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Farmington Hills lawyer to help businesses, unions navigate right-to-work laws
LANSING -- As the state implements Michigan's controversial right-to-work laws, Travis Calderwood is the man tasked with communicating how the new policies will affect business owners, labor leaders and workers statewide. Calderwood, 34, of Farmington ...
Rocket Lawyer Offers Discounted Legal Plans and Documents to ABN Members
COM) Allied Business Network (ABN) is pleased to announce it is partnering with Rocket Lawyer, the fastest growing complete online legal service, to make legal services more affordable. Rocket Lawyer helps small businesses and individuals with all of ...
Lawyer in the News: Expanding access to the morning-after pill
(Reuters) - Janet Crepps, the 54-year-old reproductive rights lawyer who led efforts to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to all girls of reproductive age, was anxious when March went by without a ...
How did lawyers get such a bad reputation?
One of the world's largest law firms, DLA Piper, is being sued for overbilling, in a case The New York Times notes will not improve the public's low opinion of lawyers. E-mails disclosed in conjunction with the suit show one lawyer describing another's ...
Lawyer Snapshot: Rachel Zeitz Ardanuy
The preamble to the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct includes that a lawyer should further the public's understanding of and confidence in the rule of law and the justice system because legal institutions in a constitutional democracy depend on ...
Smith, Regulatory Lawyer and Former OTS Official, Switches Firms
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced last week that Dwight Smith, a former attorney with the now-closed Office of Thrift Supervision, was joined the firm's Washington office as a partner. Smith, an OTS official during the savings and loan ...
Organization That Plagiarized Guide On Making Science Posters Has Pricey ...
Organization That Plagiarized Guide On Making Science Posters Has Pricey ...
ADA defense lawyer: A blast against frivolous, serial ADA lawsuits in striking ...
ADA defense lawyer: A blast against frivolous, serial ADA lawsuits in striking ...
Why You Should Be a Lawyer
God, if I had a lira for every time I was asked that question as a kid, I would be able to buy... well, a lot of cappuccinos. For some reason, adults assume kids have no worries or ambitions of their own (riding the slide, that bully down the street ...
Falun Gong Lawyer's Release Shows More Standing Up for Rights
A lawyer detained for defending his client. That's what happened to Wang Quanzhang, a Beijing rights lawyer who took on the case of Zhu Yanian, a 68-year old who practiced Falun Gong, the spiritual practice that's persecuted in China. Zhu was taken by ...
Appeals court in Va. reinstates NC real estate lawyer's convictions in ...
Appeals court in Va. reinstates NC real estate lawyer's convictions in ...
Court in Va. reinstates NC lawyer's convictions
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Chinese Lawyer Detained After Defending Falun Gong Member
The Chinese law community is up in arms after prominent human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was detained at Jinjiang court in eastern Jiangsu province after defending the case of a Falun Gong practitioner. Wang was ordered to remain in judicial custody ...
Miami lawyer Wagar is leading pick for Singapore
Now we're hearing that Miami trial lawyer Kirk Wagar, who raised more than $1 million for Obama's reelection effort, is the leading candidate to be ambassador to Singapore. The Canadian-born Wagar, a citizen since 2004, is an Obama pal who became one ...
Clark: Thanks to lawyer-legislators
... General Assembly, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank my fellow attorneys who represent Athens-Clarke County in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The lawyer/legislators whose districts include Athens-Clarke County are ...
State lawyer says drug compounders are violating the law
A lawyer for Florida's Joint Administrative Procedures Committee said in February that the Florida Pharmacy Board has erred in allowing pharmacists to compound and sell medicines to doctors without prescriptions from patients. The Joint Committee ...
LAWYER: Jodi Arias 'Circus' Looks A Lot Like The Salem Witch Trials
Martinez has basked in the publicity, even going so far as to pose on the courthouse steps with his "fans," according to a motion Arias' lawyers filed with the court Sunday. The public frenzy has transformed the proceedings from a fair trial "into ...
Lawyer: Burden of proof on Murdock in lawsuit
Eric Murdock speaks during a news conference in East Hanover on Friday. Murdock, a former Rutgers employee who made public the video that led to the basketball coach's dismissal and athletic director's resignation, has filed a whistleblower lawsuit ...
Employment lawyer: “There will be issues” for Murdock
Q. The settlement letter references audio-taped conversations between Murdock and Pernetti. Murdock's lawyers claim those conversations prove Murdock took his case to Pernetti before his contract was not renewed. Assuming those recordings exist and get ...
