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How an unhappy parent beat school resistance without a lawyer
In such cases I don't usually have a chance to report what happens next, but Jones revealed to me how without a lawyer, she persuaded Prince George's to take her seriously and pay for her sons to attend a private school for children with learning ...
INSS Conference brings int'l law to world of non-lawyer security-experts
In a time period when international lawyers are more involved in security issues than ever before, there needs to be greater exchange between international law experts and security experts, said Col. (res.) Pnina Sharvit Baruch about her recent ...
Want Hard Proof that LinkedIn Works? Ask a Lawyer
This is the story of an old friend and new convert to social media marketing, a lawyer in Northern California named Mark L. Poniatowski who runs a small practice with just a handful of partners. They suffer from the traditional business development ...
Corporate lawyer jumps to his death from 22nd-floor Central Park West ...
Corporate lawyer jumps to his death from 22nd-floor Central Park West ...
Public or not? Lawyer wants bankruptcy report sealed
A dispute over public access has developed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Erie in the case of a lawyer whose business practices, including the size of his fees, are the subject of a rare report by a court-appointed expert. The lawyer, Jason J. Mazzei ...
Celeb lawyer to feds: Hit Kerik with perjury charges
Here's a good reason not to sue your lawyer. Celebrity-repping attorney Joe Tacopina is siccing the feds on his former client, disgraced former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik, saying they should hit him with perjury charges. Lawyer Judd Burstein, who ...
How America First Learned About a Young Lawyer Named Gandhi
The first mention of Gandhi in the American press occurred well before he became a leader of the Indian national movement. And it was printed in this journal, which first wrote about Gandhi when he was a young and struggling lawyer in South Africa's ...
Cannes: DSK Lawyer Says Suit Brewing Over Ferrara's …
On France's Europe 1 radio this morning, Strauss-Kahn's attorney Jean Veil said his client has instructed his lawyers “to file a suit for defamation owing to the accusations of rape and insinuations which run throughout the film.” Veil said a suit ...
What to know when looking for a real estate lawyer
There's not much that can be done now, but a real estate lawyer may have been able to prevent something like this from happening. Even without having any experience with land contract deals, he or she might have noticed something amok in the paperwork ...
Seattle lawyer Danford Grant sentenced to 25 years for massage parlor rapes
The "bad man" who in every public way looked to be an upstanding, intelligent and constructive member of society, a lawyer and family man, was sentenced today to decades in prison for raping five women. Seattle lawyer Danford Grant was sentenced to 25 ...
Is it copyright infringement to post a lawyer's cease-and-desist letter?
The University of Queensland owns the copyright in this letter and you are advised that any publication by you of this letter, or persons acting in concert with you, will constitute an infringement of The University's copyright. The University of ...
Lawyer claims Led Zeppelin stole intro for 'Stairway to Heaven'
As Led Zeppelin promote the extravagant reissues of their first three albums for an early June release, a lawyer representing deceased Spirit guitarist Randy California is claiming the hard-rock legends stole the intro for their 1971 single "Stairway ...
Lawyer: Video caught cop beating handcuffed woman
The manager of a tanning salon on the Near Northwest Side has alleged that she was hit on the head by a Chicago police officer while she knelt on the floor with her hands cuffed behind her back during a raid on the business last July that was captured ...
Clinton lawyer suspended over money violation
The ruling said Junkert, who was licensed in Illinois in 1998, failed to deposit client funds into a trust account to cover anticipated legal expenses. The lawyer also failed to prepare and maintain ledgers and other records related to client funds ...
Lawyer: Md. Doctor to Plead Guilty to Drug Charge
BALTIMORE — A Baltimore-area gynecologist charged with illegally distributing powerful painkillers to patients is expected to plead guilty to federal charges. An attorney for Dr. John Yacoub said Monday she anticipates her client will plead guilty May ...
Lawyer: Mom Denies Attacking Boy She Called Bully
An attorney for a Northern California woman accused of attacking a 12-year-old boy she claims bullied her daughter says his client adamantly denies touching the child and is very upset over the accusation. Ben Adams, who represents Delia Garcia ...
Lawyer: Mom denies attacking boy she called bully
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An attorney for a Northern California woman accused of attacking a 12-year-old boy she claims bullied her daughter says his client adamantly denies touching the child and is very upset over the accusation. Ben Adams, who ...
