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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford To Seek Help For Substance Abuse, Lawyer Says
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for substance abuse, his lawyer said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine. The Globe and Mail ...
Atticus Finch was a trial lawyer, too
In an ad blitz running this week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is deriding White as typical of lawyers of a certain ilk who, in search of big paydays, file lawsuits that hurt business and destroy jobs. YouTube Preview Image. Yesterday the state bar ...
UK judge halts fraud case amid lawyer shortage
LONDON — A British judge has halted a complex fraud case because the five defendants couldn't find lawyers willing to represent them under new rates offered by the government for legal aid. Judge Anthony Leonard's decision Thursday could have wider ...
UK Judge Halts Fraud Case in Dispute Over Lawyers
A British judge halted a complex fraud case Thursday because the five defendants couldn't find qualified lawyers willing to represent them under new rates offered by the government for legal aid. Judge Anthony Leonard's decision Thursday could have ...
Broward lawyer in Rothstein fraud sentenced, imprisoned
Telling Bates that he had abused the trust that comes with being a lawyer when he knowingly wrote fraudulent letters for Rothstein, U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks ordered – in a decision Bates clearly was not expecting – that he would go ...
Senate confirms Wenatchee lawyer for federal judgeship
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Wenatchee lawyer will become the next federal judge in Eastern Washington after the full U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed his nomination Wednesday. Stan Bastian was named by President Obama in September to replace U.S. ...
Steube supports aspiring immigrant lawyer
Even so, Godinez-Samperio supporter Talbot “Sandy” D'Alemberte, a lawyer and former state representative, said he wasn't sure of the outcome of Thursday's vote until the end. “Steube has been such a gentleman throughout this process. I think he changed ...
Lawyer: Donald Sterling is 'tyrannical' in court
It's not a secret that Clippers-owner-for-now Donald Sterling has a litigious past. He's been involved in a littany of lawsuits over the past three decades and with the NBA Board of Governors poised to vote to force a sale of his team, whic he says he ...
New Hollywood Sex Assault Scandal?
The lawyer suing X-Men director Bryan Singer and other Hollywood power players for sexual assault says he has heard from “dozens and dozens and dozens of victims” alleging sexual assault and abuse by other “big names” in the movie industry. “They are ...
Bin Laden Relative Keeps Lawyer Despite Tax Plea
Osama bin Laden's son-in-law insisted Thursday that he'll be represented when he is sentenced on a terrorism conviction by the same lawyer who handled his case at his trial despite the lawyer's own recent guilty pleas to tax charges. At a hearing, a ...
MLK Estate Withdraws Request to Disqualify Lawyer
The estate of Martin Luther King Jr. has withdrawn a request to disqualify a lawyer for his daughter from participating in a dispute over the ownership of King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. The slain civil rights icon's estate, controlled by his sons ...
Lawyer Asks Teacher What He Makes And Had To Listen To Some Dumb Poem
Seriously though, kudos to teachers for what they do, but this video reeks of such smug self-satisfaction and unnecessary anti-elitist tripe. Not to channel my inner Col. Jessup, but before you bash lawyers this guy needs to step back and realize he ...
Lawyer: Stiviano suspects friend sold infamous Sterling tape
“One of those friends apparently wanted to make money and sold it to TMZ,” said Calabasas lawyer Mac Nehoray. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has determined that the voice on the tapes is Donald Sterling's. Stiviano's attorney denied suggestions by ...
Legislature Poised To Open Courthouse Doors For Undocumented Lawyer
But Godinez-Samperio could not become a lawyer because he is not a U.S. citizen, the Florida Supreme Court decided in an opinion penned by Justice Jorge Labarga last month. Writing for the majority, Labarga asked the Legislature to allow the court to ...
Lawyer Says Confession in Fatal Fire Was Coerced
The defense lawyer for the Coney Island teenager charged with murder for starting a fire that led to a police officer's death signaled on Thursday that he would argue his client gave a false confession. After the teenager, Marcell Dockery, 16, was ...
Think there are too many lawyers? Bad news
(AP) — Lawyers aren't in short supply in Illinois, according to a state regulatory agency. There are now just over 91,000 registered Illinois lawyers, the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission says in newly released data. The data includes ...
