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Lawyer in church rape case asks for bigger award for alleged victim
YAKIMA, Wash. — A man who alleges he was raped as a teen by a deacon with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yakima deserves more than the $3.1 million originally sought, his attorney argued in federal court Monday. Attorney Bryan Smith urged U.S. ...
Donald A. Scott, 84, lawyer and mentor
Donald A. Scott, 84, of Lafayette Hill, a Philadelphia corporate lawyer and partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius L.L.P., died Monday, April 14, at Chestnut Hill Hospital. During 41 years at Morgan Lewis, Mr. Scott specialized in mergers and acquisitions, ...
This Man Is About to Die Because an Alcoholic Lawyer Botched His Case
That's the amount of alcohol lawyer Andy Prince consumed every night during the death penalty trial of his client, Robert Wayne Holsey, a low-functioning man with a tortured past who now stands on the brink of execution in Georgia. When a person drinks ...
Legal knockout for contractor who challenged lawyer to fight over unpaid bill
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In a legal knockout, a Staten Island justice has ordered a prominent lawyer to shell out $10,500 to a contractor who had allegedly suggested they settle a dispute over unpaid renovations with their fists. Bloomfield-based lawyer ...
Lawyer Tops 'Best Jobs' List — Wait, What?
Canadian Business just released its roundup of the best jobs available and apparently up in the land of flapping heads and beady little eyes being a lawyer is not only not so awful, it's affirmatively the best career path around. Indeed, attorneys beat ...
Former Sacramento Capitals owner plans to switch to guilty plea, lawyer says
Sacramento businessman Deepal Wannakuwatte, charged in connection with a massive Ponzi scheme, plans to plead guilty, his defense lawyer said today. Wannakuwatte pleaded innocent to bank fraud and other charges last month, but a change of plea ...
Ex-LI lawyer gets 4 years for urging client to commit perjury
Former lawyer Barry Balaban was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 4 years in prison for urging a client to commit perjury to obstruct an investigation into Long Island banana mogul Thomas Hoey's role in a drug-related death. Balaban, 61, who grew ...
Is This Political Ad Against A Lawyer The Most Negative Ever?
This ad comes to us from South Carolina, where State Senator Vincent Sheheen, a lawyer, is challenging incumbent Nikki Haley. But Governor Haley didn't approve this ad, it's coming to her defense from the Republican Governors Association, a group ...
Longtime DC Lawyer Is White House's Next Top Counsel
The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He'll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama's administration. Share. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email. Comment ...
Meet The 5 Biggest Airbnb Power Users Being Targeted By New York's Top ...
Meet The 5 Biggest Airbnb Power Users Being Targeted By New York's Top ...
Affirmative Action Lawyer: Supreme Court's Decision Takes 'Away The Rights Of ...
Affirmative Action Lawyer: Supreme Court's Decision Takes 'Away The Rights Of ...
China stops prominent rights lawyer from meeting German minister
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police blocked a prominent human rights lawyer from meeting Germany's deputy chancellor, the lawyer said on Wednesday, in the latest example of curbs on government critics in China. Sigmar Gabriel was unable to hold talks ...
Ex-lawyer is on a mission to keep schools fair
With the persistence of a gadfly, the zeal of a civil rights activist and the know-how of a lawyer, Smith has made it her mission to challenge the San Diego public school system and many others across California that require students to foot the bill ...
Police report: 17-year-old girl robbed Syracuse lawyer at knifepoint
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Police arrested a 17-year-old girl after a Syracuse lawyer was robbed of $17 at knifepoint while walking to his office last week. Ambreea L. Collins, 17, of 432 West Ostrander Ave. was charged with first-degree robbery, a felony, and ...
Local lawyer admits stealing $2.3 million in client funds
A local attorney pleaded guilty this morning to two felonies, admitting that he stole $2.3 million in client funds. David R. Flynn, 44, of Norfolk, will be sentenced July 7. A judge today ordered him detained until he can post a $25,000 surety bond ...
Purdue shooting suspect seeks to drop lawyer
Defense lawyer Robert Gevers wrote in a motion that 23-year-old Cody Cousins no longer wants his representation but didn't give details. The Journal & Courier reports ( (link) 1f3vuA4 ) Tippecanoe County Judge Thomas Busch on Tuesday ...
