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Lawyer for girl suspended for trying to help drunken pal to sue school over ...
Lawyer for girl suspended for trying to help drunken pal to sue school over ...
Alleged Silk Road Creator's New Lawyer Defended Guantanamo Detainee, NSA ...
Alleged Silk Road Creator's New Lawyer Defended Guantanamo Detainee, NSA ...
Elderly Ex-Lawyer Eyed in Bank Heists
An elderly former lawyer is being held on charges that he robbed a bank and shot a cop, but is also suspected of having pulled up to six bank heists, police said. Warren Gladders, 64, appeared in court on Tuesday and was charged with attempted assault ...
Case Pits Freezing Assets Against Hiring Lawyers
But it was not clear that a majority of the justices could agree on a way to address the couple's situation without cutting back on earlier decisions or intruding into what a government lawyer insisted was the job of the grand jury. The Kaleys were ...
Lawyer says deck stacked against casino protester
The lawyer for an anti-casino crusader charged with slugging a Suffolk Downs labor boss at a rally in Revere is questioning whether cops were motivated by the city's multimillion-dollar gaming deal when they placed his client under arrest. Attorney ...
Family demand return of Nazi war criminal Priebke's body: lawyer
"There was an abduction of the body by about thirty people, police or intelligence services, and they beat four people who were holding vigil," lawyer Paolo Giachini told Italian media. "Tell us where the body of Erich Priebke is. His children have ...
Lawyers, beware lawyers
EXAMINE the latest budget stand-off to shame Washington and embarrass America, and lawyers are everywhere. An ambitious Republican, Senator Ted Cruz (once solicitor-general of Texas) played a large role in triggering the crisis. Other lawyer ...
Lawyer won't appeal ruling giving go-ahead to casino referendum
The lawyer's decision, coming a day after he vowed to appeal, ends the only legal challenge to the referendum, now leaving it up to voters statewide to decide whether Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's casino expansion plan should be approved. Snyder sought to ...
Lawyer: Doctor Acted Erratically After Wife Died
A former Utah doctor accused of hounding his wife to get a face-lift so he could kill her with a lethal combination of prescription drugs acted erratically the day she died and claimed she had wanted the surgery, prosecutors said Thursday in opening ...
Witness claims US lawyer used inflated estimate in Chevron case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. lawyer used inflated estimates to pursue what eventually became an $18 billion pollution judgment against Chevron Corp (CVX.N) in Ecuador, despite warnings that the numbers were "wildly inaccurate," his former consultant ...
Lawyer charged with $4 million Ponzi scheme
"She was a lawyer who people trusted and she violated that trust and stole right from under their noses," Assistant District Attorney Amy Justiniano said. "The bottom line is she's willing to say anything and do anything to get what she needs ...
Obama to nominate former Pentagon lawyer Johnson to lead DHS
President Obama plans to nominate former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson to head the Department of Homeland Security, tapping a trusted counterterrorism adviser from his first term to fill the position left by Janet Napolitano. Obama plans to make the ...
Lawyer for accused St. Paul priest says sex abuse claims are false
... for accused St. Paul priest says sex abuse claims are false. Article by: DAVID CHANEN , Star Tribune; Updated: October 17, 2013 - 4:36 PM. Lawyer for priest accused of sexual contact with a young teen calls allegations false and “thoroughly ...
Top CIA Lawyer Sides with Senate Torture Report
Last night, along with the bill reopening the government, the Senate confirmed Stephen W. Preston, the top lawyer at the C.I.A., to move to the Pentagon to serve in the same role there. The vote slipped by unnoticed by most, but on close inspection, it ...
Dial-A-Lawyer provides free legal advice in WMass
SPRINGFIELD - One thing that is constant in life is death and taxes, and attorney Denise Shear, of Northampton, said she took questions about those issues at Thursday's Dial-A-Lawyer program sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association. Shear said ...
Obama to nominate former Pentagon lawyer as homeland chief
(CNN) -- President Barack Obama plans to nominate Jeh Johnson, the Pentagon's former top lawyer, to be the next Homeland Security Secretary, sources tell CNN. The nomination is expected on Friday. He must be confirmed by the Senate. Johnson would ...
