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Could Aaron Hernandez beat murder rap? New indictments may help, lawyer says
Charging two associates of Aaron Hernandez last week in the murder of Odin Lloyd could open a door to the former Patriots tight end winning the case against him. That's how a Massachusetts defense attorney who regularly works cases in the same ...
Pro Bono Barrister: Loss of good lawyer shows need to learn how to help ...
Pro Bono Barrister: Loss of good lawyer shows need to learn how to help ...
Lawyer: Kramer to plead not guilty to sex assault
Lawyer: Kramer to plead not guilty to sex assault. Saved. Save Article; My Saved Items · Print Email. « Lawyer Kramer to plead not guilty to sex assault. » 2014-04-14T15:00:00Z Lawyer: Kramer to plead not guilty to sex assaultThe Associated Press The ...
Explicit Video Sparks Flurry Of Lawsuits, Legal Actions Between Cabbie And ...
Explicit Video Sparks Flurry Of Lawsuits, Legal Actions Between Cabbie And ...
One Lawyer's Campaign To Improve Legal Defense For Indigent
But today public defenders are overworked and underpaid, often burning out and leaving the job shortly after they start, according to Jonathan Rapping, the founder of an organization that helps to prepare lawyers for a career as a public defender ...
Lawyer Involved in Miami-NCAA Case Charged by Bar
Lawyer Involved in Miami-NCAA Case Charged by Bar. CORAL GABLES, Fla. April 15, 2014 (AP). By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer. Associated Press. An attorney who assisted the NCAA during its probe of Miami athletics is facing charges from the ...
Transgender Youth's Lawyer Asked Judge To Move Her Out Of Prison
Lawyers for an imprisoned transgender youth asked a federal judge Monday to overrule a controversial transfer order that sent her to the York Correctional Institute with no criminal charges and place her back in the care of the Department of Children ...
Saunders: If John Edwards is your lawyer, does it help or hurt?
After attorney Cochran helped O.J. Simpson become the first person in the world to skate on a murder charge – I know: he really wasn't, but you'd have thought he was the first person to get away with murder, judging by the vituperation that resulted ...
Lawyer Who Fleeced Charity Loses Money Laundering Conviction Appeal
A disbarred New Jersey lawyer who stole $1.4 million from a charitable foundation he controlled has lost his bid to overturn his money-laundering conviction. Although a U.S. ruling changed the definition of the crime, Charles Conway blew the one-year ...
Are we seeing the end of lawyer profiles on websites?
The day is going to soon come when law firms do away with lawyer profiles on their websites. This from White & Case CMO, Michael Hertz (@MichaelHertz), during our LMA panel discussion last week. The reason being, per Hertz, is that present traffic to ...
Lawyer strongly believes Haslam won't be indicted
Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the raid on multiple Pilot Flying J properties. Since then, 10 employees of the company have pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges, and prosecutors continue to systematically climb the ladder. The lawyer ...
FBI breached lawyer-client privacy in terrorism case, defense says
FT. MEADE, Md. — Lawyers for alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his four codefendants alleged Monday that two FBI agents recently approached a court-appointed member of the defense team in an effort to seek confidential ...
Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police
Tang is among a group of four Chinese rights lawyers who say they were tortured by police when they were rounded up in late March after protesting outside a detention center in Jiansanjiang, a farming community in northeastern China. They had joined ...
Lawyer Who Aided NCAA's Miami Investigation Faces Ethics Charges
Yesterday, the Florida Bar formally filed ethics charges against Maria Elena Perez, the attorney who represented booster Nevin Shapiro and helped the NCAA illegally obtain evidence against the University of Miami. Perez is accused of 15 separate ...
Same-sex couples' lawyer pleas to federal court judge: Don't delay enforcement ...
Same-sex couples' lawyer pleas to federal court judge: Don't delay enforcement ...
Pete Holmes Is The Texting-Obsessed Lawyer Of Your Nightmares
You know it's time to hire a new lawyer when he makes fun of you for using a landline... While in prison. But don't tell Pete Holmes that. He plays what's possibly the world's worst legal representative in the sketch above with comedian and writer Matt ...
Lawyer for Perry has contract for $450 an hour
FILE - In this March 7, 2014 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md. Special State District Judge Bert Richardson is expected to seat a grand jury Monday, April ...
Shanesha Taylor's lawyer asks that charges be dropped over leaving kids in car ...
