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Trial lawyer for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is challenged on trips but ...
Trial lawyer for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is challenged on trips but ...
Bank Frey Official, Swiss Lawyer Charged in Tax Probe
Stefan Buck, the banker, and Edgar Paltzer, the lawyer, opened and managed undeclared accounts on behalf of U.S. taxpayers at Swiss banks, according to an indictment released yesterday in federal court in New York. While the indictment and Manhattan ...
Disgraced Lawyer Scruggs Granted Return...
Disgraced Lawyer Scruggs Granted Return...
Lawyer asks court to remove Lehmberg as DA - KXAN.com
AUSTIN (KXAN) - An Austin lawyer is asking the courts to removed Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg from office, saying her arrest last weekend on a drunken driving charge undermined her abilities as a prosecutor. "As a prosecutor with ...
Defense lawyer shows Steele's links to Prenda Law
In proceedings defending him to the Florida bar, John Steele's own lawyer was eager to show that Steele wasn't actually practicing law in that state. He clarified that Steele "maintains an ownership interest in several of Prenda's larger clients." And ...
Girl, family wanted Ohio rape case pursued, lawyer says - USA Today
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The lawyer for a 16-year-old girl raped by two Ohio high school football players is disputing a prosecutor's account that the girl's father initially wanted the investigation into the case dropped. The prosecutor said Wednesday ...
Hassan lawyer says gambling license not for life
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Maggie Hassan's lawyer assured a special joint House panel Wednesday that a license to operate a casino in New Hampshire would not necessarily be for life. Lucy Hodder told the House Finance and Ways and Means ...
Cardin to meet with family of Russian lawyer
Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to meet Thursday with the family of a Russian lawyer whose death sparked an international outcry over human rights in that country, renewing focus on a controversy that has complicated U.S.-Russian relations at a sensitive ...
Lawyer Takes On Beauty Care
Jon Flint was getting his hair trimmed in Boston eight years ago when his longtime stylist suggested he meet a colleague in New York who dreamed of starting his own hair-care company. It was Mr. Flint's lucky day. He later founded a business inspired ...
Woman in severed penis case has mental issues, lawyer says
Woman in severed penis case has mental issues, lawyer says. print. Comments. 4. Catherine Kieu, in court last year, is accused of cutting off her husband's penis and throwing it in a garbage disposal. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times). By A Times Staff ...
San Jose: Lawyer who reported being threatened by client changes story
Afraid for his life and his family's safety, criminal defense attorney Andy Tursi told a judge he had to drop out of a trial because his enraged client had slammed his head into a jail wall and threatened to "do him.'' "I'm showing you my left arm now ...
Lawyer up, Issa warns CIA staff
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is pushing ahead with his investigation of last year's fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, by preparing federal agencies to allow employees to lawyer up. In separate letters ...
Lawyer: plea talks for sergeant charged in Iraq shooting seek to spare him ...
Lawyer: plea talks for sergeant charged in Iraq shooting seek to spare him ...
Lawyer: Confession in Etan Patz case false - Philly.com
A Burlington County man's confession in one of the nation's most notorious child disappearances was false, peppered with questionable claims, and made after almost seven hours of police questioning, his lawyer said Wednesday in court papers asking a ...
This lawyer turned down $8M... and got them $130M
In a courtroom drama reminiscent of the Paul Newman film “The Verdict,” lawyer Thomas Moore persuaded a Long Island jury that St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson was responsible for mistakes made during delivery that left now-10-year-old Shannon ...
NJ man who admitted killing Etan Patz made false confession, lawyer says - The Star-Ledger
NEW YORK — A man's confession in one of the nation's most notorious child disappearances was false, peppered with questionable claims and made after almost seven hours of police questioning, his lawyer said Wednesday in court papers asking a judge ...
Lawyer says he worried about Skakel's temper in deciding against his testimony ...
Lawyer says he worried about Skakel's temper in deciding against his testimony ...
IMF's Lagarde to be questioned in French misconduct case: lawyer
Lagarde's lawyer in France, Yves Repiquet, did not confirm a report by website Mediapart that it would be held on May 23. Lagarde's predecessor at the IMF, the French Socialist politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn, resigned in 2011 over sex assault ...
