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Lawyer Aims to Have Former Dodgers Owner Testify
A lawyer for a San Francisco Giants fan who was attacked and gravely injured at Dodger Stadium plans to call former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt as a witness in a negligence lawsuit against the team and McCourt. However, McCourt's stay on the witness ...
China Arrests Rights Lawyer Who Fought Labor Camps
Police on Friday formally arrested a rights lawyer who is well known in China for his efforts to defend free speech, abolish labor camps and publicize abuses by police and Communist Party officials. The arrest of attorney Pu Zhiqiang, announced by ...
China formally arrests prominent rights lawyer who fought labor camps ...
China formally arrests prominent rights lawyer who fought labor camps ...
Stow lawyer plans to make former Dodgers owner testify
A lawyer for a San Francisco Giants fan who was attacked and gravely injured at Dodger Stadium plans to call former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt as a witness in a negligence lawsuit against the team and McCourt. However, McCourt's stay on the witness ...
China arrests prominent human rights lawyer
Beijing (CNN) -- Chinese authorities formally arrested prominent lawyer Pu Zhiqiang on Friday for "picking quarrels and creating a disturbance." His other alleged crime was "illegally obtaining citizens' personal information," Beijing police said on ...
Beijing Formally Arrests Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang in Clampdown on Dissent
BEIJING—Chinese police formally arrested a hard-charging rights lawyer on multiple criminal charges on Friday, making him the latest prominent target in a tightening clampdown on dissent. Pu Zhiqiang faces charges of "picking quarrels and provoking ...
Lawyer aims to have former Dodgers owner testify
A lawyer for the San Francisco Giants fan who was attacked and gravely injured at Dodger Stadium plans to call former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt as a witness Friday June 13, 2014 in a negligence lawsuit against the team and McCourt. JOHN STOW ...
Nashville lawyer races 1000 miles for charity
Nashville lawyer races 1,000 miles for charity. Nashville attorney runs in 52 triathlons in 52 weeks to raise money for charity. Loading… Post to Facebook. Nashville lawyer races 1,000 miles for charity Nashville attorney runs in 52 triathlons in 52 ...
Obama nominates Bethlehem lawyer to serve as federal judge
President Barack Obama has nominated a Bethlehem lawyer to serve as a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the White House announced this evening. Joseph F. Leeson Jr., formerly a Bethlehem city councilman ...
Stanford engineering student/lawyer discredits NSA claims
As a Stanford engineering student and lawyer, Jonathan Mayer discredits NSA claims. Jonathan Mayer's education path is unusual: He has earned a Stanford law degree while working on his PhD in computer science. He did research with a fellow doctoral ...
New Haven lawyer to receive District Court nomination
President Barack Obama intends to nominate New Haven's top lawyer, Victor Bolden, to a seat on the U.S. District Court in Connecticut, according to a White House release. Bolden has been the city's corporation counsel since 2009. His tasks have ...
Nine Whatcom County lawyers honored with Super Lawyer designation
Nine Whatcom County attorneys have been recognized as 2014 Super Lawyers by Washington Super Lawyers Magazine. Listed alphabetically, along with their areas of practice, they are: Dean Brett, of Brett Murphy Coats Knapp McCandlis and Brown, ...
Bellingham lawyer disbarred for pressuring elderly client into giving him $10000
BELLINGHAM - A Bellingham lawyer has been disbarred for pressuring an elderly client to give him $10,000 so he could pay off his overdue real estate taxes. Peter Dirk Nansen, a member of the Washington State Bar Association for three decades, had been ...
Lawyer: Dad has right to hit son
The lawyer for a 260-pound Everett cop who prosecutors said lashed his misbehaving 10-year-old son 14 times with a belt said state courts have upheld a parent's right to use force, including a strap, when disciplining their children. “I'm not going to ...
Marblehead lawyer surrenders license amid probe
MARBLEHEAD — A Marblehead lawyer under investigation for allegedly failing to account for more than $50,000 in client trust funds has surrendered her law license. Elaine Clark, who has been a licensed attorney in Massachusetts since 1982, submitted ...
Ex-employee testifies that lawyer raped her
A woman who is accusing a Columbus lawyer of sexually molesting her during the years she worked for him testified at his trial yesterday that she continued to rely upon him for legal advice and would hire him “even now.” “Javier's a good attorney,” the ...
China: Free Lawyer, Drop Charges
(New York) – The Chinese government should immediately release the prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang and drop all charges against him, Human Rights Watch said today. Pu was formally arrested for the crimes of “creating a disturbance” and ...
