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Local TV lawyer accused of misconduct in BP oil spill cases
“Glen Lerner remains a zealous advocate for his clients on the Gulf Coast whose lives and livelihoods have been forever changed by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010,” Lerner's lawyer, Dominic Gentile, said in a statement. “Glen has ...
State lawyer OKs clerical workers viewing gun buyer information
A state lawyer determined there was nothing illegal about Maryland State Police deploying dozens of state workers from other agencies to help claw through a backlog of more than 35,000 background checks for gun buyers. In a Monday "letter of advice" to ...
Lawyer/radio journalist murdered, authorities should not rule out journalism ...
Lawyer/radio journalist murdered, authorities should not rule out journalism ...
IRS Employees Lawyer Up
Amusingly, the Politico piece concludes with a source confiding that Lerner just wants to "move on with her life." If that's really true, she can come clean with the American people for whom she works, apologize to those who have been hurt by her ...
'Whale' assistant's lawyer: My client's a pawn
A lawyer for one of the former JPMorgan Chase traders at the center of the bank's "London Whale" scandal says his client "has been unjustly played as a pawn in the government's attempt to settle its highly politicized case" against the bank. The ...
W. Dexter Douglass, veteran Tallahassee lawyer and public servant, dies
Dexter-douglass William Dexter Douglass, the wily Tallahassee lawyer and gentleman farmer who served four governors, two presidents and was revered for his legal mind, died Monday. He was 83. Douglass is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, ...
Dexter Douglass, Tallahassee lawyer and political adviser, dies
TALLAHASSEE — William Dexter Douglass, a wily Tallahassee lawyer and gentleman farmer who served four governors, two presidents and was revered for his legal mind, died Monday. He was 83. Douglass had recently undergone aggressive radiation ...
Lawyer Billed 29-Hour Day To The Same Client And Didn't Expect to Get Caught
Lawyers pad bills. They shouldn't, but they do. Sometimes it's an honest mistake born of bad record-keeping. Sometimes it's a genuine cash grab. Other times it's brought on by an honest desire to exact a tiny measure of revenge on a client whose ...
Priest's lawyer questions law
Arguing before a three-judge panel in Philadelphia, the lawyer for Msgr. William J. Lynn told the court that Lynn's 2012 conviction cannot be affirmed under the state's original child endangerment statute or the amended version enacted in 2007. The pre ...
Ex-JPMorgan Trader's Lawyer Says Client Relied on Whale
Julien Grout, a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) trader indicted yesterday in connection with a $6.2 billion trading loss last year, will be proven innocent, his attorney said. Grout, who reported to Bruno Iksil, was “totally dependent on Iksil's ...
Lawyer says Charlotte police officer was justified in shooting man
Lawyer says Charlotte police officer was justified in shooting man. Updated at 03:48 PM today. Officer Randall Kerrick is seen in this undated file photo provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. (AP Photo). Tags: north carolina news, charlotte ...
This Megabank Lawyer Pays Lower Rent Than You For No Good Reason
There's a brief and enraging—to New York City's renting class, at least—aside in Constance Rosenblum's Sunday New York Times Real Estate piece about committed couples who live apart. In describing Michael Kenny and Ingrid Doyle's two-apartment love ...
Lawyer for NC cop who shot unarmed man seeking help: Actions 'justified'
By Becky Bratu, Staff Writer, NBC News. Lawyers for a North Carolina cop who shot an unarmed man seeking help after a car accident say their client's actions were "justified." The defense attorneys, representing the Charlotte officer who shot a 24-year ...
William Dexter Douglass, Tallahassee lawyer and political adviser, dies at 83
William Dexter Douglass, a wily Tallahassee lawyer revered for his legal mind, a key aide to former Gov. Lawton Chiles and a gentleman farmer, died Monday. He was 83. Douglass had recently undergone aggressive radiation and chemotherapy for bladder ...
Judge opens bankruptcy mediation talks with lawyer introductions, pep talk
A judge told a courtroom packed with lawyers today that deals between Detroit and its creditors would be better than years of "horrendous" litigation in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history. Eastern Michigan's chief federal judge, Gerald Rosen ...
Ask the Lawyer: An ounce of preventive law
Note that when you retained the lawyer, he was required to disclose to you in writing if he was without malpractice insurance. This rule in California is to protect clients, many of whom presume lawyers have such insurance. Most do — research suggests ...