Defense lawyer Tom Cocuzzi dies
Defense lawyer Tom Cocuzzi, noted for both his vigorous defense of clients and his quiet gentlemanly demeanor, has passed away after a three-year bout with pancreatic cancer. “Quite frankly, when I had a difficult defendant I would call Tom and say ...
White House Lawyer Tapped for State Dept. Legal Adviser
President Obama has nominated senior White House lawyer Avril Haines to be the State Department's legal adviser. If confirmed, she'll be the first woman to serve as the department's top lawyer, charged with providing legal advice on U.S. foreign policy ...
What's the Difference Between Being a Porn Magazine Editor and a Lawyer?
I guess one difference is that, in our society, lawyers are treated with a little bit more respect than porn magazine editors — but only a little. – Dan Kapelovitz, commenting on his unique transition from being the Features Editor of Hustler magazine ...
Howard G. Feldman, aviation lawyer
Mr. Feldman spent his early career as a lawyer with the Civil Aeronautics Board. From 1968 to 1983, he worked at the law firm of O'Connor and Hannan in Washington. Howard Gerald Feldman was a native of Brooklyn. He was a 1950 graduate of New York ...
C. Clark Hodgson Jr., lawyer for many decades - Philly.com
C. Clark Hodgson Jr., 73, of Center City, a lawyer who spent more than 40 years in private practice, died Monday, April 15, of cancer at his home. Mr. Hodgson, who specialized in commercial and securities litigation, was former chairman and senior ...
Lawyer suspected in $3M+ firm theft suspended
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The Florida Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a South Florida attorney suspected of stealing more than $3 million from his firm's accounts. The court issued the suspension Thursday, two days after the Florida Bar asked ...
Tribal ownership, operation of Kerr Dam will be historic, lawyer says
MISSOULA — Taking over ownership and operations of Kerr Dam will be both a historic and legal triumph for the Flathead Reservation, according to a lawyer who's shepherded the deal through 10 tribal councils. “The Salish and Kootenai tribes are really ...
News Corp. Settles More Phone-Hacking Claims, Lawyer Says
News Corp. (NWSA)'s U.K. publishing unit has settled more than 89 percent of the 167 phone-hacking claims from a second wave of litigation by victims who said their voice mails were illegally intercepted. A further 21 claims are still pending with ...
Public Defender agrees to recertify lawyer it felt billed too much
"At the heart of the matter," he said, "was whether indigent people accused of crimes were entitled to a quality defense and, if so, whether an assigned lawyer providing such a defense was entitled to submit honest billing for all of his or her ...
Florida Bar files complaint against foreclosure lawyer David Stern
The Florida Bar this week filed a complaint with the state supreme court against David J. Stern, the Broward County lawyer whose office was accused of rubber-stamping foreclosures. The document alleges that Stern failed to manage his employees, which ...
Honduran Lawyer Who Battled Drugs and Organized Crime Murdered
A Honduran lawyer who worked in a special unit of the Public Prosecutor's office to combat organized crime was killed in the capital of Tegucigalpa, according to a statement by the presidential palace. Orlan Arturo Chavez was shot and killed yesterday ...
Venue safety lawyer says Red Sox game should be canceled because of ...
Venue safety lawyer says Red Sox game should be canceled because of ...
US soldier accused in Iraq killings reaches deal: lawyer
By Eric M. Johnson. SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier accused of shooting dead five fellow servicemen at a military counseling center in Iraq has struck a plea deal with Army prosecutors that would spare him from facing the death penalty, his lawyer ...
Pal: I Told Skakel Lawyer of Claim Others Did It
Marjorie Walker Hauer said she told lawyer Michael Sherman about Gitano "Tony" Bryant's claim that two other men had killed 15-year-old Martha Moxley in 1975. Skakel's current attorneys have accused Sherman of ignoring the claim as they appeal Skakel's ...
Lawyer-artist dabbles in using outdoor materials
The lawyer-artist appears less whimsical and introspective than most artists; perhaps a bit brusque in his mannerism and confidence, but that comes with his longtime career and background. And the art seems a good match to the artist who came up with ...
