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Legal News 07/2014



Enough of the Obama as 'constitutional lawyer' schtick
"Well, as the constitutional lawyer who sits in the Oval Office would tell you is, he would read the entire decision before he passed judgment in terms of his own legal analysis. What we have been able to assess so far ... is that there is a problem ...
Lawyer may sue state over attack at psych hospital, court rules
The attorney for Lorraine Gormley, who remains employed by the Division of Mental Health Advocacy in the Public Defender's Office, hailed the ruling as recognition of the "constitutionally vital tasks" lawyers in her line of work deliver, and the state ...
Charlotte lawyer joins NC Superior Court
A veteran Charlotte attorney takes a seat Tuesday on the state's Superior Court, specializing in complex business cases. Gov. Pat McCrory named Louis Bledsoe as a special Superior Court judge, where he will serve a five-year term on the Business Court ...
Lawyer denies drunk driving in accident that killed cop
Lawyer denies drunk driving in accident that killed cop. Erick Uzcategui was not too drunk to drive in the fatal 2010 accident, his lawyer said. Loading… Post to Facebook. Lawyer denies drunk driving in accident that killed cop Erick Uzcategui was not ...
Beyond Biglaw: The Limits of Lawyers
Working at a boutique or smaller firm, where there is more direct client contact by necessity, presents a different challenge to a lawyer's motivation than the “black hole” effect. Because at a smaller firm, or even for partners in Biglaw firm lucky ...
Alleged SPU gunman's lawyer seeks block of 911 tapes
The defense attorney representing the man accused of opening fire on the Seattle Pacific University campus last month, killing one man and injuring a woman and another man others is asking a judge to ban the release of all surveillance videos and 911 ...
Facebook Lawyer: That Emotion-Manipulation Study Was About Customer Service
The research is part of the social network's drive, Monika Bickert said, to give you what it knows you want. Megan Garber Jul 1 2014, 2:53 PM ET. Tweet. More. Email. Print. JuliusKielaitis/Shutterstock. ASPEN, Colo.—During a session on freedom of ...
George Zimmerman's lawyer vows appeal in suit against NBC
The lawyer in George Zimmerman's defamation suit is vowing to appeal the ruling of a Florida judge who yesterday tossed the litigation from her courtroom. Judge Debra S. Nelson wrote that Zimmerman “shall take nothing by this suit” even though NBC News ...
Lawyer: Sudan's Meriam faces new legal challenge
Muslim “relatives” of a Sudanese Christian woman hiding at the U.S. embassy are taking her to court to try to prove she belongs to their family, a lawyer said Tuesday. The complainants are the same people who laid an apostasy charge against Meriam ...
Lawyer Jan Press, known for defending clients and a healthy lifestyle, dies at 59
Walter Blenner, a personal injury lawyer who shared office space with Mr. Press for two decades, mentioned the story in a eulogy he delivered last week. Mr. Press, a well-respected lawyer known for his exercise regime and offbeat sense of humor, died ...
Alex Rodriguez lawyer will sue over legal fees: sources
The Daily News reported in April that Rodriguez was demanding discounts from some of the lawyers, private investigators and public relations experts who formed his high-priced team after MLB commissioner Bud Selig suspended the Yankee third baseman ...
Grafton lawyer in prison can practice law 8 months after release
In an order issued Tuesday, the state Supreme Court accepted an agreement reached between Kranitz and the Office of Lawyer Regulation and suspended Kranitz for two years. The court made the suspension retroactive to Aug. 9, 2013, the date that his ...
Lawyer Seeks to Stop Team From Paying Hernandez
A lawyer for the families of two men allegedly gunned down by former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will ask a judge to bar the football team from paying Hernandez a $3.2 million contract signing bonus. A hearing is scheduled Wednesday in Suffolk ...
Frank E. Greenberg, 81, lawyer and track official
Frank E. Greenberg, 81, formerly of Penn Valley, a Philadelphia lawyer and standout track and field official, died Sunday, June 29, at an assisted-living facility in Palm Harbor, Fla., of complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. He had been ...
Lawyer seeks to stop team from paying Hernandez
BOSTON —The New England Patriots don't owe "another penny" to former tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is charged in three killings, a team lawyer told a judge Wednesday. Photos: Timeline of former Pats star's troubled past. Aaron Hernandez has now ...
