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The Public Eye: State bar to take license of lawyer it accused of swindling ...
The Public Eye: State bar to take license of lawyer it accused of swindling ...
Robert E. Slota Jr., 51, lawyer
Robert E. Slota Jr., 51, of Villanova, principal partner of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin in Lansdale, died Sunday, Nov. 24, of heart failure at Bryn Mawr Hospital. For 25 years, Mr. Slota specialized in the legal field of medical malpractice ...
Lawyer: Decision not to file charges expedites bus-crash suit
CHESTERFIELD A lawyer for the parents of an 11-year-old triplet who died in a crash involving a school bus and a dump truck in Chesterfield last year said a prosecutor's recent decision not to file criminal charges against the drivers will expedite a ...
Pantelides appoints new city lawyer, keeps communication officer
A day before being sworn in as mayor, Michael Pantelides is shaking things up with the first of what could be many changes to the city's staff. Pantelides is appointing a new city attorney, but has decided to retain Annapolis' current public ...
Book review: Michael Connelly's terrific Lincoln Lawyer novel, 'The Gods of Guilt'
At the start of Michael Connelly's terrific new Lincoln Lawyer novel, Mickey Haller is way, way down in the dumps. A year earlier, he had blown a winnable race for district attorney amid “scandal and self-destruction.” He had used a legal technicality ...
Stamford lawyer battles ex-mayor on records access
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Stamford lawyer continues to battle the administration of former Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia even after a new mayor has taken office. The Stamford Advocate reports ( (link) 1bDk03l) that attorney Joe Sargent has brought ...
Police arrest head of defense team for female Egyptian protesters
Lawyer Ahmed El-Hamrawy was arrested at his home in Alexandria at dawn Monday, lawyer Mahmoud Farouq told CNN. "I can't separate his arrest from the girls' case," said Farouq, who is part of the team defending the 21 jailed protesters. "This means that ...
Rodriguez lawyer says blood on knife handle was from another man
But the blood was not his client's, said defense lawyer Paul J. Cambria. The blood was from an unknown man, Cambria told reporters outside an Erie County courtroom in downtown Buffalo. Cambria recently replaced Robert P. Johnson as Rodriguez' ...
Celeb pics used in fake accounts on Match.com: lawyer
The Florida mom who sued Match.com for $1.5 billion is firing back after the dating website called her lawsuit "meritless" and insisted it was adept at finding fake profiles posted by scammers. The lawyer for Yuliana Avalos, 31, a part-time model and ...
Akerman Boosts Healthcare Practice with Seasoned Lawyer William J. Spratt, Jr.
"There are few lawyers in the United States with Bill's healthcare regulatory and transactional background," said Kirk Davis, chair of Akerman's Healthcare Practice Group. "Bill's experience in health administration, coupled with his transactional ...
Dauphin County Bar Association forms lawyer force to help vets battle VA for ...
Dauphin County Bar Association forms lawyer force to help vets battle VA for ...
Trump lawyer blasts suit over Trump University
NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The legal spat between business mogul Donald Trump and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman continued over the so-called Trump University. Trump's lawyers contend a $40 million lawsuit filed in August on behalf of ...
Conservation-easement lawyer's law license suspended
Conservation-easement lawyer's law license suspended. By David Migoya The Denver Post. Posted: 12/02/2013 01:21:17 PM MST. Updated: 12/02/2013 02:13:04 PM MST. Rod Atherton poses for a portrait with Black Diamond in the llama field on his Arvada ...
Officers didn't use 'enough force' subduing Kelly Thomas, lawyer says
As the trial of two former Fullerton police officers charged in the death of Kelly Thomas began Monday, attorneys painted two strikingly different portraits of the videotaped beating that left the mentally ill homeless man in a coma and dead five days ...
Foreclosure lawyer Babcock suspended from practicing in U.S. District Court
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell Jr. has suspended attorney George Babcock from practicing law before his court for one year, and hundreds of Babcock's clients who are challenging their foreclosures in McConnell's court ...
Lawyer's racketeering sentence hearing to continue
Prosecutors alleged Rosenthal was one of the lawyers who bribed former state District Judge Abel Limas for favorable decisions. Limas also had a deal to go to work for Rosenthal's firm after leaving the bench. Instead, Limas was arrested in 2011 and ...
Lawyer Dunaway pleads guilty to false tax return
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Campbell County attorney Johnny V. Dunaway has pleaded guilty in federal court to filing a false tax return. Dunaway faces up to three years in prison and could be ordered to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. A ...
