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Lawyer intends to find expert on 'battered woman syndrome' to testify in case ... - The Jackson Citizen Patriot
Lawyer intends to find expert on 'battered woman syndrome' to testify in case ...
Girl, 3, Dies Following Brain Damage During Dental Procedure
A Honolulu girl has died after going into cardiac arrest during a dental procedure left her severely brain damaged last month, according to her family's lawyer. Finely Boyle, 3, had been in hospice since early December, and doctors there removed her ...
Why Startups Hire Their Own Lawyers
“Being general counsel is like being Tom Hagen in the Godfather – you're a Consigliere,” the top lawyer at a New York City startup recently explained. But to achieve that kind of trust, “you need to understand where the founders are coming from – the ...
'The Lawyer Bubble' critiques law school business model, large firms
In “The Lawyer Bubble,” Mr. Harper joins a chorus of critics who deplore the law school business model. While new lawyers find a market able to absorb a majority of them, law schools expand enrollments and churn out more. He blames unrealistic media ...
Lawyer to the stars
When Todd Eagan was 9 years old his family was returning from a trip to Maine and his parents decided to play a little game with him to see how long he could continuously speak to them. It was a 13-hour car ride, and Todd's parents, Dr. Thomas and ...
Ask the Lawyer: Dealing with a suspended driver's license
Question: I was pulled over on my way to work, because I had a license plate light out. I gave the officer my license and insurance, and when he returned, he stated that my license had been suspended due to not paying my child support. I was at one ...
Girl, 3, dies after dental procedure leaves her brain damaged, lawyer claims
A Honolulu girl has died after going into cardiac arrest during a dental procedure left her severely brain damaged last month, according to her family's lawyer. Finely Boyle, 3, had been in hospice since early December, and doctors there removed her ...
Lawyers to walk out over legal aid cuts which will make our courtrooms the ...
Lawyers to walk out over legal aid cuts which will make our courtrooms the ...
McMath lawyer: Plan is in place to move Jahi by Tuesday
(01-05) 15:58 PST -- Jahi McMath will move out of Children's Hospital Oakland and into a new facility before 5 p.m. Tuesday, the court-ordered deadline preventing the hospital from disconnecting the brain-dead teen from a ventilator, her family's ...
Defendant charged with kidnapping, rapes is on his fifth lawyer
W. Joseph Edwards, who served as Woods' third attorney and has practiced law for 25 years, estimated that more than 95 percent of criminal defendants stay with their original lawyer. Most of those who change lawyers, he said, are facing significant ...
Lawyer: Brain dead girl moved from Calif. hospital
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy has been taken out of Children's Hospital of Oakland, her family's attorney said late Sunday. Jahi McMath left the hospital in a private ambulance shortly ...
City Council to discuss top lawyer's outside legal interests
To avoid legal conflicts, the city's new top lawyer said his Brown & Hutchinson firm is transferring all cases against the city of Rochester to other firms and forgoing compensation for work already done. Further, he said, he will remove himself from ...
Lawyer: Brain dead Calif. girl moved from hospital
Lawyer: Brain dead Calif. girl moved from hospital. Associated Press, Associated Press 7:36 a.m. EST January 6, 2014. Jahi McMath (Photo: NBC News). SHARECONNECTTWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE. OAKLAND, Calif. - The family attorney of the ...
Lawyer for 1985 murder suspect Ron Meadow: Despite DNA, weapon points to ...
Lawyer for 1985 murder suspect Ron Meadow: Despite DNA, weapon points to ...
Affidavit: Drug paraphernalia found inside home of lawyer killed in shootout
DALLAS — An affidavit obtained by News 8 Monday revealed a list of items, including drug paraphernalia, seized from the home of a prominent Dallas lawyer shot and killed by officers last week during a shootout. According to the affidavit, hydrocodone, ...
Records show drug paraphernalia, pills, white powder found in apartment of ...
Records show drug paraphernalia, pills, white powder found in apartment of ...
2014 May be the Year to Find Your Lawyer Online
The legal services market is notoriously slow when it comes to adapting to technology. As a result, those in need of lawyers have historically been reluctant to use technology to find them. Think about it. You need a lawyer for your startup. Where do ...
