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Lawyer: Subcontractor is scapegoat in Pa. collapse
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia lawyer says a subcontractor charged in a deadly building collapse is a scapegoat who was merely following orders. The lawyer for 42-year-old Sean Benschop denies that he was impaired by marijuana and Percocet ...
Lawyer, volunteer activist Mark Surprenant receives The Times-Picayune Loving ...
Lawyer, volunteer activist Mark Surprenant receives The Times-Picayune Loving ...
Lawyer: Contractor 'didn't see' machine demolishing building
Lawyer: Contractor 'didn't see' machine demolishing building. A look at before and after the building collapsed at 22nd and Market Streets on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. (AP Photos/Dino Hazell and Luis Cornejo). Travel Deals. $59 -- Orlando: Newly ...
Lawyers Torn Over Suspect in Rampage at Fort Hood
KILLEEN, Tex. — The claim by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan that he carried out a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 to protect Taliban leaders has outraged soldiers and military law experts. But another, more crucial group appeared to have a problem with ...
Lawyer for Former NFL Star Asks for Leniency
The lawyer for the former N.F.L. star Chad Johnson said the backside pat Johnson gave him in court was not meant as disrespectful to a judge — and not enough to warrant 30 days in jail. Adam Swickle, the lawyer, asked Broward County Circuit Judge ...
Ask the Lawyer: Is sexting a crime -- and other mobile device issues
A: Sending sexually explicit messages and/or photographs, primarily using a cellphone or other mobile device, could be a crime if the person on the receiving end is a minor. California Penal Code Section 288.2 makes it unlawful to send a message to a ...
Aspiring Lawyer's Insane Rant at Dunkin' Donuts Staff
Or at least an aspiring lawyer. Taylor Chapman is a 27-year-old Florida woman who describes herself as having “my bachelor's degree in Business & Marketing and… working towards my JD in Law now.” There's no indication where she's going to get this “JD ...
Lawyer for Cleveland kidnap suspect hopes to avoid trial
The man accused of kidnapping and holding three women for a decade pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Cleveland to hundreds of criminal counts, but his lawyer said after the hearing that some of the charges "cannot be disputed" and that he hoped to avoid ...
Meet Obama's lawyer at the NSA, the next guy about to undergo some serious ...
Meet Obama's lawyer at the NSA, the next guy about to undergo some serious ...
Chad Johnson's lawyer asks judge to reconsider sentence
After a hearing on Monday in regards to a probation violation stemming from a battery charge against his ex-wife last year, Johnson gave his lawyer a pat on the back the prompted laughter in the courtroom. That upset Broward County Circuit Judge ...
CIA's deputy director to be replaced with White House lawyer
The CIA's deputy director plans to resign and will be replaced by White House lawyer and agency outsider Avril D. Haines, Director John O. Brennan said Wednesday. Haines, who will succeed career officer Michael Morell on Aug. 9, has served for three ...
Navy kickbacks defendant requests new lawyer
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former employee of the U.S. Navy who admitted leading a kickback scheme that cost the Navy $18 million is asking for a new lawyer less than two weeks after pleading guilty to conspiracy, theft of government property and tax ...
Darryl Cochrane, prominent Muskegon labor lawyer, dies at 73 - Muskegon Chronicle
“Darryl was well known all over the state of Michigan and was the premier labor lawyer in western Michigan. He was a brilliant attorney,” said Robert O. Chessman, a McCroskey Law partner who worked with Cochrane for decades. “His command of medicine ...
Lawyer charged with attacking woman
A Department of Labor lawyer was arrested Wednesday on charges he broke into a woman's home in Northwest Washington and tried to tase and sexually assault her, officials said. Authorities charged Paul Mannina, 58, of the Ashton area of Montgomery ...
Ex-NSA Official's Advice to Edward Snowden: Lawyer Up, Watch Your Back
Ex-NSA Official's Advice to Edward Snowden: Lawyer Up, Watch Your Back · Robert T. Gonzalez PFollowOUnfollow 6/12/13 4:14pm Today 4:14pm g 1,643L 11Edit. Thomas Drake may know better than anyone what NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden ...
Lawyer: NY cabbie slash caused by drinking, PTSD
NEW YORK -- The young Brewster, N.Y., filmmaker who attacked a Muslim taxi driver in Manhattan was plagued by alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder after recently returning from Afghanistan, his lawyer said. Michael Enright had followed his ...
