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Staten Island teen was forced to practice until he died, family claims
An ailing teenager trying to bow out of football practice early was ordered back to the gridiron — and his death, a lawyer claims. Nicholas Dellaventura, 15, eventually collapsed at the end of a preseason practice in Staten Island last year and died ...
New advertising rules proposed for lawyers
For the first time in more than a decade, the state Supreme Judicial Court is proposing major revisions to its rules governing lawyers' conduct, including changes that could rein in aspects of lawyer advertising that some critics have called misleading ...
Is This Lawyer Billboard Some Kind Of Joke?
Email. View this image ›. This distracting at Hell “public service” billboard is brought to you by the counselors of Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers (website — warning a video ad autoplays) of Ontario. It begs several questions: • Who the fuck are ...
Twitter General Counsel Leaves as Company Prepares to Go Public
Alex MacGillivray, Twitter's chief lawyer and the Internet industry's most prominent champion of free speech rights, announced on Friday that he would step down from his post, as the company expands its global footprint and prepares for a widely ...
Lawyer says defense is trying to exhaust woman in Naval Academy sexual ...
Lawyer says defense is trying to exhaust woman in Naval Academy sexual ...
Amanda Bynes' Lawyer Confirms She Didn't Tweet Her Love To Drake!
We are so, so, so happy to hear Amanda Bynes isn't back on Twitter! It was seriously weird yesterday when Amanda's Twitter popped up with a new message shouting out her infamous love for Drake. Questions about the post ran wild as people wondered if ...
Eugene liability lawyer Art Johnson, 85, tackles auto-seat heater burns
Don Hedlind of Gresham has filed a federal lawsuit against General Motors, the manufacturer of his pickup, accusing the company of selling him a car seat "capable of reaching dangerously high temperatures." He says he lies on his bed as often as he can ...
Norristown family lawyer adds same-sex marriage license to her office collection
NORRISTOWN — She's made a career out of helping couples get through divorce, but prominent family law attorney Lynne Gold-Bikin said she still believes in the sanctity of marriage and wants to see it for all couples, gay and straight. For more than 30 ...
Lobbying bill threatens free speech for charities, says top lawyer
The legal opinion by Mountfield, who works in the Matrix legal chambers founded by Cherie Booth QC and other human rights lawyers, is released by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) ahead of the second reading of the transparency ...
Lawyer details polar bear attack
TURNER — Matt Dyer could hear the sound of his neck bones breaking under the crushing pressure of the massive jaws of the bear who had pulled him by the head from his tent. click image to enlarge. Matthew Dyer talks about what he endured when a ...
Lawyer: Mass. teen not guilty of sports camp rape
BOSTON (AP) — The attorney for one of three high school soccer players accused of raping three freshmen at a sports camp said Saturday that the allegations are shocking and the teenager maintains his innocence. Prosecutors say the assaults occurred ...
Lamar Odom Repped By OJ Simpson Lawyer Robert Shapiro
Lamar Odom needs some legal firepower after his DUI arrest, and its OJ Simpson's lawyer Robert Shapiro to the rescue ... TMZ has learned. Lamar has hired Shapiro in what promises to be a sticky situation. TMZ broke the story ... Lamar was popped early ...
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and his pals lawyer up
ALBANY — Bracing for a potential bruising battle with Gov. Cuomo's anti-corruption commission, the Assembly has hired a prominent law firm to push back. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver late last week sent his colleagues a letter about the hiring of ...
Lawyer bristles at criticism of concussion settlement
The prevailing reaction to the news that the NFL has settled the concussion lawsuits for a package that amounts to $3.9 million per team per year for three years and $703,000 per team per year for 17 years thereafter has been, “That's all?” The lawyers ...
St. Paul civil rights activist, lawyer Ken Tilsen dies
Ken Tilsen, a prominent St. Paul lawyer who for years agitated on behalf of civil rights activists, peaceful protestors and American Indian causes, died in hospice Sept. 1 after a long illness. He was 85. "He was one of the great ones, a real civil ...
Ex-lawyer in city hall scandal has chance to get license back
A San Antonio lawyer disbarred for his participation in a corruption scandal at City Hall a decade ago can get his law license back, provided he passes the bar exam. Following a hearing last month, state District Judge Larry Noll has ruled that H. Jack ...