Lawyer: Dad to plead guilty for shooting baby
LANCASTER, Pa. - January 6, 2014 (WPVI) -- A central Pennsylvania man was charged Monday with involuntary manslaughter and other offenses for the shooting death of his 2-month-old daughter on Christmas Eve, and his lawyer said the man was ...
'Kai the Hitchhiker' pleads not guilty in beating death of Clark lawyer - The Star-Ledger
ELIZABETH — A man who gained nationwide celebrity status on social media pleaded not guilty today to a charge of killing a 73-year-old lawyer in the victim's home in Clark last May. Caleb McGillivary, 24, known as "Kai the hatch-wielding hitchhiker ...
Lawyer requests reduced bail for Englewood woman accused of beating mother ... - The Star-Ledger
Lawyer requests reduced bail for Englewood woman accused of beating mother ...
Baby Angel's case: Lawyer questions whether mother understood Spanish ...
Baby Angel's case: Lawyer questions whether mother understood Spanish ...
Above the Law's 2013 Lawyer of the Year Competition: The Winner!
Our ten nominees for 2013 Lawyer of the Year honors were a distinguished and diverse group. They included a Supreme Court justice, a U.S. Attorney, a governor, a law school dean, and some of Biglaw's brightest stars. They also included a plaintiffs ...
Brain-dead Jahi McMath 'wasted away' at Oakland hospital, lawyer says
Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl declared brain-dead last month after undergoing a complex tonsillectomy, is being given nutritional support, hormones and antibiotics to combat infections that grew as she “wasted away” at an Oakland hospital, the ...
Radel hires top ethics lawyer
The Florida GOP lawmaker who was busted for cocaine possession has hired a top Washington ethics lawyer and parted ways with his crisis communications team. Rep. Tray Radel, who finished a stint in rehab late last month and is slated to return to ...
Conservative Media Ignore Facts In Their Outrage Over Undocumented Lawyer
As the Los Angeles Times reported, the California Supreme Court ruled on January 2 that an undocumented immigrant who passed the California state bar may be licensed as a lawyer: In an opinion by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the state's high ...
Lawyer: Wife of 'dead' banker shocked by capture
LEFT: Aubrey Lee Price, a South Georgia bank director, disappeared June 16, 2012. RIGHT: Price, the South Georgia bank director accused of defrauding his clients and faking his death, was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, following a traffic stop in ...
Edina lawyer charged in Shoreview prostitution sting
An Edina lawyer was charged Monday with engaging in prostitution in a public place, a gross misdemeanor, court records said. Mark Alan Litman, 69, responded to an ad in the escort section of the website Backpage.com, according to a criminal complaint ...
Ex-CIA lawyer says Bush not told at first about waterboarding
WASHINGTON — The decision to waterboard Al Qaeda prisoners in 2002 was made by CIA managers and government lawyers, and was not initially approved by President George W. Bush, according to a new account by a former CIA lawyer that revises the ...
Lawyer for SJSU student in hate crime case says he's not racist
The lawyer for one of four San Jose State University students charged with hate crimes against a black student said Monday that his client's actions were “stupid” but not motivated by race. Chuck Mesirow said that he was not disputing what his client ...
Lawyer for Indian envoy seeks delay in visa fraud case
A lawyer for an Indian envoy accused of accused of lying on a visa form about how much she paid her housekeeper is seeking to postpone proceedings in a visa fraud case that has sparked a diplomatic rift between the United States and India. In a letter ...
Lawyer points finger at brother in alleged One Fund scam
Two brothers charged with trying to bilk The One Fund Boston out of $2.2 million may end up turning on one another in their court battle, with a lawyer for the elder pointing the finger at the younger during a Suffolk Superior Court hearing yesterday ...
CIA Lawyer: Waterboarding Wasn't Torture Then And Isn't Torture Now
In the years following the Sept. 11 attacks, many Americans heard the term "waterboarding" for the first time — a technique aimed to simulate the act of drowning. Waterboarding was at the center of the debate about what the CIA called "enhanced ...
Undocumented Lawyer Says He Would Consider Running For Governor Of ...
Undocumented Lawyer Says He Would Consider Running For Governor Of ...
