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Morning Report: The Lawyer Developers Love to Hate
Attorney Cory Briggs argues a case against the city of San Diego in Superior Court. If you follow politics, you've probably heard or seen Cory Briggs, a local attorney who's been just about everywhere over the past year, stalling big projects and ...
Obama Lawyer to Look Into CIA Officer Revelation
President Barack Obama's top lawyer will look into how the name of the CIA's top official in Afghanistan was accidently revealed to thousands of journalists, the White House said Tuesday. White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says chief counsel Neil ...
DC government lawyer Bennett Rushkoff's second job: Running for delegate's ...
DC government lawyer Bennett Rushkoff's second job: Running for delegate's ...
Ask the Lawyer: Do I dare represent myself in court?
Q: I am a layperson, representing myself in pro per in a civil case. Two times in court so far and my impression is that the judge has no patience for me, and the other lawyer treats me like a second-class citizen. Is there a bias against an ordinary ...
We're not in a bubble, says VC lawyer
When Pinterest announced a $5 billion valuation several days ago and Uber said it's now worth $10 billion, the tech industry read the headlines in awe. But Silicon Valley law firm Fenwick & West's quarterly survey indicates those valuations are nothing ...
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 ...
East Haven cop who sued department retires; lawyer says she had no choice
East Haven cop who sued department retires; lawyer says she had no choice. By Evan Lips, New Haven Register. Posted: 05/27/14, 9:52 PM EDT | Updated: 49 secs ago. # Comments. EAST HAVEN >> A female detective who filed a lawsuit against the police ...
Coulson Lawyer Says Hacking Trial Wasn't Open-Minded or Fair
Prosecutors used a “broad brush” to implicate Andy Coulson, the former editor of News Corp. (NWSA)'s News of the World tabloid, at the U.K. phone-hacking trial because they lacked real evidence of wrongdoing, Coulson's lawyer said. The prosecution ...
Horn's lawyer explains Basic Faith, experts disagree
Before publishing our recent story on Supervisor Bill Horn's Basic Faith Foundation, Horn's lawyer sent us a three-page letter attempting to explain various ways in which the charity was operated in compliance with state and federal laws. We are ...
Baton Rouge lawyer accused of receiving child porn
An attorney for a Baton Rouge lawyer charged by federal prosecutors with receiving child pornography over a three-year period says his client will plead guilty. U.S. Attorney Walt Green says a bill of information filed Tuesday alleges William Steven ...
Lawyer defends landlord under fire on Boston student housing
A lawyer for one of the most complained-about landlords of college students in Boston said Tuesday that his client is being unfairly persecuted and denied that the businessman is imperiling young tenants in unsafe housing. Appearing before a City ...
Controversial lawyer Don Bailey disbarred by US Supreme Court
Seven months after he was suspended from practicing law in Pennsylvania, controversial Harrisburg-area lawyer Don Bailey has been disbarred from practicing law in the federal courts as well. The disbarment ruling was issued Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme ...
Lawyer: Victims' families want to see Aaron Hernandez in court today
In this Oct. 9, 2013 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez attends a pretrial court hearing in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is due in court Wednesday, May 28, 2014 to be arraigned on murder charges for allegedly ...
US Marine held on gun charges hires new lawyer
Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, arrived shortly after 9 a.m. local time at the federal courthouse in Tijuana, where fired attorney Alejandro Osuna and a court-appointed, temporary lawyer represented him. Tahmooressi's mother confirmed the change in legal ...
Donald Sterling's Lawyer: He'll 'Fight to the Bloody End'
On Tuesday, Donald Sterling's lawyer said Sterling would "fight to the bloody end" against the NBA's attempts to force him to sell his team. He also said that Sterling "disavowed" anything his wife, Shelly Sterling, is doing to sell the team. Earlier ...
Lawyer says Onondaga Lake cleanup poisoning Camillus residents, who plan to ...
Lawyer says Onondaga Lake cleanup poisoning Camillus residents, who plan to ...
