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Berkshire Botanical Garden taps biochemist, lawyer as executive director
STOCKBRIDGE -- Following a national search, the Berkshire Botanical Garden, founded 80 years ago, has named Michael Beck, a former corporate lawyer and biochemist, as its new executive director, effective immediately. Beck, 43, had been a trustee at ...
Justin Bieber egging 'a silly prank,' not a felony, lawyers argue
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Justin Bieber's lawyers are trying to persuade Los Angeles County prosecutors not to charge the singer with a felony in the alleged egg attack on a neighbor, sources close to the case told CNN Wednesday. The potential vandalism ...
Fraudsters looking to scam lawyer get Walter the pooch instead
If you are looking to con someone out of cash with a fake check scam, you may want to first confirm that the target of your scheme is actually human. Scottsdale, Ariz., lawyer Mark Goldman says scammers recently reached out to his dog, a bull terrier ...
Lawyer for Charles Severance Says He's Being Held on "Sham" Charge
A public defender for the man linked to the investigation of three high-profile murders in Alexandria, Va., argued Wednesday that Charles Severance is jailed on a "sham" charge in order to buy investigators time. "While abusing authority may be ...
Defense Lawyer Seeks Recusal of Every Judge in Philly
Richard Sprague, lawyer for Intertrust GCN, a company owned by Inky co-owner Lewis Katz, filed the motion Friday (below). In it, he notes that McCaffery — now a justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court — was previously a judge in the First Judicial ...
NSA top lawyer says tech giants knew about data collection
The top lawyer for the National Security Agency and others from the Obama administration made it clear to the US government's independent oversight board that tech titans knew about government surveillance while it was going on. NSA general counsel ...
Lawyer: Fresno officer 'embarrassed' by bribery charge
Fresno police officer Derik Carson Kumagai, who was arrested Tuesday on federal bribery and extortion charges is "embarrassed and humiliated," his lawyer said following his initial hearing Wednesday. His lawyer, Marshall Hodgkins pleaded not guilty on ...
SC press group's lawyer to seek access to secret House Speaker hearing
COLUMBIA, SC — The S.C. Press Association has authorized a leading openness in government lawyer to seek access to a hearing before a judge who secretly has been asked to kick state Attorney General Alan Wilson off an ongoing state grand jury ...
Road Home lawyer defending troubled contractor's right to sue homeowners ...
Road Home lawyer defending troubled contractor's right to sue homeowners ...
Robert S. Strauss, Texas lawyer and versatile political insider, dies at 95
Robert S. Strauss, a smooth-talking Texas lawyer and businessman who became a consummate political insider and played a key role in reviving the Democratic Party's fortunes after its landslide loss to Republicans in the 1972 election, died March 19 in ...
In Pollution Case, Chevron Seeks $32 Million From Plaintiffs' Lawyer Donziger
It can be expensive to go after a powerful oil company in court. Over two decades, plaintiffs' attorney Steven Donziger, a solo practitioner in New York, spent many millions of dollars to sue Chevron (CVX) for oil pollution in the rain forest in ...
EXCLUSIVE: Speaker Silver picks lawyer from prominent lobbying firm to handle ...
EXCLUSIVE: Speaker Silver picks lawyer from prominent lobbying firm to handle ...
Lawyer Urges Court: Investigate Cambodian Leaders
A human rights lawyer has called on the International Criminal Court to investigate Cambodian authorities and the country's authoritarian leader, Prime Minister Hun Sen, for what he says is a systematic pattern of crimes to crush dissent and to shield ...
'Legal Costs' Force Pistorius to Sell His House
'Legal Costs' Force Pistorius to Sell His House, Lawyer Says. Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is selling the luxury home where he fatally shot his girlfriend, one of his lawyers said on Thursday. Brian Webber, who is a member of the sprinter's ...
Tyler, the Creator's Lawyer Calls 'Riot' Tag 'Inaccurate Description'
UPDATE: Tyler, the Creator's manager has weighed in on the incident. Read Christian Clancy's full statement below. One week after his arrest for allegedly inciting a riot during his South by Southwest performance, Tyler, the Creator has released a ...