Timor-Leste spy case: 'witness held, and lawyer's office raided by ASIO'
A lawyer at the heart of those proceedings, which centre on the negotiations about a billion-dollar oil and gas treaty in 2004, also had his Canberra law office raided by two agents from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. Bernard ...
Labor, employment lawyer William Leonard Keller dies at 91
“He represented companies, but lawyers from the companies and lawyers from the unions liked him like a friend,” Dallas attorney Steve McCown said. Keller was born Aug. 7, 1922, in Dallas. He graduated from North Dallas High School and enlisted in the ...
Campbell County lawyer Dunaway pleads guilty to false tax return
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Campbell County attorney Johnny V. Dunaway has pleaded guilty in federal court to filing a false tax return. Dunaway faces up to three years in prison and could be ordered to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. A ...
Security firm settles with Zimmerman, lawyer
Security firm settles with Zimmerman, lawyer. Related. View Larger · george_zimmerman photo. Sponsored Links. ORLANDO, Fla. —. The firm hired to provide to security for George Zimmerman and his family while he awaited trial for the shooting death of ...
Union lawyer: Ruling 'huge loss' for Detroit
DETROIT -- An attorney for a union representing half of Detroit's workers says a ruling that the city is eligible to fix its finances in bankruptcy court is a "huge loss for the city." Sharon Levine is a lawyer for the American Federation of State ...
Environmental lawyer to speak on water, growth at WWU
BELLINGHAM - Can everything's need for water - including that of salmon and other species - be met as Whatcom County's human population grows? Jean Melious, environmental lawyer and Western Washington University professor of environmental ...
Danvers teen's lawyer wants rape, robbery charges to stay in juvenile court
The lawyer for a Danvers teen is objecting to prosecutors' push to try him as an adult for the aggravated rape and armed robbery of his high school math teacher. Philip Chism is set to be arraigned tomorrow for Colleen Ritzer's brutal murder as an ...
Robert T. Franklin Sr., lawyer
He was a corporate lawyer as well. He did a little bit of everything and was a brilliant lawyer," he said. "He could be dogmatic and was a great salesman. He always had a passion about what he did and was very assertive about how and where this place ...
Law change helps root out bad teachers, lawyer says
GLENS FALLS -- Changes in state law last year have shortened the time it takes to remove bad teachers, says a lawyer handling those cases. Jeffrey D. Honeywell of the Albany-based Girvin & Ferlazzo law firm said the state in April 2012 changed the part ...
Lawyer: Fading Memories an Issue in NY Madoff Case
A lawyer for an accounting executive facing charges he aided Bernard Madoff in a massive fraud says he wants a speedy New York trial because aging witnesses may have fading memories. Attorney Reed Brodsky commented Tuesday while seeking a trial ...
NY accountant's lawyer seeks speedy Madoff trial to cope with fading memories ...
NY accountant's lawyer seeks speedy Madoff trial to cope with fading memories ...
Citing aging witnesses, lawyer for Madoff aide wants trial date
A lawyer for an accounting executive facing charges he aided Bernard Madoff in a massive fraud asked a judge Tuesday for a trial date, saying he wants no delay in getting the case before a jury because aging witnesses may have fading memories. Attorney ...
Trader's Defense Lawyer Challenges Memory of a Crucial Witness
Under questioning by Mr. Steinberg's lead lawyer, Barry H. Berke, Mr. Horvath was unable to recall when he created a document titled “Jon's trading rules” and when he wrote some of the rules for himself. “I don't remember exactly when I wrote this ...
NY train crash engineer was in 'a daze situation,' lawyer says
The engineer in the fatal Metro-North train derailment tearfully told the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday that he was in “a daze situation" when he took a curve at almost three times the speed limit, his lawyer said. His account came as ...
NY train crash engineer was in 'a daze situation,' lawyer says
The engineer in the fatal Metro-North train derailment tearfully told the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday that he was in “a daze situation" when he took a curve at almost three times the speed limit, his lawyer said. His account came as ...
Lawyer For Bronx Derailment Victim Takes Steps Towards Lawsuit
A lawyer for one of the victims in the Bronx train derailment is taking steps toward a lawsuit, saying that a piece of technology that the NTSB says could have possibly prevented the crash might have prevented his client from suffering injury. NY1's ...
