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THE REGULARS: Iowa Bar changes 'ridiculous rules' about lawyer advertising
For example, when it came to television advertising, the Bar Gods “permitted it,” but only if the ad was: ... articulated only by a single NONDRAMATIC voice, not that of the lawyer, and with no other background sounds (former rule 32.7.2). In fact, any ...
JP Morgan Lawyer Criticizes Big Bank Fines
22, 2013 7:38 pm Volume (Delayed 15m): 360,991 P/E Ratio 12.91 Market Cap $216.00 Billion Dividend Yield 2.65% Rev. per Employee $431,637 11/24/13 After Settlement, J.P. Morgan ... 11/22/13 J.P. Morgan's Top Lawyer: 'At ... 11/21/13 J.P. Morgan's ...
McAllen lawyer takes on UT over track coach's ouster
While the case will be fought in Austin, Kearney chose the McAllen lawyer after interviewing various other attorneys. “We hit it off,” Mask said. “Maybe it was in part because I have secured $46 million in verdicts for my clients.” UT “will review ...
Lawyer pumps up S.F. landlords at boot camp
In the Fort Mason Center one recent night, real estate attorney Daniel Bornstein stood in front of a crowd of nearly 400 people. "Can there be protected tenants in a property built after 1979?" he asked, pointing to the audience. "No!" they shouted in ...
Polonsky offered political asylum, including in US – lawyer
Russian businessman Sergei Polonsky, who is currently staying in Cambodia, has been offered political asylum, including in the US, Alexander Karabanov, the businessman's lawyers, said to a press-conference on Monday. Sergei Polonsky was detained in ...
JP Morgan Lawyer Criticizes Big Bank Fines
J.P. Morgan's top lawyer was "rebuffed at every turn," added Mr. Bresnick, now a partner at law firm Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone LLP in Washington. The Justice Department's lead negotiator on the case, Associate Attorney General Tony West ...
Lawyer honored with bronze statue
Frana Keith stands next to the bust of her late husband Robert Keith at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Friday. A local attorney, Keith's bust was recently added to a previously standing statue and dedicated on Friday. Photo taken Friday, November ...
Federal transit lawyer to talk about streetcar
A Federal Transit Administration official will talk about the impact of potentially pausing or canceling the streetcar at a Cincinnati budget committee meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, according to committee Chairwoman Roxanne Qualls. Dorval Carter, chief ...
Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader launches hunger strike, lawyer says
The statement was read by her defense lawyer, Serhiy Vlasenko. Tymoshenko was imprisoned in 2011 after a trial seen by Western governments as political, Reuters reported. Yanukovich acted on Monday to defuse the demonstrators, saying a decision to ...
George Zimmerman drops public defender, asks for return of knife & phones
Less than a week after he requested to be declared indigent, citing millions in debts, George Zimmerman swapped his public defender in his domestic violence case for a private attorney, his former lawyer confirmed. Zimmerman was represented by the 18th ...
Tourist stabber's lawyer files motion to overturn verdict
Lawyers for a man convicted for his role in the fatal 1990 stabbing of Utah tourist Brian Watkins — a murder that shook an already crime-ridden New York to its core — filed a motion to overturn the verdict Monday. Johnny Hincapie, then 18, was ...
Judge orders Scott Rothstein's return to testify at lawyer's trial
Convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein may soon get his first public grilling in a South Florida courtroom when he's called to testify in the criminal trial of one of the lawyers who used to work for him. Though it would mark a return to the spotlight ...
Lawyer: Man Was Wrongly Convicted In Notorious 1990 Subway Slaying
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — One of the seven men convicted in a notorious subway murder has spent 22 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit, his lawyer says. Johnny Hincapie was found guilty in the 1990 death of Brian Watkins, a tourist from ...
Lawyer for Steubenville rape victim's family: Charges against officials send ...
Lawyer for Steubenville rape victim's family: Charges against officials send ...
Zimbabwe's Top Rights Lawyer Acquitted
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean magistrate has acquitted top human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa on charges of obstructing justice and being unruly to police officers. Mtetwa has been on trial since June after she was arrested in March on ...
