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NIFA asks for ethics opinion on county lawyer's mix of roles
... Nassau on discrete issues, such as an adviser for bus routes when the county transitioned to a private bus service. IDA executive director Joseph Kearney, a former member of the Hempstead town board, said, “Eddie Ambrosino is brilliant, a brilliant ...
How to get the most out of your lawyer
In light of these considerations, clients and lawyers should work together to promote the client's interests in an efficient and cost effective manner. Here are a few pointers to help you get the most out of your lawyer (and likely other professionals ...
Staten Island lawyer's $500 million Hurricane Sandy lawsuit can proceed ...
Staten Island lawyer's $500 million Hurricane Sandy lawsuit can proceed ...
Lawyer: Owners Not Liable for Bangladesh Fire
Defense lawyer A.T.M. Gous said in court Monday that his client made every arrangement to keep the factory safe. He also said Hossain continues to employ workers at other factories. "If he is in jail, hundreds of workers will be jobless if those are ...
Appeals court says Genesee County judge was wrong to send lawyer to jail
Appeals court says Genesee County judge was wrong to send lawyer to jail. Print · Gary Ridley | [email protected] By Gary Ridley | [email protected] The Flint Journal Follow on Twitter on February 10, 2014 at 9:18 AM, updated February 10, 2014 at 9:22 ...
The Ugly Campaign To Punish A Civil Rights Lawyer Because He Helped Save ...
The Ugly Campaign To Punish A Civil Rights Lawyer Because He Helped Save ...
Lawyer: 2 Women Alleged to Be Mandela's Daughters
Attorneys for the families of two women who have sought to be recognized as children of Nelson Mandela have contacted the executors of his will. Michael Katz, a lawyer for the executors, said Monday that he had received a letter citing the women's ...
Who Is Steven Reisman? Meet Hip-Hop VIPs' Favorite Lawyer, the Man With the ...
Who Is Steven Reisman? Meet Hip-Hop VIPs' Favorite Lawyer, the Man With the ...
Lawyer: 2 women alleged to be Mandela's daughters
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The families of two women who have sought to be recognized as children of Nelson Mandela have contacted the executors of the will of the anti-apartheid leader, but are not seeking money, a lawyer said Monday. Michael Katz, a ...
How One Lawyer's Selfless 'Miracle' Act Sparked a Chain Reaction of Goodwill
You may remember Tony Tolbert's inspirational story. The California-based entertainment lawyer made headlines last year after agreeing to lend his fully furnished home to a poor family for one year. Now, 12 months later, Tolbert's gesture has sparked a ...
Christie lawyer seeks to use campaign cash for expenses
TRENTON, N.J. — A lawyer for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is asking the state's political financing monitor to rule whether campaign money can be used to cover expenses answering subpoenas related to September's George Washington Bridge lane ...
Just In: Lawyer: 14-year-old shooter 'heartbroken'
A 14-year-old Mattapan boy accused of fatally shooting his 9-year-old brother in their home is “very scared” and “very heartbroken,” the child's lawyer said. “His family has been devastated. He comes from a family that cares very much about him ...
Thiago Silva's Lawyer: 'Trigger-Happy' Cops 'Overreacted' in My Client's Arrest
There was NO REASON for cops to call in the SWAT team to apprehend Thiago Silva ... the "trigger-happy" police simply overreacted ... so says the UFC fighter's lawyer ... Saul says ... cops went "overboard" because he's a UFC fighter. ... "There was no ...
Hopes dim for lawyer's victims
In a suit filed last week in U.S. District Court in Nashville, lawyers for the Hanover Insurance Company stated that Clemmons' policy does not apply in cases where he broke the law. Clemmons pled guilty in Davidson and Rutherford counties to theft from ...
Lawyer charged in resurrection of plunder plot at SI cemetery
The lawyer named interim president of a Staten Island cemetery — after its bookkeeper was nabbed in 2012 for defrauding the charity —has been charged with continuing the theft. Photo: NY Post: Chad Rachman ...
Trial for Kevin Hutchins postponed as he seeks a new lawyer
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A jury trial for 41-year-old Kevin Hutchins has been postponed, while Hutchins gets a new lawyer. The trial was set to begin on Monday, February 10th. Kevin Hutchins. Hutchins is charged in connection with Milwaukee County's 1,000th ...
St. Paul lawyer assaulted woman, uttered racial slurs, charges say
Frank Arend Schulte, charged with interfering with a 911/emergency call, fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Schulte, who is an attorney, allegedly assaulted a woman who he encountered in St. Paul and called her racial slurs on Feb. 8, 2014 ...
