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BP lied about size of US Gulf oil spill, lawyers tell trial
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - In the frantic days after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP lied about how much oil was leaking from its Macondo well and took too long to cap it, plaintiffs' lawyers said on Monday at the opening of the second phase of the ...
Lawyer for former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar pleads 'not guilty ...
Lawyer for former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar pleads 'not guilty ...
Son of indicted donor's lawyer works for Mandel
The Cleveland lawyer representing one of two men charged with illegally funneling campaign cash to state Treasurer Josh Mandel and a congressman has a son who works for Mandel. Former Cuyahoga County Republican Chairman Roger Synenberg is ...
Fallen celebrity lawyer busted for choking girlfriend: Prosecutors
Fallen celebrity lawyer Dominick Barbara is on his way to becoming as notorious as some of his clients. The suspended lawyer was arrested for the third time in a year on Sunday night - this time for allegedly choking his girlfriend. Barbara, whose ...
Jeffery Trevino acted 'funny,' but didn't kill Kira Steger, lawyer says
Jeffery Trevino acted 'funny,' but didn't kill Kira Steger, lawyer says. By Emily Gurnon [email protected] Posted: 09/30/2013 12:01:00 AM CDT. Updated: 10/01/2013 10:31:59 AM CDT. Family and friends of murder victim Kira Steger, including her ...
Defense attorneys ask judge to toss charges against lawyer in charity gambling ...
Defense attorneys ask judge to toss charges against lawyer in charity gambling ...
Lawyer Says Drive To Win Made Cuban Cheat
COM/AP) - A government lawyer said that the drive to win that helps Mark Cuban succeed in business led the billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner to cheat by using insider information to sell stock in an internet company. “Mark Cuban violated the law, and ...
Lawyer: Mark Cuban 'knew better'
DALLAS -- A government lawyer says the drive to win that helps Mark Cuban succeed in business led the billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner to cheat by using insider information to sell stock in an Internet company. "Mark Cuban violated the law, and he ...
Lawyer: Rambo in NY Sniper Case Mentally Shaky
A New York lawyer says he's concerned about the mental and emotional stability of a former U.S. soldier known as Rambo as he faces charges he plotted to kill a federal agent. Attorney Marlon Kirton says client Joseph Hunter seemed about to cry Tuesday ...
Vietnam dissident lawyer set to stand trial
Hanoi (AFP) – A prominent Vietnamese activist lawyer is expected to go on trial Wednesday amid tight security, as campaigners threaten street demonstrations and international rights groups demand his immediate release. Le Quoc Quan is due to appear at ...
Former real estate lawyer Gary Gorman overcomes early challenges to build ...
Former real estate lawyer Gary Gorman overcomes early challenges to build ...
Report: Lawyer starting firm to represent college athletes
A lawyer who helped bring free agency to the National Football League is set to focus on the unpaid athletes who generate more than $16 billion in college sports television contracts, reports Bloomberg.com. According to the report, Jeff Kessler, a ...
Bronxville lawyer accused of having illegal arsenal pleads guilty to weapons ...
Bronxville lawyer accused of having illegal arsenal pleads guilty to weapons ...
US-trained human rights lawyer sentenced to 30 months in jail in Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam – A Vietnamese court has sentenced a U.S-trained lawyer and well-known dissident to 30 months in jail after finding him guilty of tax evasion. The charges against Le Quoc Quan were widely considered to be politically motivated. Quan's ...
Lawyer: Jenkins abused by DA
Aaron Hernandez's fiancee Shayanna Jenkins was the victim of abusive tactics by prosecutors pressuring her to provide information to help their case, her lawyer said this week. Jenkins, 24, was indicted on a single charge of perjury last week. If she ...
NFL Free-Agent Lawyer to Unlock $16 Billion in NCAA Athletes
Jeff Kessler, an attorney who helped bring free agency to the National Football League, is about to focus on the unpaid athletes who generate more than $16 billion in college sports television contracts. New York-based Winston & Strawn LLP is starting ...
Roger Clemens' former lawyer, Michael Attanasio, joins Alex Rodriguez's legal ...
Roger Clemens' former lawyer, Michael Attanasio, joins Alex Rodriguez's legal ...
Cuban Sold Company's Shares to Win, SEC Lawyer Tells Jury
Mark Cuban sold his stock in a Canadian Internet search business because he didn't want to be a loser, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer told a jury at the start of the billionaire's insider-trading trial. Cuban sold that stake in the ...