Lawyer leads charge against sexual assault in military
As the personal attorney for the woman who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted by three fellow Naval Academy midshipmen, Susan Burke isn't allowed to intervene in the hearing. She can't interject in any way while her 21-year-old client is grilled ...
Letter to the President From a Fellow Lawyer: Please Answer to Congress the ...
Letter to the President From a Fellow Lawyer: Please Answer to Congress the ...
Somerville teen never in trouble before, lawyer says
The lawyer for 17-year-old Galileo Mondol, one of three Somerville teens arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting several underclassman members of Somerville High School's junior varsity boys' soccer team, defended his client Monday as “a good kid ...
Lawyer defends Somerville teen accused of sex assault, saying he was never in ...
Lawyer defends Somerville teen accused of sex assault, saying he was never in ...
Panic Street Lawyer: Jobs and Jasmine
20130901laborday photocom90392045 150 Two weeks ago, I began with English football terms, and last week I began with a “Jeopardy” question. This week's PSL plays a different kind of word game, in honor of the true meaning of Labor Day: celebrating ...
Rapist may have contracted HIV from victim, lawyer says
An admitted rapist will find out this week whether or not he has contracted HIV after attacking a woman with the virus, his lawyer says. Richard Thomas, 27, of Manchester, England, has pleaded guilty to raping the woman and was sentenced to jail for ...
Hiring a Lawyer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid
Every new business will need a good lawyer, so it's crucial that you get the best advice your budget allows. Making a mistake can mean wasted money and time to get contracts redone and equity deals renegotiated. To make the process a little easier, we ...
Odom hires OJ Simpson's ex-lawyer
The legal woes are stacking up for Lamar Odom, and he could use some help. So he went for the big guns when hiring a lawyer this week following last Friday's arrest on a drunken driving charge. Odom isn't getting just any Los Angeles bigwig, though ...
Disbarred lawyer gets 2 to 6 years in prison for $300000 embezzlement from ...
Disbarred lawyer gets 2 to 6 years in prison for $300000 embezzlement from ...
Nanny's Lawyer: Panel Deceived in Mass. Baby Death
A lawyer for an Irish nanny charged in the death of a 1-year-old Massachusetts girl accused prosecutors Tuesday of presenting "false and deceptive" information to a grand jury to get a murder indictment against her. Aisling Brady McCarthy, of Quincy, ...
Lamar Odom Hires OJ's Lawyer Robert Shapiro To Assist In DUI Case
NBA veteran player Lamar Odom (pictured left), who's had a heap of troubles recently from alleged drug use to a DUI arrest to alleged marriage problems, has reportedly sought the legal services of big gun Robert Shapiro (pictured) who initially led the ...
Lawyer for Irish nanny accused in Mass. baby's death says prosecutors ...
Lawyer for Irish nanny accused in Mass. baby's death says prosecutors ...
Seth Meyers Marries Lawyer Alexi Ashe
Meyers just proposed to Ashe, a lawyer in the Brooklyn D.A.'s office, earlier this summer. But the pair quickly tied the knot, making it official at a ceremony on Martha's Vineyard. STORY: Seth Meyers Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Alexi Ashe. Guests ...
Chelsea Manning files bid for Obama pardon: lawyer
Lawyers for Chelsea Manning filed a request for a pardon from President Barack Obama on Tuesday following the soldier's 35-year jail sentence for the biggest intelligence leak in US history. “Private Manning's pardon request was filed today by our ...
Lawyer hopes $280000 award in NY case over N-word use among blacks brings ...
Lawyer hopes $280000 award in NY case over N-word use among blacks brings ...
RI judge won't recuse himself from lawyer's bribery trial
PROVIDENCE — A Superior Court judge Tuesday refused a motion by a defense lawyer that he recuse himself from her upcoming trial. Lawyers for Donna Uhlmann, a defense lawyer facing bribery and obstruction of justice charges, had argued that ...
Immigrant Fights to Become California Lawyer
Sergio Garcia arrived in the U.S. illegally 20 years ago to pick almonds in the field with his father. But that was not all he wanted for his life. Working the fields and at a grocery store, he attended community college, studying to become a paralegal ...
China silent on demand for disclosure on birth control fines: lawyer
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's local governments have failed to account for the use of more than 16.5 billion yuan ($2.7 billion) in fines paid by families flouting strict family planning rules, a lawyer who has joined the call for public disclosure said ...