DC's top lawyer disparages bid to put attorney general's office on ballot this ...
DC's top lawyer disparages bid to put attorney general's office on ballot this ...
Lawyer for accused Marin robber tries to block IJ from publishing his picture
The lawyer for an alleged serial robber is trying to stop the Marin Independent Journal from publishing photographs it has already published. "We consider this an outrageous attempt at censorship, and we're going to fight this vigorously in court ...
Selenski lawyer pulled off case
After Pierantoni dismissed Centini as Selenski's lead attorney, Selenski bickered with his remaining lawyer, Edward Rymsza. "We have an issue here," Selenski told the judge. Rymsza explained he would not accept being moved to the role of Selenski's ...
Lawyer stole nearly $2M from Staten Island cemetery: officials
A lawyer who took over for a crooked bookkeeper that scammed a Staten Island cemetery out of money was charged with bilking nearly $2 million from the graveyard's funds, officials said Monday. Timothy Griffin, 54, was indicted on charges he siphoned ...
BofA Fired Trader on Hypocritical Pretext, Lawyer Says
The Bank of America Corp. manager who fired Sunny Tadjudin “hypocritically” used the pretext she failed to share information, her lawyer said on the last day of a trial over her claim for bonuses of $3.7 million. John Liptak knew Tadjudin, who worked ...
Committee approves Abu-Jamal lawyer to head Justice Dept. division
LAWMAKERS and law enforcers joined forces in Philadelphia yesterday to protest President Obama's nomination of Debo Adegbile - a lawyer who once supervised the defense of notorious cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal - to head the U.S. Department of ...
ABA Nominates New Jersey Lawyer as President
The American Bar Association, the 400,000-member group that establishes standards for law schools and formulates codes of conduct and ethics for lawyers, has nominated Paulette Brown as its president. Ms. Brown, 62, is a partner specializing in labor ...
For Lawyer for Jordan Davis' Family, the Case Has Been a Lesson on Race
(Photo: Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union/Pool /Landov/Reuters). John Phillips says that his time as the lawyer for the family of Jordan Davis has provided him with an experience that has been life changing in offering a perspective of racial attitudes in ...
Terrorism Lawyer's Access to Secret Papers Fought by U.S.
Federal prosecutors will fight a judge's decision to let a defense lawyer see secret foreign intelligence papers that may have led to evidence against his client, the first such ruling in a U.S. terrorism case. The government filed a notice of intent ...
Embattled Milwaukee lawyer Bridget Boyle giving up law license
Already suspended for six months and facing an 18-month suspension and barrage of additional ethics complaints, well known Milwaukee lawyer Bridget Boyle has decided to give up her law license. Early in February, Boyle filed a "petition for revocation ...
Rowland Hires Top D.C. Criminal Defense Lawyer
Ex-governor John G. Rowland has retained one of the nation's top white-collar criminal defense lawyers in response to a continuing federal grand jury investigation into his 2011 consulting arrangement with the husband of Lisa Wilson-Foley, an ...
Lawyer defends Obama noose photo as free speech
GALVESTON - A Facebook post by a La Marque fire captain showing President Obama with a noose around his neck is constitutionally protected speech and is not racist, an attorney for the fired firefighter said Tuesday. Capt. Alfred Decker, 46, a 20-year ...
Former lawyer killed in explosion of package
LEBANON, Tenn. — A package delivered to a home in a cul-de-sac about 30 miles northwest of Nashville exploded, killing one man and injuring the woman with him. Crews were called to the house a little after 5 p.m. Monday and extinguished a small fire ...
Retired Tennessee Lawyer Killed by Exploding Package
A retired lawyer was killed and a woman was critically injured when a package delivered to their rural Tennessee home blew up, authorities said Tuesday. Jon Setzer, 74, died when the package exploded late Monday afternoon in Lebanon, about 30 miles ...
She-Hulk is living it up lawyer-style in new series
For comic-book writer Charles Soule, the real strength of She-Hulk isn't in her biceps — though they are quite sizable being the Hulk's muscular cousin and all — but instead in her optimistic approach to life. She'll need to put on a happy face ...
Milton backpedaling on choice for annexation lawyer
MILTON—The city of Milton is backing away from hiring a lawyer it wanted help deal with a potential annexation in the proposed 1,500-acre Evermor development along County M. The lawyer, Tim Fenner, works for Axley Brynelson, a Madison law firm that ...