Ariel Winter's Mom DUMPED By Lawyer -- She's Way Too Difficult
Ariel Winter's Mom DUMPED By Lawyer She's Too Difficult. Exclusive. 1002_ariel_winter_and_mom_tmz. Ariel Winter's mom now has a fool for a client -- herself -- because her lawyer just quit. In legal docs, obtained by TMZ, attorney Roy Penuela says ...
Ex-lawyer gets prison for South African Ponzi scheme
Brian Ray Dinning, a former tax attorney who admitted running a Ponzi scheme involving gold, diamonds and real estate ventures in South Africa, was sentenced today to 12½ years in federal prison. Dinning, 48, formerly of Suffolk, had been in jail since ...
Michael Jackson trial: Conrad Murray's lawyer weighs in
"For him, every night is an eternity," said Murray's appeals lawyer Valerie Wass. Wass says Murray has been following the five-month civil case in which jurors are asked if concert promoter AEG Live hired him, and if so, were they negligent in ...
New head lawyer for Office of Federal Public Defender in Denver
Thirty-year public defender Virginia Grady has been named to head the Office of Federal Public Defender in Denver, taking a job that opened when Raymond Moore was appointed a U.S. District judge. The U.S. Court of Appeals named Grady interim Federal ...
Power Lawyer Ken Ziffren on Netflix, TV and Future of Hollywood
Power Lawyer Ken Ziffren on Netflix, TV and Future of Hollywood. 3:04 PM PDT 10/2/2013 by Alex Ben Block. 4. 20. 0. 1. 0. Email; Print · Comments. Ken Ziffren, Matthew Belloni. Todd Williamson/Invision for THR/AP Images. Ken Ziffren talks to THR ...
Rumford lawyer sentenced for bomb threats
RUMFORD, Maine — Lawyer Ron Hoffman was suspended from practicing law a year after admitting to phoning in a pair of bomb threats to schools in 2012. The suspension itself comes with a twist — according to the Maine Overseers of the Bar, Hoffman's ...
Sources: High-Ranking Lawyer Accused of Asking Detective to Remove Stolen ...
Sources: High-Ranking Lawyer Accused of Asking Detective to Remove Stolen ...
Lawyer: Bahrain court sentences 4 for life in bombing
MANAMA, Bahrain – A defense lawyer in Bahrain says a judge has sentenced four people to life in prison for a bombing that authorities said targeted police in the restive Gulf nation. Thursday's sentences for the March blast are the most severe in a ...
Lawyer: Bahrain Court Jails 4 for Life in Bombing
A defense lawyer in Bahrain says a judge has sentenced four people to life in prison for a bombing that authorities said targeted police in the restive Gulf nation. Thursday's sentences for the March blast are the most severe in a series of recent ...
Biker's Lawyer Says 'Video Doesn't Show Everything'
Biker's Lawyer Says 'Video Doesn't Show Everything'. One of the motorcyclists involved in a road rage incident with an SUV driver has been charged. 02:12 | 10/03/2013. Related Links: Watch: Family Says Biker Hit in Road Rage Incident Paralyzed · Watch: ...
Lawyer: NY Court Too Small for Kerry Kennedy Trial
A small-town New York courtroom may not be big enough for the drugged-driving trial of Kerry Kennedy, ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lawyers for both sides are looking beyond the town courthouse in Armonk, N.Y., for a bigger space. Defense attorney ...
Lawyer: NY court too small for Kerry Kennedy trial
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A small-town New York courtroom may not be big enough for the drugged-driving trial of Kerry Kennedy, ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lawyers for both sides are looking beyond the town courthouse in Armonk, N.Y., for a bigger ...
NYC lawyer argues that NYPD can spy on peaceful Muslim conversations
Lawyers argue that the police have the right to spy on peaceful conversations between innocent individuals Photo: Supporters of a lawsuit challenging the NYPD's Muslim surveillance program, hold signs during a gathering on a plaza in front of New York ...
Cuban, Gov't Lawyer Spar at Insider-Trading Trial
Mark Cuban sparred with a government lawyer Thursday over why the billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner dumped his shares in a Canadian search-engine company in 2004. Cuban says he had several reasons for selling his stock, including learning ...
