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Legal News 04/2014



Family of teen slashed at Bronx high school enlists high-profile lawyer
Powell was charged with disorderly conduct following the incident, and his family has enlisted high profile personal injury lawyer Sanford Rubenstein after viewing surveillance footage that shows Powell being blindsided. “We intend to file a claim for ...
Civil Rights Lawyer To Fight US Govt. in Internet Piracy Case
Two individuals accused of millions of dollars worth of Android piracy signed plea agreements with the U.S. Government last week, but at least one other defendant has different things in mind. With the hiring of a "much-feared civil rights lawyer", the ...
Iranian rights lawyer summoned by Intelligence Ministry: husband
DUBAI (Reuters) - Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been summoned by Iran's Intelligence Ministry for questioning, her husband's Facebook page said, days after a video of her voicing support for what she called prisoners of conscience was posted ...
Convicted Fort Lauderdale lawyer faces 'life sentence' for Ponzi scheme
A 65-year-old Fort Lauderdale lawyer who rolled the dice on a criminal trial — and lost — will learn Tuesday whether he will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Anthony M. Livoti Jr. was convicted in December of playing a supporting role in a $1 ...
World Trade Center BASE jumpers had no accomplices: lawyer
Timothy Parlatore, lawyer representing jumper Andrew Rossig, said that he did not want Commissioner Bratton spending taxpayer money on a theory that he says “isn't true.” Takes issue with Bratton calling the jump a “desecration.” BY Shayna Jacobs ...
Lawyer Upset Police Retrieved 'Missing' Rolex From Client's Lady Parts
Defense lawyer Chris Rasmussen was outraged when he found out the lengths and depths police went to retrieve the watch from his client and is hoping to suppress what he said was an illegal search-and-seizure. Lafave, who is now free on $40,000 bail, ...
Pistorius Lawyer: Pathologist to Open Defense Case
A pathologist will likely testify first when Oscar Pistorius' defense team starts calling witnesses at his murder trial next week, the double-amputee athlete's lawyer said Tuesday. Brian Webber told The Associated Press in an email that "it is likely ...
Alleged Silk Road Creator's Lawyer Denies Bitcoin Is 'Monetary Instrument ...
Alleged Silk Road Creator's Lawyer Denies Bitcoin Is 'Monetary Instrument ...
Kenya Lawyer: Radical Muslim Leader Shot Dead
The lawyer for a radical Islamic leader, who had been sanctioned by the United States and the United Nations for supporting the al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group al-Shabab, says his client has been assassinated. Attorney Mbugua Mureithi said that ...
Owner of American Lawyer Said to Put Publisher Up for Sale
The owner of American Lawyer, one of the mainstay magazines for the legal industry, has put the magazine's publisher up for sale, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. The firm, Apax Partners, has hired Jefferies to oversee potential sale of ...
How to Avoid Making Your Lawyer Rich or Damaging Your Children
My mom used to say there is "enough love to go around" for her four children and, of course, the children of her ex-husband's new wife, who often stayed with us while they traveled, and any other child who happened to be around needing a reassuring hug ...
Lawyer in terror case slams feds' proposal
"The court is now being asked by the government for a blanket ban against Crawford being allowed to look at materials supporting the allegations ... except in the presence of his lawyer," Luibrand stated, "and with his lawyer not acting as a lawyer but ...
Manning's New Lawyer Decries 35-Year Sentence
Army Private Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking reams of classified information is out of proportion with the offenses for which she was convicted, the lawyer who will represent her in court-martial appeals said Tuesday. Manning began ...
Ex-New City lawyer sentenced to prison for stealing
Rejecting a gambling addiction as an excuse to steal, a judge sentenced a disbarred Rockland lawyer to a maximum of 4 1/2 years in state prison on Tuesday for stealing more than $1.1 million from clients through forgeries and lies. Joel Grossbarth, 52 ...
GM Takes a Step Toward Families
To help decide, General Motors hired Kenneth Feinberg, a celebrated lawyer who handled payouts in the Sept. 11, 2001, victims fund and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, she told a House committee investigating the company's failure to fix a faulty part ...
'Lawyer X', Gangland Lawyer Halts Press Freedom for Herald Sun
In what could be an odd behaviour, Victorian Police lodged a gag order against Herald Sun to stop the publication from its reporting of a case linked to a gangland lawyer dubbed as 'lawyer X'. Herald Sun revealed in its article that Victoria Police ...
