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Lawyer: Biden's Niece in Treatment After NY Arrest
A lawyer for Vice President Joe Biden's niece says she's undergoing treatment after her arrest on charges she scuffled with New York City police. Attorney Ira London wouldn't specify what sort of treatment 26-year-old Caroline Biden is undergoing or ...
Ex-Penn State lawyer kept off witness stand during hearing
HARRISBURG — The grand jury testimony of the former Penn State lawyer who is at the center of a criminal case against three university administrators has been unsealed and soon will be made available to the public. A transcript of the October 2012 ...
BP Hits Plaintiffs' Lawyer With Fraud Suit Over Spill Claims
Companies are punching back hard at plaintiffs' lawyers, and today BP (BP) threw what it described as a haymaker at Mikal Watts, one of the most influential mass-tort attorneys in the country. BP filed a civil-fraud lawsuit against Watts and his firm ...
Florida bar investigating complaint against Zimmerman lawyer
The Florida bar is investigating a complaint against George Zimmerman's high-profile defense lawyer, Mark O'Mara, a spokeswoman told NBC News on Monday. Joe Burbank / Pool via Getty Images file. The Florida bar is investigating a complaint against ...
George J. Pantos, lawyer
George J. Pantos, a lawyer who specialized in employee benefits, health and pension law and served as the deputy undersecretary of commerce under President Richard M. Nixon, died Oct. 18 at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 82. The cause was chronic ...
Oregon Lawyer Who Won Sex Case Vs. Boy Scouts Dies
Oregon Lawyer Who Won Sex Case Vs. Boy Scouts Dies. PORTLAND, Ore. December 18, 2013 (AP). By TERRENCE PETTY Associated Press. Associated Press. A Portland attorney who won a nearly $20 million judgment for a sex abuse victim against the ...
Senators clash with justice department lawyer over CIA intelligence memos
Caroline Krass, a top Justice Department lawyer, sparked the ire of several Senate intelligence committee members by claiming that crucial legal opinions about intelligence matters were beyond the scope of the committee. Asked directly and repeatedly ...
Zimmerman lawyer O'Mara says he did 'nothing wrong' in Florida Bar probe
By Tom Winter and Tracy Connor, NBC News. George Zimmerman's former lawyer, Mark O'Mara, who is the subject of an "open investigation" by the Florida Bar, said Tuesday that he has done "nothing wrong." In a written statement, O'Mara said the matter ...
A. Charles Peruto Sr., high-profile defense lawyer
A. Charles Peruto Sr., 86, who for almost a half-century personified the big-city criminal defense lawyer in Philadelphia, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, at his home in Media. He was surrounded by his family, said his son A. Charles Peruto Jr., also a defense ...
Legendary lawyer dies: Charles Peruto Sr., 86
A. CHARLES Peruto Sr., a legendary Philadelphia defense lawyer, died last night in his Delaware County home. He was 86. Peruto, who had a history of heart disease, had been ailing in recent months. He died with his family at his bedside. His clients ...
A. Charles Peruto Sr., high-profile defense lawyer, dies
A. Charles Peruto Sr., 86, who for almost a half-century personified the big-city criminal defense lawyer in Philadelphia, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, at his home in Media. He was surrounded by his family, said his son A. Charles Jr., also a defense lawyer ...
BP Accuses Texas Lawyer of 'Brazen Fraud' in Workers' Claims Over Gulf Oil Spill
BP on Tuesday accused a Texas lawyer of fraudulently driving up its settlement costs in the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill by claiming to represent tens of thousands of clients who turned out to be “phantoms.” Enlarge This Image. Mikal Watts. National ...
Tacoma City Council picks lawyer to fill in during Ibsen's military leave
The newest — albeit temporary — member of the Tacoma City Council is Joseph Lopez, an attorney who works for a Seattle law firm. Council members unanimously selected Lopez on Tuesday to fill in for Councilman Anders Ibsen, who is taking a leave of ...
NRA lawyer sues Sunnyvale, Calif., over its new ammunition ban
When voters in Sunnyvale, Calif., approved a gun control measure in November, both sides of the gun debate thought it could help their cause nationally. Sunnyvale Mayor Tony Spitaleri, who pushed for the new rules, hoped his city's restrictions would ...
Ex-wife of former White House lawyer gets $28.6M for beating
STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Connecticut jury has awarded $28.6 million in damages to the ex-wife of former Bush administration lawyer John Michael Farren, after finding him liable for beating her nearly to death at their mansion in 2010. According to the New ...
