Home > Legal News

Legal News 04/2014 (Page 2)



James Benkard, Dies at 76; Defended Inmates in Death Penalty Cases
James W. B. Benkard, a prominent New York corporate lawyer who was honored for his extensive pro bono work in cases involving the death penalty and prisoners with mental illness, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 76. The cause was complications ...
More Mellow campaign money used to pay lawyer
Former state Sen. Robert J. Mellow tapped a campaign fund meant for 2010 political election campaigns to pay one of his defense lawyers last year. The fund, called Campaign 2010, transferred its last $68,961.95 to Friends of Bob Mellow, the senator's ...
Hummelstown lawyer takes his life and allegedly others' life savings
Complicating matters further, his former clients didn't know he was no longer a lawyer. Mottern surrendered his law license Oct. 22, because disciplinary charges against him were pending and he chose not to fight them, said Marcee Sloan, assistant ...
Lawyer: Cranston might not be able to fire police captain who ordered parking ...
Lawyer: Cranston might not be able to fire police captain who ordered parking ...
Kryger's story in 2008 case baffled defense lawyer
Men told Sioux Falls police in 2008 that they had caught Chris Kryger in the act of choking and raping their sister, but prosecutors dismissed the charges after DNA taken from the 22-year-old woman's body didn't match the suspect. Kryger, 40, now faces ...
Indian Lawyer: No Diplomatic Link in Cop's Arrest
A lawyer representing a New York City police officer detained in India says the weapons arrest should not be linked to an Indian diplomat's earlier arrest in the U.S.. Officer Manny Encarnacion was arrested last month while traveling in New Delhi, and ...
Lawyer: Revenge Not A Factor In NYPD Officer's Detainment In India
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The lawyer representing the New York Police Department officer detained in India on a weapons charge said revenge was not a factor in the officer's arrest, despite what many U.S. politicians have asserted. Officer Manny ...
Gardner lawyer penalized for mishandling divorce case
GARDNER — The Supreme Judicial Court suspended Gardner lawyer Peter T. Sargent's right to practice law for three months — but stayed the penalty for six months of probation with conditions — for botching a client's case, ultimately causing the woman ...
Lawyer Sees No Revenge in an Arrest in New Delhi
The lawyer for a New York police officer arrested in India last month for having rounds of ammunition in his luggage said Indian officials were following the law in detaining his client, and not retaliating for the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New ...
Julie Jason: What to look for in finding right divorce attorney
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 ...
Miami defense lawyer hopes to make Olympics as skeet shooter
He was never a hunter or gun enthusiast. He didn't fire his first shotgun until just six months ago. But these days, when Antonio Valiente, a Miami-Dade assistant public defender, leaves the courtroom, he sheds his tie, packs up his double-barrel ...
WFTV speaks to lawyer of man named person of interest in fatal Pine Hills fire
WFTV spoke to the lawyer representing a man who is considered a person of interest in a deadly fire investigators believe was intentionally set. Larunne Richardson, who called 911 when the fire broke out, is still in the hospital. A woman and her two ...
'Ask a Lawyer' offering free legal advice
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 6, 2014) — Need legal advice but don't have the funds to retain a lawyer? There's a program just for you. “Ask A Lawyer” is a free program by the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, held twice a year. IndyBar lawyers will be ...
Herbert 'Hunky' Matz, lawyer
Herbert "Hunky" Matz, a Baltimore lawyer known for his warmth and wit, died Wednesday in his sleep. He turned 100 years old in January. Relatives say his upbeat demeanor won him friends and admirers and surely contributed to his longevity. They say he ...
Education's Lawyer Problem
I have seen patients turned down by lawyers when malpractice has taken place because the feeling is the damages would worth the time and money put into the case. I have seen patients refuse to even consider a suit because they absolutely adore a ...
Washington lawyer to address LSU law graduates
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Celebrity lawyer Robert Barnett speaker at the LSU Law School's graduation ceremonies on May 30. Barnett has represented presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush as well as many other government officials and ...
Judge Disqualifies MLK Estate Lawyer From Case
Bernice's lawyers had asked Fulton County Superior Judge Robert McBurney to disqualify the estate's lawyer, William Hill, and his law firm because he was appointed by another judge to help resolve a similar 2008 dispute between the King children and ...