Mass. lawyer releases new list of alleged abusers
BOSTON (AP) — Six Roman Catholic clerics and a choir director were named publicly as alleged abusers for the first time by a prominent lawyer for clergy sex abuse victims. Attorney Mitchell Garabedian released the names of the five priests, one nun ...
Manning Lawyer Submits Request for Presidential Pardon from Obama
The civilian defense attorney for Pvt. Bradley Manning, who now goes by Chelsea Manning, has filed an application for a presidential pardon or commutation of Manning's sentence. The filing contains a letter written by her attorney, David Coombs, and a ...
Castro lawyer: We expected him to be protected in prison
His lawyer Craig Weintraub, told Willie Geist on TODAY that prison officials should have protected him. The attorney for convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro said authorities twice denied requests for independent psychiatric evaluations of his ...
Nidal Hasan's Lawyer to Sue After Army Forcibly Shaves Ft. Hood Shooter
A civilian lawyer who represented Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the murders of 13 people and who fought to wear a beard during his trial in keeping with his Muslim faith, said he plans to sue the military after his client ...
Takeda Put Actos Sales Ahead of Safety, Lawyer Tells Jury
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (4502), Asia's biggest drugmaker, put sales ahead of safety by failing to warn consumers about its Actos diabetes medicine's cancer risks, a lawyer argued in the second case over the drug to go to trial. Officials of Osaka ...
Baltimore lawyer offers free gas
J. Wyndal Gordon, a criminal lawyer in Baltimore, says he will pay for gas — up to $15 per car — for the first 150 people as part of a community appreciation day. The gas-giveaway will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28th - or until the ...
Lawyer releases new list of alleged Catholic church abusers
BOSTON (AP) — Six Roman Catholic clerics and a choir director were named publicly as alleged abusers for the first time by a prominent lawyer for clergy sex abuse victims. Attorney Mitchell Garabedian released the names of the five priests, one nun ...
Conn. FOI Lawyer: Release Newtown 911 Calls
An attorney with Connecticut's Freedom of Information Commission has recommended that 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting be released. Hearing officer Kathleen Ross is siding with The Associated Press in a dispute over ...
TODAY's Takeaway: Rumsfeld rumbles, Castro's lawyer speaks out
1. News broke overnight that convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro was found hanged in his prison cell. Castro's lawyer, Craig Weintraub, told TODAY Wednesday morning that authorities twice denied requests for independent psychiatric evaluations ...
Ariel Castro's Lawyer Expresses Concerns, Questions Whether Client Properly ...
Ariel Castro's Lawyer Expresses Concerns, Questions Whether Client Properly ...
Lawyer: New lawsuit was filed in event settlement isn't approved
At first blush, the lawsuit filed Sunday by four players who previously hadn't filed suit appeared to reflect an intention by those players to break from the proposed settlement announced three days earlier. Their lawyer tells PFT that, in reality, the ...
Sun lawyer: Apartment guides don't replace news
Attorneys for Las Vegas Sun Editor and Publisher Brian Greenspun scoffed today at suggestions that the newspaper's role can be replaced by the likes of publications that target niche audiences such as car buyers, pet fanciers and brides. In the latest ...
Defense lawyer faces jail for contempt
SAN DIEGO — A defense lawyer who once represented a caregiver accused of killing an elderly Rancho Bernardo man may be sent to jail if she continues to refuse to answer questions in court about financial documents related to the case. Terry Zimmerman ...
Ariel Castro's lawyer says suicide not 'happy ending' as victims remain silent
(CNN) -- The reactions to Ariel Castro's death have ranged from tears to calling him a coward to demands for an investigation. But the three women who suffered in his control for about decade remained silent. Michelle Knight, Georgina DeJesus and ...
Undocumented Immigrant, Sergio Garcia, Fights To Become A Lawyer In California
SAN FRANCISCO — A majority of California Supreme Court justices appeared reluctant Wednesday to grant a law license to Sergio Garcia, who graduated law school and passed the state's bar exam but has been living illegally in the United States for 20 ...
Lawyer wants Newtown 911 calls released
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An attorney with Connecticut's Freedom of Information Commission has recommended the release of 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, siding with The Associated Press in a dispute over records ...