Pistorius at Increasing Risk of Suicide, Lawyer Says
For the defense, Mr. Pistorius's lawyer, Barry Roux, acknowledged that the separate psychologist's report showed that Mr. Pistorius did not suffer from anxiety that impaired his behavior before the shooting. Specifically, the report rebutted earlier ...
Lawyer picked as investigator of Speaker Ralston is campaign donor
The Georgia Supreme Court's pick to put House Speaker David Ralston's behavior as a lawyer on trial is a one-time contributor to his political campaigns. So is the attorney's wife. The State Bar of Georgia asked the state Supreme Court to appoint an ...
'Slender Man' Stabbing Suspect Found Incompetent, Lawyer Says
One of the 12-year-old girls in the "Slender Man" stabbing case has been found mentally incompetent by a doctor and a judge has ordered more testing and a hearing. The disclosure came as both suspects appeared Wednesday in a Wisconsin courtroom, ...
Lawyer wants Hernandez barred from receiving signing bonus
BOSTON – A lawyer for the families of two men allegedly gunned down by former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will ask a judge to bar the football team from paying Hernandez a $3.25 million contract signing bonus. A hearing is scheduled Wednesday in ...
Daniel St. Hubert asked for lawyer shortly after getting arrested for stabbing ...
Daniel St. Hubert asked for lawyer shortly after getting arrested for stabbing ...
Suspect in Gus Boulis murder case gets new lawyer
Defense lawyer David Bogenschutz, who represented Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello through nine years of investigations, bond hearings, depositions and an aborted trial, was allowed on Wednesday to withdraw from the case because Moscatiello, 76, never ...
Lawyer for Libyan militant says evidence lacking
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Wednesday that she had seen no evidence tying her client to the violence, but a judge nonetheless directed Ahmed Abu Khattala to remain in custody as the ...
Milwaukee lawyer who embezzled from hundreds of clients gets 2 years
A Milwaukee lawyer learned in circuit court on Wednesday that crime doesn't pay, but confessions and cooperation have their own value. Randy Wynn, once a prominent debt collection attorney, was sentenced to two years in prison and four years of ...
Video will prove Times Square Spider-Man is innocent: lawyer
Surveillance video will prove the second Times Square Spider-Man busted for bad behavior – this one accused of groping a woman's behind ​– is not a villain, his lawyer said Wednesday in court. “My client believes there's extensive NYPD surveillance at ...
Lawyer uses "Gangs vs. Groups" argument to ask for bond reduction in ...
Lawyer uses "Gangs vs. Groups" argument to ask for bond reduction in ...
State education board contract to hire lawyer must go to Jindal
Louisiana Superintendent John White, right, makes his case to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education July 1 that it should challenge Gov. Bobby Jindal in the courts. BESE decided to hire a lawyer -- but the contract will have to go ...
Patriots lawyer says Hernandez due no more money from team
The families' lawyer, William Kennedy, asked for an order barring the Patriots from paying Hernandez the $3.25 million if the team is ever ordered to do so by an arbitrator. According to the lawsuit filed by Kennedy, Hernandez has filed a grievance ...
SF lawyer claims she was fired for investigating suspected payment scam
San Francisco city officials steered millions in public funds to a handful of plumbing companies for unneeded repairs of private sewer lines, a former top lawyer in the city attorney's office alleges. When the lawyer began to investigate what she ...
DeWitt nurse charged in patient's death returns to court in what lawyer calls ...
DeWitt nurse charged in patient's death returns to court in what lawyer calls ...
State Supreme Court reinstates Dickinson lawyer
The court said in a ruling issued Wednesday that Hann must be associated with an experienced supervising lawyer, set up a plan with the state's lawyer assistance program, and update her progress every six months with a disciplinary board. Hann was ...
Lawyer claims she was fired for investigating alleged City Attorney scam
A former lawyer in City Attorney Dennis Herrera's office claims she was fired after uncovering widespread corruption in San Francisco's dealings with plumbing companies, according to a wrongful termination claim filed Tuesday. Joanne Hoeper, a former ...
Lawyer: Patriots don't owe Aaron Hernandez 'another penny'
A lawyer for the families of two men allegedly shot by former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez told a judge that the team does not owe the former player "another penny." In question is a $3.5 million signing bonus that was a part of ...
Video: Self-defense, contends lawyer for Steven Bonfiglio, suspect in fatal ...
Video: Self-defense, contends lawyer for Steven Bonfiglio, suspect in fatal ...