Second lawyer: Muhammad Baqir going behind my back to DA's office in fatal ...
Second lawyer: Muhammad Baqir going behind my back to DA's office in fatal ...
Lawyer from West Orange took mother's money for his own use, report says
WEST ORANGE — A lawyer from West Orange who was sued by his sister for not properly handling their mother's money was found liable but won't have to pay any additional damages, a civil judge ruled. The attorney, John Sogliuzzo, took money belonging ...
Milwaukee lemon law lawyer sues luxury electric car maker Tesla
Quad/Graphics Inc., the biggest printer of magazines and catalogs in North America, continued its five-year acquisition drive by buying a Midwest rival in Minnesota. More Business Headlines. Caterpillar lays off 60 workers at South Milwaukee plant ...
Judge jails in-house lawyer who complained in email about being selected for ...
Judge jails in-house lawyer who complained in email about being selected for ...
Pro bono spotlight: SOS Academy hosts Ask-A-Lawyer
The rain could have been described as torrential on March 29, but that didn't deter those participating in the Ask-A-Lawyer event scheduled for that Saturday morning. Local pro bono attorneys counseled 40 people on more than 50 legal matters in one-on ...
Charges: Ex-lawyer sets girlfriend ablaze in Burnsville condo
For this and various acts of professional misconduct, the state Office of Lawyer's Professional Responsibility has publicly disciplined Gherity at least four times (including having his license suspended) and “privately admonished” him twice since he ...
Did a lawyer lie? Branstad insists no hush money was paid
Gov. Terry Branstad is standing by a state director who testified before lawmakers that his department offered no hush money in Iowa's secret settlement scandal. dmrdc5-6eplzqf58n5f94bzk2z_original. Mike Carroll, the director of the Department of ...
Train driver in fatal NY crash had sleep disorder: lawyer
William Rockefeller, the engineer at the controls of the Metro-North commuter train that derailed in the Bronx on December 1, suffered from severe sleep apnea, which can cause drowsiness, his lawyer said. The National Transportation Safety Board, the ...
Kamala Harris engaged to wed Los Angeles lawyer
California Attorney General Kamala Harris is engaged to marry a Los Angeles lawyer, her spokesman said Monday. Harris' fiancé, Douglas Emhoff, is partner in charge of the law firm Venable LLP's Los Angeles office. The two were engaged March 27, said ...
Bode Miller baby doesn't recognize mother after world travels, says lawyer in ...
Bode Miller baby doesn't recognize mother after world travels, says lawyer in ...
Defense lawyer asks that defendant attend via TV
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — A lawyer for an Iraqi man charged in a killing and a bombing is asking a Pinal County Superior Court judge to allow his client to participate in court proceedings by closed-circuit television from jail rather than be in the ...
Iowa lawyer's harassment story found improper for jurors
An Urbandale attorney improperly prejudiced jurors during a sexual harassment trial by sharing during closing arguments her own story of being harassed, appeals court judges have ruled. Three judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ...
Asked about FOIL requests, de Blasio says he's no lawyer
Mayor Bill de Blasio deflected several questions about his administration's delayed responses to Freedom of Information Law requests surrounding the arrest, and release, of a prominent supporter in February. The questions came after Capital published a ...
Norfolk lawyer loses his license to practice law
John Wesley Bonney's license to practice law has been revoked, according to the Virginia State Bar. A hearing was held in late February with a three-judge panel, according to a news release Monday. The revocation was based on violations of rules that ...
Judge Disqualifies Martin Luther King Jr.'s Estate Lawyer From Nobel Peace ...
Judge Disqualifies Martin Luther King Jr.'s Estate Lawyer From Nobel Peace ...
A Web Platform That Connects Small Businesses With Lawyers
The Pitch: Priori Legal is a web platform that helps businesses find lawyers for specific tasks and services. When Ms. Rubin and Ms. Levitt were classmates at Yale Law School they worked in legal clinics and saw how valuable a good lawyer can be to a ...
Lawyer: Autopsy shows woman shot 5 times
WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney for the family of a Connecticut woman killed by police on Capitol Hill six months ago says her autopsy found she was shot multiple times from behind, including a shot to the back of the head. Attorney Eric Sanders said ...