Seattle lawyer gets 25-year prison term for rapes
SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle lawyer who pleaded guilty to raping five women at massage parlors has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Danford Grant pleaded guilty May 7 to third-degree rape charges as his trial was beginning on first-degree rape charges ...
Manteca Businesses Accuse Noted ADA Lawyer of Extortion
About 20 Manteca businesses are the latest to face disabled access lawsuits from Carmichael attorney Scott Johnson. Johnson, who is a quadriplegic, has made similar claims against dozens of small business owners across the state, including in ...
Lawyer Faces Prison in Rothstein Ponzi Scam
A South Florida attorney is facing a prison sentence after she was convicted for playing a role in Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion fraud scam. A federal judge in West Palm Beach is set Tuesday to sentence Christina Kitterman. She was ...
Another Columbia lawyer charged with federal crime
COLUMBIA, SC — For the second time in two weeks, a Columbia lawyer has been charged with a federal crime. According to documents on file in U.S. District Court in Columbia, attorney Joenathan (pronounced “Joe Nathan”) Chaplin made a false statement ...
Phila. lawyer planning suit over 'Stairway to Heaven' opening
Did Led Zeppelin steal the opening to "Stairway to Heaven," one of the most popular rock songs of all time, from another band? A Philadelphia lawyer may soon be taking the group to court for a ruling on the matter. Supporters of Randy California, the ...
Trial lawyer by day, cowboy on nights and weekends
Trial lawyer by day, cowboy on nights and weekends. Scott O'Connell. Enlarge Photo. Scott O'Connell, co-head of Nixon Peabody's litigation team and cowboy on his off-time, with his horses Scarlett and Shamus. Scott O'Connell is co-leader of Nixon ...
Appeal may delay trial of ex-White House lawyer
HARTFORD, Conn. - (AP) -- A former White House lawyer charged with trying to kill his wife in Connecticut is appealing a judge's rejection of his mental health defense. John Michael Farren, who worked in both Bush administrations, has asked the ...
Lawyer: 'No Smoking Gun' Against Rebekah Brooks
Rebekah Brooks' lawyer has told the jury at Britain's phone-hacking trial Tuesday they must ignore the "inaccuracy and bias ... cruelty and vitriol" written about his client as they consider their verdict. Jonathan Laidlaw said prosecutors had produced ...
Lawyer: 'No smoking gun' against Rebekah Brooks
LONDON -- Rebekah Brooks' lawyer has told the jury at Britain's phone-hacking trial they must ignore the "inaccuracy and bias ... cruelty and vitriol" written about his client as they consider their verdict. Jonathan Laidlaw said Tuesday that U.K ...
Carlson's top real estate lawyer joins Fredrikson
Altschuler led the legal department of Carlson Real Estate, the property-development and managment arm of Minnetonka-based hospitality giant Carlson, according to her LinkedIn page. She became a lawyer and officer at Minneapolis-based Fredrikson ...
Lawyer: No evidence places Fleming at the scene of rape
The lawyer of a man on trial this week for a 2012 home invasion and rape in Castalian Springs said Tuesday there is no evidence that places the defendant at the scene of the crime. Defense attorney Roger Sindle requested Criminal Court Judge Dee David ...
Deviations From The Norm: The Lawyer 'Type' And Legal Hiring
No one will be surprised to learn that the psychological profile of lawyers as a group is quite different from the general population. Of the 16 possible MBTI types, more than half all practicing attorneys fall into one of four groups. Strikingly, one ...
Scott Rothstein: Lawyer Christina Kitterman gets five years in prison for fraud
Former Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler lawyer Christina Kitterman was sentenced to five years in federal prison Tuesday for impersonating a Florida Bar official in a hoax that helped Scott Rothstein keep his massive investment fraud alive. Kitterman, 39 ...
Prominent lawyer Ross Day sued for alleged sexual harassment, talking about ...
Prominent lawyer Ross Day sued for alleged sexual harassment, talking about ...
Stephen Hertz, Debevoise M&A Lawyer, Dies at 55 in Building Leap
Stephen R. Hertz, a law partner in the mergers and acquisitions and private equity groups at New York-based Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he worked for almost three decades, has died. He was 55. He died on May 16 after jumping from his 22nd-floor ...
If good-neighbor effort doesn't work, get a lawyer
Second, because your situation is not uncommon in San Francisco, check with City Hall to see if a local ordinance addresses your situation. The good-neighbor scenario is best. Getting a lawyer is a last resort. Q: I have a redwood deck that I have been ...