Ergen Group May Drop LightSquared Bid, Lender Lawyer Says
An entity owned by Charlie Ergen, chairman of Dish Network Corp. (DISH), may withdraw its $2.22 billion offer to buy the wireless spectrum of Philip Falcone's LightSquared Inc. over a technical matter, a lawyer said. The lawyer, Thomas Lauria, who ...
Dina Lohan's DWI Case -- SHOCKED At Lawyer's Sobriety!
Dina Lohan seemed authentically shocked that her lawyer spent New Year's Eve sober as a judge ... and speaking of which ... Watch the video (1 minute in) ... kinda hysterical -- it seems Dina just can't believe her lawyer didn't hit the bottle. As for ...
Lawyer Labels Adversary A Sack Of Excrement Over A Card Game
Today in courtroom civility, we find a lawyer drafting a letter to his adversary employing some colorful language. Indeed, the title doesn't even do his insult justice — we'll put the whole thing after the jump so the easily offended won't see it ...
Fishermen sue Texas lawyer in BP claims dispute
NEW ORLEANS -- A group of Vietnamese fishermen sued a Texas lawyer on Tuesday over allegations that he falsely claimed to represent thousands of deckhands to secure a lucrative appointment on a committee of attorneys representing victims of BP's ...
Judge appoints lawyer to defend consulate arson suspect
A man accused of lighting a fire at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco on New Year's Day made a brief appearance in federal court Tuesday and was appointed a government-paid lawyer. Yan Feng, 39, of Daly City, was arrested Friday after he called ...
Fishers sue Texas lawyer in BP claims dispute
A group of Vietnamese fishermen has sued a Texas lawyer over claims he misappropriated the identities of thousands of deckhands to secure a lucrative appointment to a committee of attorneys for victims of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill. A class-action ...
Audrie Pott suicide: Parents to blame, lawyer for teens accused in bullying ...
Audrie Pott suicide: Parents to blame, lawyer for teens accused in bullying ...
Doctor, Lawyer and Advocate Join Acclaimed Marijuana Charity Boards ...
Doctor, Lawyer and Advocate Join Acclaimed Marijuana Charity Boards ...
Sidley Gets Corporate Governance Lawyer: Business of Law
Holly J. Gregory joined Sidley Austin LLP as a partner and a global coordinator of the firm's corporate-governance practice in its New York office. She was previously at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP. Gregory counsels clients on governance issues ...
CIA Lawyer Kept Sept. 11 In Mind When Debating Waterboarding
In the second part of our interview with the CIA's former top lawyer, John Rizzo says he felt he had the power to stop the agency's waterboarding program before it began. Rizzo explains to Renee Montagne why he decided to let the program continue ...
Lawyer for Indian diplomat seeks delay in visa fraud case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade is seeking to postpone proceedings in a visa fraud case that has created tensions between the United States and India, citing the need to continue "meaningful discussions" with the ...
Kanye West's Lawyer Tells Coinye Bitcoin Makers To Back Off
In a letter dated January 6, lawyer Brad Rose claims that the coin is a form of trademark infringement that takes away from Kanye's reputation. "Given Mr. West's wide-ranging entrepreneurial accomplishments, consumers are likely to mistakenly believe ...
Streetfighting lawyer takes heat, death threats for brain-dead Oakland girl's ...
Streetfighting lawyer takes heat, death threats for brain-dead Oakland girl's ...
Day names key lawyer county attorney; Humbach skilled in land-use law
NEW CITY — A lawyer who fought for the third-party line that gave County Executive Ed Day a November victory has been named Rockland's new county attorney. Thomas E. Humbach, 45, brings 19 years of experience in the private sector handling varied ...
Prison spring for ailing lawyer with ties to Staten Island, convicted of ...
Prison spring for ailing lawyer with ties to Staten Island, convicted of ...
BofA Fired Trader to Avoid Paying Bonus, Lawyer Says
Bank of America Corp. fired a trader who made three-quarters of the profits of its Asian distressed debt trading group to avoid paying the performance bonus she was entitled to, her lawyer said. Sunny Tadjudin is claiming HK$28.3 million ($3.7 million ...
Kevin McGuiness hired by MLBPA
NEW YORK -- Kevin McGuiness, a lawyer who has spent a decade heading a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C., has been hired as the No. 2 official of the Major League Baseball Players Association under new union head Tony Clark. The union said ...