Lawyer: Autopsy shows woman killed in White House chase was shot 5 times
WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney for the family of a Connecticut woman killed by police on Capitol Hill six months ago says her autopsy found she was shot multiple times from behind, including a shot to the back of the head. Attorney Eric Sanders said ...
Lawyer: Autopsy shows Miriam Carey shot 5 times
WASHINGTON — The attorney for the family of a Connecticut woman killed by police on Capitol Hill six months ago says her autopsy found she was shot multiple times from behind, including a shot to the back of the head. Attorney Eric Sanders said on his ...
Meet Preetma Singh, Who Went From Lawyer to Fashion Editor
After four years years as a corporate lawyer, Preetma Singh — who had long balanced dueling passions for clothes and policy — decided to give the fashion industry a try. She started the Working Girl, Esq. in 2010, a personal style blog that ...
Lawyer for American jailed in Cuba says US 'Twitter' program jeopardized safety
The lawyer for an American imprisoned in Cuba lashed out at a U.S. federal agency for pursuing a controversial secret program known as "Cuban Twitter," claiming the operation further jeopardized his client's safety. The lawyer for Alan Gross, 64, who ...
Heavyweight lawyers gearing up for courtroom battle in 29-year-old murder case
Syracuse, NY -- The lawyer for murder suspect Ronald Meadow sought to leave no stone unturned this morning in demanding evidence in the 29-year-old case. Ed Menkin sent a letter to County Court Judge Anthony Aloi requesting an order for the District ...
Defense lawyer agrees to keep fatal crash suspect Muhammad Baqir...for now
Lawyer Jerald Harrell said Baqir went behind his back and sent a letter directly to prosecutor Chris Bednarski trying to negotiate. That made it impossible for Harrell to continue, the lawyer argued. Baqir already lost his first lawyer, Scott Brenneck ...
Lawyer tells Vegas judge attorneys trying to free boxer Molina from jail and ...
Lawyer tells Vegas judge attorneys trying to free boxer Molina from jail and ...
Upper East Side woman gets less in divorce from lawyer ex because her public ...
Upper East Side woman gets less in divorce from lawyer ex because her public ...
Lawyer says Shrimp Boy a victim of entrapment and racism
(04-08) 12:15 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- As state Sen. Leland Yee and his codefendants pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of political corruption, gun-running and other crimes financed by payoffs from undercover agents, a lawyer for one defendant ...
China's Latest Anti-Graft Trial 'Clearly Biased,' Lawyer Says
The trial of a prominent Chinese anti-graft activist on public order charges was marred by “clear bias” as the main judge refused to allow the defense to speak or cross-examine witnesses, the dissident's lawyer said Tuesday. Ding Jiaxi, 46, a well ...
It's Lawyer V. Lawyer in Two Primary Races for Legislature
Lawyer-legislators have shifted from gathering support from colleagues for bills to gathering support from voters to represent their districts. Lawyers are running in 19 of the 236 legislative races this cycle, with primaries in May and general ...
Former Paterson mayor's lawyer resigns from city contract
PATERSON - Former mayor Jose "Joey" Torres' lawyer has resigned from his contract to do work for the city's legal department after questions arose about a possible conflict of interests. Torres last week had retained Donald Scarinci, partner in the ...
Lawyer: claims board offers 'lowball' for fire victims
Lawyers for the victims say some clients may choose to have a court enter judgments for the larger amounts agreed upon in arbitration, another way to take the claim to the state legislature for payment. The claims board also recommended $2.1 million ...
Lawyer for 'Shrimp Boy' blames feds for predicament
Reputed gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow isn't a criminal by choice, but rather a victim of government "misconduct" who had no other options than to "assimilate back into Chinatown" while he tried to go straight, according to his lawyers. Curtis ...
Ralph Snyder; lawyer aided Jewish charities
Ralph S. Snyder, 91, of Bala Cynwyd, a Philadelphia lawyer, volunteer worker for Jewish charities, and master storyteller, died Monday, April 7, of congestive heart failure at his home. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Mr. Snyder graduated from ...
Danversport victims' lawyer admits to swindle
DANVERS — A lawyer who represented victims of the 2006 ink plant explosion in Danversport admitted yesterday to a scheme to swindle a finance company by creating fictitious victims of the blast. Peter Lagorio pleaded guilty to 22 counts, including ...