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Former Upper Arlington lawyer gets probation for death-benefits theft
Police and prosecutors wanted former lawyer Lindsey T. Burt to go to prison for stealing death benefits intended for a child. A Franklin County judge decided that probation and community service was more appropriate. Common Pleas Judge Laurel Beatty ...
FBI Closes Investigation Into Guantánamo Defense Aide
Pretrial hearings in the prosecution of five detainees charged in the 2001 attacks were disrupted last month when defense lawyers complained that F.B.I. agents had interviewed a member of the defense team for Ramzi bin al-Shibh, one of the detainees ...
Judge blasts Philly-area lawyer for conduct in suit against Usher
A local attorney who rocked the music industry this week by announcing his intent to sue Led Zeppelin was blasted Wednesday by a federal judge who handed down sanctions against the lawyer in a separate suit involving R&B star Usher. U.S. District Court ...
Is Your Malpractice Lawyer Giving the Best Possible Defense?
Facing a malpractice lawsuit is an unnerving situation. But when you doubt the allegiances or efforts of the lawyer who is representing you, your anxiety is sure to worsen. Is there cause for such concern? The potential for a conflict of interest is ...
Iowa's Senate race
A former trial lawyer, he told his fellow lawyers at a fundraising event in Texas that they should bankroll his campaign because if the seat, and the Senate, were lost to the Republicans, “You might have a farmer from Iowa, who never went to law ...
Lawyer Suing Usher Gets Benchslapped Into The Stone Age
But rather than trigger the fall of the House of Usher, his lawyer got handed his hat. He hired a lawyer named Francis Malofiy to zealously represent his interests. To his credit, “zeal” is not a failing of Mr. Malofiy. Courtesy, respect, professional ...
Egypt: Al-Jazeera's Lawyer Complains to Judge
A defense lawyer for one of three Al-Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt on terrorism charges has told the judge that some of the proceedings against his client "make no sense." Khaled Abu Bakr complained during six hours in court Thursday that the ...
Man accused of kidnapping girl treated her 'like a queen,' lawyer says
Man accused of kidnapping girl treated her 'like a queen,' lawyer says. Alleged 10-year captivity. Caption Alleged 10-year captivity. Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times. The Bell Gardens apartment, at top left, where Isidro Garcia and his alleged ...
FEC V. McCutcheon lawyer behind new TV ads in Texas attorney general race
AUSTIN — The lead lawyer in the landmark campaign finance case FEC V. McCutcheon is behind the shadow group orchestrating a new set of anti-Ken Paxton ads airing across the state. Dan Backer, a prominent national campaign finance attorney, is listed ...
Judge denies latest request by Ryan Welch for a new lawyer
NORTHAMPTON - A Superior Court judge denied yet another request for a new lawyer by accused murderer Ryan D. Welch Thursday. Welch, 38, is accused of killing his girlfriend, Jessica Pripstein, at her Easthampton apartment in February of 2012. Alerted ...
Top Judge Who Gave Lawyer Praise Recuses Himself From Patent Cases
A federal judge who wrote an endorsement of a lawyer has recused himself from a pair of patent cases in which the attorney participated, weeks after the court took key actions in both cases. Earlier this year, Randall R. Rader, the chief judge of the U ...
Judge Who Gave Lawyer Praise Recuses Himself From Patent Cases
A federal judge who wrote an endorsement of a lawyer has recused himself from a pair of patent cases in which the attorney participated, weeks after the court took key actions in both cases. Earlier this year, Randall R. Rader, the chief judge of the U ...
Lawyer: Santa Rosa Mom Accused of Choking Daughter's Alleged Bully Lauded ...
Lawyer: Santa Rosa Mom Accused of Choking Daughter's Alleged Bully Lauded ...
Lawyer: Mom Accused of Choking Bully Called a 'Folk Hero'
The lawyer for a Santa Rosa mother accused of choking her daughter's alleged bully said Thursday that his client is being lauded as an international "folk hero." A Sonoma County Sheriff's deputy arrested Delia Garcia-Bratcher on Saturday on one felony ...
Stabber with second thoughts on plea has new lawyer
The Schenectady man who stabbed his wife to death has a new lawyer and has been given six weeks to convince a judge he should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea. Warren County Judge John Hall has appointed Garfield Raymond to represent Clifford ...
The Lawyer and the Kill-List Memo
On July 16, 2010, David J. Barron, a lawyer at the Department of Justice, sent Eric Holder, the Attorney General, a lengthy memorandum. Barron, who had celebrated his forty-third birthday earlier that month, was a professor at Harvard Law School, on ...