Lawyer Gordon Ball plans ad blitz for Senate seat
An East Tennessee lawyer plans a massive advertising blitz in the race for the U.S. Senate. Gordon Ball, a Knoxville attorney seeking the Democratic nomination, said Friday that he plans to spend $400,000 or more of his own money in the hope of winning ...
Lawyer: Domestic violence order against Overhills High School principal dissolved
A domestic violence order filed against the principal of Overhills High School was dissolved for lack of evidence, his lawyer said Saturday. Kylon Middleton has been on administrative leave since a private warrant alleging assault was taken out against ...
Lawyer wanting to film divorce cases prompts Utah courts to yell 'cut'
But court administrators, judges and commissioners have questioned the lawyer's motives and denied his requests. They also propose to change a rule. Rather than the onus being on judges to justify why cameras should be banned from a particular court ...
Local History: Scranton lawyer, judge involved in Patty Hearst case
Local History: Scranton lawyer, judge involved in Patty Hearst case. By Erin Missley. Published: June 15, 2014. Article Tools. Font size: [A] [A] [A]. Our Social Networks. Facebook · Twitter. Facebook. Sign Up Text Alerts | newsletter. It was a ...
Gay-nuptials lawyer 'incredibly touched' by parade's bliss
Gay-nuptials lawyer 'incredibly touched' by parade's bliss. By Bill Bowden. Hundreds of people participated Saturday in the eighth annual NWA Pride parade. Click here to login or subscribe below. photo.caption|escapejs. Photographs by Michael Woods ...
Airline crash lawyer defends her legal focus
When it comes to airplane crashes and the lawyers who try to win money for victims' families — and themselves — it can be a shark fest, because aviation cases are highly lucrative and rarely lost. Among those legal sharks is a self-described “piranha ...
Column: The lawyer as instrument for social change
“If you are a lawyer, you are helping to mold the rights of individuals for generations to come.” That is a quote by the late and legendary trial lawyer Theodore I. Koskoff, the founding partner of Bridgeport-based Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder P.C.. The ...
Amityville hires labor lawyer to help with PBA talks
Amityville Village trustees last week approved spending up to $12,500 to retain a labor lawyer for upcoming contract discussions with the police union. The resolution passed with Mayor James Wandell, Deputy Mayor Jessica Bernius and trustee Nick LaLota ...
This Lawyer Quit His Job, Moved To China, And Started A Wildly Successful Sex ...
This Lawyer Quit His Job, Moved To China, And Started A Wildly Successful Sex ...
Andrew Hook Selected as 2014 Virginia Super Lawyer
Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) June 16, 2014 – Attorney Andrew Hook of the Hook Law Center has been selected for the 2014 Virginia Super Lawyers list. Selection for the list is a recognition of excellence in the practice of law, and the honor ...
Former Myrtle Beach lawyer Brunty pleads guilty to conspiracy charge
Former Myrtle Beach lawyer Mark Brunty could spend a maximum of five years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to a felony conspiracy charge related to a phony investment scheme that took more than $1.5 million from a pair of out-of-state ...
Egypt jails Coptic teacher for insulting Islam, lawyer says
Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian appeals court jailed a female Coptic Christian teacher for six months after parents of her students accused her of evangelising and insulting Islam, her lawyer said on Monday. The primary school teacher had appealed after a ...
Which Awful Hit Band Did This Lawyer Leave Biglaw To Join?
We've seen lawyers walk out of Biglaw to do some pretty interesting stuff. From making crazy sex toys to selling gigolos. Maybe there's a trend there. In any event, a lawyer with a big NYC firm has turned in his proverbial badge and gun to join a ...
DeWitt nurse's lawyer on new charges stemming from resident's death: 'This is ...
DeWitt nurse's lawyer on new charges stemming from resident's death: 'This is ...
Acrobats in Circus Stunt Gone Wrong Lawyer Up
All but one of a group of circus acrobats injured during a hair-hanging performance in Providence last month have retained the services of Chicago-based Clifford Law Offices, according to a new report. Eight aerial performers in the Ringling Bros. and ...
Charges Dismissed For Ex-Lawyer Accused Of Setting Woman On Fire
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities attorney jailed and accused of dousing his girlfriend with hair spray and nail polish and then setting her on fire is now a free man. David Gherity, 61, spent two months in Dakota County Jail after he was charged ...
