pioneer Hotel fire trial struggles with emotions at Taylor's ...
Defense lawyer in Pioneer Hotel fire trial struggles with emotions at Taylor's ...
Panic Street Lawyer: Hello old friend
20130407 frozenfourlogo150 Immediately after Saturday night's Eric Clapton concert, it was time for the hard-working staff at Consol Energy Center to get the arena ready for Hockey Week in Pittsburgh, Part Deux. Part Un was the week of Winter Classic ...
Book review: Rashid Khalidi shows how US got hired as Israel's lawyer
... detailed examination of the role the world's most powerful nation has played in reinforcing Israel's subjugation of the Palestinian people. Khalidi demonstrates that the US failed to play the role of “honest broker” in peace talks, acting more like ...
Lawyer: Gun license revocation, Newtown unrelated
LaGuercia's lawyer, Robert Altchiler, said Saturday that the ATF began proceedings to revoke the dealer's federal firearms license, or FFL, 18 months before the massacre on Dec. 14. He did not reveal why the license was revoked. "The formal basis of ...