Lawyer for Glendon Scott Crawford slams feds' proposal
"The court is now being asked by the government for a blanket ban against Crawford being allowed to look at materials supporting the allegations ... except in the presence of his lawyer," Luibrand said, "and with his lawyer not acting as a lawyer but ...
In praise of Houston lawyer Robert C. “Bob” Bennett, all competence, no confusion
Last week's disbarment of Robert S. “Bob” Bennett (read about that here and here) raised again the long-time confusion between the recently disbarred lawyer and Robert C. “Bob” Bennett, one of the most revered criminal defense lawyers this town has ...
Pistorius lawyer: Pathologist to open defense case
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- A pathologist will likely testify first when Oscar Pistorius' defense team starts calling witnesses at his murder trial next week, the double-amputee athlete's lawyer said Tuesday. Brian Webber told The Associated Press in an ...
Lawyer for Leland Yee associate says FBI is 'trolling'
Outside court, Jackson's lawyer James Brosnahan said his client was a community activist who's a danger to no one. Brosnahan said the FBI undercover agents were quote, "trolling" for someone to prosecute and they ensnared Jackson. "Trolling is you get ...
Judge orders new trial for suspect in SCAD students' attack, cites lawyer's ...
Judge orders new trial for suspect in SCAD students' attack, cites lawyer's ...
The Bizarre and Controversial World of Late-Night Lawyer Ads
When it's three o'clock in the morning and everything is going wrong in your life, there's a certain kind of ad you might see on basic cable. Lawyers–usually guys–promise to battle the heartless, tight-wad insurance companies on your behalf. There's ...
State Sen. Leland Yee picks new lawyer in gun, corruption case
Lassart is a senior lawyer with the San Francisco law firm Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney, handling a mix of cases but heavily involved in recent years in representing police officers in hot water. But Lassart is best known in Bay Area legal circles ...
State board to hold hearing on complaints against Bowdoinham lawyer
PORTLAND, Maine — The board that oversees lawyers has scheduled a hearing for later this month on a pair of complaints against a Bowdoinham attorney accused of misconduct and conflicts of interest. The hearing before the grievance commission of the ...
Minneapolis lawyer mishandled Texas woman's drug case, judge finds
A federal judge in Texas has thrown out a woman's drug conviction and 17-year sentence, ruling that her Minneapolis lawyer mishandled her case. The judge ordered Maria Hernandez released from a federal prison in Dublin, Calif., on Wednesday after ...
Lawyer: Metro-North broke promise to derailment victims
A lawyer for a woman injured in Metro-North's fatal derailment in December said Wednesday that the railroad had stopped paying medical bills for the victims, including the dentist and former military colonel he represents, who "may need many months and ...
Archbishop's deposition ends 'heatedly' after 4 hours, lawyer says
A four-hour deposition of Archbishop John Nienstedt as part of a priest abuse lawsuit ended "abruptly" and "heatedly" Wednesday after lawyers representing an alleged victim urged the Roman Catholic archdiocese to turn over files of accused priests to ...
Bayonne lawyer stole over $70K from vulnerable client he had power of attorney ...
Bayonne lawyer stole over $70K from vulnerable client he had power of attorney ...
Lawyer smuggled sex toy into prison, got inmate to use it in exchange for ...
Lawyer smuggled sex toy into prison, got inmate to use it in exchange for ...
Lawyer Steven Wax takes giant pay cut to join Oregon Innocence Project: Why?
Steven T. Wax, right, Oregon's Federal Public Defender for 31 years, announced on Wednesday he was retiring to take a job with the Oregon Innocence Project. In this November 2010 photo, he talked to reporters about client Mohamed Mohamud, who had ...
Should Zachary Warren Have Hired A Lawyer Sooner?
Recently, Lat suggested that it wouldn't have been worth it for Zachary Warren to hire a lawyer early in the Dewey investigation. As Lat frames the question, “How much could a lawyer have helped?” Now that we know a little more about the case ...
Lawyer: Ronald Clark 'groomed' wife with low IQ to hold down girls, 2 and 4 ...
Lawyer: Ronald Clark 'groomed' wife with low IQ to hold down girls, 2 and 4 ...
Was Nebraska's 'dirty old man' judge wrong to ask female lawyers to cover up?