Accused Purdue shooter doesn't want a lawyer
Cody Cousins is charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Andrew Boldt. He told his attorney on April 7 that he no longer desired counsel's representation bu the judge declined the request. (Photo: John Terhune/Journal & Courier file ...
Judge rules accused Purdue shooter must keep lawyer
TIPPECANOE COUNTY (April 23, 2014) – A Purdue student accused of shooting and stabbing a classmate to death may not want his lawyer, but a judge ruled that he'll have to keep him. Cody Cousins is accused of killing Andrew Boldt in the Electrical ...
City of Jacksonville's top lawyer is leaving
The general counsel, with a staff of more than 30 lawyers, represents Duval County's consolidated government, managing complex legal issues on behalf of the mayor, City Council, authorities, boards and commissions. That means the city's top attorney is ...
GOP Lawyers Keep Silent On Republican Governors' Attack
Chris Christie is a lawyer, and these days, with his administration and reelection campaign facing multiple investigations, he needs a lot of help from lawyers. So it was a bit surprising this week when the Republican Governors Association, which ...
Lawyer for Dickinson Trinity principal files for new judge
The lawyer for the former principal of Trinity High School in Dickinson filed Tuesday for a change of judge for Thomas Sander's pretrial hearing and jury trial this summer. Sander, 30, was charged with two Class B felonies — arson and endangerment by ...
Exclusive: White House considers former banking lawyer for Fed board - sources
The lawyer's name emerged as the White House weighs candidates with community banking backgrounds to fill gaps on the Federal Reserve's powerful but depleted board, the sources said. The U.S. central bank, which is looking to wind down its most ...
Lawyer: Alan Gross wants out of Cuba dead or alive
U.S. government subcontractor Alan P. Gross is “not doing well” after 4 1/2 years in a Cuban prison and has vowed that he will “return to the United States before his 66th birthday, dead or alive,” his lawyer said Wednesday. “He told me yesterday ...
Chris Christie Campaign Lawyer Calls Republican Governors Association Attack ...
Chris Christie Campaign Lawyer Calls Republican Governors Association Attack ...
Campbell lawyer gets prison term for federal tax fraud
Even with the legal trinity — prosecutor, judge, defense attorney — on his side, a Campbell County lawyer is headed to federal prison for ripping off the IRS to the tune of nearly $400,000. Chief U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan on Wednesday sentenced ...
Center City lawyer committed suicide as insurance-fraud ring was uncovered
A CENTER CITY lawyer who masterminded a seven-year slip-and-fall racket that bilked insurance firms out of nearly $400,000 evaded arrest by committing suicide, District Attorney Seth Williams said yesterday. Andrew H. Gaber, 52, of Delaware County ...
Owners of Korea ferry company accept responsibilities, lawyer says
The lawyer did not say that the family was assuming liability for what he termed a "tragic accident" and said that the family had not been summoned by prosecutors. "Yoo and his family will take all legal and social responsibility for this tragic ...
Aliza Sherman's lawyer's office searched
WKYC has confirmed through the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office that the offices of Stafford & Stafford were searched on Tuesday afternoon by the FBI Violent Crime Task Force, BCI and Cuyahoga County Sheriff's deputies. A spokesperson for the ...
Lawyer Kills Himself After Allegedly Staging Dozens Of Fake Slip-And-Fall ...
Lawyer Kills Himself After Allegedly Staging Dozens Of Fake Slip-And-Fall ...
Lawyer With Six Figures Of Debt Forced To Work As Professional Babysitter
Let's have a chat about the job market. For the past few years, it's been a rather bleak situation, with a little more than half of recent law school graduates employed in full-time, long-term jobs as attorneys. Jim Leipold, executive director of the ...
Procedural Issue Prompts Fifth Court to Toss Suit by Contract Lawyer Who ...
Procedural Issue Prompts Fifth Court to Toss Suit by Contract Lawyer Who ...
Lawyer in Bryan Singer case aims to expose 'many' Hollywood predators
More civil lawsuits may be on the way against major Hollywood players in connection with sexual abuse allegations that have ensnared director Bryan Singer and other top entertainment industry figures. Jeff Herman, the attorney for the man who has ...
El Paso lawyer Theresa Caballero wins in disciplinary matter before appeals court
Two members of the three-justice panel ruled that the judge, George D. Gilles of Midland, did not have the discretion to reject a 2012 punishment agreement between Caballero and the State Bar of Texas' Commission for Lawyer Discipline. Caballero and ...