State's first woman attorney among 5 being inducted into Alabama Lawyer's Hall ...
State's first woman attorney among 5 being inducted into Alabama Lawyer's Hall ...
St. Tammany Parish Council moves to hire lawyer to advise parish on fracking
The resolution also was amended to add an initial cap of $25,000 on the cost until the lawyer's scope of services is determined, drawing repeated boos from the audience. The council voted 12-1 to approve the measure. Councilman Gene Bellisaro cast the ...
Mediation ordered by federal judge over lawyer bills for Farmers Branch ...
Mediation ordered by federal judge over lawyer bills for Farmers Branch ...
Teen Stabbing Suspect Has Signs of Psychosis, Lawyer Says
Plaskon was ordered transferred to the state's Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire, where lawyer Richard Meehan asked that he be placed at a hospital under a suicide watch. He will not enter a plea until after a probable cause hearing, which is ...
V. Stiviano friend may have leaked tape in Sterling scandal, lawyer says
“One of those friends apparently wanted to make money and sold it to TMZ,” said Calabasas lawyer Mac Nehoray. PHOTOS: Who is V. Stiviano? NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has determined that the voice on the tapes is Donald Sterling's. Stiviano's ...
Lawyer for GM recall victims meets with settlement adviser
A Texas lawyer representing hundreds of clients who have filed lawsuits against General Motors arising from the defective ignition switches that led to a massive recall of 2.6 million cars, met today with Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer GM hired to ...
GM attorney in talks with families' lawyer over switch claims
NEW YORK – An attorney hired by General Motors to explore compensating victims of crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch met on Friday with a plaintiffs' lawyer to discuss a potential settlement for claims, regardless of when accidents happened ...
GM consultant meets with suing lawyer
General Motors consultant Kenneth Feinberg held his first face-to-face meeting Friday with one of the attorneys bringing personal injury and wrongful death cases related to a flawed ignition. GM has admitted that its employees knew there were problems ...
Mystery surrounding whereabouts of Hummelstown lawyer's clients money may ...
Mystery surrounding whereabouts of Hummelstown lawyer's clients money may ...
Lawyer wants to video upcoming Missouri execution
ST. LOUIS • An attorney for a Missouri inmate scheduled to be put to death this month is seeking permission to record video of the execution over concerns that the man could suffer during the process — a request that follows a botched execution in ...
Doctor, lawyer among 12 charged in scheme to use runners to recruit accident ...
Doctor, lawyer among 12 charged in scheme to use runners to recruit accident ...
In brief: GM meets with victims' lawyer over recall
The lawyer hired by General Motors to explore compensating victims of cars with a defective ignition switch met Friday with a representative of hundreds of people and their families who say they were affected by accidents involving the vehicles. It was ...
Teen's lawyer: Crash was an accident, not road rage
Teen's lawyer: Crash was an accident, not road rage. The lawyer for the teenage girl accused of deliberately mowing down a boy in a fit of road rage said it was all an accident. Loading… Post to Facebook. Teen's lawyer: Crash was an accident, not road ...
Local business owner, lawyer seeks Senate District 7 seat
CHEYENNE -- A local lawyer and restaurateur will run as a Democrat for Laramie County's Senate seat in District 7. Dameione Cameron operates Cameron Law Office and The Morris House Bistro. He said he is entering the race because he is embarrassed ...
Lyons: For aspiring lawyer, no route to citizenship
My column about a man who graduated from Florida State University's law school and passed the Bar exam, but still can't become a lawyer in Florida, inspired several people to ask an odd question. I'm still a bit puzzled by it. The column was about Jose ...
Out of prison, former Gary lawyer wins city contracts
GARY — Willie Harris, a former attorney who served more than four years in federal prison, has rebuilt his life, started a new career and may return to practicing law, he said Friday. Harris and his firm, Dunes Construction, landed more than $89,300 ...
FDNY commissioner has abused his subpoena power, lawyer says
Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano has abused his power to obtain firefighters' private phone records, a lawyer contends. Ron Kuby, who represents the United Firefighters Association, said the city code mandates that the corporation counsel issue subpoenas ...
Female Lawyers Still Battle Gender Bias
In New York, the average male partner at a 1,000-plus lawyer firm with 13 to 24 years of experience representing investment banks was billed out at about $679 an hour, nearly 25% more than the average female partner, whose rate was $544. "It was very ...
