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A New Approach to Lawyer Jokes
Lawyer jokes often portray attorneys as rich, greedy and pompous. And during the past few decades these jokes have perpetuated this negative stereotype around the world. It got so bad in the 1990s that a California bar association leader begged lawyers ...
11th Circuit: Inmate Pays for Lawyer's Error
An Atlanta-based federal appeals court panel again has rejected an inmate's claim that he should be forgiven for his lawyer's missing a deadline, despite being reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court twice in recent years after holding prisoners accountable ...
Op-ed: Recent events show Utah needs ethical lawyer as attorney general
Rule 1.7 of the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct provides that a lawyer must not represent a client if there is a significant risk that the representation will be materially limited by the personal interest of the lawyer. This is called a conflict of ...
Lawyer compares judge attack case to Salem Witch trials
A lawyer for a judge on trial for allegedly shoving a woman after a dispute over a bag of dog waste compared the case to the Salem Witch trials on Wednesday and accused the Los Angeles city attorney's office of unethically pursuing his client. Attorney ...
Lawyer for Carey family announces suit
The family of Miriam Carey, the Stamford women killed last Oct. 3 by federal officers after a car chase in Washington, is filing suit over her death, according to a law firm. In a news release dated Jan. 30, The Sanders Firm, P.C., said Valarie Carey ...
Lawyer for judge accused of injuring woman calls case a 'witch trial'
Lawyers in the battery trial of a Los Angeles County judge accused of shoving a woman after a dispute over a bag of dog waste clashed in court Wednesday during testy closing arguments, with the prosecutor suggesting the judge could be mentally ill and ...
Beloved lawyer Robert Ervin dies at 97
Celebrated Tallahassee attorney Robert Ervin, respected as a “lawyer's lawyer” and beloved for his generous personality, died early Wednesday morning. Ervin, who last month celebrated his 97th birthday, died at his home on North Ride following a brief ...
Lawyer for "Affluenza" Teen Speaks Out
Tune in to "New Day" Thursday as we'll speak with Reagan Wynn, attorney for "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch. A judge on Wednesday ordered that Couch - who drove drunk and caused a crash, killing four people and injuring two - go to a lock-down residential ...
Hoffman 'dealer' is charged, as lawyer rips 'scapegoat' case
Philip Seymour Hoffman's suspected drug dealer was charged with intent to sell heroin in Manhattan Criminal Court Wednesday as his lawyer said he was being targeted after the actor's untimely death. Robert Vineberg was charged with felony possession ...
Disbarred lawyer busted after running from traffic stop
A disbarred Brooklyn lawyer wanted for allegedly swindling about $1.5 million from clients was busted after running from cops who pulled him over upstate for having an expired inspection sticker, state police said Thursday. Robert C. Fontanelli, 48, of ...
'Affluenza' defense unfortunate term for what any savvy lawyer would do, says ...
'Affluenza' defense unfortunate term for what any savvy lawyer would do, says ...
Supreme Court reprimands lawyer in Duke Energy ethics scandal
The Indiana Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded Scott Storms, the former top lawyer at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, for negotiating a job for himself with Duke Energy Corp. while considering a sensitive matter worth hundreds of ...
Kluwe's lawyer calls Priefer investigation a 'charade,' threatens legal action
The lawyer for former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said an investigation into whether special teams coordinator Mike Priefer made homophobic remarks is a "charade" and that legal action will be taken against Preifer and the team. Clayton Halunen made his ...
Won't A Lawyer Help DMX Contractually Kick George Zimmerman's Ass?
DMX has promised to “beat [George Zimmerman's] ass,” but no contract or paperwork has been signed or agreed to yet. – Domenick Nati, a spokesperson for DMX, commenting on the upcoming “celebrity” boxing match scheduled to occur this March between ...
Lawyer: Chester chef duped out big money in overtime pay because he's an ...
Lawyer: Chester chef duped out big money in overtime pay because he's an ...
NJ mayor's lawyer says no proof he took bribes as trial closes
TRENTON, New Jersey (Reuters) - The defense lawyer for the mayor of New Jersey's capital, charged with corruption over development of a parking garage on city-owned property, told a federal jury in closing arguments on Thursday there was no proof his ...