Shanesha Taylor's lawyer asks that charges be dropped over leaving kids in car ...
PricewaterhouseCoopers Maps Asian Lawyer Expansion
Elizabeth Broomhall in Legal Week reports that the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has a plan to increase the head count of lawyers in the region from 250 to 500 over the next five years. Currently, the firm provides legal services in Australia ...
Broward lawyer charged with failing to pay income taxes
Siff said he was suffering from a "serious depressive disorder" that overwhelmed him and he developed a gambling addiction more recently, according to documents his lawyer filed with the Florida Bar. An attorney since 1982, he stopped practicing in ...
Georgia Immigration Lawyer Honored by White House to Fight Federal Charges
Richard Rice says charges against his client represent “a frightening prospect for any service professional.” Photo by John Disney/Staff. The attorney for a well-known Atlanta immigration lawyer accused of submitting false documentation for a client ...
Chevron, Dole cases expose lawyer corruption: Column
A few years ago, the corruption convictions of several prominent plaintiffs' lawyers put a spotlight on dishonesty in American civil courts. Now the sleaze has burst back into the news with cases involving Chevron and Dole Food Co., this time with an ...
Better Rules for Bad Lawyers
In 2009, a lawyer in New York helped his client settle a claim for $30,000. The lawyer then had the check issued in his own name, deposited it into his own account and used all of the funds for himself. The client demanded his money to no avail. It ...
Florida Bar accuses lawyer who represented UM booster Nevin Shapiro
The lawyer who represented rogue University of Miami booster Nevin Shapiro has been accused of unethical behavior during the botched NCAA investigation that led to sanctions against the school. The Florida Bar this week filed a formal complaint against ...
Sports antitrust lawyer's latest target: NCAA scholarship limits
But an even bigger case may be ready to unfold in a federal courtroom in New Jersey in the coming months, in the form of a lawsuit by a leading antitrust lawyer seeking to create a free market for how college athletes are compensated. Jeffrey Kessler ...
Jimmy Haslam's lawyer expects more indictments at Pilot
Jimmy Haslam's lawyer expects more indictments at Pilot. Jimmy Haslam's lawyer expects more Pilot employees to be charged with fraud, but says the CEO will not be indicted. Loading… Post to Facebook. Jimmy Haslam's lawyer expects more indictments at ...
Lawyer wants restrictive parts of medical marijuana law voided permanently
James Goetz, a Bozeman lawyer, said those provisions have been blocked by a court for almost three years, and yet the law is still curbing pre-2011 abuses that the Legislature wanted to address. “We have kind of an experiment, we have actual evidence ...
Former Boise lawyer granted parole after more than 3 years
Former Boise lawyer granted parole after more than 3 years. Rick Bergesen, who must repay over $150,000 stolen from a client, has had mental health and gambling issues. By Katy Moeller. [email protected] 16, 2014 Updated 11 minutes ...
Family Court Lawyer Sentenced To Prison
The former family court lawyer from Lackawanna County who pleaded guilty to federal tax charges will now spend a year behind bars. She was greeted at federal court in Wilkes-Barre by protesters. Danielle Ross of Jermyn was a guardian ad litem – an ...
'Bully' Judge Kicks Lawyer Out For Knee Brace And Shorts
A courtroom is supposed to be the meeting point of justice and mercy. But a Dallas criminal attorney said that he and his client received neither from a judge who is highly unpopular with the local criminal bar association and called by some defense ...
Authorities Search for Miami Man Who Posed as Lawyer
"Guaranteeing a legal result, irrelevant of the existing evidence, is the surest sign that some sort of trickery is at play. Don't be a victim of a scam. If you have any concerns about your legal representation, you can always check a lawyer's status ...
Prominent Human Rights Lawyer Detained in Saudi
Saudi activists say authorities have detained a prominent human rights lawyer in the capital. Activists say Waleed Abu al-Khair was taken into custody Tuesday after attending a court hearing in Riyadh where he faces charges that include inciting public ...
Lawyer of man who never served 13-year sentence: This is going 'to the mat'
The Missouri attorney general has asked for a judge to deny a request for release by a man who was jailed after it was discovered that he never served a 13-year prison sentence. On Tuesday, Chris Koster filed a response to a plea by the attorney of ...
Lawyer: Pressure Led Womack to Fire Sergeant
LAKELAND | Former Police Chief Lisa Womack fired a former sergeant involved in a widespread sex scandal at the police department because she was under fire from the State Attorney's Office and wanted to save her job, a lawyer for the former sergeant ...
