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Atlanta Lawyer stole $300000, gets prison time
A disbarred Atlanta lawyer convicted of stealing $300,000 from clients was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison. Thomas W. Dickinson, 53, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in August 2013 and was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison followed by ...
Lawyer clarifies Walker not target
Francis Schmitz, who is being accused of prosecutorial misconduct by one of the conservative groups he subpoenaed, had his own lawyer put out a statement saying that he “has made no conclusions as to whether there is sufficient evidence to charge ...
Tahmooressi lawyer urges patience ahead of July 9 hearing
The third attorney to take up the case of Andrew Tahmooressi, the U.S. Marine sergeant held for three months in a Mexican prison after mistakenly crossing the border with registered guns, said only the legal process - not diplomacy - can get his client ...
Lawyer: Burlington should concede buffer-zone case
Two while lines on the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood on St. Paul Street in Burlington define the buffer zone, a enacted by the City Council in 2012. The zone prohibits protesters from getting within 35 feet on the organization's front door ...
Keanu Reeves prepares for lawyer role at Jefferson Parish Courthouse
In the film directed by Courtney Hunt, who also was at the Gretna courthouse, Reeves reportedly will play a lawyer who signs on to defend a teenager accused of killing his wealthy father. Reeves reportedly stepped into the role in recent months, after ...
O'Bannon trial: NCAA lawyer says it's a cartel that 'does good things'
OAKLAND, Calif. — The definitions of a cartel kept frustrating U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken. Near the end of Thursday's session at the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA trial, Wilken alternated between rubbing and shaking her head in exasperation as she ...
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Tahmooressi lawyer urges patience ahead of July 9 hearing
The third attorney to take up the case of Andrew Tahmooressi, the U.S. Marine sergeant held for three months in a Mexican prison after mistakenly crossing the border with registered guns, said only the legal process - not diplomacy - can get his client ...
A tedious battle with huge stakes
Kasper and other election lawyers are often viewed in stark terms, given the all-or-nothing stakes of their business — winners get on the ballot, losers don't. The legal battles themselves often belie the underlying drama. They play out in nondescript ...
Man charged with murder in shooting of prominent lawyer in Kentucky
Man charged with murder in shooting of prominent lawyer in Kentucky. Attorney Killed. Chris Harris / AP. Somerset Police respond to the scene of a shooting Friday morning. Somerset police say Mark Stanziano, 57, was shot and killed outside of his law ...
Kentucky defense lawyer shot, killed outside office, gunman arrested: cops
Inabnitt, 40 — who was apparently angry at the lawyer for not helping with a problem and blamed him for laughing about the issue — suddenly opened fire, striking Stanziano several times in front of horrified bystanders, Smith said. Mark Stanziano was ...
Missing Boy Charlie Bothuell's Dad Didn't Abuse Him: Lawyer
The attorney for the father of a boy who was missing for 11 days until he was found in the basement of his Detroit home said the 12-year-old was not abused by either his dad or his wife — but he expects the man to be charged with abuse. Attorney Mark ...
Syracuse lawyer wins national award for offering free help to immigrants in need
Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse immigration lawyer was recognized nationally by her peers for giving back to immigrants who need legal services. Diane Chappell-Daly was honored with the 2014 Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award by the American ...
Lawyer Maintains Man Wrongfully Convicted in 2002 Murders, Prosecutors Vow ...
Lawyer Maintains Man Wrongfully Convicted in 2002 Murders, Prosecutors Vow ...
Ex-cop held on $1M, lawyer says suitcase deaths could be accidental
Ex-cop held on $1M, lawyer says suitcase deaths could be accidental. Man in custody in connection with bodies found in suitcases in Wisconsin. A man is being held in custody in connection with the bodies of two women found in suitcases alongside a ...
Stamford judge tells lawyer to stay on Stephenson case
STAMFORD -- Jury selection for a Stamford man accused of fleeing from police and then reporting his car as stolen got off to a baffling start Thursday as a judge fended off a flurry of attempts by a defense attorney to drop his client. Before jurors ...
Plane crash victim was venerated pilot, lawyer from Goochland
A longtime Richmond-area attorney and aviation expert was the victim of a plane crash in North Carolina on Friday, his law firm announced Friday evening. A spokesman for the Sands Anderson law firm said the plane involved is registered to firm member ...
GM Victims' Lawyer Says Feinberg to Offer Uncapped Fund
Kenneth Feinberg, who's creating a fund to compensate victims of General Motors Co. (GM)'s faulty ignition switch, is expected to offer payments for all drivers, passengers and bystanders killed or hurt in collisions related to the defect, according to ...
Lawyer hopeful for religious freedom 'victory'
The U.S. Supreme Court could affirm business owners' right to practice their religious beliefs in the marketplace in a highly anticipated ruling Monday, says a lawyer for one of the plaintiffs. “We are optimistic that we will get a victory for ...
Former Alabama lawyer sentenced for fraud
BIRMINGHAM – Former Alabama attorney Christopher Shawn Linton had all the appearances of being a success, including buying a $560,000 home, traveling on private jets and taking trips to Caribbean islands. Now he's planning another trip. This time his ...
Defense lawyer wants to be off Boulis murder case
Moscatiello's case is scheduled to go to trial in the fall, but it's not clear whether bringing a new lawyer on would create further delays. Bogenschutz said his client wants the case resolved sooner rather than later. Moscatiello is currently out on a ...
Raleigh lawyer turns love of food and wine into law practice
That dream didn't become reality, but the experience showed this lawyer-turned-wine-expert that there was an opportunity to combine her law school training with her love of food and wine. Collier, 32, has created The Spirited Lawyer, a Raleigh law ...
