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Prominent lawyer who overcame poverty now has millions to give
Catholic schools in Baltimore propelled George W. McManus Jr. from poverty to success as a lawyer, he says, providing him a solid education. And years later, when the legal tables turned and he needed defense, priests and school officials were there as ...
Lawyer in strip-search case calls for probe of LaSalle County officers
An attorney for a woman who claims she was illegally strip-searched by LaSalle County sheriff's deputies has asked that a special prosecutor be named to investigate the department, according to court documents. Terry Ekl, himself a former prosecutor ...
Lawyer Parks Lambo Like A Jackass, Because He Can Afford To
She is also a motivational speaker and will be the keynote speaker on November 8, 2013, at the National Association of Women Lawyers' Ninth Annual General Counsel Institute in New York…. Keep reading ». Tags: Events, NAWL, Ninth Annual General ...
CIA drone strikes could encourage use by hostile states, lawyer warns
Andrea Prasow, a counter-terrorism lawyer with Human Rights Watch, said a new report with Amnesty International into evidence of strikes against civilians showed breaches of international conventions that could be exploited by hostile countries using ...
Prenda-linked lawyer is incensed about financial data being revealed
In the latest twist to the long-running saga of Prenda Law, the firm's former lawyer Brett Gibbs revealed financial data belonging to the so-called "copyright troll." Prenda has sued thousands of people for illegally downloading pornographic movies ...
73-year-old accused of murder claims self-defense, lawyer says
Johnie Jones who was arrested on charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence in the Fairview shooting on Sunday appeared in the Anchorage jail court on Monday, October 21, 2013. BILL ROTH — Anchorage ...
Lawyer for accused al Qaeda figure says case will take months to prepare
By Luke Swiderski. NEW YORK | Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:59pm EDT. NEW YORK (Reuters) - The defense attorney for an alleged senior al Qaeda figure captured in Libya earlier this month said on Tuesday it will take several months to sort through hundreds of ...
Alex Rodriguez has 'absolutely not' used PEDs recently, per lawyer
Joseph Tacopina, the defense lawyer hired by A-Rod for his appeal against MLB, said Monday that Rodriguez had "absolutely not" taken any illegal PEDs recently and insinuated that the league had no evidence to the contrary, report Jason Carroll and ...
Lawyer for Rev. Wright's Old Church Named in Tea Party Lawsuit Against IRS
The American Lawyer reported in May 2008 that attorneys for Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr won dismissal of an IRS case against the church regarding a speech that Obama gave that year at the church's 50th anniversary. Churches are prohibited ...
Bank Of America Lawyer Says US Showed No Evidence In Mortgage Fraud Case
NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has failed to produce any evidence to show that Bank of America Corp's Countrywide unit committed mortgage fraud in the run-up to the financial crisis, a lawyer for the bank said on Tuesday. The remarks ...
Washington's lawyer said disgruntled employee caused search
HARRISBURG - An attorney for Democratic state Sen. LeAnna Washington said Tuesday that a former "disgruntled employee" triggered the search of her legislative offices by investigators with Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. Philadelphia attorney ...
Libyan Al Qaeda suspect denies terrorism charges, lawyer says
NEW YORK – An alleged Al Qaeda member accused in a pair of 1998 U.S. embassy bombings maintains his innocence and was shaken by the experience of being snatched off the streets of Libya and interrogated for a week aboard an American warship, his ...
Disbarred lawyer faces up to life in prison for stealing from Dallas area clients
A disbarred civil attorney who pleaded guilty this week is in a Dallas courtroom facing up to life in prison for stealing from his clients. According to testimony in the sentencing phase of his trial, Thomas Corea took money from some clients' lawsuit ...
Putnam rape case: Suspect's attorney says last lawyer wanted more money
Adam Levy's former trainer gets a new lawyer: The latest developments at the Putnam County Courthouse in the child-rape case against a former live-in trainer for Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy. (Video by Joe Larese/The Journal News) ...
Haiti arrests key anti-corruption lawyer
It is a human rights violation. The law establishes the terms under which a person can be arrested," said Newton St-Juste, a lawyer who had joined Michel in filing the legal proceedings against the president's family on grounds of corruption. "It is an ...