Big principle looms in downtown Bangor lawyer's giant window ad
Lawyer Stephen Smith's advertising placard in an upper window is so large and so aggressively looming that it is a topic of public discussion. Above Smith's likeness is his giant-sized telephone number. Thanks to the astute placement of a numeral 8 ...
Easthampton murder suspect can't get new lawyer
The judge told Welch that mere dissatisfaction with a court-appointed lawyer does not automatically entitle him to a new attorney as long as the lawyer meets the criteria to defend their client. The 38-year-old Welch has pleaded not guilty to a murder ...
Lawyer Challenging Led Zeppelin Is Sanctioned in Usher Song Case
As detailed in a recent Bloomberg Businessweek story, Philadelphia lawyer Francis Alexander Malofiy is representing the trust of Randy California, the late guitarist for the band Spirit. Malofiy says the introduction to Stairway was filched from Spirit ...
Dead Hummelstown lawyer's estate proposed to be settled by an independent ...
Dead Hummelstown lawyer's estate proposed to be settled by an independent ...
Lawyer pleads guilty to billing errors
The billing errors were unearthed in a continuing audit of lawyer fees paid by taxpayer-funded entities. Perez was a lawyer used both by Monroe County's assigned counsel program, which turns to private lawyers when the Public Defender has a conflict ...
John Edwards reflects on first trial back as a lawyer after political collapse
RALEIGH — John Edwards, the former U.S. senator and presidential candidate, reflected this week on his first trial as a lawyer since his political collapse. Nearly two years after walking out of the Greensboro federal courthouse, where he experienced ...
Why Your New Business Needs a Lawyer Yesterday
Many entrepreneurs have an engrained distrust of lawyers. They don't want to rack up enormous legal fees or wait around for a lawyer to tell them all the reasons why they shouldn't do something. While entrepreneurs like to view themselves as problem ...
Lawyer for California Kidnap Suspect Refutes Charges
The lawyer of the 41-year-old Isidro Garcia, who is charged with multiple counts of kidnapping and abuse, says the victim's story is false. “He was devoted to her. He did what she wanted. She was happy. She had her own car. She had her own job ...
No worker's comp for Madison lawyer paralyzed in motorcycle crash
A Madison lawyer paralyzed in a motorcycle crash he contends was part of a client development activity is not entitled to worker's compensation, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. Many lawyers join country clubs, civic groups and charities in part ...
Ex-Bush lawyer's case to resume in CT
(AP) — A former White House lawyer's attempted murder case will resume in a Connecticut court as a judge mulls when jury selection can begin. Jury selection in John Michael Farren's case was supposed to begin next week in Stamford Superior Court, but ...
Lawyer: Son of 'Hunger Games' assistant director apparently involved in drive ...
Lawyer: Son of 'Hunger Games' assistant director apparently involved in drive ...
Vernon Hills lawyer Christopher Lombardo named Lake County circuit judge
Vernon Hills lawyer Christopher Lombardo named Lake County circuit judge. Sun Times Media Wire. Saturday, May 24, 2014. WAUKEGAN, Ill. --. Christopher Lombardo of Vernon Hills will become the next associate judge in Lake County Circuit Court, Chief ...
Rice's lawyer says a lot about the case, hypothetically
Setting aside (for now) the P.R. debacle that unfolded at Ravens headquarters on Friday and that possibly was exacerbated by his lawyer's decision to give a radio interview on Saturday, attorney Michael Diamondstein shed plenty of light ...
Second local lawyer admits to billing errors
A second local attorney admitted last week to a misdemeanor charge stemming from erroneous vouchers she filed for taxpayer-funded work. Rosemaria Merante entered a plea agreement on Wednesday, said Monroe County Assistant District Attorney Mark ...
Jim Dey: Need a lawyer? Careful
Five times a year, most recently on May 19, the Illinois Supreme Court releases its roll of dishonor — the names and penalties of lawyers who have run afoul of the rules governing their conduct. Last week's batch cited 31 lawyers from all over ...
Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to Heaven' Lawsuit Lawyer Blasted by Judge
According to the sanctions memorandum issued by Judge Paul Diamond against Malofiy in the case, the judge alleges that the lawyer deliberately misled Marino's former songwriting partner into believing that his client was only a witness in the case and ...
Hypothetically speaking, Ray Rice's lawyer explains incident
Rice's lawyer also mentioned that the pretrial diversionary program made sense for Rice because a trial would have turned Rice and his wife into possible adversaries, something Rice didn't want. "One thing that I think people need to remember is this ...