Kluwe, Lawyer Eye Legal Action Against MIN
Chris Kluwe's Lawyer Threatens Legal Action After Vikings Retain Mike Priefer. By. Tyler Conway , Featured Columnist. Feb 6, 2014. Share · Tweet. Next ARTICLE ». Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories. Chris Kluwe's Lawyer Threatens Legal ...
Feds' focus will now go back to Cohen: lawyer
The conviction of Mathew Martoma will likely reinvigorate the government's probe on hedge-fund mogul Steve Cohen, a lawyer familiar with the billionaire's fund told The Post. Martoma, a former portfolio manager at Cohen's SAC Capital, was found guilty ...
Corbett, Ridge lobby against lawyer nominated for Justice Department post
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett and former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge on Thursday urged the U.S. Senate to reject President Obama's nominee for a key Justice Department position because the lawyer helped overturn the death penalty for a ...
Lincoln lawyer announces for attorney general
"My experience as a trial lawyer gives me the necessary skills to advocate for the citizens of Nebraska." Peterson, 54, said among his core beliefs is his conviction that "life is sacred and its dignity must be protected from the womb to a person's ...
Lawyer reprimanded in utility ethics scandal
The Indiana Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded Scott Storms, the former top lawyer at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, for negotiating a job for himself with Duke Energy Corp. while considering a sensitive matter worth hundreds of ...
Lawyer: Musharraf to Be in Pakistan Court
A defense lawyer says Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf will make his first appearance before a court on Feb. 18 to face a high treason case. Anwar Mansoor Khan gave this assurance to the court Friday in Islamabad. Musharraf seized ...
Lawyer: Musharraf to be in Pakistan court
ISLAMABAD — A defense lawyer says Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf will make his first appearance before a court on Feb. 18 to face a high treason case. Anwar Mansoor Khan gave this assurance to the court Friday in Islamabad. A ...
Lawyer: Musharraf to make first appearance before Pakistan court to face ...
Lawyer: Musharraf to make first appearance before Pakistan court to face ...
Lawyer blasts media for 'affluenza' focus
(CNN) — A lawyer representing the 16-year-old Texas boy who killed four people and critically injured two others while driving drunk lashed out Thursday at the news media for their focus on the use of “affluenza” to describe the boy's privileged ...
Guangzhou Officials Delay Chinese Rights Lawyer's Trial
Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have called for further investigation into the charges against a top human rights lawyer and activist, in an apparent delay tactic, his lawyer said Friday. Campaigning Guangzhou-based rights ...
Diocese stands by firing
This morning, Evenson continued to refer questions to her lawyer. Haggarty defended the decision in a new interview with The Montana Standard. "It's not easy being a Christian or a Catholic in today's world," Haggarty said. "Our faith asks us to do ...
Defendant Claims Lawyer Distracted By His Own Criminal Case
Summary:A man convicted of felony assault and burglary charges claims he did not get a fair trial because his defense lawyer was distracted by his own pending legal problems—criminal charges for bribing and witness tampering. Background: Eddie ...
A-Rod's Lawyer Slaps New York Daily News Reporters, NYPD Commissioner ...
A-Rod's Lawyer Slaps New York Daily News Reporters, NYPD Commissioner ...
SC lawyer pleads guilty to defrauding clients
U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Friday that 48-year-old William J. Rivers pleaded guilty to mail fraud. Authorities began investigating after some of Rivers' clients complained to the South Carolina Bar Association. Between 2006 and 2012, prosecutors ...
Jewell's Lawyer Confirms Movie Deal
The lawyer for Richard Jewell said he and Jewell's mother and widow have "made an oral agreement re a top talent feature film" about the late security guard, who discovered the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bomb only to be wrongly suspected of planting ...
Chris Kluwe's lawyer threatens legal action against Vikings
The Vikings announced their 2014 coaching staff on Thursday and as of right now, that 2014 coaching staff will include special teams coordinator Mike Priefer. The inclusion of Priefer is something that's not sitting well with Clayton Halunen, the ...
Joseph Tacopina sues for defamation
NEW YORK -- One of Alex Rodriguez's lawyers has sued the New York Daily News, two of its reporters and former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik for defamation. Joseph Tacopina said in a complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court ...
