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Legal News 01/2014



Valley Meat lawyer: AG has no jurisdiction
The New Mexico attorney general lacks jurisdiction and is trying to bolster his bid for governor with a lawsuit to block the opening of a horse slaughterhouse in Roswell, a lawyer argued in a court filing Tuesday. Valley Meat Co. attorney Blair Dunn ...
BernieSez app hopes to revolutionize how lawyers are hired
RALEIGH — A local attorney and his techie partner are applying 21st-century technology to the age-old process of hiring a lawyer. Attorney Terence McEnally and Jim Young, who also has a small software development business, recently launched BernieSez ...
Lawyer who aided terrorism released from prison on 'compassionate' grounds
NEW YORK - A former defense lawyer convicted of aiding terrorism was granted a "compassionate" release from federal prison on Tuesday because she is dying of cancer. Lynne Stewart, 74, has been serving a 10-year sentence over her 2005 conviction for ...
Court upholds laptop inspections at border; Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston
U.S. District Judge Edward R. Korman on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by a university student and a group of criminal defense lawyers and press photographers challenging regulations adopted by the Department of Homeland Security that allow searches of ...
Chicopee lawyer Carolyn Scott-Howe honored for volunteer work in Probate ...
Chicopee lawyer Carolyn Scott-Howe honored for volunteer work in Probate ...
Convicted ex-civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart released from prison
Share Update. NEW YORK (AP) — A former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case has been released from prison after prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Prisons made the recommendation to a judge. lynnestew. Lynne Stewart has breast cancer ...
Dying defense lawyer Lynne Stewart ordered released
(CNN) -- A federal judge ordered the "compassionate release" Tuesday of a former defense lawyer imprisoned for aiding a convicted terrorist's communication from prison to his terrorist group. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl granted a motion filed by ...
Jailed American ex-terror trial lawyer freed early
NEW YORK (AP) — A dying former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case and sentenced to 10 years in prison was released from prison on Tuesday after prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Prisons made the recommendation to a judge. "It's just ...
Lawyer defends man accused of attacking girlfriend with drill
A defense lawyer says accusations that a Michigan man attacked his pregnant girlfriend with a power drill "will be proven false." Photo. BAY CITY (AP) -- A defense lawyer says accusations that a Michigan man attacked his pregnant girlfriend with a ...
US judge releases dying civil rights lawyer convicted of aiding terrorism
Disbarred New York lawyer Lynne Stewart acknowledges her supporters as she arrives at federal court to begin her prison sentence in New York in this file photo taken Nov. 19, 2009. A federal judge has granted Lynne Stewart, a prominent former civil ...
Civil Rights Lawyer Will Not Die in Jail
Lynne Stewart, who is either a "prominent civil rights attorney" or a "terror lawyer," depending on who you read, has been granted a compassionate release from prison after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Stewart was serving a 10-year sentence ...
Lawyer waiting for investigation results from pet crematory
The lead lawyer in Morgan County says he is looking to press charges against the owner of a pet crematory after investigators found a mass grave with dozens of dead cats and dogs. Loading… Post to Facebook. Lawyer waiting for investigation results ...
Taft starts adding lawyers following Shefsky merger
Cezar “Cid” Froelich, who was chairman of the 70-lawyer Shefsky firm, said the hires validated a rationale for the merger. “On our own, these are people Shefsky would not have been able to attract, because they needed a bigger platform for their very ...
The CIA's Lawyer: Waterboarding and Memory
Later this month will arrive another volume, “Company Man,” an often revealing and funny memoir by John Rizzo, who worked as a lawyer at the C.I.A. for thirty years. Like Clarridge and Baer, Rizzo writes in the acerbic, nothing-to-lose voice of a ...
California Supreme Court Set To Rule On Case Of Undocumented Lawyer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The California Supreme Court on Thursday will decide whether to grant a law license to a man living in the United States illegally who graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam. The opinion to be published comes in ...
Lawyer who outed J.K. Rowling as crime novel author fined
A top British lawyer who outed JK Rowling as being the writer behind a little-known detective novel has been fined $1,600. Chris Gossage was slapped with the penalty after he broke confidentiality rules by telling his wife's best friend that the Harry ...