U's top lawyer to step down in summer
As the University's top lawyer, Rotenberg defends the University against all sorts of lawsuits. Rotenberg will take over the position of vice president and general counsel at Johns Hopkins University in June, according to a University press release ...
Bankruptcy lawyer seeks okay to auction Casey Anthony's tale
She has been living off the charity of friends and her lawyers, she said earlier at a hearing in Tampa. Her bankruptcy attorneys planned to argue Tuesday that the judge should not allow any bidding for her story to occur. The life story in question ...
Ex-Antitrust Division lawyer joins King & Spalding
(Reuters) - Wendy Huang Waszmer, whose success prosecuting financial crimes helped to raise the profile of the New York office of the U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division, has joined King & Spalding. The firm, which announced her hiring on ...
New victory for Saudi women: First female lawyer registered
"The (trainee) lawyer should be contracted by a lawyer who has been in service for more than five years... and should train for no less than three years," he said. A trainee lawyer is allowed to practise, he said. The ministry's move would boost the ...
Lawyer: Richardson officer overreacted in fatal shooting of young woman
RICHARDSON, Texas — Those who knew her remember Emily Krumrei as a mother, a part-time accountant, and even a contract calendar model. "She was the most unselfish person that I can recall in recent memory having met," said Dan Wyde, Krumrei's ...
Quinn's Lawyer Warns Cable Stations: New Attack Ads Are False, Illegal
Not even 24 hours after a coalition of independent activists launched a television ad attacking Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, her campaign's lawyer has taken the unusual step of asking cable television stations to stop running it, NY1 ...
This Midwestern State Is Actually Paying Lawyers To Move There
Lawyers must practice in South Dakota for five years to get the "incentive payment," which is 90 percent of in-state tuition for the University of South Dakota School of Law to be paid out over those five years. That would end up being $19,337, or an ...
Austin lawyer wants to buy Casey Anthony's life story
A lawyer from Austin, Texas has offered to buy Casey Anthony's life story for $10,000 in an effort to keep her from profiting from her notoriety, according to an NBC report. The 27-year-old mother who was acquitted of the 2011 murder of her two year ...
Lawyer for arrested UCLA water polo player: Sex was consensual
The lawyer described the allegations against Hakop Jack Kaplanyan, 18, as "defamation" and said the investigation was incomplete, KABC-TV reported without naming the attorney. Kaplanyan, a red-shirt freshman who plays the attacker position on the team, ...
Manhattan lawyer indicted for stealing $213G from victim settlements
A thieving Manhattan lawyer used wacky excuses to stall off his victim clients -- including that a moose had run into his car, prosecutors said today. The "moose excuse" didn't save Brian Reis, 52, from getting indicted for allegedly stealing $213,000 ...
Merck Knew of Fosamax Bone Risk in '90, Lawyer Tells Jury
Merck & Co. (MRK) was aware its Fosamax osteoporosis treatment might cause brittle bones and increase fracture risks years before the drug was made available to the public, a lawyer told a jury at the start of a lawsuit trial. Starting in 1990, five ...
NFL Can't Claim Concussion Suit Immunity, Lawyer Says
The National Football League can't claim immunity from lawsuits brought by former players over concussions, a lawyer argued today in federal court in Philadelphia. The league has established itself as the “guarantor of player safety” since the 1920s ...
Need a Rural Lawyer? Why Not Use a Quasi-Indentured Servitude Plan?
In recent weeks, South Dakota's innovative plan to keep lawyers in the state and practicing in rural areas has gotten a great deal of media attention. If you'd consider hanging a shingle in a small town for five years in exchange for a yearly sum of ...
Taxpayers To Pay Millions For Rams' Lawyer Fees
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Taxpayers from St. Louis City and St. Louis County will now have to pay over two million dollars in lawyer's fees for one of the world's richest men. The City's Convention and Visitor's Commission which runs the Edward Jones Dome ...
Jefferson County could decide top lawyer Jeff Sewell's future as soon as Thursday
Sewell in a statement said, "It is a lawyer's duty to advise a client to obey the law. I have done that. Mr. Carrington's attempt to silence that message signals a step backwards for Jefferson County." The personnel matter with the commission's top ...
The 'LeBron James Of Law' Is Defending The NFL In A High-Profile Concussion ...