Attorney dies as he exits court
A Brooklyn defense lawyer suddenly died Tuesday as he was walking out of a crowded courtroom, officials and witnesses said. Steven Sindos, 53, who's been working for the Legal Aid Society for the past 26 years, suffered a massive heart attack when he ...
Worst lawyer ever? Texas attorney slept through client's trial, forgot his ...
Worst lawyer ever? Texas attorney slept through client's trial, forgot his ...
Lawyer faces discipline over clients' $500K
A La Jolla attorney is facing discipline from the State Bar of California after he allegedly took more than $500,000 from his deceased clients' estate without the court's permission, which prompted at least one beneficiary — the American Cancer ...
Killer's lawyer: Crime advocate improperly shared convict's disciplinary file
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Jon Buice is a confessed killer. He is one of 10 men who pleaded guilty to the July 4, 1991 beating and stabbing murder of Paul Broussard in a Montrose parking lot. Buice has served 22 years in prison for the crime, nearly half his ...
Dexter Douglass, a Lawyer for Gore in 2000 Recount, Dies at 83
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Dexter Douglass, one of the lead lawyers for Vice President Al Gore during the chaotic presidential election recount of 2000, died on Tuesday at his home here. He was 83. His daughter Lacy Douglass said her father had been treated ...
Navy Yard shooter practiced with AR-15 two days before rampage, lawyer says
Aaron Alexis, the man police say shot and killed 12 people in a Washington Navy Yard, reportedly called police to complain about people following him and that he was hearing voices. He sought mental health treatment from a nearby VA hospital, officials ...
Ex-publicist, lawyer for Insane Clown Posse sues group for alleged abuse
PONTIAC, Mich. – An ex-publicist and lawyer for the rap duo Insane Clown Posse has sued them and their recording company, saying she was sexually harassed and asked to perform illegal acts. The Detroit News says 32-year-old Andrea Pellegrini filed suit ...
Lawyer: Agreement reached in ex-mansion chef's case
RICHMOND -- Lawyers for former executive mansion chef Todd Schneider have reached an agreement with prosecutors in his felony embezzlement case, Schneider's attorney said this morning. "The parties have agreed on a very favorable resolution of the ...
Iran frees jailed human rights lawyer: husband
DUBAI (Reuters) - Imprisoned Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh has been freed by the authorities, her husband said on Wednesday. Sotoudeh had been serving a six-year sentence after being arrested in September 2010 and ...
Family says Iran releases prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh after ...
Family says Iran releases prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh after ...
Lawyer: Deal Reached in Va. Gov Mansion Chef Case
Lawyer: Deal Reached in Va. Gov Mansion Chef Case. RICHMOND, Va. September 18, 2013 (AP). By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press. Associated Press. The former chef at the Virginia governor's mansion has reached a deal with prosecutors over four ...
Lawyer: Deal reached in Va. gov mansion chef case
RICHMOND, Va. -- The former chef at the Virginia governor's mansion has reached a deal with prosecutors over four felony counts of embezzlement involving the theft of food from the first family's kitchen, his attorney said Wednesday. The case against ...
Obama's top lawyer to leave White House in January
Ruemmler, who was the lead prosecutor in the government's 2006 case against Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, first served as deputy counsel to Obama and was elevated to serve as the president's top lawyer after Bob Bauer left the ...
Iran Releases Human Rights Lawyer, Other Prisoners
Iran released a dozen prominent political prisoners, including a human rights lawyer who defended opposition activists and was imprisoned for three years, activists, media and the lawyer's husband said Wednesday. The release of lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh ...
Man Shot 'Millisecond' After Told to Get on Ground, Lawyer Claims
A police dash cam video shows an unarmed man was shot 10 times by an officer a "millisecond" after being ordered to "get on the ground," a lawyer for the slain man's family said today after reviewing the video. Police say Jonathan Ferrell, a former ...
Guantanamo computer problems worsening, defense lawyer tells judge
GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - Months of efforts to fix a file-gobbling computer system used by defense lawyers in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal have only turned up more problems, the chief defense counsel testified on ...
Assemblyman splits with party over lawyer
Albany. We want our own lawyer, thanks very much. That's the message of at least one Assembly Republican who is offended that majority Democrats were able to pick a lawyer to represent the entire chamber before the Moreland Commission, which is ...