Lawyer for Mahopac restaurateur is busted on drug charges
Lawyer for Mahopac restaurateur is busted on drug charges. George Galgano, a Westchester County attorney who defended Mahopac restaurateur Lani "Ariano" Zaimi against sex charges was himself arrested Wednesday at his law office on felony and ...
Lawyer: No further steps to release convicted killer priest who asked to die ...
Lawyer: No further steps to release convicted killer priest who asked to die ...
Casey Anthony lives like a hermit, 'wants to speak out': lawyer
Sporting an all-black ensemble and wide-brimmed hat, she was rushed into the courtroom with her lawyer shielding her in a virtual headlock and, at one point, barked "stop" at the chaotic press mob. She looked considerably sunnier in two photos Mason ...
Las Vegas lawyer facing police probe in alleged scheme to help client flee
Later, after Assistant U.S. Attorney Cristina Silva voiced concerns that Wolfe was a flight risk, his new lawyer, Louis Schneider, argued in court that Wolfe was not trying to leave the country, but rather had agreed to cooperate with police ...
Lawyer seeks to block mental exam of girl, 12, charged in stabbing
Forcing a 12-year-old girl charged with trying to fatally stab a classmate to undergo a psychiatric exam about her mental condition at the time of the crime would violate her right to remain silent, her attorney says in a new motion. At a hearing ...
Lawyer questions governor's authority to block General Assembly building project
But a legislative lawyer this week questioned the governor's authority to block a capital project expressly approved by the Assembly in the budget for the fiscal year that ended Monday night. Mark Vucci, an attorney for the Division of Legislative ...
Bryant names lawyer to head environmental agency
Gov. Phil Bryant has named 44-year-old environmental lawyer Gary Rikard to replace the outgoing executive director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. Rikard — an Olive Branch resident who is a partner in the Memphis office of ...
Ex-Morgan Stanley Lawyer Breaks Gender Barrier at Justice Ministry
A former lawyer at Morgan Stanley will become the first woman to lead a bureau at Japan's Ministry of Justice, the government said Friday, part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to promote women in the workforce. Kazumi Okamura, currently a ...
State bar: Ogden lawyer was fraudulent, acted without license
OGDEN — A woman accused of practicing law with an inactive license and misappropriating her clients' funds stood trial Thursday in 2nd District Court. Lisa Hurtado-McDonnell, a Fruit Heights resident whose work as a lawyer is in Ogden, is being ...
Casey Anthony lives like a hermit, lawyer says
It has been almost exactly three years since Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, but she is still essentially a prisoner, one of her lawyers says. Anthony, now 28, lives in an unnamed location in Florida and ...
Prominent El Paso lawyer Joseph "Sib" Abraham dies
Joseph "Sib" Abraham Jr., one of the most prominent criminal defense lawyers in El Paso, died today after a fight with pancreatic cancer. He was 77. His son William "Billy" Abraham said his father died at 7:45 a.m. surrounded by family and friends at ...
Lawyer: Dundalk Dad Did Not Intentionally Leave Toddler In Hot Car During NY ...
Lawyer: Dundalk Dad Did Not Intentionally Leave Toddler In Hot Car During NY ...
Steven F. Gadon, Center City lawyer
Steven F. Gadon, managing partner of the Center City law firm of Spector, Gadon & Rosen, a marathon race walker, die-hard Eagles fan and opera lover, died at his summer home in Margate early Friday morning after a brief illness. He was 82. A resident ...
Lawyer opposes exam for girl charged in stabbing
One of the two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate is led out of a courtroom Wednesday. Doctors have found that one of the two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is ...
animal rights lawyer gets bigger stage
Jennifer Edwards, whose current practice is one of a few in the country that takes on animal-related cases on a full-time basis, is joining two lawyers and kindred spirits in forming the nonprofit Animal Justice Center. This new group will litigate and ...
East Ramapo's lawyer games
In July 2013, the school board pledged to transition to a new law firm after a lawyer's vile, expletive-laden verbal attack on a group of district parents was captured on video and posted on YouTube for all to see. Yet on Tuesday, the board voted 7-2 ...
Lawyer questions McAuliffe's authority to halt project
But a legislative lawyer this week questioned the governor's authority to block a capital project expressly approved by the Assembly in the budget for the fiscal year that ended Monday night. Mark Vucci, an attorney for the Division of Legislative ...