As 1000th day in Iranian prison nears for ex-US Marine from Michigan, lawyer ...
As 1000th day in Iranian prison nears for ex-US Marine from Michigan, lawyer ...
Lawyer: Edward Snowden 'Considering' Return to US
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is "considering' returning to the United States if certain conditions are met, his lawyer told Germany's Der Spiegel. "There are negotiations," Snowden's German lawyer Wolfgang Kaleck said, according to a translation on ...
Lawyer challenging judge who sanctioned him in constable case
It's safe to say that bad blood has developed between District Judge Ronald Israel and lawyer Robert Pool. Israel ordered Pool to pay $11,000 in sanctions and legal fees last year for improper filings in a lawsuit on behalf of Las Vegas Constable John ...
Lawyer: NJ store will pay $3 million punitive damage award for rollover
A New Jersey dealership has agreed to pay a $3 million punitive damage award for failing to warn the owner of a 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer involved in a rollover accident that a tire was going bald, a lawyer for the injured passengers said. Flemington ...
Tsarnaev pal's lawyer seeks to grill FBI agents
The lawyer defending a former college roommate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev against charges he helped the accused terrorist cover up the Boston Marathon bombings wants a shot at grilling federal agents in open court if a judge finds Dias Kadyrbayev spoke ...
Lawyer cites 'culture' to defend man charged with beating his wife to death
A Pakistani immigrant on trial for murder in New York City beat his wife until she was a "bloody mess" -- causing her death -- all because she served him lentils instead of goat, prosecutors said in their opening statements. Noor Hussain's attorney ...
Leading city lawyer took own life after tax investigation
A leading city lawyer who downed whisky chasers most lunchtimes committed suicide because his tax affairs were being investigated by Customs, an inquest has heard. Stephen Gale, 57, a partner at City law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, was found naked in ...
Lawyer calls criminal cases involving Richmond Heights employee "minor"
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A lawyer representing a Richmond Heights employee accused of committing crimes in Toledo in 2005 and 2007 said the crimes are minor ones. Brandye Mells, 31, who was hired as an assistant to mayor Miesha Headen in ...
Ray Rice's Lawyer: There Is More To The Story Than The Public Saw
And while Rice refused to take questions, his lawyer, Michael Diamondstein, is now laying out what he says is a theoretical account of how the assault played out in an interview with New Jersey radio station 97.3 ESPN FM. “The video shows ...
Houston lawyer sees hope in parents' native Nigeria
The mass abduction of a group of schoolgirls has focused the world's attention on Nigeria, making Houston lawyer Julie Wenah something of an ambassador in her immigrant parents' native country. Traveling in the capital city of Lagos last week with U.S. ...
Dynasties: Real Estate Lawyer Leonard Boxer Passes Contacts Along to Sons
Leonard Boxer, one of New York City's most prominent real estate lawyers, did the next best thing: He helped his three sons in their real estate careers by introducing them to big-name developers, brokers and financiers. "My currency in this world is ...
Christie's Lawyer Problem
Chris Christie rose to national prominence in 2010 in part on his reputation for taking on unpopular battles, entrenched interests, and vocal critics at town-hall meetings across his heavily Democratic state. But the governor's decision last Wednesday ...
Clients Complain After Lawyer Fails to Appear
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) _ A Waterbury attorney faces a disciplinary hearing after clients say he failed to show up to represent them in court. The Republican-American newspaper reports Raymond Kotulski also has not complied with a court order to turn his ...
Lawyer says VA delay killed Washington 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 ...
Jailhouse lawyer prevails in dog bite lawsuit
Weather. See the full forecast on The Star's weather page. Go! Crime Scene KC · Jailhouse lawyer prevails in dog bite lawsuit. Updated: 2014-05-27T13:49:47Z. May 27. The inmate managed to win his federal appeals court case without a lawyer. More News ...
Ex-fire chief Orville Fleming gets a new lawyer
Former Cal Fire battalion chief Orville Gene Fleming today had a new lawyer appointed to represent him in his murder case for the stabbing death of Sarah June Douglas. Fleming, 55, will now be represented by Sacramento defense attorney Pete Kmeto, ...
Disbarred lawyer accused of cheating client of $54000, pleads not guilty
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A disbarred lawyer from Brooklyn pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges accusing him of cheating a Staten Island client of $54,000. Robert Fontanelli is also facing unrelated criminal charges in Brooklyn for allegedly bilking two ...