Forget Ukraine: Washington's Now Targeting Russians Tied to a Dead Lawyer
American hedge fund manager Bill Browder, who helped push the Magnitsky Act into law after the Russian lawyer was arrested and died in a Moscow prison, said Tuesday's list proves that the law can be used to punish Russians involved in new human rights ...
Lawyer: Stabbing was self-defense
Saratoga. It was David versus Goliath. That's how a defense attorney described the deadly fight that ended with his teenage client charged with the murder of his mother's abusive fiance last week — a knifing the lawyer said was a clear case of self ...
Internet changes the lawyer, client relationship
Given the number of lawyer ads we see on television and read in various publications, some of it obviously comes from traditional marketing and advertising. For many lawyers, new business has historically come from thoughtful referrals from friends and ...
Bernie Kerik's lawyer slams Joe Tacopina, says letter to feds violates ethics
Joe Tacopina should have checked the rules governing the conduct of lawyers before he sent a letter to prosecutors urging them to hit Bernie Kerik with perjury charges, a lawyer for the former New York police commissioner said on Tuesday. Tim Parlatore ...
Lawyer: Actos not 'snake oil' for diabetes
Delores Cipriano, 81, of Henderson as seen Monday, April 7, 2014 at Regional Justice Center during a multibillion dollar lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals . Cipriano and Bertha Triana, 80, of Las Vegas each filed lawsuits against Takeda, a ...
Susan Powell Case: Cadaver Dogs Will Search House, Lawyer Says
Cadaver dogs will search the former Washington state home of a man whose daughter-in-law Susan Powell disappeared in Utah in 2009, setting off an investigation that led to the murder-suicide of her children and husband. The home where Steven Powell ...
Hillary Lawyer: DA 'Misleading' Public
The lawyer representing accused murderer Oral "Nick" Hillary says St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain is misleading the public. In legal papers filed in federal court, the lawyer claims "Rain misleads the public to believe that some piece ...
Lawyer who looked 'well-mannered' sentenced to 25 years for raping women ...
Lawyer who looked 'well-mannered' sentenced to 25 years for raping women ...
Director Martin Scorsese's nephew indicted for drugs; family hires lawyer
Frank Scorsese, 39, nephew of legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese looks at his lawyer after hearing his bail that was set during his arraigned on dealing drugs at Staten Island Criminal Court. (Mark Bonifacio/New York Daily News) (New York Daily ...
No-show lawyer postpones case for man accused in S. Richmond murder
RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) — It's a case involving one victim and a trio of suspects. On Wednesday one of the alleged, Jamarr Hursey was set to face a judge. Hursey was in court, however his lawyer was nowhere to be found. Hursey, 25, was the third person ...
Lawyer who looked 'well-mannered' sentenced to 25 years for rape: Northwest ...
Lawyer who looked 'well-mannered' sentenced to 25 years for rape: Northwest ...
Lawyer: VA Delay Killed Washington State Man
The delay proved fatal, his lawyer said — and it mirrors concerns being raised about the VA system nationally. "There was no reason for this procedure to be delayed," said the attorney, Jessica Holman of Tacoma. "Had he had his surgery timely, he'd be ...
The Inside Story of Obama's Golf Game with a Lawyer, a Lobbyist and an Oil Man
... Hell' About VA Scandal · Obama Eyeing San Antonio Mayor for Housing Chief. *Correction appended 5/21/14 at 10:10pm to reflect that Kirk is a Dallas lawyer, the correct spelling of Bristol-Myers Squibb and that O'Neill did not recently move back to ...
Lawyer turned brewer helps Maine's alcohol laws evolve
Lawyer turned brewer helps Maine's alcohol laws evolve. PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A typical day at the office for Heather Sanborn is anything but typical for a lot of women in Maine. Sanborn is the. Loading… Post to Facebook. Lawyer turned ...
Lawyer Hired for Ethics Panel Disbanded by Cuomo
The commission that had been examining public corruption in New York state government before it was shut down by Gov. Andrew Cuomo has hired a criminal defense attorney as it faces a probe by federal prosecutors, according to people familiar with the ...
Lawyer: Punish Legislature over school funding
SEATTLE — The attorney representing a coalition of parents and education groups that sued the state over school funding told the Washington Supreme Court on Wednesday that it should hold the Legislature in contempt for not obeying its orders. Thomas ...
More Pilot Flying J employees leave, as lawyer cautions against drawing ...
More Pilot Flying J employees leave, as lawyer cautions against drawing ...