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Lawyer Warns Against California Medical-Bill Precedent
The California Supreme Court ruled 2 1/2 years ago that tort plaintiffs can't recover the full amounts billed by their health care providers, only the discounted amounts actually paid by health insurers. The ruling affects recoveries by plaintiffs and ...
Was $5000 phone call from lawyer excessive?
We immediately engaged a lawyer to represent him with a retainer of $5,000. The lawyer never met with my son. He made one phone call to someone who got my son released. About a week later, the lawyer called to say that authorities had a confession from ...
Judge appoints lawyer, sets hearing for Erie fugitive
Clelland said he plans to review the case and the prosecution's motion with another lawyer before filing a response to the motion. "We will make our response based on that review," he said Tuesday. Erie police charged Akerly, then 37, with attacking ...
Nursing home residents voted to bring in strippers: lawyer
Bernice Youngblood, 85, is seen at left in 2012 slipping a dollar into the briefs of a stripper hired to perform at her Long Island nursing home. On Tuesday, a much more dour Youngblood described her "shame" as she appeared with lawyers and family ...
Long Island nursing home residents 'welcomed' male stripper, lawyer says
A lawyer representing the Long Island nursing home being sued for hiring a male stripper to perform in front of its elderly residents claims the residents were behind the event, according to a report from the New York Post. A lawsuit filed in March on ...
Amanda Bynes doesn't have schizophrenia, lawyer reveals
Amanda Bynes has yet to speak out about her bizarre behavior that made headlines on a weekly basis last year, but her lawyer has opened up to People magazine to dispel some rumors about her mental health. Though it was widely reported that Bynes is ...
Lawyers: New Brooklyn DA moving too slowly on wrongful convictions
Lawyers representing prisoners who say they were wrongfully convicted said Thompson needs to do more to rectify injustices done by his office, especially by the man he defeated last year, Charles Hynes. Hynes served as Brooklyn district attorney for 24 ...
Amanda Bynes Was Not Diagnosed With Schizophrenia, Says Lawyer
Amanda Bynes made a decision to leave the spotlight after she was forcibly hospitalized this past July, and now her lawyer is speaking out to clear up rumors as to the what sent the former actress to require months of psychiatric treatment. "There has ...
Bridget Kelly's lawyer praises judge's ruling; again declares Kelly's innocence
Michael Critchley, the lawyer representing Bridget Anne Kelly in the George Washington Bridge scandal, said this evening that a state judge's ruling that Kelly does not need to turn over documents to a state investigative committee amounts to a crucial ...
Lawyer for 'Shrimp Boy' blames feds
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 ...
Pistorius Trial: Judge Rebukes Lawyer Gerrie Nel for Laughing
Pistorius Trial: Judge Rebukes Lawyer Gerrie Nel for Laughing. The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was reprimanded by the judge Thursday for laughing incredulously at the Olympian's answers under cross-examination. Gerrie Nel broke ...
Lawyer: Evaluate Stabbing Suspect's Mental Health
The attorney for a 16-year-old charged in a stabbing spree at his Pittsburgh-area high school says he wants to have a mental health expert evaluate the boy. The attorney also says he's hoping to move the criminal charges against Alex Hribal to juvenile ...
Mickey Rooney did not want to be buried anywhere near stepson: lawyer
A Mickey Rooney lawyer said she's optimistic the bitter battle over his final resting place will be over soon - but she vowed to fight any possibility of burial near a plot for the surviving stepson accused of elder abuse. "He certainly did not want to ...
SE Portland woman with ineffective lawyer may not be guilty of 2002 murder ...
SE Portland woman with ineffective lawyer may not be guilty of 2002 murder ...
Accused Stabber Not 'a Loner or a Weirdo': Lawyer
Alex Hribal, the suspect in the multiple stabbings at the Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., is escorted by police to a district magistrate to be arraigned on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Export, Pa. Authorities say Hribal has been ...
Troubled Gwinnett Lawyer Files for Bankruptcy
A Gwinnett County lawyer who is the subject of a criminal investigation and claims for more than $1 million from past clients filed for bankruptcy protection this week. Michael Berlon filed a petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Tuesday in U.S ...