Chevron Pollution Case Twist: Ecuadorians Back Away From Their American ...
Chevron Pollution Case Twist: Ecuadorians Back Away From Their American ...
Lawyer confident Jaren Kuester ready to plead guilty to killings
Jaren Kuester is charged with three counts of intentional homicide in the killing of Gary and Chloe Thoreson and Gary's brother, Dean Thoreson, in April. His attorney, Guy Taylor, told the State Journal that he expects Kuester will be found competent ...
Lawyer says two Susquehanna Twp. School Board members have filed lawsuit ...
Lawyer says two Susquehanna Twp. School Board members have filed lawsuit ...
Think You Want a Bulldog Lawyer? Think Again.
Finding a divorce lawyer can be a daunting task. For many, divorce is their first experience with the legal system, aside from a traffic ticket or two. It can be tempting to look for a lawyer who markets himself as aggressive. Here are some reasons to ...
Lawyer demands justice for Cedar Creek student shocked by Taser
An Austin lawyer and the brother of a Cedar Creek High School student injured after he was shocked by a Taser from a Bastrop County sheriff's deputy pleaded for justice Tuesday. The family of Noe Niño de Rivera, who is being represented by Austin ...
Lawyer could get license back while still on probation for armed robbery
A Madison lawyer convicted of armed robbery could get his law license back before he finishes serving his sentence for the felony conviction, according to an order issued by the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday. Randall Hubatch, 50, was sentenced in ...
AMR Judge to Rule on Merger Accord Tomorrow, Lawyer Says
(AAMRQ) will learn tomorrow whether a bankruptcy judge has approved its settlement of a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit over the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc., a company lawyer said. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane ...
Lawyer For Woman Shot By Police At US Capitol Says Officers Should Be ...
Lawyer For Woman Shot By Police At US Capitol Says Officers Should Be ...
Nigella Lawson Cocaine, Cannabis Allegations From Court Case Are "Totally ...
Nigella Lawson Cocaine, Cannabis Allegations From Court Case Are "Totally ...
Missouri Supreme Court puts St. Peters lawyer on probation
The state's highest court put St. Peters lawyer Frank Conard on probation for one year after a disciplinary panel found he did not disclose conflicts of interest to two clients and also failed to adequately explain the basis for his legal fees. The ...
Adel Daoud's lawyer claims Hillside teen caught in 'fake war on terror ...
Adel Daoud's lawyer claims Hillside teen caught in 'fake war on terror ...
Microsoft's Top Lawyer Calls Report of NSA Spying 'Disturbing'
Microsoft's top lawyer called “disturbing” a new report saying the U.S. government may be eavesdropping on the company's Web traffic overseas. Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, was reacting to a story published Tuesday in the Washington Post, ...
South Florida lawyer guilty of stealing $1.3 million from Seminole Tribe of ...
South Florida lawyer guilty of stealing $1.3 million from Seminole Tribe of ...
3 things to expect from your lawyer in a deadly-force civil suit
You've shot and killed an assailant. The suspect's family is suing you. You have an attorney to represent you and craft your defense. What should you expect from him or her? Three things, according to police lawyer Lance LoRusso: access, communication, ...
OJ Simpson Denied New Trial; Ex-Lawyer Feels Vindicated
“We're confident that when we get to the right court we'll get relief because he deserves relief, because he didn't get a fair trial,” Simpson's lawyer Patricia Palm told The Associated Press. Former O.J. Simpson defense attorney Yale Galanter ...
Miami defense lawyer now representing George Zimmerman in domestic ...
Miami defense lawyer now representing George Zimmerman in domestic ...
Jim Greer lawyer among Central Florida attorneys facing discipline, Bar says
A prominent Seminole County attorney, whose clients have included ousted Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer, is among several Central Florida lawyers facing discipline from the state Supreme Court, the Florida Bar said Wednesday. Damon Chase, of the ...
Johnson County lawyer found guilty of eavesdropping
A Johnson County lawyer accused of using a hidden camera to take compromising pictures of female employees pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge of eavesdropping. More News. Read more Breaking News. A judge found Jeremiah L. Johnson guilty of ...