Now, a federal judge in Nebraska has blogged a version of a dress code for young female lawyers, pointing out that it's not really a good idea for them to sport revealing necklines and hemlines while they're arguing cases in courtrooms. The judge ...
Judge slams lawyer of 'butt-inject killer' for blaming victim
A Manhattan judge skewered the lawyer for an unlicensed beautician accused of killing a client with an illegal buttock injection after he blamed the victim for seeking out an unqualified practitioner. Phony cosmetologist Tamira Mobley, 28, faces ...
Braley: Being A Trial Lawyer 'No Different' Than Farm Work
In an attempt to shake off the elitist moniker he's been cultivating, Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) told The Des Moines Register Thursday that being a lawyer was just like being a farmhand: “One of my highest honors as a lawyer was being invited to the ...
Leland Yee and Raymond Chow get new attorneys
Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, has chosen a new lawyer to defend him against federal public corruption and gun trafficking charges. Yee's former attorney, Paul DeMeester, confirmed this morning that Yee has replaced him with defense attorney ...
Lawyer in triple slaying statements tossed
Associated Press. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The lawyer for the second man facing trial in a Berkshire County triple slaying has asked a judge to dismiss as evidence several statements made by jailhouse informants he says are "irrelevant and unduly ...
Lawyer, senators try to 'ground' recalled GM cars
Pressure is increasing on General Motors to tell owners of 2.5 million recently recalled U.S. vehicles that they are unsafe and should be parked immediately. Texas personal injury lawyer Robert Hilliard, suing GM over the recall, plans to ask a federal ...
Cleveland Heights City Councilwoman Janine Boyd, Shaker lawyer Sean ...
Cleveland Heights City Councilwoman Janine Boyd, Shaker lawyer Sean ...
Va. Beach lawyer charged with defrauding clients
A Virginia Beach attorney has been charged in federal court with misappropriating more than $2 million in client funds. David R. Flynn, 44, has already had his law license suspended and is facing a civil lawsuit over the same allegations. Flynn faces ...
Lawyer in triple killing wants statements tossed
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The lawyer for the second man facing trial in a Berkshire County triple killing has asked a judge to dismiss as evidence several statements made by jailhouse informants he said are "irrelevant and unduly prejudicial." David Chalue ...
Washington DC's 'most influential' lawyer Bob Barnett to give address at the ...
Washington DC's 'most influential' lawyer Bob Barnett to give address at the ...
Bernie Kerik's lawsuit against celebrity lawyer Joe Tacopina moved to NY
Celebrity lawyer Joe Tacopina has scored home-field advantage in his bitter legal fight against Bernie Kerik. A New Jersey federal judge on Friday agreed to move the disgraced former NYPD commissioner's malpractice suit against Tacopina — who recently ...
East Meadow lawyer named to head NuHealth board
A lawyer who grew up and practices in East Meadow has been named to head the board of directors for NuHealth. Michael Mirotznik, 48, of Bellmore, was appointed by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano late Thursday to succeed Craig Rizzo as ...
Prosecutors turn over 3000 pages of evidence to lawyer for Dennis Rosa-Roman ...
Prosecutors turn over 3000 pages of evidence to lawyer for Dennis Rosa-Roman ...
Top Tampa lawyer Barry Cohen owes $35 million in loans
"I'm a lawyer and not an administrator." Signs of financial distress have dogged the Tampa Bay area's most prominent attorney before. Some of his firm's top lawyers have departed in the last several years. In 2009, he brought on a business consultant ...
Christie Spokesman Testifies to Grand Jury, Lawyer Says
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's press secretary, Michael Drewniak, appeared before a U.S. grand jury investigating politically motivated traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge, according to his lawyer. “Mike testified before a grand jury ...
Underwood's lawyer gets case delayed
Commonwealth's Attorney Greg Underwood's day in court on a driving under the influence charge was delayed again because his attorney has obligations with the General Assembly. Underwood's case was scheduled for Friday, but his lawyer, Sen. Tommy ...
Get to know your divorce lawyer
Last week's column drew a number of responses from readers. The topic was how to prepare emotionally to retain a divorce attorney. When putting together a list of people to interview, start with the lawyers you may have used for other matters, such as ...
Castaway Passed Lie Detector Test, Lawyer Says
The castaway who claims he spent more than a year lost at sea, drifting some 6,000 miles from Mexico to a remote Pacific atoll, passed lie detector tests when questioned about his experience, his lawyer said at a news conference in El Salvador Friday, ...