Facing Jail Time, Until a Lawyer With Survival Skills Helped Her Find Her Way
Among the speakers on the commencement program are the lawyer who decided that she was worth another chance and the judge who decided to give it to her. And cheering her on will be school advisers who helped her get a driver's license and have her ...
Lawyer bills for UT regent investigation top $400K
Houston lawyer Rusty Hardin and his team billed just over $200,000 for work from August through October 2013 for the House committee investigating regent Wallace Hall. They spent $500 at an upscale Austin restaurant with two people labeled “witness” ...
Package explodes at Tennessee home, killing lawyer and injuring his wife
TENNESSEE_EXPLOSION_16180519.JPG. Law-enforcement cars fill the front yard of a rural home in Lebanon, Tenn., where a package sent there exploded, killing 74-year-old lawyer Jon Setzer and injuring 72-year-old Marion Setzer. (Larry McCormack ...
Ex-lawyer dies after package explodes
Retired lawyer John Setzer, 74, died Monday after "an unknown package exploded," the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. His wife, 72-year-old Marion Setzer, was seriously injured and airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A barrage of ...
Convicted Trenton Mayor Tony Mack's lawyer blasts jury verdict
By Jenna Pizzi and Alex Zdan. TRENTON — Calling the conviction of Mayor Tony Mack an unfair verdict, attorney Mark Davis yesterday blasted the jury decision that found his client guilty of corruption as the legal process to oust Mack from office ...
Retired lawyer killed after package sent to home explodes
(CNN) -- Bewildered residents in rural Tennessee are grappling with fear and confusion as they try to understand why someone would send a bomb in the mail to their neighbor. Retired lawyer John Setzer, 74, died Monday after "an unknown package ...
Peggy Nadell's daughter's lawyer: No tips given on warrants
The lawyer, John Edwards, said he learned about the warrants from Clarkstown police detectives after they asked him to bring Susanne Nadell-Scaccio into headquarters for forensic tests. Edwards said police had several warrants, including one seeking ...
Lawyer suing for document-review OT applies for job with defendant; sanctions ...
Lawyer suing for document-review OT applies for job with defendant; sanctions ...
Retired bankruptcy lawyer, 74, killed by parcel bomb sent to his home in ...
Retired bankruptcy lawyer, 74, killed by parcel bomb sent to his home in ...
Internet casino lawyer sentenced to six years in prison
He's the lawyer who prosecutors say was the mastermind behind a $300 million business, a chain of 50-some illegal casinos in Florida that masqueraded as Internet cafes. Statewide Prosecutor Nick Cox asked Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. Wednesday to ...
Gunpoint Rape Cop Lawyer Complains He Was "Punished More Harshly Than ...
Gunpoint Rape Cop Lawyer Complains He Was "Punished More Harshly Than ...
Incognito finally zips it, posts his lawyer's phone number on Twitter
Apparently, someone finally has told Richie Incognito to shut up. Even more apparently, Richie doesn't like being told to shut up. After a Wednesday afternoon Twitter tirade against Jonathan Martin and agent Kenny Zuckerman that culminated in Incognito ...
Incognito Caps Twitter Rant with Lawyer's Number
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Dermatologist's boyfriend, lawyer battle over townhouse
The boyfriend of a dead Manhattan dermatologist is battling a politically connected lawyer for control of a $3.2 million townhouse in tony Kips Bay. David Reyes claims the late Gerald Arthur was tricked into signing the building over to lawyer Jo Ann ...
Seymour Ira Feig, Entertainment Lawyer for Studios, Rep for Rappers, Dies at 93
Seymour Ira Feig, noted entertainment lawyer and law professor, died at his home in Scarsdale, N.Y. on February 3. He was 93. From 1950-70 Feig worked for TV, film and entertainment companies including Walt Disney Productions, Columbia Pictures, the ...
US turning over secret files to lawyer for Jose Padilla: what that could mean
Federal prosecutors are in the process of turning over thousands of pages of classified documents to the lawyer for convicted Al Qaeda supporter Jose Padilla. Skip to next paragraph. Related stories ...
Ex-lawyer sentenced to more than 5 years in federal elder fraud case
A disbarred lawyer who stole more than $1 million from an elderly Anchorage widow was sentenced to more than five years in prison Tuesday. The man, California resident Philip Eric Myers, 61, worked with the victim's nurse, 54-year-old Brian Ben-Israel, ...