Dina Lohan's Lawyer -- The Paparazzi Caused Her To Drive Drunk
Dina Lohan drove totally wasted and it's all because the paparazzi drove her to the bottle and then the steering wheel ... this according to her bizarre lawyer. Dina and her lawyer, Mark Heller, appeared for a routine hearing in her drunk driving case ...
Lawyer: A-Rod didn't use illegal PEDs
NEW YORK -- Even though his appeal hearing is in a month-long recess, Alex Rodriguez made news twice on Tuesday: Once for something he did and once for something his lawyer says he did not. Rodriguez's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, told CNN that ...
Lawyer: Berlusconi to Be Tried in Corruption Case
Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was indicted Wednesday on a political corruption charge linked to the 2008 collapse of Romano Prodi's government, a defense lawyer in the case said. Judge Amelia Primavera ordered a trial to begin Feb. 11. A ...
Doctors welcome freedom to apologize; personal injury lawyer worries it will ...
Doctors welcome freedom to apologize; personal injury lawyer worries it will ...
Egyptian lawyer's statements to authorities allowed for NY trial in Africa ...
Egyptian lawyer's statements to authorities allowed for NY trial in Africa ...
Lawyer disbarred for helping client hide funds from wife in divorce, then ... - The Star-Ledger
Lawyer disbarred for helping client hide funds from wife in divorce, then ...
Backers spring Haiti lawyer in corruption cases
The detention of the prominent lawyer prompted Senate President Simon Dieuseul Desras, a critic of President Michel Martelly, to call for an emergency session of legislators to discuss the arrest. Michel is one of the few attorneys in Haiti who takes ...
Backers Spring Haiti Lawyer in Corruption Cases
The detention of the prominent lawyer prompted Senate President Simon Dieuseul Desras, a critic of President Michel Martelly, to call for an emergency session of legislators to discuss the arrest. Michel is one of the few attorneys in Haiti who takes ...
Lawyer announces John Cornyn challenge
Texas Sen. John Cornyn got his first primary opponent Wednesday, when Texas immigration lawyer Linda Vega announced she would challenge the two-term incumbent. Vega, a Houston attorney who has worked for the U.S. Department of Labor, made her ...
Top court ruling upholds free speech, union lawyer says
“This is a very significant decision,” Ira Mirkin, a Youngstown lawyer who represents MEADD, said of Wednesday's ruling. Unionized Ohio public employees can now “exercise their right to free speech on the same basis as anyone else who wants to speak ...
Haitian lawyer who brought government corruption cases detained, then sprung ...
Haitian lawyer who brought government corruption cases detained, then sprung ...
Defendant 'Little Tony' Ferrari says Boulis was murdered — but not by him
Ferrari's decision to take the stand caused some drama in the morning, as defense lawyer Christopher Grillo said his client was acting against his legal advice. When Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes told Grillo to call his sole witness, Grillo stood ...
Lawyer cites 'clear intent' to fire Powers
Lawyer cites 'clear intent' to fire Powers. Says UT employees feared for their jobs. By JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press. Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 8:35 AM CDT; Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 8:35 AM CDT. Wallace Hall ...
Lawyer rips fighting Jets fan: 'a cowardly act'
A lawyer for the woman slugged in the face by a burly Jets fan at MetLife Stadium called the hulking ex-con who hit her a coward. Joseph Cataldo, attorney for New England Patriots fan Jaclyn Nugent, said his petite client was pounced on numerous times ...
Troubled lawyer loses license for at least one year
A Columbus lawyer battling mental health problems and alcoholism has lost his license to practice law following several incidents of professional misconduct. The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended Sterling Everard Gill II from the legal profession for ...
Jury finds Twin Cities lawyer liable in real estate swindle
A jury has found Twin Cities lawyer Todd Duckson liable for multiple violations of securities law in his role advising and running a Minneapolis investment fund that swindled hundreds of investors nationwide. The real estate lending fund, first called ...
Ruling for Kennedy nephew Michael Skakel turned on lawyer's performance
Lawyers for Skakel, now 53, will seek to have their client released on bail, a request that could come as soon as Thursday, according to the law office of Hubert Santos, the lawyer who won the habeas corpus case sought by Skakel. Lawyers for the state ...
Suspended lawyer gets prison time for mortgage fraud
A suspended Las Vegas lawyer was sentenced Thursday to 41 months in prison after prosecutors described him as a leader and organizer in a mortgage fraud scheme. The defendant, Stanley Walton, also must pay about $3.1 million in restitution. He has ...