Exclusive: Dying Lawyer Lynne Stewart's Jubilant Return Home After Winning ...
Exclusive: Dying Lawyer Lynne Stewart's Jubilant Return Home After Winning ...
Prominent Dallas lawyer killed in confrontation with police at Uptown condos
Dallas police shot and killed a lawyer from a prominent Dallas firm Thursday after police say he reported a burglary at his Uptown condo and opened fire on officers. The incident began about 1:45 a.m. when police were called to the Glass House by ...
Convicted killer given time to hire new lawyer in bid to withdraw guilty plea
In granting the week-long adjournment, Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio warned Mattox, 32, that he should return to court with a new lawyer and the paperwork seeking to withdraw his guilty plea to first-degree manslaughter. Mattox, 32, accepted a ...
Accused Upper Dublin child rapist has trial dilemma now that his lawyer is ...
Accused Upper Dublin child rapist has trial dilemma now that his lawyer is ...
Lawyer fined for revealing pseudonymous author was JK Rowling
LONDON (Reuters) - A lawyer who blew JK Rowling's cover when she wrote a detective novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith has been fined 1,000 pounds ($1,650) and received a written warning from a British legal watchdog. Chris Gossage, a ...
Accused Upper Dublin child rapist's lawyer locked up on alleged drug charges
NORRISTOWN — Slated to stand trial later this month, an accused Upper Dublin child rapist has a dilemma now that his lawyer has been locked up on alleged drug charges. Harold Eugene Smith, 60, formerly of Van Buren Walk, is believed to be the first ...
Snapchat's Security Breach: Time to Lawyer Up
Snapchat's Security Breach: Time to Lawyer Up. REPLAY VIDEO. Your next video will start in. Pause. Facebook Share · Tweet · LinkedIn · Google +1. SHARE. Click to email this video: Email. Copy this link and send via email or IM: Copy this code to embed ...
Immigrant without green card can be a lawyer, California court rules
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a Mexican immigrant without a green card may be licensed as a lawyer, though his employment prospects will be limited. In an opinion by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, ...
Dallas lawyer shot by officers after reporting bogus burglary
DALLAS — A prominent trial lawyer was fatally shot by Dallas police at a condominium building near Uptown after he reported a bogus burglary and opened fire upon responding officers early Thursday morning, authorities said. Police identified the man ...
Lawyer Writes Absurd Demand Letter And Gets Called Out In Court
Here's a message to all lawyers drafting demand letters. Before you fire off that deliciously evil, in-your-face, incendiary letter replete with all those unreasonable demands you dreamed up over the last 30 minutes of editing, take a good hard look at ...
Officer in Huerta case has lawyer
A Durham lawyer confirmed Thursday that he's representing the Durham Police Department officer who took Jesus Huerta into custody before the 17-year-old died of a gunshot wound. Bill Thomas, whose firm does both criminal-defense and civil-litigation ...
Video: Dispatch audio released in Dallas officers' fatal shootout with lawyer
Staff writers Tanya Eiserer and Tristan Hallman and KXAS-TV (Channel 5) contributed to this report. Dallas police shot and killed a lawyer from a prominent Dallas firm Thursday after police say he reported a burglary at his Uptown apartment and opened ...
Fayetteville lawyer faces charge in New Year's Eve shooting
A Fayetteville lawyer covered for a friend and hid evidence in a shooting in downtown Charleston on New Year's Eve, according to police. Jamison T. Conrad, 37, was charged with accessory after the fact to malicious wounding, a felony, according to a ...
Dying terror-lawyer released from prison
(Associated Press) A dying former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case but released early from prison has arrived in New York City. Lynne Stewart's attorney says she landed Wednesday afternoon at LaGuardia Airport, where she was greeted by ...
Prominent Dallas civil lawyer killed in shootout with police
All seemed well Wednesday evening when Dallas civil lawyer Michael Edward Schmidt spoke on the phone with his father, who is also his law partner. “He was just marvelous,” C.L. Mike Schmidt said. “Couldn't be better.” Less than 12 hours later, C.L. ...
Lawyer Avoids Azkaban, But Gets Fined For Revealing JK Rowling As Secret ...