Court Restricts Brandon Barber's Fayetteville Attorney, Orders $25K Bond
A Fayetteville lawyer accused in the massive fraud case involving former Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber has stringent restrictions of his own while waiting for the federal trial's scheduled start date of June 17 in Fort Smith. K. Vaughn ...
Martha Moxley Murder Update: Victim's friend says she told Michael Skakel's ...
Martha Moxley Murder Update: Victim's friend says she told Michael Skakel's ...
Judge appoints lawyer to run Pocono Mountain Charter School
Judge Arthur L. Zulick on Friday appointed Stroudsburg lawyer Alan Price Young to oversee the school's operations and the reformation of the board of trustees in accordance with the school's charter. Zulick did not set a time frame for Young to work ...
Teenage son of Arthur Elk, well-known Cleveland personal injury lawyer, now ...
Teenage son of Arthur Elk, well-known Cleveland personal injury lawyer, now ...
Response from NTTA to scofflaw's lawyer
As a reminder, Ms. ______ had a TollTag account with a negative balance (as the result of having a credit card that could not be charged) for two years, from Dec 5, 2009 to Dec 2011, during which time she drove NTTA roadways and incurred more than 2 ...
Disgraced lawyer decides to retire, not fight - USA Today
CINCINNATI — A lawyer known as the "master of disaster" for representing victims of fires, plane crashes and medical malfeasance permanently retired this week before he could be disbarred in his home state. Stan Chesley, 77, was disbarred earlier this ...
One Jamie McCourt lawyer told her not to sign divorce settlement
Neither Frank nor Jamie McCourt spared any expense in enlisting a team of attorneys for what is believed to be the costliest divorce case in California history. The case had apparently ended with a settlement in October 2011, in which Jamie McCourt ...
San Jose: Jury finds man guilty of threatening his lawyer
In the end, the jury Friday chose Door No. 1, convicting a San Jose man Friday of threatening his own lawyer -- based on the lawyer's initial account of his terror rather than his later retraction and the defendant's self-serving tale. A short man with ...
Lawyer: Cop had no gun
Glenville. John Hotaling, the Schenectady police detective accused of pointing a gun at motorists in another vehicle, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment late Friday afternoon. His attorney said he never brandished the weapon at all. "A weapon was ...
Friend testifies of lead in Skakel case
A murder victim's friend said she told Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's lawyer before his trial that she had heard two other men were responsible for the killing, but he told her the account did not appear credible. Marjorie Walker Hauer testified ...
Ricin suspect's lawyer says feds have little evidence
The lawyer for Paul Kevin Curtis, the Mississippi man accused of mailing ricin-laced letters to the president and a senator, says the government cannot prove he had ricin in his possession. By Holbrook Mohr and Jessica Gresko, Associated Press / April ...
B.R. lawyer wants charges dismissed
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A May 8 hearing in state District Court has been scheduled on Baton Rouge lawyer Peter Q. John's request to throw out his January 2010 indictment. The Advocate reported ( (link) 177YVZrs) that John claims prosecutors ...
A familiar story about adoption lawyer tactics
Beneath the surface, where The Post chose not to venture, is an all-too-familiar story about adoption lawyers who not only attempt to circumvent federal and state laws protecting Native American children and families but also seek to take advantage of ...
Edward de Grazia, lawyer and free-speech advocate, dies at 86
Edward de Grazia, a First Amendment lawyer who won landmark obscenity cases in which he defended such literary works as Henry Miller's “Tropic of Cancer” and William Burroughs's “Naked Lunch,” died April 11 at the Potomac Valley Nursing & Wellness ...
Business People: Sinas named 2013 Lawyer of the Year
The following attorneys in the Lansing office of Lansing-based law firm Foster Swift Collins and Smith PC have been included in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America, an Aiken, S.C.-based Woodward/White Inc. peer review publication: Charles ...
Lawyer: Suits vs. Boston unlikely
Marathon organizers and the city likely won't face lawsuits from the bombing victims' families, but those hurt in the explosions near the finish line could go after anyone who helped the suspects once the investigation is over, an expert said. “We can ...
Haslam's company hires lawyer who represented Eddie DeBartolo
With plenty of NFL observers already comparing the case against the company run by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to the case that brought down Eddie DeBartolo as owner of the 49ers, Haslam voluntarily has made another connection between the two ...