Biz litigation spending up
Litigation costs were on the upswing in 2013, according to Norton Rose Fulbright's Annual Litigation Trends Survey. According to responses from 401 in-house lawyers, 71 percent of companies spent more than $1 million on litigation in 2013, compared ...
McCutcheon lawyer brings new campaign finance case
The attorney who brought the successful campaign finance challenge McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission is back with a new case concerning the rules governing political action committees. Dan Backer of the firm DB Capitol Strategies has filed suit ...
White House Lawyer to Join Latham's White-Collar Team
"Jonathan is an incredibly smart and talented lawyer who I trusted to handle some of the most sensitive matters in the White House,” Ruemmler said. Contact Todd Ruger at [email protected] On Twitter: @ToddRuger. Filed Under: Constitutional Law , Criminal ...
GM exploring compensation program for recall: lawyer
The lawyer, Kenneth Feinberg, said in an interview on CNBC that, based on his initial conversations with GM, "they are asking for me to help develop some sort of program that might be used to compensate eligible claimants." GM Chief Executive Mary ...
John Edwards back in NC court as a trial lawyer
Edwards is one of three lawyers representing the boy's parents, who are accusing Vidant Medical Center (formerly Pitt County Memorial Hospital) and an emergency room doctor of failing to make sure the child received adequate oxygen when he was 3 ...
Malaysian Lawmaker and Lawyer Karpal Singh Dies
Veteran Malaysian opposition lawmaker Karpal Singh, an eminent lawyer who had been detained without trial under security laws and battled numerous sedition charges, has died in a road accident. He was 73. District police chief Ng Kong Soon said Singh ...
Felton lawyer: Juror fails to show for questioning by judge
A juror accused of failing to disclose a conflict of interest during the jury selection for the Kwadir Felton trial didn't show up to be questioned by the judge presiding over the case when she was supposed to last Tuesday, according to Brooke Barnett ...
Texas Governor Hires Defense Lawyer Amid Ethics Probe
Texas Governor Rick Perry hired a criminal-defense lawyer to represent him in a prosecutor's probe of claims that he violated Texas ethics laws by vetoing funding for the state ethics office, his spokeswoman said. Perry, 64, hired David Botsford, “to ...
Former Priest's Lawyer Asks Jury for Leniency
A lawyer for a former priest convicted on felony sex abuse charges is asking a jury to be lenient on James Schook, who has terminal cancer. A jury convicted Schook, 66, on Wednesday of three counts of sodomy and one count of indecent or immoral ...
Charges added against Seattle lawyer accused of rapes
Charges added against Seattle lawyer accused of rapes. King County prosecutors have filed two additional charges of attempted second-degree rape against Danford Grant, a Seattle attorney who now faces a total of nine felony counts in connection with ...
Book: Lawyer who defended Calif. gay marriage ban plans daughter's gay ...
Book: Lawyer who defended Calif. gay marriage ban plans daughter's gay ...
Lawyer Seeks More Than $1 Million From Firm He Founded
Houston intellectual property lawyer J. Mike Amerson has sued his former firm, now known as Williams Morgan, alleging that it failed to pay him more than $550,000 in income he earned in 2013 before leaving the firm last November. Amerson also alleges ...
John Edwards back in court — this time as a lawyer for Va. boy's malpractice case
John Edwards, who lost his bid for the White House in 2004, has returned to his original trade as a lawyer and launched a medical malpractice case on behalf of a 4-year-old Virginia boy. Mr. Edwards and three other attorneys are representing the family ...
Lawyer who brought heroin to lockup will resign
Brian Salisbury. A defense attorney has pleaded guilty to bringing heroin and other drugs to a client locked up in a southwestern Pennsylvania city's police booking center and will resign his law license. Fayette County attorney charged with delivering ...
KSM Lawyer Sacrifices Military Career to Stay on Case
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE—Army Maj. Jason Wright, a member of accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's defense team, informed the court Thursday morning that he will be retiring from the military in order to continue defending his ...
Alleged Bryan Singer Victim -- Lawyer Says This is What My Client Looked Like
The lawyer for the man who is suing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer has given us this picture of his client -- taken around the time Singer allegedly drugged and sexually abused the then 17-year-old. Attorney Jeff Herman gave TMZ this photo of his client ...