Why Is George Zimmerman's Ex-Lawyer Under Investigation by the Florida Bar?
The attorney who successfully defended George Zimmerman in his murder trial is being investigated by the Florida Bar, a spokeswoman confirmed to TheBlaze Wednesday. “The Florida Bar has one case pending at staff in regard to attorney Mark O'Mara's ...
One Lawyer's Loss Is Another's Gain
A Florida bankruptcy trustee knew just which lawyer he wanted on his team if it comes time to defend a landmark forfeiture ruling at the Supreme Court. Unfortunately for him, President Obama called up the lawyer to his judicial team. Michael Goldberg ...
George Zimmerman Lawyer I Hope His Paintings Make MILLION$
George Zimmerman could have a gold mine on his hands -- selling artwork to climb out of massive debt -- and no one's happier than the lawyer who defended him at his murder trial -- who's still waiting to be paid ... TMZ has learned. Zimmerman is on the ...
Lawyer: $5.8M settlement in off-road race crash
SANTA ANA, Calif. An agreement has been reached to pay $5.8 million to the families of eight people killed and 12 injured in a California desert off-road race crash in 2010, a lawyer said Wednesday. Attorney Katherine Harvey-Lee said the deal was ...
Lawyer: Accused Harvard student was under pressure
A Harvard student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam was under a great deal of pressure and seems remorseful, his lawyer said Wednesday after his client was freed on bail. Eldo Kim, 20, was released on $100,000 bond into the ...
Lawyer: Accused Harvard Student Was Under Pressure
A Harvard student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam was under a great deal of pressure and seems remorseful, his lawyer said Wednesday after his client was freed on bail. Eldo Kim, 20, was released on $100,000 bond into the ...
Lawyer for bin Laden son-in-law and other terrorism suspects hit with more tax ...
Lawyer for bin Laden son-in-law and other terrorism suspects hit with more tax ...
Bin Laden son-in-law's US lawyer indicted on tax charges
The six-count indictment brought by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's office said the income represented unreported legal fees paid to the lawyer, Stanley L. Cohen, between 2005 and 2010. Cohen, 63, was also charged with scheming to defraud New York state ...
Lawyer says city discriminates against Juneteenth Festival
The organizer of Columbus' annual Juneteenth festival is suing the city of Columbus for $4 million. The city's decision to shut down the summer festival after a child was shot violated organizer Mustafaa Shabazz's civil rights and was discriminatory to ...
Lawyer Binns graduates from cop school
But the lawyer, who keeps a strict exercise regimen to stay in shape, showed no signs of worry last night, as he led his 82 classmates, all young enough to be his grandchildren, onstage to receive their diplomas from academy director William Davis ...
Penn St. lawyer outlines alleged Spanier lies
The records also indicate Baldwin told the grand jury judge she represented the university when Spanier testified before the grand jury in April 2011, but did not contradict Spanier when he soon after identified her as his lawyer. Questions about who ...
New Lawyers Facing Economic, Emotional 'Depression'
It's not easy being a new lawyer. You start your career saddled with debt and, all too often these days, no job. It's enough, we imagine, to cause more than a few sleepless nights. The Wisconsin state bar thought the issue warranted a bit of attention ...
US deliberately humiliated Indian diplomat, lawyer says
"They were trying to humiliate her and flex their muscle, and they succeeded in doing that," said Dan Arshack, a lawyer for Devyani Khobragade. The US prosecutor for the Manhattan court fired back, saying that the controversy has ignored the offenses ...
Lawyer: Indian housekeeper did not extort money
NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for the housekeeper at the center of a diplomatic furor between the U.S and India is denying accusations that her client tried to blackmail the employer. Attorney Dana Sussman said Thursday the housekeeper worked long hours ...
Ex-Skadden Lawyer Wins $28.6 Million From Her Ex-Husband (A Former GC ...
Ex-Skadden Lawyer Wins $28.6 Million From Her Ex-Husband (A Former GC ...
Perry taps Houston lawyer as TX secretary of state
Berry, a lawyer at Locke Lord LLP and vice chair of the University of Houston board of regents, is the wife of controversy-stirring conservative talk show host Michael Berry, heard locally on KTRH. She is the first Indian-American to hold the post ...
Westerfield's lawyer on how case changed his life
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The murder of seven-year-old Danielle Van Dam, who disappeared from her Sabre Springs home back in 2002, rocked the San Diego community. More than a decade later, the lawyer who defended the man convicted of killing the little ...
