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Legal News 03/2014



Lawyer outlines how Durham can have restorative justice
Lawyer Scott Holmes laid out his recommendations to the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham for how Durham police, the district attorney and community can foster restorative justice. Holmes, who is a Quaker, spoke during the Religious Coalition ...
Attleboro lawyer named assistant clerk magistrate
ATTLEBORO - A local lawyer has been appointed as an assistant clerk magistrate by Attleboro District Court Clerk Magistrate Mark Sturdy. Donna Bentley, a lawyer in private practice since June 2009 after serving as an assistant district attorney, will ...
Lawyer's claim is traumatizing to Megan Boken's family
As Megan Boken's sister, and as a lawyer, I was shocked to read the headline “Attorney claims St. Louis police could have prevented Megan Boken's murder” (Feb. 27). Defense attorney Robert Ramsey should know better than to parade cheap ...
Local lawyer to run for state House: Pocatello's Mark Nye announces seat 29A ...
Local lawyer to run for state House: Pocatello's Mark Nye announces seat 29A ...
Salado lawyer awarded by queen of England
Salado attorney Michael Cooper wears the Maltese Cross and shows the commendation from the queen of England, both awarded in recognition of his membership in the humanitarian charity the Order of St. John. About his Order of St. John award ceremony ...
Senate to Vote on Mumia's Lawyer Tuesday for DOJ Post
The U.S. Senate has delayed the vote on Debo Adegbile for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights until Tuesday because of the impending winter storm in D.C. A storm of a different sort hit the nomination last Friday. Pennsylvania's Democrat ...
Lawyer: Former IRS Official Lois Lerner Still Not Testifying
A lawyer for former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner said Sunday that she will decline to testify about IRS targeting of grassroots conservative groups, contradicting a top GOP lawmaker. Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), who chairs the House ...
New Lawyer Takes Over Fight For Freedom Activists In Nudity Ban Case
Just a couple weeks ago, after having searched for over 6 months, body freedom activists Gypsy Taub and George Davis found a top notch first amendment lawyer to represent them in their Federal lawsuit. The lawsuit is based on ongoing violations of the ...
Lawyer: Donovan didn't trade tips for immunity
"The government's letter confirming it concluded its investigation of the congressional campaign of former Speaker Donovan was NOT in exchange for any assistance in the current investigation under way at the state Capitol," wrote Shelley Sadin, the ...
Survey: Skadden Strongest US Law Firm Brand Again
An additional 123 lawyers abroad were also asked to name the firm they most often use in the U.S. Firms earned points based on where they figured in the answers that survey respondents gave. "An average U.S. counsel is using 34 firms in a year, and we ...
Lawyer for IRS official denies Issa claim client will testify
Mr. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said on “Fox News Sunday” that Ms. Lerner's lawyer told him she would testify on Wednesday, but Mr. Taylor said he didn't know why Mr. Issa would think that. When asked about the possibility of a ...
Winter Haven Lawyer Finds Fulfillment With Immigration Cases
Influenced by the example of her father, a lawyer revered by his clients, Pobjecky pursued a career in law and then discovered she seemed thoroughly unsuited for the work. "I did not like practicing law," recalled Pobjecky, 39. "I was miserable. I ...
Lawyer snapshot: John Phillips
Lawyer snapshot: John Phillips. Monday, March 3, 10:41 AM EST. From Staff. Name: John Michael Phillips. Age: 39. Family: I met my wife, Angela, at a charity auction for the Child Cancer Fund. She has been my best friend and rock. Our son, Bennett, was ...
George Zimmerman's Lawyer Wants To Reform Florida Stand Your Ground Law
The lawyer whose client, George Zimmerman, first made Florida's Stand Your Ground law famous has become a potential unlikely ally in calling for at least limited reform of the law. Mark O'Mara said he plans to propose a rule limiting when juries would ...
McDonald's franchisee's lawyer: Dismiss debit card suit
The class-action lawsuit against a local McDonald's franchisee accused of violating the law by paying employees exclusively with debit cards should be dismissed, an attorney for the company argued Thursday. Attorney Matthew Hank of Philadelphia, who ...
Lawyer: Greed drove businessman who helped Fox Chapel contractor steal ...
Lawyer: Greed drove businessman who helped Fox Chapel contractor steal ...