Tyler, the Creator Did Not Incite a Riot at SXSW, Lawyer Claims in Statement
Tyler's lawyer, Perry Q. Minton, now claims that calling the incident a riot is false, as the Associated Press reports. "Tyler is not a violent individual and would never deliberately engage in any activity that would put another person at risk of ...
Atlantic County lawyer, business woman stole money from elderly, bought ...
Atlantic County lawyer, business woman stole money from elderly, bought ...
Pistorius Plans to Sell His House to Cover Legal Costs, Lawyer Says
Facing the need to raise money for legal fees as he stands trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee track star, plans to sell the house where he admits shooting her, a lawyer said on his behalf on Thursday. Mr ...
Trial Lawyer Nominated to Lead Delaware Chancery Court
Andre G. Bouchard, an experienced trial lawyer who has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in corporate battles, was nominated on Thursday to lead Delaware's Chancery Court, the nation's leading court for business disputes. If confirmed by the ...
Wyly brothers' ex-lawyer settles SEC fraud case, admits errors
The settlement between the lawyer Michael French and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was disclosed just 1-1/2 weeks before jury selection was set to begin in the case. The SEC has accused the Wyly brothers of using offshore trusts to hide ...
Cuba busts lawyer who defends dissidents
Cuban lawyer Amelia Rodriguez Cala might be a celebrity in the United States for her defense of free-speaking rockers, dissident writers and economists and others who regularly get under a government's skin. But in Havana, she has been sanctioned by ...
Lawyer Traces Ex-Dewey COO's Path To Possible Witness Role
When four former Dewey & LeBoeuf insiders were charged earlier this month with engineering a massive fraud that helped kill the storied firm, Dennis D'Alessandro was neither one of the defendants nor among the seven unnamed people who have already ...
NO PAY-ROD! A-Rod stiffing lawyers out of $3 MILLION: source
Alex Rodriguez, the highest-paid athlete in the history of professional sports, just might be a deadbeat. A-Rod hasn't paid millions of dollars in legal bills he owes the lawyers and private investigators who worked for him in his epic legal battle ...
Bizarre SFO incident: Los Angeles County lawyer allegedly kicked cops, sang ...
Bizarre SFO incident: Los Angeles County lawyer allegedly kicked cops, sang ...
Lawyer For NJ Teen Who Sued Her Parents Explains Why She Sued Her Parents
Didn't attorney Tanya Helfand get our memo? The lawsuit that she filed on behalf of 18-year-old Rachel Canning against her parents was dropped! But Helfand can't seem to let it go, and simply won't stop explaining why Rachel just had to sue her parents ...
Lawyer fights $23400 fine for leaking information in medical malpractice case ...
Lawyer fights $23400 fine for leaking information in medical malpractice case ...
Lawyer: Vet Reaches $4.5M Settlement With Oakland
A lawyer for an Iraq War veteran who was hit by a police beanbag during an Occupy protest in Oakland says a $4.5 million settlement has been reached with the city. Scott Olsen's attorney, Rachel Lederman, said on Friday the settlement still needs ...
NFL Concussion Lawyer Expects Case to Heat up Soon
The court fight over NFL concussions should heat up soon as a judge in Philadelphia weighs the fairness of the proposed $765 million settlement. Lead players' lawyer Sol Weiss expects the court's financial expert to advise the judge "shortly" on his ...
Unique skill set helps save man from death row
"There's never been a formal complaint filed against Mr. Marino," said Scott Drexel, disciplinary counsel for the Supreme Court of Ohio, which oversees grievances against judges and lawyers. But the court did cite Marino for alleged "misconduct" during ...
Lawyer: Vet reaches $4.5M settlement with Oakland
An Iraq War veteran whose skull was fractured during an Occupy Oakland protest when he was hit by a beanbag round fired by police has reached a $4.5 million agreement to settle a federal lawsuit with the city of Oakland, his lawyers and city officials ...
Checks may have stopped rogue abortionist, lawyer says
The lawyer for an abortion provider convicted of killing babies who were born alive said he thinks regular inspections at his client's Philadelphia clinic would have kept him from going so far astray. Longtime doctor Kermit Gosnell "was not a stupid ...
Female Lawyers Who Dress Too “Sexy” Are Apparently a “Huge Problem” in the ...
Female Lawyers Who Dress Too “Sexy” Are Apparently a “Huge Problem” in the ...