Lawyer offers to step up for his client
James Lottier, 73, of St. Louis Avenue, was to be sentenced in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for a felony charge of theft for taking more than $13,000 from American Legion Post 504, but Judge Krichbaum granted a request by Lottier's lawyer James ...
Adam Hall's lawyer: Amount of evidence in triple murder case overwhelming
The rift between the two lawyers also was evident in the two separate pretrial reports filed with Kinder on Thursday. Normally, the prosecution and defense hand in a joint report that is meant to give the judge an idea of what the trial will look like ...
Perry names Houston lawyer secretary of state
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday appointed Houston lawyer Nandita Berry to be secretary of state, succeeding John Steen Jr. of San Antonio, who announced his resignation this month. Berry's appointment, effective Jan. 7, will make her the first ...
Lawyer: Don't like ADA? Propose something
California adopted its access regulations, incorporated into the state building code, in 1982. The Americans with Disabilites Act became effective in 1994. Twenty years ago. The issue of access for people with disabilities has been in the media many ...
How lawyer went from adviser to witness against Spanier
In December 2010, Cynthia Baldwin, then the top lawyer for Pennsylvania State University, got a call from a state prosecutor informing her that Joe Paterno and two administrators were being called before a grand jury investigating claims of child ...
Lawyer: Indian Housekeeper Did Not Extort Money
Unable to get a better deal, she made sure the children were cared for one day and walked out, her lawyer said Thursday. From that moment on, Sangeeta Richard relied on the kindness of strangers within the Indian community in New York City, and even ...
Reports: Lawyer Says Khodorkovsky is Released
(MOSCOW) — Tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been released from prison following President Vladimir Putin's pardon, his spokeswoman told the Associated Press Friday. Olga Pispanen said that the prison chief has confirmed that Khodorkovsky has been ...
Path to a Pardon: How a DC Lawyer Won Clemency for a Lifer
In the fall of last year, a prisoner-rights group recommended to a well-connected Washington lawyer that he take up the case of Stephanie George, a 43-year-old Florida woman serving a life sentence since 1997 for three felony drug convictions. If ...
King lawyer renews request to dismiss top charge
FORT EDWARD -- The lawyer for murder suspect Kevin W. King on Thursday renewed his request to dismiss the top charge against his client, claiming there is insufficient evidence to support the murder count. King, 30, of Fort Edward, is accused of ...
Tillis, Berger hire lawyer in NC marriage amendment lawsuit
Pat McCrory hired Karl S. "Butch" Bowers Jr., a former member of the Justice Department closely associated with Republican causes, while the General Assembly hired Tom Farr, the same lawyer lawmakers called on to help defend newly drawn legislative ...
How to Know If You Need a Lawyer to Write Your Will
Nolo also says the average cost of creating a will, using a lawyer, is about $1,400. It can be less with a do-it-yourself will, which is what Nolo suggests people do. (It sells do-it-yourself estate planning kits for $43 on the Web.) But is it a good ...
Lawyer: Indian housekeeper did not extort money
Unable to get a better deal, she made sure the children were cared for one day and walked out, her lawyer said Thursday. From that moment on, Sangeeta Richard relied on the kindness of strangers within the Indian community in New York City, and even ...
Lansdale lawyer arrested for selling Oxycodone
"As you can see from this arrest of a lawyer and our recent successful prosecution of a doctor," Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said in a statement, "no one is above the law, no matter what occupation they hold." Noonan's ...
Disbarred lawyer John Cicilline petitions RI Supreme Court to return to ...
Disbarred lawyer John Cicilline petitions RI Supreme Court to return to ...
Kan. panel finds lawyer's tweets violated rules
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A disciplinary panel says a former Kansas courts research attorney violated the rules of lawyer conduct when she used foul language in tweets about former Attorney General Phill Kline. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports ...
Minnesota: Lawyer wants teen's statements excluded in grandmother's slaying
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The defense attorney for Robert Warwick wants a portion of Warwick's statements to law enforcement officers to be suppressed in his trial on first-degree murder for his role in killing his grandmother last summer. Attorney Daniel Mohs ...
Lawyer for 'Renoir Girl' casts doubt on BMA's ownership of painting
The lawyer representing a Virginia woman seeking to retain a tiny landscape painted by the Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir cast doubt Friday on Baltimore Museum of Art's evidence that it owns the painting. In documents filed in the U.S ...
Kelly Clark, a Lawyer Who Won a Pivotal Abuse Case Against the Boy Scouts ...
Kelly Clark, a Lawyer Who Won a Pivotal Abuse Case Against the Boy Scouts ...