Lawyer of man who confessed to Columbia, Mo., murder wants him released
Now, the man who first implicated him in the murder of Ken Heitholt in 2004, Chuck Erickson, has a new lawyer who wants to set him free. She believes evidence was also withheld from Erickson. “Charles did not get a fair shake in this system in the same ...
Florence lawyer pleads guilty to defrauding clients
U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Friday that 48-year-old William J. Rivers pleaded guilty to mail fraud. Authorities began investigating after some of Rivers' clients complained to the South Carolina Bar Association. Between 2006 and 2012, prosecutors ...
A-Rod lawyer sues Daily News, ex-NYPD commish for defamation
NEW YORK (AP) One of Alex Rodriguez's lawyers has sued the New York Daily News, two of its reporters and former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik for defamation. Joseph Tacopina said in a complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District ...
Governor Chafee nominates Providence lawyer Jonathan Savage to RI Airport ...
Governor Chafee nominates Providence lawyer Jonathan Savage to RI Airport ...
Nevada bar moves to 86 troubled lawyer
Barry Levinson's days as a lawyer in Nevada are numbered. The State Bar of Nevada, which has received more complaints about the suspended Levinson than any other attorney, moved Friday to take away his license to practice law. The organization, which ...
Dekraai's Lawyer Alleges Prosecution Misconduct
Dekraai's Lawyer Alleges Prosecution Misconduct. But an assistant district attorney calls the claims "over the top" and "scurrilous." Dekraai is facing the death penalty, accused of perpetrating the worst mass killing in county history. Posted by Penny ...
Life Remembered: Lawyer recalled as 'absolutely remarkable'
CHAMPAIGN — Well-known attorney Don H. Reuben, who died Feb. 3 at age 85, is remembered locally as a remarkable, brilliant man who became a legend in Illinois media law. "He was an absolutely remarkable individual, maybe the most dynamic and ...
Unionization Attempt By Northwestern Players Won't Succeed, Lawyer Says
The NCAA's longstanding hold on college athletes has become more tenuous recently. Last month the Supreme Court rejected the NCAA's attempt to join a lawsuit against Electronic Arts regarding its rights to use likenesses of athletes for video games and ...
Alex Rodriguez's lawyer sues reporters, police commissioner
NEW YORK (AP) — One of Alex Rodriguez's lawyers has sued the New York Daily News, two of its reporters and former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik for defamation. A-ROD: Withdraws lawsuit, accepts suspension. Joseph Tacopina said ...
Alex Rodriguez's Lawyer Files Defamation Suit Against Daily News And Ex-NYC ...
Alex Rodriguez's Lawyer Files Defamation Suit Against Daily News And Ex-NYC ...
Army officer manages time being full-time lawyer, participates in community ...
Army officer manages time being full-time lawyer, participates in community ...
US Army vet faces 3 years in Canadian prison after mistakenly bringing gun to ...
US Army vet faces 3 years in Canadian prison after mistakenly bringing gun to ...
LA Mayor Picks Lawyer Ken Ziffren As City's New …
The lawyer is going to be hitting the ground running. Just before he died, Sherak presented a plan to the Mayor on how to get and keep more production in L.A. Also, various state politicians are in various stages of moving ahead legislation to increase ...
A pathbreaker as a lawyer and a judge
Pioneering lawyer, judge, and civil rights leader Raymond Pace Alexander was born in Philadelphia in 1898. After his mother's death, Alexander and his four siblings were sent to live with their maternal aunt in North Philadelphia. Alexander's first job ...
Sunday slant: Kluwe's lawyer judging hastily
Kluwe and the Vikings are waiting for the results of an investigation into the punter's claim against Mike Priefer, but his lawyer apparently isn't willing to wait for a full investigation. An attorney for Chris Kluwe is guilty of exactly what he ...
Playmate's lawyer says firing 'too cute' yoga instructor not discrimination
A lawsuit by a woman who claims she was canned by a jealous Playboy Playmate for being “too cute” is actually too cute by half — and should be thrown out of court, the pinup's lawyer says. In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Douglas Wigdor ...
Lawyers for Christie administration seeking documents, interview with Hoboken ...
Lawyers for Christie administration seeking documents, interview with Hoboken ...