The 'LeBron James Of Law' Is Defending The NFL In A High-Profile Concussion ...
During Guantanamo Hunger Strike, Detainee Attempted Suicide, Lawyer Says
WASHINGTON -- A Guantanamo detainee who had been on a hunger strike for 43 days tried to kill himself in solitary confinement in March, his lawyer told The Huffington Post. Adel Bin Ahmed Bin Ibrahim Hkiml, 48, of Tunisia, has been held at Guantanamo ...
Lawyer for ex-players calls NFL brain-injury panel a 'sham'
"To know it wasn't his fault, that there was something going on neurologically, it helps," McHale said in Philadelphia on Tuesday, where lawyers for the NFL and for more than 4,200 former players argued over whether the complaints belong in federal ...
Lawyer hired to negotiate county manager's contract
Mecklenburg commissioners hired a lawyer Tuesday to represent the county in contract negotiations with County Manager Harry Jones. Last week, Jones and his lawyer, John Gresham of Charlotte, met in closed session with commissioners to present ...
Prenda lawyer to judge: don't judge me for not talking
Last week, all the lawyers involved in the Prenda Law debacle showed up to federal court in Los Angeles—and said nothing. Instead, they choose to plead the Fifth. The judge ended the hearing in less than 20 minutes, storming off and saying he would ...
No Lawyer for Miles, So One Rural State Offers Pay
“A hospital will not last long with no doctors, and a courthouse and judicial system with no lawyers faces the same grim future,” South Dakota's chief justice, David E. Gilbertson, said. “We face the very real possibility of whole sections of this ...
Judge dismisses plea from lawyer of former John Liu aide over tainted jury
A Manhattan judge brushed aside concerns Tuesday that recent political corruption arrests will taint the upcoming trial of a former campaign staffer for city Controller John Liu. Lawyers for Jia (Jenny) Hou filed a 76-page document suggesting “recent ...
Lawyer to negotiate Harry Jones' contract
Mecklenburg commissioners hired a lawyer Tuesday to represent the county in contract negotiations with County Manager Harry Jones. Last week, Jones and his lawyer, John Gresham of Charlotte, met in closed session with commissioners to present ...
Lawyer wants charges dropped in ammo belt case
FITCHBURG, Mass. — A defense lawyer has asked a judge to dismiss charges against a former Fitchburg State University student arrested for wearing a military-style ammunition belt on campus. A lawyer for 20-year-old Andrew Despres said Tuesday in ...
Attorney: Cops accessed lawyer's data hundreds of times
An attorney for Brooke Bass says in the past eight years, more than 100 entities in Minnesota, mostly law enforcement agencies, accessed her private license information. Bass spent six years as a lawyer for Law Enforcement Labor Services, the state's ...
Lawyer: Judge issues arrest warrant for Marcus Vick
Former Virginia Tech football player Marcus Vick failed to appear for another court hearing in Montgomery County this week, and a judge has issued a capias for his arrest, according to a lawyer involved in the case. Vick, 29, was found in contempt of ...
Ex-KPMG Partner Hires Star Lawyer Harland Braun
Ted Briseno – Braun was the lawyer for Briseno, one of the police officers that had been acquitted in the 1991 beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles. Every twist and turn of the closely watched case captivated the city and the country. Braun's client ...
Detroit's needs will come first, top lawyer says of Kevyn Orr and Jones Day
Keelean said Orr was one of a half-dozen Jones Day lawyers who initially spoke in January with city and state officials about the firm working with Detroit on a restructuring. Later, state officials decided to try to hire Orr as emergency manager ...
Lindsay Lohan lawyer wants prosecutors investigated for alleged leaks
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Lindsay Lohan's lawyer accuses prosecutors of leaking details of her case to TMZ, which he says resulted in "an inaccurate report" about where the actress will go for rehab. Mark Heller, who is himself being investigated for ...
When It Helps to Have a Lawyer
Hiring a lawyer made an even bigger difference for applicants who ran into stumbling blocks along the way. In instances when the trademark office made an objection, applicants increased their chances of crossing the goal line by 68% (or 30 percentage ...
Saudi Arabia registers first female lawyer
Saudi Arabia has registered its first female trainee advocate, paving the way for women to practice as lawyers in the kingdom. Arwa Talal al-Hejaili told Al Arabiya that she did not receive a license to practice law yet, but explained that there are ...