Leland Yee case: 'Shrimp Boy' Chow's lawyer lashes out at feds' probe
But while Chow remains jailed on a scroll of federal criminal charges, his newly-minted legal team, led by famed San Francisco lawyer Tony Serra, is lashing out with a vengeance against the government's case, calling it a compilation of crimes ...
Lack of a letter kept Hummelstown lawyer's disbarment under clients' radar
Former clients of Hummelstown attorney Jeffrey Mottern are baffled, even angry, over how a lawyer could surrender his law license back in October and they not be told. Now it's too late for them to do anything about it. mottern.jpg View full sizeFormer ...
How 'Pit Bull' Lawyer Gerrie Nel Is Tearing Pistorius Apart
The state's lawyer tore into the Olympian for a second blistering day Thursday, questioning the double amputee's character, doubting his honesty and portraying his testimony as implausible. Pistorius admits fatally shooting his model girlfriend Reeva ...
Denial of Disabled Lawyer's Request For 'Shadow' Assistant Wasn't Bias
The lawyer, a deputy attorney general known as E.H. in court papers, made 30 requests for special treatment in the course of his first year on the job—ranging from reserved indoor parking, adjusted timing on elevator doors, a grab handle in the rest ...
Game On: Lawyer-Dad Sues Lacrosse Business Under RICO
The next week, the defendants denied the allegations in a motion to dismiss, alleging that Munck "has used his position as a lawyer and owner of the law firm, Munck Wilson Mandala LLP, as a tool directed at various lacrosse coaches in the North Texas ...
AIG hid evidence to avoid settlement, judge rules
A Middlesex Superior Court judge has ordered insurer AIG to pay at least $7 million to a seriously injured Wellesley lawyer, according to a scathing decision that blasts the company for hiding evidence and manipulating witnesses in an attempt to avoid ...
Real Estate Developer, Lawyer, 2 Former Bankers Indicted On Loan Fraud ...
Real Estate Developer, Lawyer, 2 Former Bankers Indicted On Loan Fraud ...
'Deported' or not, crooked Syracuse lawyer must leave the country by June 30 ...
'Deported' or not, crooked Syracuse lawyer must leave the country by June 30 ...
Protesters Gather in Front of Google Lawyer's Apartments
Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 10.08.51 AM Jack Halprin, a Google lawyer and now a landlord, stood resolute on Friday at 8:20 a.m. at the top of the stairs leading up to the seven unit building at 812 Guerrero St. where he began Ellis Act evictions against ...
Former Lawyer Stole $1 Million From Estate, Bristol Police Say
BRISTOL — A former lawyer who police say stole more than a million dollars from a client's estate was arrested Friday, police said. Roger G. Nielson, 65, of Terrace Lane in Bristol was charged with 14 counts of first-degree larceny and 15 counts of ...
Imprisoned Marine in Tehran Was Secretly Convicted, Lawyer Says
TEHRAN — Amir Hekmati, a former Marine incarcerated here in August 2011 and sentenced to death on espionage charges that were overturned, was secretly retried by a revolutionary court in December, convicted of “practical collaboration with the ...
Supreme Court accepts Sandusky lawyer Karl Rominger's voluntary disbarment
The state Supreme Court on Friday accepted the voluntary surrender of the law license of embattled Carlisle lawyer Karl Rominger. The action is not a surprise because Rominger's decision to resign as an attorney while he is investigated for possibly ...
Rowland's lawyer shifts focus to FEC, candidate
Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland enters the Connecticut Financial Center after leaving federal court in New Haven, Conn., Friday, April 11, 2014, where he pleaded not guilty to federal charges from a seven-count indictment alleging ...
Protesters Ask Google Why Its Lawyer Is Evicting Tenants
Some 200 teachers and tenant advocates marched Friday afternoon from Dolores Park to return to the house of Google lawyer Jack Halprin to ask why a lawyer that works for Google is displacing tenants. From there the demonstrators headed to Mission High ...
Lawyer says EMT busted for weapons had fireworks, not bombs
Victor Cadicamo, 29, an FDNY EMT, was arrested Thursday when cops responding to a domestic call at his Brighton Beach home found five firearms, a rifle and two six-inch cylinders that appeared to be pipe bombs. Cadicamo's lawyer told a judge Friday ...
Lawyer says Pakistani judge frees 9-month-old boy accused of attempted ...