Nevada ACLU Joining Sacramento Lawyer In Patient Dumping Suit
“I'm a victim of patient dumping,” James Flavey Coy Brown declared Wednesday during a news conference describing the lawsuit filed on his behalf by the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada and Sacramento-based lawyer Mark Merin. “We were ...
Bulger Is Many Unsavory Things, Lawyer Says, but No Informant
BOSTON — On the opening day of his much-anticipated trial here on Wednesday, James (Whitey) Bulger was reputed to be many things, even by his own lawyer — among them, a bookmaker, drug dealer and loan shark who made “millions and millions” of ...
Bulger's Lawyer Made His Name Taking on Tough Cases
His cool, sometimes formal demeanor notwithstanding, Mr. Carney is a vehement advocate for his clients, lawyers who know him say. "Jay believes ardently in the right of every defendant to a fair trial, and that the government really has to prove its ...
Carr: Wait, who is Bulger's lawyer talking about?
Johnny Martorano, you are now public enemy No. 1 as far as the Whitey Bulger defense is concerned. Bulger's lawyer made that quite clear yesterday in his opening statement in Whitey's murder and racketeering trial in federal court. “It would be fair to ...
Trademark lawyer tries to put squeeze on Deb's Frozen Lemonade
A lawyer says that Joyce and Debra Castelli's logo (pictured) is too similar to that of Del's, which has stores across New England. Courtesy photo. A lawyer says that Joyce and Debra Castelli's Deb's logo is too similar to that of Del's (pictured ...
Carr: Wait, who is Whitey Bulger's lawyer talking about?
Johnny Martorano, you are now public enemy No. 1 as far as the Whitey Bulger defense is concerned. Bulger's lawyer made that quite clear yesterday in his opening statement in Whitey's murder and racketeering trial in federal court. “It would be fair to ...
White House lawyer to become first female CIA deputy director after Morell ...
White House lawyer to become first female CIA deputy director after Morell ...
Marc Toberoff, Superman's Lawyer
Marc Toberoff, a tightly wound man with thinning hair and an expansive grin, is an attorney who specializes in suing movie studios on behalf of artists and writers. For 11 years he has represented the heirs of the late Jerome Siegel and Joe Shuster ...
Lawyer questions Berkeley school board on rules
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — A media attorney is questioning the Berkeley County School Board's compliance with the state's Freedom of Information Act. South Carolina Press Association attorney Jay Bender says the school board violated both the ...
Mass. lawyer pleads guilty to enticement charges
WORCESTER — A Massachusetts lawyer, who was also a middle school substitute teacher and Boy Scout leader, has pleaded guilty to federal charges of using the Internet to try to entice young boys into unlawful sexual conduct. Andrew Myers of ...
Jana Winter's lawyer asks judge to quash Colorado subpoena
Daniel Arshack, a New York lawyer representing Holmes, countered that New York's shield law was irrelevant. The real question before the appellate judges, he said, is whether Colorado can require Winter to come to court. If she then refuses an order to ...
US Labor lawyer arrested in attempted assault put on leave
A U.S. Department of Labor lawyer charged with breaking into a woman's home in Northwest Washington and trying to tase and sexually assault her has been put on leave, a spokeswoman for the agency said Thursday. Paul Mannina, 58, is a senior attorney ...
Lindsay Lohan Has Completed Treatment at Betty Ford, Says Her Lawyer
Lindsay Lohan has checked out of the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., according to her lawyer, after beginning her court-mandated, three-month rehab stint at the facility last month. “Lindsay is grateful for the treatment she received at the ...
Bold Move: Lawyer Demands Phone Records from NSA to Prove Client's ...
Bold Move: Lawyer Demands Phone Records from NSA to Prove Client's ...
Celina police chief fired for misconduct
Lawyer: 'Vendetta' behind Celina chief's firing. Sponsored Links. By Breaking News Staff. CELINA —. A nearly four-month long investigation into alleged misconduct by Celina's long-time police chief has ended with his firing his attorney says is a ...
Whistleblower lawyer: Feds gain 'power' through data
Whistleblower lawyer: Feds gain 'power' through data. 'They are acting as a totalitarian state. This is unacceptable'. Published: 2 days ago. Printer Friendly; Text smaller; Text bigger. Data. By Leslie Fain. The U.S. government is collecting data to ...
NCAA contacted over Florida Bar Association probe of Shapiro lawyer
The NCAA has been contacted as part of a Florida Bar Association grievance committee investigation of South Florida attorney Maria Elena Perez, a source told CBSSports.com. Perez is the attorney used by the NCAA in the Miami case to gain subpoena ...