Apple, Google agree to settle antitrust class action, lawyer's office says
The four tech giants accused of artificially suppressing wages by conspiring not to poach each other's talent agreed to settle a major antitrust lawsuit Thursday, according to the office of one of the attorneys involved. If the documents that already ...
Anti-Lawyer Ad Is 'Beneath' Nikki Haley, South Carolina's Former Top ...
Anti-Lawyer Ad Is 'Beneath' Nikki Haley, South Carolina's Former Top ...
Lawyer: Jersey City man charged with murdering his grandfather is psychotic ...
Lawyer: Jersey City man charged with murdering his grandfather is psychotic ...
Son of illegal immigrants seeks to become lawyer with help of Legislature
The Senate is scheduled to take a full vote on the immigrant-lawyer bill Friday, but it is unclear whether the House will consider the measure. The amendment was attached to a bill (HB 755) dealing with family law sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube, a ...
CORRECTED-Korea ferry accused get court-appointed lawyer
The lawyer appointed by the state had talked to the crew members for an hour ahead of a hearing to determine the validity of the warrant against them, the source said. The source declined to be named due to the legal proceedings and the controversial ...
Constant improvement of 3 lawyer attributes will improve product
In a prior article, I indicated that law firms (and in-house legal departments) need to look at their lawyers (including themselves) as the product, something to be cared for and supported, but also challenged and analyzed in a brutally honest way. The ...
Top Federal Trade Commission Lawyer Decamping to Weil Gotshal
Since December 2012, Mr. Perry managed a 30-attorney team of lawyers within the commission's competition bureau that investigated merger transactions involving hospitals, consumer goods, supermarkets and other industries. Among the most high-profile ...
Lawyer facing 2 other misconduct complaints
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings lawyer who will be publicly censured by the Montana Supreme Court faces two additional misconduct complaints. The Billings Gazette reports ( (link) mjfxnro ) the state Commission on Practice heard evidence ...
Help Wanted: Lawyer To Work In Mailroom Sorting Envelopes. Seriously?
Still, the heavy emphasis on the fact that the employee “ANALYZES” the mail suggests they really think this is something a lawyer needs to be doing — even though part of the job is to “ASSIST with loading/unloading trucks as necessary.” Could taking ...
Lawyer: Congressman Grimm to Face Federal Charges
Michael Grimm, who has been dogged by allegations of campaign violations since his first campaign for Congress in 2009 and 2010, is facing criminal charges from federal prosecutors, his lawyer said on Friday. A House Ethics Committee announced in ...
Michael Grimm Is Expected To Be Indicted, Lawyer Says [UPDATE]
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) is expected to be indicted by the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Grimm's lawyer said Friday. Politico was first to report the news of the expected indictment. Grimm's lawyer, William McGinley, said in a ...
Defense lawyer in Holyoke double fatal wants Hampden District Attorney Mark ...
Defense lawyer in Holyoke double fatal wants Hampden District Attorney Mark ...
Rep. Michael Grimm Will Face Criminal Charges, Lawyer Says
Michael Grimm In this May 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grimm is facing criminal charges from federal prosecutors, his lawyer said on Friday, April 25, 2014. Jacquelyn Martin ...
Mortgage 'Rip-Off' Victim Gets Good News, Not So for Lawyer Involved
Both women came to us for help after losing money to Rory Michael Alarcon, a young lawyer who ran the RMA Legal Network in New York, a mortgage modification business that promised financially strapped homeowners it would help get them affordable ...
Chevron wins a round in US suit against lawyer in Ecuador case
Lawyer Steven Donziger is appealing a 500-page decision issued by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in March that barred him from collecting on a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron in the United States. Chevron filed a lawsuit against Donziger in New ...
Lawyer: Attica victims saddened by NY ruling
Lawyer Jonathan Gradess says Friday victims' families from the Forgotten Victims of Attica group have sought full disclosure for decades. He hopes Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will appeal Justice Patrick NeMoyer's decision to leave grand jury ...
US congressman tied to Rabbi Pinto to be indicted, lawyer says
Federal prosecutors intend to bring criminal charges against Michael Grimm, a Republican U.S. congressman from New York who has been under investigation for campaign finance violations, his lawyer said on Friday. Attorney William McGinley condemned ...