Essex County corrections officers, lawyer, arrested for smuggling pot into jail
NEWARK — Two corrections officers and a lawyer were charged today with smuggling marijuana into a pretrial lockup for federal inmates at the Essex County Jail, Newark federal prosecutors say. Essex County corrections officers Stephon Solomon, 26, ...
Holyoke councilors thwarted in questioning Springfield lawyer Meghan Sullivan ...
Holyoke councilors thwarted in questioning Springfield lawyer Meghan Sullivan ...
Pennington council seat filled by former councilman Lawyer
PENNINGTON — For the second time this year, the borough has filled a vacancy on its six-member council. During a special council meeting Wednesday afternoon, Joseph Lawver was sworn in to replace Eileen Heinzel, who resigned from council earlier this ...
With Distancing, and a Zeal for Fair Trials, a Lawyer Defends Terrorism Suspects
Mr. Dratel, a criminal defense lawyer, was in a position to know better than most. He has represented clients accused of terrorism in about 30 cases, including Bin Laden's personal secretary, Wadih El-Hage, who was convicted of conspiring to commit ...
Former city lawyer wants new hearing in employment dispute
Tornow and his lawyer, Tim Whalen, objected to Nicholson, as well. Whalen was concerned because Nicholson's firm had pursued a malpractice case against him, and Tornow argued that he couldn't be expected to give him a fair hearing in light of the ...
Longtime lawyer dies at age 96
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Richard Civerolo grew up in Gallup, the son of a coal miner. As a child, he delivered newspapers on foot because his family was too poor to afford a bicycle. In 1942, as America entered World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army ...
Black Lawyers Lose Ground at Top Firms
Black lawyers accounted for 3 percent of lawyers at big firms last year, a percentage that has declined in each of the last five years. And the proportion of black partners at such law firms remained stagnant at 1.9 percent during the same period ...
Ever Wished Your Lawyer Understood Business? A DC Firm Combines ...
Ever Wished Your Lawyer Understood Business? A DC Firm Combines ...
'State Department got punked': US takes heat for boosting lawyer fired by ...
'State Department got punked': US takes heat for boosting lawyer fired by ...
High court: Regulators can't warn public of serious lawyer misconduct probes
If ethics police are investigating a Wisconsin lawyer, they may not publicize the fact, even if the subject lawyer might cause serious harm - legal or otherwise -- to the public, the Supreme Court said.. During an administrative conference this week ...
A Lawyer's Anti-Gay-Marriage Losing Streak
You think you've got a tough job? Try opposing same-sex marriage in the federal courts these days. That's what Austin Nimocks does for a living (among other things). Nimocks is senior counsel for a conservative public-interest group called the Alliance ...
Bryan Stow civil trial: Dodgers needed more security, his lawyer says
Bryan Stow civil trial: Dodgers needed more security, his lawyer says. Bryan Stow outside court. Al Seib / Los Angeles Times. Bryan Stow is assisted by a caregiver outside court in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday. Bryan Stow is assisted by a ...
Bruce Braley Continues to Tout Career as Lawyer
Iowa Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley is out with a new ad this week touting his career as a lawyer as he continues to face criticism for his ties to the national trial lawyers' lobby. Braley's campaign is spending at least $70,000 on the new ...
Jason Patric's Lawyer Slams Abuse Allegations: Says Baby Mama Was Denied ...
Jason Patric's Lawyer Slams Abuse Allegations: Says Baby Mama Was Denied ...
Lawyer: Donald Sterling will fight NBA
Donald Sterling has gotten over the initial shock he felt after an audio recording of him making racist statements was released online and will fight the NBA if it forces him to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, his attorney told CNN on Thursday. Maxwell ...
Dodgers Lawyer Says Bryan Stow Confrontational Before Beating
Patrick Healy, Scott Spiro. Lawyers for the Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt argued beating victim Bryan Stow was aggressive, intoxicated prior to incident. Patrick Healy reports live from downtown LA for the NBC4 News at Noon on Thursday, May ...
Administrator appointed to look for money dead Hummelstown lawyer took from ...
Administrator appointed to look for money dead Hummelstown lawyer took from ...