Hastings lawyer suspended for religious slurs
A Hastings-based attorney who made harassing statements against judges and other court personnel has been suspended indefinitely by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Rebekah Nett cannot petition for reinstatement to the practice of law for nine months, the ...
Minn. Supreme Court suspends license of lawyer who included anti-Catholic ...
Minn. Supreme Court suspends license of lawyer who included anti-Catholic ...
Winston lawyer wants decision soon
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The lawyer for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston met with the state attorney Wednesday, hoping to expedite the two-week timetable for a decision on whether charges would come from an investigation into accusations that the ...
OJ Simpson lawyers promise appeals for ex-football star's freedom in Las Vegas ...
OJ Simpson lawyers promise appeals for ex-football star's freedom in Las Vegas ...
Nigella Lawson a 'habitual criminal,' says lawyer in theft trial against ex ...
Nigella Lawson a 'habitual criminal,' says lawyer in theft trial against ex ...
Edward H. Jurith, drug-policy lawyer
Edward H. Jurith, general counsel at the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy and a specialist in drug laws and enforcement and policy issues for 30 years, died Nov. 9 at his home in Washington. He was 62. The cause was cancer, said his ...
Jameis Winston's lawyer asking state attorney to accelerate investigation
TALLAHASSEE | The lawyer for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston urged state attorney Willie Meggs to shorten his projection of another two weeks for the investigation about an alleged sexual assault against Winston is concluded. Tim Jansen met ...
Dylan O'Reilly named business lawyer of the year
FARMINGTON — Local attorney Dylan O'Reilly is the first lawyer outside of the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area to be named the 2013 "Business Lawyer of the Year" by the board of directors of the State Bar of New Mexico Business Law Section. O'Reilly, who ...
Carmel on the Case: Lawyer Without A License?
After months of investigating, the Florida Bar has taken action against a Weston man accused by clients of acting as a lawyer without a license. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero first revealed the complaints and now is back On the Case. WSVN ...
Islamist women get heavy sentences; lawyer 'shocked'
CAIRO – Nearly two dozen Islamist women and girls, some as young as 15, were handed heavy prison sentences Wednesday for protesting in a court ruling that came a day after police beat and terrorized prominent female activists in a crackdown on secular ...
Lansing lawyer finds portrait of dad in Detroit
LANSING, Mich. -- Richard Brake knew for more than five decades there was a portrait of his father somewhere in the halls of the University of Detroit Mercy Law School. But life got in the way and the 85-year-old had never gotten around to making the ...
Illinois Supreme Court Says Lawyer Must Testify Against Former Client
But if someone communicates with a lawyer in order to further a crime, the privilege no longer exists. That's called the "crime-fraud exception." In this case, the lawyer is Mark Helfand. Prosecutors charged him with helping his client, Budimir ...
Nigella Lawson Called 'Habitual Criminal' & Drug User By Lawyer Defending ...
Nigella Lawson Called 'Habitual Criminal' & Drug User By Lawyer Defending ...
Domrani's lawyer: Prosecution has no case
In an extended hearing before the Beersheba District Court on whether alleged mob boss Shalom Domrani must remain in police custody during his trial, his lawyer argued that the prosecution has no case against him. The prosecution presented an unusually ...
Our Views: Lawyer fracas bad for schools
The members of the Lafayette Parish School Board aren't in private life but in public life. They are spending the taxpayers' money for private attorneys, because the free lawyer provided by the local District Attorney's Office is not providing the ...
Missoula lawyer to run for Missoula County attorney
“The prosecutor isn't (the victim's) lawyer,” he said. “The prosecutor's job is to serve and protect the general public. … A lot of victims of crimes want to hammer the perpetrator and put him away.” He said often what victims seek isn't a feasible ...
Doctor Deserves Vindication, Lawyer Truly Demands Accountability
With several successes at the hands of the winningest lawyer in America against the IRS, Houston-based Michael Minns, there is one final client who deserves vindication: Dr. Erik Dehlinger. Dehlinger, a South Carolina emergency room surgeon, invested ...