UPDATED: Judge dismisses Auburn lawyer's lawsuit against downtown theater ...
UPDATED: Judge dismisses Auburn lawyer's lawsuit against downtown theater ...
Killer claims lawyer had affair with prosecutor
Tonette Thomas' family was in Judge Stephen Herrick's courtroom to finally confront her 29-year-old killer but Anderson said he wanted his guilty plea back, claiming he was high on drugs when he pleaded guilty to murder last month and that his lawyer ...
Court disciplines five Tampa Bay lawyers
Palm Harbor lawyer Angela M. Armstrong was suspended until further order after being found in contempt for failing to respond to Florida Bar inquiries regarding two disciplinary cases, according to a written statement from the Bar. She also failed to ...
Should a Defense Lawyer Have to Decide How His Client Should Die?
Last week, for example, the folks at the Ethics Bureau at Yale Law School urged the justices to overturn the 8th Circuit's ruling because it "flies in the face" of a lawyer's obligations to her client. Neither the Sixth Amendment, the Eighth Amendment ...
Robert T. Moore, Justice Department lawyer, dies at 76
Robert T. Moore, a lawyer with the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, died Jan. 29 at his home in Washington. He was 76. The cause was arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, said his son Robert Moore. A woman holds a board displaying a ...
Rogers Lawyer Seeks Prosecuting Attorney Post
Kimberly Weber, a Rogers lawyer who has been a prosecutor and defense attorney, is running to replace Van Stone as Benton County prosecuting attorney. Weber, 45, filed to run for the office in Little Rock on Monday (March 3), the last day for ...
Op-ed: Utah lawyer discipline balances individual rights, public responsibility
In response to recent concerns about how attorney discipline is handled, we would like to explain how the legal profession helps to ensure that lawyers in Utah practice in an ethical manner. The Utah Constitution gives the Utah Supreme Court the ...
Florida hospital settles part of whistleblower suit -lawyer
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida hospital on Monday settled for $80 million to $90 million part of a federal whistleblower lawsuit that accused it of Medicare fraud and kickbacks to its cancer doctors and neurosurgeons, according to a lawyer for ...
Emails Show Negotiations With Lois Lerner's Lawyer
Her lawyer, Mr. Taylor, recently has said she has been the subject of threats on her safety. But Mr. Taylor insisted that the deposition should end her obligations under her subpoena. “I can tell you that we can probably move forward if the committee ...
Lawyer advanced field with teaching, group work
“Fred was an old-time lawyer. He was very skilled in the courtroom. He liked trying cases. But he was not someone who would take advantage of people, and you can't say that about all lawyers,” said Tom Cooper, a Downtown personal injury lawyer who ...
GWB scandal: Lawyer for former Christie adviser says client appears to be ...
GWB scandal: Lawyer for former Christie adviser says client appears to be ...
Accused Cashman stalker's lawyer questions judge's impartiality
A judge went toe-to-toe Monday with a lawyer for the accused stalker of Yankees GM Brian Cashman over claims the jurist has undisclosed ties to the Bronx Bombers. “It has come to our attention that a family member of this court is actually a consultant ...
Lawyer throws ink at Sahara India chief accused of multibillion-dollar fraud
Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar Subrata Roy is escorted away by policemen after his arrival at the Supreme Court for a hearing in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. A lawyer threw ink at the top... (Associated Press) ...
Pistorius Witness Says She Heard a Fight Next Door
Earlier Tuesday, Mr. Pistorius' lawyer, Barry Roux, sought to cast doubt on the testimony of another state's witness, who said on Monday that she heard a woman's terrified screams coming from the former Olympian's home before the crack of gunshots that ...
Lawyer Seeks Delay in Loud-Music Case Sentencing
Lawyer Seeks Delay in Loud-Music Case Sentencing. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. March 4, 2014 (AP). Associated Press. Attorneys are seeking to delay the sentence for a man convicted of attempted murder until after he's tried again for fatally shooting a teenager ...
After cheating clients out of millions, Lexington lawyer Breibart asks judge ...
After cheating clients out of millions, Lexington lawyer Breibart asks judge ...
Dublin lawyer's law license suspended
The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended a Dublin lawyer charged with accepting a legal fee while he no longer held a valid law license. David K. Householder was suspended after failing to respond to charges filed against him by the Columbus Bar ...