Lawyer For Man Accusing Director Singer Of Sexual Abuse Says He Represents ...
Lawyer For Man Accusing Director Singer Of Sexual Abuse Says He Represents ...
Keep lawyer-politicians out of Congress
I feel we Iowans and Americans have sent too many of these lawyer politicians to Washington. Many of these politicians think they alone know what is best for every American. These politicians have laws in place so you have no choice but to do as you ...
2 in custody in shooting, believed failed robbery of Oakland Co. lawyer
Bloomfield Hills — Police have two people in custody in the recent late-night attack on an attorney, which investigators now believe was a planned robbery gone bad. Bloomfield Hills Police Chief David Hendrickson said several arrests were made over ...
Embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling goes lawyer shopping: report
Embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling has contacted at least two major law firms since the National Basketball Association suspended him last week over racist comments he made during a recorded conversation, ...
Lawyer charge with rape has some charges dismissed as trial starts
JW told KIRO 7 within days after Grant's arrest that the Seattle lawyer was armed with a knife the first of two times she says he raped her. However, no knife has ever been found. According to the documents, "Both victims who were raped at knife-point ...
Minivan Mom's Lawyer Plans to File For Insanity Defense
The lawyer for the pregnant mother who drove her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida with her three children inside will pursue an insanity defense, he said Monday. Ebony Wilkerson, 32, faces three counts of attempted second-degree ...
State rep's comments on same-sex marriage case spark lawyer vote
Marcin, a lawyer with the Miami Township firm of Marcin & Marcin, said it would be inappropriate for her to comment on the draft statement before the meeting. Becker, a Republican who lives in Clermont County's Union Township and began representing ...
US students push to license long-dead Chinese lawyer
The New York Times reported at the time that Chang was the first Chinese immigrant to become an American lawyer. In 1890, he moved to California with plans to practice law and represent the burgeoning Chinese population in San Francisco. But the ...
Disbarred lawyer who stole $9 million sentenced to 40 years
Anthony Chiofalo, a Houston lawyer who has been on the run since June when he was accused of stealing more than $9 million from his employer, leaves the 339th state District Court with his attorney, Paul Doyle, Monday, January 7, 2013, in Houston ...
Evelyn W. Pasquier, lawyer
She was a very smart person," said Sandra P. Gohn, an estates and trust lawyer who had worked with Mrs. Pasquier at Frank, Bernstein, Conaway and Goldman, and is now with DLA Piper. "And she did not suffer fools gladly." The daughter of Charles Wood ...
Meet The Lawyer Trying To Weasel David Samson Out Of Investigation
"To be clear," thundered his lawyers' letter, "Mr. Samson has done nothing wrong and has violated no laws -- quite the opposite," and so he "can not and will not participate in a process that fundamentally jeopardizes his constitutional rights and ...
A reporter, a reddit founder, a lawyer, and an ex-NSA chief walk into a debate
TORONTO—Friday night, luminaries from both sides of the "broad state surveillance" argument took the stage together for a public debate, the latest in Canada's Munk Debate series, on the subject. In the end, surveillance critics won the spread between ...
Samsung to Fight Apple Smartphone Trial Verdict: Lawyer
(005930) will challenge a jury's award of $120 million to Apple Inc. (AAPL) in a patent-infringement verdict that was “unsupported by evidence,” a lawyer for the Suwon, South Korea-based company said. Samsung will ask the trial judge and an appeals ...
Defense lawyer hones in on witness' convictions in federal theft trial
Defense lawyer Thomas Pitaro grilled the witness, Yordani Corona Del Toro, a six-time felon, about his claims not to know what his FBI handler did to get him probation in two state burglary cases. Pitaro said FBI agent Shay Christensen even talked to ...
Lawyer, recovered from fainting spell, gives summation in Riverhead murder case
Ten days after fainting while giving a closing argument in a murder trial, a defense attorney finished his five-hour summation Monday by saying that Suffolk police and prosecutors not only arrested the wrong person for the killing of a North Amityville ...
Lawyer for New Bryan Singer Accuser Shows Photos, Says He Has Physical ...
Lawyer for New Bryan Singer Accuser Shows Photos, Says He Has Physical ...