Judge blasts lawyer in Rasheem Dubose death-penalty case as status of appeal ...
Judge blasts lawyer in Rasheem Dubose death-penalty case as status of appeal ...
Lawyer asking for probation in Medicare fraud case
FARGO, N.D. — A lawyer for a Seattle doctor accused of turning in phony Medicare claims that included reports of nursing home visits to patients who were dead says his client should receive a sentence of probation. John C. Chen is charged in federal ...
Darrell Issa, Lois Lerner lawyer escalate IRS conflict
Lois Lerner's lawyer and House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa battled on Sunday over the ex-IRS official's lost emails, escalating the conflict that reignited two weeks ago. Her lawyer William Taylor III challenged Issa's assertion that ...
Former WH lawyer: Lawsuit beyond 'frivolous'
House Republicans' brewing lawsuit against President Barack Obama for executive overreach has no standing, former White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler says. Ruemmler said Sunday that even House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) knows the ...
Former White House lawyer: Boehner's lawsuit 'just for show'
President Obama's former lawyer said Sunday that a lawsuit announced by House Republicans is "frivolous" and "just for show" in an election year. ADVERTISEMENT. Speaking to NBC's "Meet the Press" in her first interview since stepping down as White ...
Lerner's lawyer dismisses IRS probe as election year politics
Lerner's lawyer dismisses IRS probe as election year politics. Comment(s); Size: + / -; Print; | Reprints. By Jacqueline Klimas. -. The Washington Times. Sunday, June 29, 2014. Follow @jacqklimas · The lawyer of former Internal Revenue Service official ...
Microsoft's Top Lawyer Calls Supreme Court Cellphone-Warrant Case "Seminal"
The company's de facto spokesperson on the matter, its top lawyer Brad Smith, recently gave a lecture in which he called for the end of bulk surveillance, warrant reform, and more transparency in the FISA court. He also called on the Senate to ...
Security guard convicted for killing Mumbai-based lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha
NEW DELHI: Nearly two years after Mumbai lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha was brutally murdered inside her apartment, a Mumbai court on Monday convicted the security guard of the building. Special judge Vrushali Joshi pronounced the verdict in the presence ...
Sarkozy's lawyer detained in corruption probe
Nicolas Sarkozy's lawyer has been detained for questioning along with two magistrates in one of a string of corruption probes embroiling the former French president. Investigators are seeking to establish whether Sarkozy, with the help of his lawyer ...
Lawyer in bribery scheme with former Ohio deputy treasurer suspended
A Dublin lawyer convicted of assisting a bribery scheme by former Ohio Deputy Treasurer Amer Ahmad was suspended from the practice of law today by the Ohio Supreme Court. Mohammed Noure Alo was convicted on Dec. 20 of federal charges involving ...
Bar Bulletin: A great year leading YLS before becoming 'old' lawyer
Incoming YLS President Pat Kilbane remarked at our annual meeting that, before the crowd's eyes, I would go from being a “Young” to an “Old” Lawyer as we passed the gavel. In reflecting on that comment in the week following our annual meeting, it ...
Pro bono spotlight: Legal guidance provided to dozens at Ask-A-Lawyer
Also for the past five years, Ask-A-Lawyer has been one of the many services offered at the event. Health and Neighborhood Day is a community service effort. Local nonprofits provide information on assistance they offer in the community, bags of ...
Hillsboro business spotlight: former lawyer David Marcotte switches jobs ...
Hillsboro business spotlight: former lawyer David Marcotte switches jobs ...
Lawyer: No hypocrisy in Hobby Lobby schools case
An attorney for the Hobby Lobby crafts store chain says the company isn't being hypocritical when it opts out of the new health care law while at the same time aiming to influence the public school system with a Bible-based curriculum. The Oklahoma ...
Earnest on Hobby Lobby Ruling: 'The Constitutional Lawyer in the Oval Office ...
Earnest on Hobby Lobby Ruling: 'The Constitutional Lawyer in the Oval Office ...
BNP Paribas pleads guilty to falsifying business records, conspiracy
A lawyer for BNP briefly appeared in New York state court on Monday, to answer one count of falsifying business records, and one count of conspiracy. One of the prosecutors said BNP engaged in a "long-term, multi-jurisdictional conspiracy" to violate ...
San Francisco Firm Seeks Patent Prosecution Lawyer
The San Francisco office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a patent prosecution lawyer with a minimum of four years of legal experience in the fields of electronics, software, networking and related fields to join our IP/Patent team, or one to ...
Fired Nanny Sets Conditions for Moving Out
In an email sent this weekend to Marc Cohen, the Bracamontes' lawyer, Stretton said she tried to move out of the house but there was "always a bunch of news vehicles right in front of the house. The media needs to be completely gone before I continue ...
Donald Sterling's Lawyer Says Former Clippers Owner Is Mentally Competent
The lawyer of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was banned from the NBA for life in April, said his client is mentally competent, according to a recent medical evaluation. Maxwell Blecher said Dr. Jeffrey Cummings examined Donald Sterling ...
Jean Quan didn't give insurance proof after wreck, lawyer says
"I gave their letter to our lawyer," she said. The registration of the Lexus had expired in March - which Quan said she was unaware of at the time of the crash. The city's Public Works Agency, which is responsible for ensuring that city vehicles are ...
Lawyer for stripper in alleged crime ring says customers just have 'buyer's ...
Lawyer for stripper in alleged crime ring says customers just have 'buyer's ...
Lawyer Debunks 'War on Women' Narrative in Hobby Lobby Case
Family Research Council lawyer Cathy Ruse rebutted the argument that the Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby decision was part of the “war on women” in a speech shortly after the decision was announced. Ruse pointed out that a lot of the legal ...