Is There Such a Thing as an Affordable Lawyer?
Ned and his partner didn't have a lot of money—and the move had depleted their assets—but they weren't exactly poor, either, so they looked into hiring a lawyer. They couldn't, however, find anyone within their budget who would take their case. “It ...
Former NSA Lawyer Thinks American Bar Association Should Be Equally ...
Former NSA Lawyer Thinks American Bar Association Should Be Equally ...
Spring Valley mayor won't pay legal bill without court order
That means the issue of paying the lawyers could result in more lawyers' fees if the issue ends up in court. "I want a judge to tell me I must pay Lynch," Delhomme said, referring to Dennis Lynch, a partner in the South Nyack firm. "I'm not going to ...
Exclusive: Fourteen lawyers at Boston firm Bingham McCutchen jump ship
The 800-lawyer Bingham, which has represented companies such as Amazon.com Inc, Bank of America Corp and UBS, is well-known for its involvement in the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The departing 14, who include nine partners, some of them ...
Cicero On Being More Than Just A Lawyer
It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day life of a lawyer. And the longer you are a lawyer, the more it will come to define you – if you let it. But it is a limiting definition, even for the best and brightest of lawyers. Take Marcus Tullius Cicero ...
Lawyer says cabbie did not try to mislead FBI over Boston bomb probe
Lawyer says cabbie did not try to mislead FBI over Boston bomb probe. US-ATTACKS-BOSTON-FILES. AFP/Getty Images. This undated FBI file image released by the FBI shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A Boston area cabdriver ...
Henderson lawyer arrested in theft from two clients
Henderson personal injury lawyer William K. Errico was arrested Friday on felony charges in the theft of $487,698 from two of his clients. Errico, 53, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on two counts of theft, one count of exploitation ...
Lawyer: Donald Sterling files lawsuit against NBA
Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling filed a lawsuit Friday against the NBA, which has banned him for life and is moving to force him to sell the team, his lawyer said. Multiple reports have indicated that Sterling is suing for $1 billion. The ...
Sterling Lawyer Denies Reports He's Mentally Incompetent
A lawyer for the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling said Friday that reports Sterling is mentally incompetent are “absurd.” Sterling's wife Shelly agreed on Thursday to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. She has ...
Marijuana trial postponed; defendant loses lawyer
The drug trial of an Iowa man suffering terminal cancer that was supposed to begin Monday was postponed so the defendant can get a new attorney. Benton Mackenzie appeared in a Scott County courtroom Friday afternoon for a hearing with Judge Henry ...
Lawyer for former City Councilman facing bribery charges just learned his ...
Lawyer for former City Councilman facing bribery charges just learned his ...
Phil Mickelson Releases Statement on FBI Investigation
After reports surfaced that federal investigators are looking into his trading history to see if he was involved in any Martha Stewart-esque style illegal activity over the past 3 years, Mickelson's lawyer issued a statement saying Phil is not n the ...
Zeitoun lawyer: restraining order 'flawed'
Zeitoun lawyer: restraining order 'flawed'. Abdulrahman Zeitoun. Abdulrahman Zeitoun, 56, was booked into Orleans Parish Prison on May 16 on four counts of violating a protective order, records show. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office). Print · Naomi ...
Election lawyer attempting to block Cuomo challenger
An election lawyer supporting Gov. Cuomo's re-election will file a legal challenge to block Zephyr Teachout (pictured) from challenging the Democratic incumbent on the Working Families Party ballot. Photo: AP Photo ...
Finally, Regular People May Be Able To Afford Lawyers
“[These people] may be over income for us,” he explains, “but they still can't afford a lawyer because a lawyer says, 'Well, if I'm going to get involved in this case and it's going to go on for a year and a half … you've got to pay me $10,000 up ...
Cohen's ex hires 5th lawyer for a clawback
Patricia Cohen, ex-wife of hedge fund titan Steve Cohen, is certainly a handful when it comes to lawyers. The Washington Heights native has hired yet another lawyer in her explosive case against the billionaire moneyman — marking the fifth time she ...