Lawyer who helped solve Clayton bombing is missing
ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Jeffrey M. Witt, a lawyer and key figure in cracking the mystery of who almost killed an attorney with a bomb in Clayton in 2008, has been missing since late October, officials and colleagues said Tuesday. Witt has been experiencing ...
Lawyer: NY engineer had 'daze' before train wreck
Rockefeller, who had been a volunteer firefighter for 23 years, at first declined medical attention to try to help others, the lawyer said, but he later was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and was released. NTSB member Earl Weener said it was ...
Wal-Mart pays lawyer fees for dozens of executives in bribery probe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is paying for lawyers to represent more than 30 of its executives involved in a foreign corruption investigation, according to people familiar with the matter, an unusually high number that shows the ...
Kathryn Ruemmler, Obama's Top Lawyer, Is Sticking Around A Little Longer ...
Kathryn Ruemmler, Obama's Top Lawyer, Is Sticking Around A Little Longer ...
Lawyer says train operator in a daze
Rockefeller's lawyer, Jeffrey Chartier, characterized what happened as “highway hypnosis,” and said his client had a full night's sleep before the crash. Investigators said the brakes were working properly but were only used five seconds prior to the ...
Fort Lauderdale lawyer convicted in massive Mutual Benefits fraud case
A longtime Fort Lauderdale lawyer was convicted Wednesday of playing a supporting role in an alleged Ponzi scheme that prosecutors say propped up one of Florida's biggest investment scams — more than $1 billion. Anthony M. Livoti Jr., 64, stood trial ...
Lawyer urges dropping case against Sharpstown principal
An attorney for Sharpstown High School Principal Rob Gasparello said Wednesday that he hopes prosecutors will reconsider charging Gasparello with three counts of failing to report child abuse. "I think and hope and pray that when this is all over that ...
When OJ Blames His Lawyer
Even if a lawyer felt that a jury would actually find credible a client's story that he believed it was okay to retrieve his belongings with the means Simpson ultimately chose, Galanter's ethical obligations would have indeed caused him to discourage ...
Lawyer: Detained Woman Awoke to Find Womb Empty
A lawyer for an Italian forced to have a cesarean section in Britain after authorities found her mentally incompetent to make medical decisions says the woman had made it clear she wanted to return to Italy to give birth. Lawyer Stefano Oliva says her ...
SAC Manager's Lawyer Challenges Accuser on Information
SAC Capital Advisors LP fund manager Michael Steinberg's lawyer used the cross examination of a witness to suggest inside information he claims to have fed his former boss was already publicly available. Jon Horvath, who was Steinberg's analyst, has ...
Lawyer charged with bilking 2 women in investment scheme
SCHAGHTICOKE — An attorney based in Rensselaer County was charged Wednesday with stealing $34,000 from two women — including $10,000 from a former client — after allegedly soliciting them to invest in nonexistent business ventures in 2011, ...
Jameis Winston's lawyer hasn't been contacted by state attorney, has talked to ...
Jameis Winston's lawyer hasn't been contacted by state attorney, has talked to ...
Congolese lawyer appears as suspect at ICC
Congolese lawyer Jean-Jacques Kabongo Magenda appears for the first time at the International Criminal Court In The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, following his arrest in the Netherlands on two charges of presenting false evidence and ...
Lewiston lawyer suspended, ordered to address addiction issues
AUGUSTA, Maine — A Lewiston lawyer has been suspended from practice due to his substance abuse issues, according to information released Thursday by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. William B. Cote was temporarily suspended Tuesday, ...
Traders in FX Probe Face FCA Taping of Lawyer Interviews
The regulator allowed finance firms targeted in global investigations like the one into manipulation of the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, to conduct reviews mostly independently. Some of the banks' lawyers say it is a breach of attorney ...
Michael Connelly's Lincoln Lawyer returns in 'The Gods of Guilt'
When Michael S. "Mickey" Haller Jr. debuted in Michael Connelly's "The Lincoln Lawyer" in 2005, he firmly established himself among the pack of legal eagles popularized by Scott Turow, John Grisham and Linda Fairstein. But keeping Mickey rolling in the ...
Lawyer for Detroit Underwear Bomber Makes Appeal
Lawyer for Detroit Underwear Bomber Makes Appeal. DETROIT December 5, 2013 (AP). Associated Press. A federal appeals court has heard arguments in the case of a Nigerian man who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound jet on Christmas 2009. An attorney for ...