Lawyer Avoids Azkaban, But Gets Fined For Revealing JK Rowling As Secret ...
No green card? No problem -- undocumented immigrant can practice law, court ...
No green card? No problem -- undocumented immigrant can practice law, court ...
Global Showbiz Briefs: Fox Sells Star China Stake; Lawyer Who Outed JK ...
Global Showbiz Briefs: Fox Sells Star China Stake; Lawyer Who Outed JK ...
Lawyer Convicted on Terror Charges for Helping Blind Sheik Freed (With Help ...
Lawyer Convicted on Terror Charges for Helping Blind Sheik Freed (With Help ...
Phenomena:
In the January 2014 issue of The Stanford Environmental Law Journal–normally a place where you can read sober articles on fracking regulations and forest health–three lawyers explore this prospect. Their article is entitled, “How to Permit Your Mammoth ...
Church Official's Lawyer: Seth Williams “Unprofessional”
The lawyer for Monsignor William J. Lynn, the former Archdiocese of Philadelphia official currently free on bail after his landmark 2012 conviction on child endangerment charges was overturned last week, has blasted D.A. Seth Williams for criticizing ...
'Lovable and Laid Back' Texas Lawyer Killed in Police Shootout
A Texas lawyer described by a colleague as a "very lovable and laid back" person was fatally shot by police after he barricaded himself in his apartment building hallway with his daughter by his side. Michael E. Schmidt, 47, a lawyer at the Schmidt ...
New Music To Know: Vance Joy Goes From Lawyer to Folk Singer and Never ...
New Music To Know: Vance Joy Goes From Lawyer to Folk Singer and Never ...
Texas Lawyer Killed in Shootout With Police
And early morning set off -- Dallas police came to a deadly end after a prominent lawyer. Barricaded himself inside his apartment lobby police respond to a burglary at this luxury complex early... See More. And early morning set off -- Dallas police ...
Lawyer Noonan waives preliminary hearing on drug charges
Montgomery County lawyer Gregory Noonan showed up at his preliminary hearing on drug charges Friday as defendant - and as counsel. In a case in which out of the ordinary seems routine, he also served up a bit of culinary criticism. "I have to admit ...
Lawyer wants tape in robbery case suppressed
His lawyer, Alex Charns, contends police broke state and federal wiretapping law when they recorded an upset Hayes talking with his angry mother during a break in his interrogation. Charns wants anything police learned from the discussion, and from any ...
Lawyer admits guilt in $4 million scam
Now some of those cases could land him in federal prison for as much as five years. Haddad, who had law offices in Trumbull and then Bridgeport, is the seventh person to plead guilty in an undercover FBI probe dubbed Operation Running Man targeting ...
Palm Beach lawyer becomes White House example of healthcare succcess
Palm Beach lawyer Steven Greenwald is not exactly who you might expect to sing the praises of the new health care law. He's a Republican, for starters, who voted for Reagan and both Bushes. Although he hasn't worked much since having a heart attack in ...
Lawyer of Latonia standoff suspect says Army veteran felt under siege during ...
Lawyer of Latonia standoff suspect says Army veteran felt under siege during ...
Cuccinelli to be lead lawyer in suit against Obama administration
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli leaves office Saturday, but he will continue to take on what he considers overreaching by the federal government. Cuccinelli will be the lead lawyer in a suit filed by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., against the Obama ...
A lawyer is cheaper than you think
Others will call only one firm and assume (incorrectly) that all firms would charge roughly the same as the only estimate they received. Finally, many expensive and completely avoidable messes are preceded by the statement, “I don't need a lawyer for ...
Jilted bride-to-be's lawyer fires back in nasty Staten Island engagement-ring ...
Jilted bride-to-be's lawyer fires back in nasty Staten Island engagement-ring ...
Lawyer Pleads Guilty In "Operation Running Man" Insurance Scheme
A Bridgeport lawyer pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he orchestrated a large-scale insurance fraud scheme in which he and several health professionals recruited victims of minor traffic incidents, provided them unnecessary medical services and ...
Lawyer: Turkey to consider legal changes for re-trial of officers jailed for ...
Lawyer: Turkey to consider legal changes for re-trial of officers jailed for ...