Accused Colorado theater gunman saw lawyer 13 hours after requesting counsel
(Reuters) - Police did not allow accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes access to lawyers for 13 hours after he asked for legal counsel following his arrest, and ignored demands by his lawyers that he not be interrogated, defense attorneys said ...
Rocket Lawyer Is Free To Use 'Free', As Court Denies Rival LegalZoom A ...
Rocket Lawyer Is Free To Use 'Free', As Court Denies Rival LegalZoom A ...
Madoff Was Like a God, Wizard of Oz, Lawyers Tell Jury
Five former employees of Bernard L. Madoff on trial for allegedly aiding his $17 billion Ponzi scheme were kept in the dark about the fraud and duped by his personality and reputation, a jury was told. The group's lawyers took turns giving opening ...
Zimmerman lawyer drafting bill that could hold Florida parents liable in ...
Zimmerman lawyer drafting bill that could hold Florida parents liable in ...
Holmes Lawyers Want His Emails Barred as Evidence
The courtroom battle over what evidence can be used against Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes has grown heated, with a defense lawyer aggressively questioning police officers about why Holmes was not allowed to see an attorney for ...
Obama nominates Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson to head DHS
“Jeh has a deep understanding of the threats and challenges facing the United States,” Mr. Obama said as he introduced Mr. Johnson in the White House rose garden. “Jeh also knows that meeting these threats demands cooperation and coordination across ...
Obama picks lawyer Johnson to head Homeland Security
WASHINGTON | Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:01pm EDT. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday named former Pentagon attorney Jeh Johnson to run the Department of Homeland Security, where the task of securing the nation's borders will give ...
Lawyer Remains in Jail on DUI, Manslaughter Charges in Death of Virginia Couple
A bond hearing for a lawyer charged with DUI and two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of a Nothern Virginia couple ended with him being ordered to stay in jail -- for now. Investigators say Mark Sgarlata, 52, of Ashburn, was driving drunk just ...
Slain Dallas ISD law magnet student was determined to become lawyer
“What gives us joy and hope is we can look around and say, 'That lawyer, that's Lovell's classmate,'” he said. Many of Jenkins' friends were tearful as they took turns sharing memories of him. “All he wanted to do was make sure his mother and sister ...
Man gets 40 years in killing of Santa Cruz lawyer
A Santa Cruz man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, a prominent Santa Cruz attorney, while the pair were vacationing in Hawaii. Gerald Galaway, 39, was sentenced Thursday to 20 years for manslaughter and 20 additional ...
Wrongly Convicted Man Names Scholarship for Lawyer Who Fought to Set Him ...
Wrongly Convicted Man Names Scholarship for Lawyer Who Fought to Set Him ...
Lawyer: Owners Have Legal Options After Oil Companies Damage Lan ...
Lawyer: Owners Have Legal Options After Oil Companies Damage Lan ...
Lawyer wants serious charges dropped against Saxonburg man accused of ...
Lawyer wants serious charges dropped against Saxonburg man accused of ...
Death row exoneree creates UT Law School scholarship to honor lawyer who ...
Death row exoneree creates UT Law School scholarship to honor lawyer who ...
San Jose Woman Posing As Lawyer Convicted Of Grand Theft
Pardo, who also used the alias Angela Farfan, was charged with convincing a man to give her $100,000 in fees with the assurance of helping him win a lawsuit when she was not a lawyer, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said she also obtained a fee of $12 ...
Pinellas Park defense lawyer finding success
Pinellas Park defense lawyer finding success. By Stephen Thompson | Tribune Staff Published: October 20, 2013. CLEARWATER – Prosecutors wield a lot of power in the criminal justice system. They decide whether police have garnered enough evidence ...
A-Rod lawyer seeks Bosch info
NEW YORK -- One of Alex Rodriguez's lawyers wants Major League Baseball to release testimony about whether Commissioner Bud Selig knew Anthony Bosch distributed banned substances to teenagers. Rob Manfred, baseball's chief operating officer, ...
'Shahid,' Stars Raj Kumar Yadav as a Real-Life Lawyer
“Shahid,” a Hindi film directed by Hansal Mehta, is the story of a hero, though not in the typical Bollywood sense. Based on the life and death of Shahid Azmi, a Mumbai lawyer known for defending Muslims accused of terrorist acts, Mr. Mehta's movie is ...