Carlow student arrested wearing Joker face paint; lawyer cites First Amendment
A Carlow University student who painted his face to look like the Joker was arrested after campus police said he spit on an officer, threatened them and resisted their efforts to arrest him, school police said. The attorney representing Christian Smith ...
Lawyer's religious slurs prompt judicial query: Was she remorseful?
A special referee recommended the suspension this year. But the state panel that polices lawyers challenged it before the Supreme Court, saying Nett's transgressions were so serious a stain on the legal profession that they merited a two-year ...
Meet the Arab-American lawyer who the NSA spied on–back in 1967
“I was not at all surprised by the Snowden revelations about the NSA,” Jabara, a prominent lawyer and a founder of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, told me in a phone interview. “The United States has this huge, huge international ...
Reed Smith Partner Named PNC Top Lawyer: Business of Law
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) appointed Gregory B. Jordan general counsel and head of regulatory and government affairs. Jordan, currently the global managing partner and chairman of the senior management team and executive committee of ...
Mark Cuban, SEC lawyer spar at insider-trading trial
DALLAS —Mark Cuban sparred with a government lawyer Thursday over why the billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner dumped his shares in a Canadian search-engine company. Cuban says he had several reasons for selling his stock in 2004, including ...
World-Herald editorial: Lawyer shortage is not a joke
Forgive some Midlanders if they chuckled at news that some places in Nebraska need more lawyers. National statistics show that less than two-thirds of law school graduates found jobs in 2009 that required them to pass the bar exam, so a shortage of ...
Celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred represents biker injured before SUV driver ...
Celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred represents biker injured before SUV driver ...
Celebrity Lawyer Gloria Allred Says She Will Prove Biker Crippled by SUV ...
Celebrity Lawyer Gloria Allred Says She Will Prove Biker Crippled by SUV ...
Injured Road Rage Motorcyclist's Family Hires Celebrity Lawyer Gloria Allred
The motorcyclist injured in last Sunday's altercation between a group of bikers and a driver on Manhattan's West Side Highway will be represented by celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred in a potential case against the man who mowed him down. The family of ...
LinkedIn Endorsements Could Be Trouble For Lawyers
Like other professionals, lawyers have enthusiastically embraced marketing via social media. After all, the Internet provides an inexpensive -- often free -- forum for people to publicize themselves and their businesses. Advertisements, endorsements ...
A-Rod's lawyer: 'T-Rex in shark's clothing'
A guy once dubbed "the most hated lawyer in New York." Madison Avenue attorney Joe Tacopina represented a string of high-profile scoundrels long before Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez put him on retainer. There was Joran van der Sloot, ...
Lawyer Complains About Ex-Bell Official's Plea
An attorney in a municipal corruption case that nearly bankrupted a struggling Los Angeles suburb complained bitterly in court Friday about a judge's decision to allow the chief defendant to plead no contest in an unannounced hearing. Attorney Harland ...
Suspended Susquehanna Twp. lawyer stands by criticisms of judges
WILLIAMSPORT — A suspended Susquehanna Twp. lawyer seeking reinstatement stands by critical remarks he has made against judges in the U.S. Middle District saying they were made in good fath. Andrew J. Ostrowski also states in a brief filed Thursday ...
Another Obamacare Success Story: Turning a Future Lawyer into a Welfare ...
Another Obamacare Success Story: Turning a Future Lawyer into a Welfare ...
Kim Kardashian's Divorce Lawyer Writes Tell All Book!
Laura Wasser, the divorce lawyer for Kim, and about half of Hollywood including Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher, and Mariah Carey, is preparing to write a tell all book about her work with these famous clients. BUT, they might not have ...
Roger E. Greenberg, personal injury lawyer
He was a founding member of the Master Marketing Group, a national association of personal injury lawyers, and a member of the American Arbitration Association and the American Association for Justice. He was recognized as a top-rated attorney by Super ...
Baltimore Defense Lawyer Accused Of Sneaking Drugs To Her Jailed Clients
BALTIMORE (WJZ)—She's used to defending accused criminals in court, now a local defense attorney finds herself on the wrong side of the law. Derek Valcourt explains her arrest is connected to her work as a lawyer. Police say she was helping sneak ...
Biker hurt in melee tried to help SUV driver, lawyer says
"The irony in this case is that Edwin Mieses [Jr.] was trying to help calm people down, and to help Mr. Lien and his family," said celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who is representing Mieses and his relatives. Mieses, 32, was run over by Lien, the ...