DOJ Lawyer Karla Dobinski's Misconduct Sends Police Officers to Prison
What does it take for an employee to get fired in Eric Holder's Justice Department Civil Rights Division? Certainly perjury doesn't do it. Neither does using a government credit cards to book airfare for romantic liaisons with a Miami girlfriend. That ...
Naperville Lawyer Sues Man Over Negative Comments Online
(CBS) – A Naperville lawyer has filed a lawsuit against a man who wrote a bad review of him on Google Plus. WBBM Newsradio's Steve Miller reports attorney Paul Nordini sued Joe LaBarre, after he wrote, “This is an exceptionally unethical law firm…stay ...
Chris Andersen cleared, was victim of Internet hoax, lawyer says
One of the most inimitable players in the NBA was the victim of an Internet scheme nearly as intricate as his trademark tattoos, his lawyer said Wednesday. The lengthy nightmare that finally ended for Chris Andersen, the Miami Heat's Birdman, unfolded ...
Fla. prosecutor: Lawyer accused of running gambling centers under charity ...
Fla. prosecutor: Lawyer accused of running gambling centers under charity ...
DeLay appellate lawyer: 'We won the Super Bowl'
A 3rd Court of Appeals panel, split 2-to-1 along partisan lines, on Thursday reversed the money-laundering and conspiracy convictions that ended the political career of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay seven years ago. The Sugar Land ...
Lawyer Believes $765M Concussion Deal Will Succeed
A lawyer who filed the first concussion lawsuit against the NFL says the league stepped up and the game will be better because of the litigation. Philadelphia lawyer Sol Weiss believes the proposed $765 million settlement will go through, allowing ...
Ari S. Zymelman, business lawyer, dies at 50
Ari S. Zymelman, a lawyer who won court rulings in recent years that had important repercussions for defense contractors accused of abuse and torture during the war in Iraq, died Sept. 15 at the Washington Home hospice. He was 50. He had lymphoma, said ...
Lawyer sues state agency over dismissal
A lawyer says she was fired by the Human Services Department because of her whistle-blowing on Medicaid-related matters – including the recent behavioral health audits – while the agency says her claims are baseless. Elizabeth Jeffreys sued the ...
Lawyer Believes Concussion Deal Will Succeed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer who filed the first concussion lawsuit against the NFL says the league stepped up to the plate, and the game will be better because of the litigation. Philadelphia lawyer Sol Weiss believes the proposed $675 million ...
Guardian Editors Debate a Former NSA Lawyer on Prism, Snowden and ...
Guardian Editors Debate a Former NSA Lawyer on Prism, Snowden and ...
Running for Mayor: Former city lawyer Dinelli a 'no-nonsense manager'
Dinelli said the city simply failed to defend itself in the lawsuit and that he had done everything he could to prevent civil-rights violations. As for Kennedy's comments, Dinelli called them “absolute nonsense and spoken like a true plaintiffs' lawyer ...
Lawyer: Karl Karlsen's statements to wife, police were illegally obtained and ...
Lawyer: Karl Karlsen's statements to wife, police were illegally obtained and ...
Would You Punch A Woman In The Face? This Lawyer Did….
I was raised to never hit a girl. I was raised at a time when you had no concept of a girl doing that. In the 1950s, girls didn't snatch purses. They wore petticoats. – Jonathan Damon, a Michigan lawyer, in remarks made after subduing Mikayla Danielle ...
Turks and Caicos Lawyer Charged in Corruption Case
Turks and Caicos Lawyer Charged in Corruption Case. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico September 20, 2013 (AP). By DANICA COTO Associated Press. Associated Press. A high-profile attorney who runs a law firm in the Turks and Caicos Islands with numerous ...
Leading lawyer Graeme Mew appointed to try to resolve Heineken Cup row
Graeme Mew, a Canadian lawyer with considerable experience in dispute resolution, has been given the task of bringing the clubs back to the negotiating table after they resolved to have nothing more to do with European Rugby Cup Ltd and announced they ...
Metra Board waives lawyer-client privilege for state probe
Metra Board members Friday agreed to waive their attorney-client privilege and try to give a state inspector general what he needs to “get to the bottom” of the Metra mess. The board, including two new members, voted to give Metra acting general ...
Another sleeping lawyer case surfaces
This week, courtesy of Express-News reporter Zeke MacCormack, we learned of another lawyer who slept through his client's trial. Attorney Martin Zimmerman was so out of it during the trial that he referred to his client, Daniel Textor Jr., as Jonathan ...