Charges dropped against ex-lawyer accused of setting girlfriend on fire
When a former lawyer was accused of setting his longtime girlfriend on fire while she slept in their Burnsville condominium, the story was picked up by news organizations based in New York and the United Kingdom. The allegations against David John ...
Terror Suspect's Lawyer Barred From Secret U.S. Filing
An unprecedented decision to let the lawyer for a man facing terrorism charges see a secret U.S. intelligence court filing was reversed as an appeals panel ruled the disclosure was unnecessary to set up a fair trial. The Chicago-based court, which ...
New details in arrest of St. Albans lawyer
The incident that landed Franklin County lawyer Peter Martin in court last week started out as a routine traffic stop, newly released court records show. After Martin, 74, was pulled over for having a tinted window on his car, police said he became ...
Acrobats who fell in 'human chandelier' stunt hire lawyers
Lawyer Michael Krzak of Clifford Law Offices said the Chicago-based firm was recently hired and had not filed a lawsuit, but it is conducting an in-depth investigation into what happened. He said the firm plans to make available four of the injured ...
Lawyer's lack of insurance costs Okolona woman
Allison "Jamie" Kleinhelter has collected only $4,000 of the $120,000 awarded to her in 2011 when a Jefferson Circuit Court judge found that her lawyer had botched an appeal of the denial of her disability claim. And that may be all the Okolona ...
Lawyer's Mental Issues Show Up in Court; 2 Polk Clients Potentially Affected
TAMPA | In 2003 and again this spring, a Bartow lawyer told a federal judge that people are torturing her through a microchip illegally placed in her head. The personal challenges of civil attorney Janice L. Jennings intruded upon two of her clients ...
Lawyer Says Russian General Forced To Commit Suicide
A lawyer for a former top Russian anticorruption official who died after falling from the sixth floor of the headquarters of the Investigative Committee in Moscow, says his client was forced to commit suicide. Georgy Antonov said on June 17 that his ...
Can your lawyer keep a secret?
“Duane Layton, a Mayer Brown lawyer involved in the trade talks, said he did not have any evidence that he or his firm had been under scrutiny by Australian or American intelligence agencies. 'I always wonder if someone is listening, because you would ...
Defense lawyers: Crew barely escaped stricken Sewol ferry
Gwangju, South Korea (CNN) -- The lawyer for the first mate of the ill-fated Sewol ferry told an emotionally-charged court his client left the sinking ship because he thought the coast guard would be able to rescue the passengers. When Sohn Ji-tae ...
Pinson didn't profit from fraud, lawyer says
Pinson didn't profit from fraud, lawyer says. A former South Carolina State University trustee facing public corruption charges didn't profit from any of the schemes in which prosecutors allege he was involved, his attorneys told jurors in opening ...
Local lawyer could receive $250K to end lawsuit over fireworks
The lawyer won three of the four suits, and the last one is on hold while the city appeals the first three, according to documents from the City Attorney's Office. The documents say the city has a strong appellate case, but it would cost more to ...
Carl Philip Herold's lawyer wants out of Huntsville child sex abuse case
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Carl Philip Herold could be looking for a new lawyer in his multi-count child sex abuse case after his attorney filed notice seeking to leave the case. Madison County Circuit Judge Chris Comer has set a hearing for Thursday on ...
Judge removes himself from lawsuit but takes shot at Michael Jordan's lawyer
“When a lawyer who may be short on scruples chooses to distort the truth to his or her own ends in a court filing, the judge whom he or she has chosen to attack is essentially without an adequate remedy,” Shadur fired back today. “Judges are pretty ...
Lawyer Says Pacheco Man Suspected In Niece's Molestation Was Asleep
MARTINEZ (CBS/AP) – The attorney for a Northern California man accused of molesting his 9-year-old niece says his client was asleep at the time. Ralph Dell's attorney, Ernest Castillo, told jurors during Dell's trial on Monday that what happened to the ...
Republican lawyer to enter AG race
Ted Kittila, a Wilmington corporate lawyer, said Tuesday he will challenge Lt. Gov. Matt Denn this November to fill the vacancy created by outgoing Attorney General Beau Biden. Kittila, who, like Denn, has no experience as a prosecutor, made the rounds ...
Lawyer for Stanley Marsh 3: Artist, businessman who created road-side ...
Lawyer for Stanley Marsh 3: Artist, businessman who created road-side ...
Whitpain lawyer named to 2014 Super Lawyers List
Ms. Shemtob has been practicing divorce and family law for over 25 years. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), an honor bestowed on only 74 attorneys in Pennsylvania. She has also been certified by the AAML as an ...