Lawyer says Pakistani judge frees 9-month-old boy accused of attempted ...
Lawyer: Judge frees baby accused in attempted murder case
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani lawyer says a judge has freed a nine-month old boy accused of attempting to murder police in the eastern city of Lahore after police withdrew charges. Lawyer Irfan Tarar says the judge announced the decision after Saturday ...
Demonstrators gather outside Google lawyer's home
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High school stabbing suspect's lawyer says client may have been bullied ...
High school stabbing suspect's lawyer says client may have been bullied ...
Lawyer: Ex-Marine Gets 10-Year Sentence in Iran
... to 10 years in prison, his attorney said Saturday. (TEHRAN, Iran) — An Iranian appeals court has overturned a death sentence of a former U.S. Marine convicted of working for the CIA, instead sentencing him to 10 years in prison, his lawyer said ...
Trial lawyer Jim Butler talks winning million-dollar verdicts, previous careers
A trial lawyer who has successfully argued cases against major corporations and won verdicts that topped $100 million, Butler, at 63 and rejuvenated after nearly four decades of practicing law, has a Georgia-boy charm and a killer instinct. Recently ...
Lawyer: NYC EMT Had Fireworks At Brooklyn Home, Not Explosives
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The lawyer for a New York City emergency medical technician accused of possessing two explosive devices inside his Brooklyn home said his client only had firecrackers. EMT Victor Cadicamo's attorney told a Brooklyn ...
Trial set for Bush lawyer accused of beating wife
After four years of legal skirmishes, former Bush administration lawyer John Michael Farren is due to stand trial in June on charges of attempted murder and assault in connection with accusations he beat his wife nearly to death. The Advocate of ...
TV comedian accused of grooming Ben Cowburn uses top lawyer to explain ...
TV comedian accused of grooming Ben Cowburn uses top lawyer to explain ...
Cheatham defense attorney labeled self 'country lawyer' without death penalty ...
Cheatham defense attorney labeled self 'country lawyer' without death penalty ...
Services set for Knoxville trial lawyer Robert H. Watson Jr.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Knoxville trial lawyer Robert Harmon Watson Jr., who was considered a “lawyer's lawyer” among his peers. Mr. Watson died Friday, three weeks after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was 68. A partner ...
New Manning lawyer hits Espionage Act charges
A new lawyer for convicted leaker Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning is railing against the Obama Administration's use of the Espionage Act in a wave of cases charging individuals with releasing classified information to the press or public. "The Espionage Act ...
Lawyers start mining the Medicare data for clues to fraud
(Reuters) - Within hours of the U.S. government's unprecedented release last week of a trove of Medicare billing data, a small fraternity of lawyers who specialize in representing whistleblowers in healthcare fraud cases began to mobilize. These ...
Corporate lawyer working toward a positive effect
Answer: As both a lawyer and a small-business owner, I enjoy working with entrepreneurs and small-business owners as they navigate both legal and business hurdles associated with growing their business. As a business attorney with both business and ...
'Have fun': Lawyers mining Medicare data for fraud after unprecedented ...
'Have fun': Lawyers mining Medicare data for fraud after unprecedented ...
Perry hires lawyer for inquiry into veto threat
AUSTIN -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has hired a high-profile Austin defense lawyer to represent him in an investigation into whether he illegally withheld money from the Travis County District Attorney's office. KVUE News and the Austin American-Statesman ...
West Chester police chief resigns to become lawyer
WLWT News 5's Karin Johnson said she confirmed with city administrators that Chief Erik Niehaus has resigned. Niehaus has been chief since 2008 and has been with West Chester police for nearly 20 years. In a letter to commissioners, Niehaus said he is ...
Lawyers Analyze New Medicare Payment Data To Detect Fraud
Immediately following CMS' release of Medicare payment data last week, lawyers who specialize in representing health care fraud whistleblowers began mining the information for possible indications of fraud, Reuters reports. Such lawyers focus on ...
Lawyer for Bin Laden Son-in-Law Guilty in Tax Case
The lawyer who represented Osama bin Laden's son-in-law at his recent terrorism trial pleaded guilty Monday in Syracuse to a federal charge of impeding the IRS. Stanley Cohen, 63, of New York City, who was accused of underreporting cash payments from ...