Splat! Lawyer Throws Ink at Tycoon Accused of Fraud
An assailant hurled black ink at an Indian tycoon accused of multibillion-dollar fraud, shouting "he has cheated and robbed us" outside the country's highest court Tuesday. Subrata Roy, head of the Sahara India conglomerate, was entering the Supreme ...
Oscar Pistorius cries during trial over Reeva Steenkamp's death as lawyer ...
Oscar Pistorius cries during trial over Reeva Steenkamp's death as lawyer ...
UK lawyer says "hundreds" ready for bitcoin class action
Neither Karpeles nor his lawyer were available to comment. Class actions, also known as representative actions, are rare under English law. The court at first instance considered only two cases reported since the introduction of new rules in 2000 ...
UK lawyer says 'hundreds' ready for bitcoin class action
Neither Karpeles nor his lawyer were available to comment. Class actions, also known as representative actions, are rare under English law. The court at first instance considered only two cases reported since the introduction of new rules in 2000 ...
Haddonfield lawyer admits to doctoring asbestos suits in NY to increase business
Gavel.JPG Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger. A former attorney in the Haddonfield office of a firm specializing in toxic tort litigation today admitted that he falsified defendants' names in more than 100 asbestos suits filed in New York State courts in order ...
Accused of fraud against Chevron, lawyer is defiant in defeat
Critics, including Chevron, have painted Donziger as nothing short of a criminal, a lawyer who took advantage of a corruptible judicial system to buy a favorable judgment. Supporters see him as a hard-charging hero who has spent 20 years fighting for ...
Lawyer sues Division of Employment Security over public records access
That prompted Monica Wilson, a former employment security hearing officer and one of the lawyers who regularly sends information to clients, to sue Folwell and the department. Without the daily release of hearing notices, lawyers "will not be able to ...
Lawyer seeks delay in loud music death sentencing
Lawyer seeks delay in loud music death sentencing. Attorneys are seeking to delay the sentence for a man convicted of attempted murder until after he's tried again for fatally shooting a teenager during an argument over loud music. Loading… Post to ...
IRS search affidavit links Portland lawyer who represented acquitted Zumba ...
IRS search affidavit links Portland lawyer who represented acquitted Zumba ...
Kentucky Governor Says State to Hire Lawyer to Defend Ban on Gay Marriage
Steven L. Beshear of Kentucky said on Tuesday that the state would hire an outside lawyer to defend a same-sex marriage ban after a fellow Democrat, the state attorney general, declined to do so. Mr. Beshear did not defend the amendment. He spoke of ...
Supreme Court justices grill plaintiff's lawyer in suit over police chase that ...
Supreme Court justices grill plaintiff's lawyer in suit over police chase that ...
Harvey Mitnick, S. Jersey lawyer
Harvey M. Mitnick, 79, of Voorhees, who practiced law in South Jersey for more than 50 years, died Monday, March 3, of a sarcoma at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He was a trial attorney, practicing primarily in Camden early ...
Dublin lawyer is suspended by court
The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended a Dublin lawyer charged with accepting a legal fee while he no longer was licensed. David K. Householder was suspended yesterday after failing to respond to charges filed against him by the Columbus Bar ...
Lawyer on Chris Christie's SCHOOL FUNDING task force is bankrolling teen ...
Lawyer on Chris Christie's SCHOOL FUNDING task force is bankrolling teen ...
Defense Lawyer Emerges as Star in Pistorius Murder Trial
Some have even compared Roux to O.J. Simpson defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran, who successfully got the famous American football player acquitted of murder charges in what was then the most-watched trial in U.S. history. That victory was credited in part ...
Judge rules for Chevron against Cuomo-backed lawyer
ALBANY— A New York judge negated a foreign court's multi-billion judgment against Chevron on Tuesday, ruling against a lawyer and environmental advocate whose case was backed by Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo, when he was attorney general, and current ...
Breibart, Lexington lawyer who swindled clients, gets 5 years in prison
COLUMBIA, SC — Richard Breibart, the Lexington lawyer who lied to clients and swindled them out of millions, was sentenced to 63 months, or more than five years, in prison on Wednesday. “Breibart showed a pattern of coercion, manipulation and ...