Lawyer quits post in Casper councilman investigation
Attorney Kathleen Dixon has stepped down as the city of Casper's legal counsel in the investigation of City Councilman Craig Hedquist. The move comes as a surprise because last week the City Council authorized Dixon to investigate conflict of interest ...
Detained Haiti Lawyer Says Detention 'Political'
Michel is one of the few lawyers in Haiti who takes on legal cases critical of President Michel Martelly. He was also a notable participant in two recent protests that drew thousands of people critical of the government, which is under pressure to hold ...
Lawyer: Woman spotted in stairwell four days before body was found
SAN FRANCISCO -- The hospital where a patient vanished and was discovered dead in a stairwell 17 days later told the San Francisco Sheriff's Department that a woman had been spotted there four days before the patient's body was found, the lawyer for ...
Lawyer: San Francisco hospital staffer saw body in stairwell days earlier
(CNN) -- A worker at San Francisco General Hospital alerted a supervisor about a body in a stairwell four full days before the facility announced that a long-missing patient's body had been found in the same locale, a lawyer for the patient's family ...
Lawyer's advice keeps 'e-raffles' running
Three days after Gov. John Kasich circumvented the General Assembly to expand Medicaid, a House Republican has introduced legislation she says will co... Buckeye Forum Podcast. The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and ...
Lawyer Asks Michael Jackson Estate To Pay $37K Legal Bill For Dealing With ...
Lawyer Asks Michael Jackson Estate To Pay $37K Legal Bill For Dealing With ...
'The Counselor' review: A lawyer crosses the line
Fassbender plays an American lawyer in El Paso who is putting up the money for some kind of drug deal. The details are vague, but the situation forces him to have long sit-down conversations about it, first with his business partner, Reiner (Javier ...
Stabbing victim: I asked or $15000 from lawyer Uhlmann in return for not ...
Stabbing victim: I asked or $15000 from lawyer Uhlmann in return for not ...
Accused Tween Cyber Bully Won't Be Bullied by Court, Lawyer Says
The lawyer for a 12-year-old Florida girl accused of helping to bully classmate Rebecca Sedwick into suicide told a court today that he was not going to allow his client to now be bullied by the judicial system. "This girl deserves more than having her ...
163-Point Memo Explains How to Be a Lawyer While Female
It's amazing how far women have come in the professional world without really knowing how to do so many things, like speak and stand and wear appropriate clothes. So, taking it upon themselves to help out these female lawyers, the Women's Committee at ...
Stabbing victim: I asked for $15000 from lawyer Uhlmann in return for not ...
Stabbing victim: I asked for $15000 from lawyer Uhlmann in return for not ...
Bitter Dead Lawyer Bans Former Law Partners From His Funeral
“To the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.” — Every pissed off former partner ever. Everything that ends, ends badly. That's true of law partnerships as much as anything. Partners ...
Lawyer Re-Examining Mo. Rape Claim Experienced
Critics of the way local authorities handled a Missouri case involving a girl who says she was sexually assaulted by an older boy who wasn't prosecuted are applauding the appointment of the Kansas City attorney tasked with re-examining the case ...
Lawyer picked to re-examine Mo. girl's rape allegations seen as good choice by ...
Lawyer picked to re-examine Mo. girl's rape allegations seen as good choice by ...
Former Casey Anthony lawyer defends child in cyberbullying case
Speaking to reporters after a brief court hearing, the lawyer said that his client had been a friend of Rebecca Sedwick, who jumped to her death last month from an abandoned cement silo in Lakeland. “She feels absolutely horrible for what happened to ...
Testimony Ends in Texas Lawyer's Laundering Trial
Testimony ended Friday in the trial of a West Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee accused of conspiring to launder drug money, and closing arguments are scheduled for Monday. Marco Antonio Delgado is accused of devising a ...
Lawyer Says Sheriff Is Bully in Fla. Bullying Case
Lawyer Says Sheriff Is Bully in Fla. Bullying Case. LAKELAND, Fla. October 26, 2013 (AP). Associated Press. An attorney for a 12-year-old Florida girl charged in the bullying of a classmate who committed suicide says the sheriff who filed the charges ...