Former US attorney, ex-Blago lawyer join Jacksons' legal team
WASHINGTON—. Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife have assembled a formidable team of eight lawyers assisting in their defense as they prepare for sentencing July 3, court filings show. He has five lawyers and she has three, including a recent ...
Disbarred Lawrence lawyer faces larceny charge
BOSTON — A disbarred Lawrence attorney has been indicted on charges that he stole more than $900,000 from clients. The state attorney general's office says 35-year-old Phillip Thompson was indicted Thursday on charges including larceny and ...
Ex-Justice Melvin suspended as lawyer
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is taking action against one of its former members, suspending the law license of former Justice Joan Orie Melvin. The high court issued a brief order Thursday that described it as a temporary suspension. She faces three ...
Brooke Astor son Anthony Marshall and lawyer pal want a new trial — not jail
Attorneys for the convicted swindler son of Brooke Astor and his crooked lawyer pal are asking for a new trial in light of a juror's written recantation, a last ditch effort to avoid a prison sentence set to begin Monday. Anthony Marshall, 89, and ...
Cherry Hill Lawyer Sentenced For Laundering $1.2 Million Misappropriated ...
Cherry Hill Lawyer Sentenced For Laundering $1.2 Million Misappropriated ...
DEP lawyer says clashes over enforcement led to his firing
Lawyer Chris Byrd had just won a court victory on behalf of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. After a four-day trial, a jury had ruled that a Marion County couple had illegally filled in wetlands by an aquatic preserve along the ...
Lawyer for Aleynikov Pushes State Court for Dismissal
A lawyer for a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. programmer charged with stealing secret computer code made another push to have the case dismissed and key evidence barred from the record. Federal authorities had no probable cause to arrest Sergey ...
Lawyer Anthony O. Calabrese III hopes for sentence at low-end of federal ...
Lawyer Anthony O. Calabrese III hopes for sentence at low-end of federal ...
Ex-cop's lawyer attacks lover's story
BERNALILLO, N.M. (KRQE) - An Albuquerque cop accused of murdering his wife has always maintained he wasn't home the night she died in their Los Lunas home in 2007. However, one of the state's key witnesses, a woman ex-cop Levi Chavez was having ...
Lawyer in inmate slaying asks for clarification; second suspect arraigned
The attorney who represented Thomas Milton when prosecutors filed and then dropped charges accusing him of beating a fellow prison inmate in 2010 has asked a judge to clarify whether he's still Milton's lawyer, now that the man has been charged with ...
OC lawyer convicted of embezzling funds from his clients
O.C. lawyer convicted of embezzling funds from his clients. print. Comments. 0. By Rick Rojas. June 14, 2013, 10:25 p.m.. A former attorney in Orange County has been convicted and sentenced for embezzling more than $200,000 in insurance claims and for ...
Cherry Hill lawyer ordered to compensate clients
A Cherry Hill lawyer suspended from practice was sentenced Friday to time served - five months - and ordered to pay restitution of $1.2 million in funds he misappropriated from clients of his law firm. Michael W. Kwasnik, 44, of Philadelphia, also was ...
This is New York: Raymond Dowd, a Lawyer With an Unconventional Hero
But Dowd is a successful lawyer with an unconventional hero. “One of the people I admire most in history was actually a character,” he said. Dowd said he respects the courage of Don Quixote, a fictional character in Cervantes's 1605 classic “The ...
Lawyer: Miguel Inviting Lawsuit Over Fan's Injury
The lawyer said Shah, 21, went to the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas and was excited at the prospect of seeing Miguel. The singer-songwriter leaped from one stage to another while singing his hit "Adorn," catching his leg on the back of Shah's ...
Lawyer: Miguel inviting lawsuit over fan's injury
The lawyer said Shah, 21, went to the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas and was excited at the prospect of seeing Miguel. The singer-songwriter leaped from one stage to another while singing his hit "Adorn," catching his leg on the back of Shah's ...
Lawyer: Accused yacht thief suffering from delusions
Lawyer John May said his client, Leslie Alan Gardner, 62, of Gillette, was suffering from delusions when he stole the yacht from a Sausalito harbor in March and crashed it on a Pacifica beach, the San Mateo County (Calif.) Times reported Friday. "He ...
Lawyer: 7 years prison 'unfair' for Larimer jail inmate who threatened to kill ...
Lawyer: 7 years prison 'unfair' for Larimer jail inmate who threatened to kill ...