Lawyer, Disrupt Thyself
Editor's note: Sarah Reed is General Counsel at CRV, a VC firm with an abiding commitment to disruptive innovation. According to TechCrunch, law is the sector with the least VC investment. I'm not at all surprised by that. I've been practicing law for ...
Rhode Island lawyer facing disciplinary action is accused of assaulting ex ...
Rhode Island lawyer facing disciplinary action is accused of assaulting ex ...
Kane hires feared lawyer
Ms. Kane arrived at a Thursday morning meeting with Inquirer editors and reporters, flanked by a pair of lawyers, Mr. Sprague and his son, Thomas A. Sprague. The meeting began on an unusual note when the elder Mr. Sprague announced that Ms. Kane ...
Lawyer hired by Gregory had old suspension
A lawyer hired last year by Wilmington City Council President Theo Gregory for city business was suspended from practicing law in Delaware from 1997 to 2005, according to state Supreme Court records. Calvin Harmon, who is at the center of an ethics ...
Lawyer: Kent County corrections officers accused of making marijuana butter ... - The Grand Rapids Press
Lawyer: Kent County corrections officers accused of making marijuana butter ...
Lawyer: Egypt trial of 545 set for verdict
CAIRO — The judge in one of the largest trials of supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi declared Saturday he will issue verdicts for the more than 500 defendants after only two sessions, said lawyers who decried the move as violating ...
Lawyer: Egypt Trial of 545 Set for Verdict
The judge in one of the largest trials of supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi declared Saturday he will issue a verdict against the more than 500 defendants only after two sessions, lawyers said, declaring it a violation of the basics ...
Lawyer: Egypt judge says verdict to be issued after 2 sessions in trial of ...
Lawyer: Egypt judge says verdict to be issued after 2 sessions in trial of ...
EFF lawyer questions Microsoft's ability to search our email, claims it's open ...
EFF lawyer questions Microsoft's ability to search our email, claims it's open ...
Court mulls fired lawyer's suit against Ohio judge
“If you've got a judge acting unreasonably and you're a paid salaried lawyer working for that judge and you try to stand up to him and your boss fires you, that means lawyers cannot be the zealous advocates they're supposed to be.” Dan Downey, the ...
Lawyer in trouble with client set to be new judge
An unusual sight occurred in a Dallas courtroom last week. A woman stood before a judge and fired her lawyer. Right there, on the spot. She accused the lawyer of abandoning her case, leaving her high and dry without a defense. She said the lawyer had ...
'True goals' of Christie office's pricey, taxpayer-funded lawyer are ...
'True goals' of Christie office's pricey, taxpayer-funded lawyer are ...
Watchdog: Lawyer in trouble with client set to be new judge
An unusual sight occurred in a Dallas courtroom last week. A woman stood before a judge and fired her lawyer. Right there, on the spot. She accused the lawyer of abandoning her case, leaving her high and dry without a defense. She said the lawyer had ...
Lawyer on Hobby Lobby case teaches constitutional law at MU
Hawley, an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, is on a team of about 15 lawyers working on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Inc., which addresses whether businesses can use religious objections to avoid a requirement to cover birth ...
Court mulls fired lawyer's suit against judge
Court mulls fired lawyer's suit against judge. AMANDA LEE MYERS | Associated Press. CINCINNATI – A federal appeals court is considering whether a judge should be immune from a lawsuit filed by an attorney who ended up getting fired after the judge ...
Former White House lawyer defends Obama limits on lobbying, hints at possible ...
Former White House lawyer defends Obama limits on lobbying, hints at possible ...
Lawyer accused of theft quits state bar
Lawyer accused of theft quits state bar. By teresa Auch Schultz [email protected] March 23, 2014 7:18PM. Updated: March 24, 2014 2:01AM. A Valparaiso attorney charged with stealing $1.6 million from clients will resign from the Indiana Bar ...
Lawyer Fired After Fraud Report Fights for Whistle-Blower Rights
A lawyer fired after raising concerns about corruption is seeking whistle-blower status in a U.K. lawsuit that could expand the protection to tens of thousands of professionals. Krista Bates Van Winkelhof was a partner at Clyde & Co. LLP in Tanzania ...