Lawyer's Graphic Novels, Anything but Brief
LOS ANGELES — “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” Philip K. Dick asked in the title of a novel that became “Blade Runner.” The question is best answered by androids. But we know that one very big entertainment lawyer, Harry M. Brittenham, dreams ...
Alex Rodriguez hearing: Lawyer, MLB exec trade barbs over testimony
NEW YORK — One of Alex Rodriguez's lawyers wants Major League Baseball to release testimony about whether Commissioner Bud Selig knew Anthony Bosch distributed banned substances to teenagers. Rob Manfred, baseball's chief operating officer, ...
Unprepared lawyer suspended 18 months
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday suspended Jonesboro lawyer Herbert Adams Jr. from practicing law for 18 months for repeatedly being unprepared to represent his clients at trial. Adams, who agreed to the recommended discipline, was cooperative ...
Lovett: Judy Rapfogel hires lawyer as investigators probe husband's alleged $5 ...
Lovett: Judy Rapfogel hires lawyer as investigators probe husband's alleged $5 ...
Biopic on Life of Lawyer Murdered in a Mumbai Court
On Feb. 11, 2010, I returned to Mumbai after a reporting assignment in Hyderabad. A rare weekend off with family, it was also my niece's birthday. I switched my phone to silent mode to avoid work-related phone calls and tried to play host to a bunch of ...
Ex-Ind. official's wife disputes lawyer's account
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The wife of former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White says her husband's attorney never prepared her to testify at his voter fraud trial. Michelle White took the stand Monday in a Hamilton County courtroom in the third ...
Nude Selfie-Taking Lawyer Advocates for Nude Selfie Takers Everywhere
If you're part of the small subset of people who pay attention to both Delaware and the law community in Delaware, I won't need to remind you who Brian Zulberti is. For the rest of you, Brian Zulberti is a man who likes to put the lawyers of Delaware ...
Pursuit of former Texaco lawyer described in Chevron trial
A Brazilian-born lawyer, Veiga headed Texaco's windup activities when the company was pulling out of Ecuador in the early 1990s. In 1990 Texaco turned over operational control of its drilling joint venture in eastern Ecuador to the venture's majority ...
2 connected to convicted NJ lawyer face sentencing
NEWARK (AP) — Two men connected to convicted New Jersey defense attorney Paul Bergrin face sentencing. Jose Jimenez and Alonso Barraza-Castro were indicted in 2010 on drug charges. They were accused of selling drugs out of a house in Newark ...
8 things that matter when hiring business lawyer
Hiring a lawyer may be one of the most important decisions your business makes. The skill and attentiveness of your lawyer will affect everything from the strength of your company's contracts to how well you'll be able to defend your company from ...
Detroit Retiree Lawyer Says Pensions Live on Forever
Detroit's retired municipal workers can never have their pensions reduced, even if a disaster makes the city “cease to exist,” a retirees' lawyer told a judge. Should the bankrupt city be left with only one citizen left to pay taxes, the city would ...
The winningest lawyer in Chicago
Among lawyers battling the city over claims of police misconduct and wrongful convictions, Mr. Loevy is less well-known than others such as Flint Taylor, who represented one of two plaintiffs who settled lawsuits last month for $12.3 million. As those ...
Ex-lawyer in trainer rape case: DA involved in defense
CARMEL, N.Y. — A New York district attorney has actively assisted the defense of a child rape suspect, despite his repeated vows to stay out of the case because the client is his former live-in personal trainer, the lawyer who is now withdrawing from ...
Gypsy Couple Adopted Blond Girl in 'Non-Legal Way,' Lawyer Says
A Greek Gypsy couple, accused of kidnapping a little girl, was given the girl by a Bulgarian Gypsy and adopted her "in a non-legal way," the couple's lawyer told ABC News today. A police source told ABC News that the girl, known only as Maria, was one ...
Ex-Pentagon Lawyer as Head of Homeland Security Could Signal the Wrong ...
Ex-Pentagon Lawyer as Head of Homeland Security Could Signal the Wrong ...
Defense claims police kept asking Holmes questions after he asked for lawyer
In fact Holmes had asked for a lawyer three times during seven minutes of questioning by police the night he was arrested. But his defense attorneys say he sat in jail 13 hours without seeing a lawyer. Even though public defender Daniel King had been ...