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'Lemon law' lawyer declares victory against Tesla
A Milwaukee attorney says he's won a settlement in his lemon-law lawsuit against Tesla Motors on behalf of a Wisconsin owner who had big problems with his Model S. Attorney Vince Megna, the self-declared "lemon-law king," said Monday that the electric ...
Cuyahoga County prosecutors ask judge to remove police union lawyer from ...
Cuyahoga County prosecutors ask judge to remove police union lawyer from ...
Alex Rodriguez sued by lawyer over $380000 in unpaid legal fees
A-Rod's lawyer has had enough. Tired of waiting for Alex Rodriguez to pay his legal bills, veteran sports attorney David Cornwell's law firm Gordon & Rees filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court in Manhattan that says the disgraced superstar still owes ...
Guam Rampage Suspect Attacked In Jail By Lawyer's Other Client
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The lawyer for a Guam man accused of killing three tourists in a crash and stabbing rampage said Monday that her client was assaulted in jail by another inmate. Public Defender Jocelyn Roden said in court that 22-year-old Chad ...
Hood's attorneys lawyer up
In a lawsuit filed by the Sun Herald, a Chancery Court judge levied fines of $100 each against Attorney General Jim Hood, State Auditor Stacey Pickering, four assistant attorneys general and two auditor's employees for violating the Public Records Act ...
Rehoboth area lawyer Carr disbarred
The state Supreme Court has disbarred a Rehoboth-area lawyer, Michael D. Carr, who was found to have kept poor financial records of his law work and was sued by the state for failing to pay $27,000 in taxes. In a July 9 order ejecting Carr from the ...
Lawyer accused in murder-for-hire plot owed $314000 to alleged target's client
TRAVERSE CITY, MI — A criminal defense lawyer accused of soliciting the murder of another attorney was attempting to discharge several hundred thousand dollars in legal penalties through bankruptcy at the time of the alleged murder-for-hire plot ...
Church Lawyer Details Cover-up Claims on Sex Abuse
A church lawyer is making her most detailed allegations yet about a cover-up of clergy sex abuse in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Jennifer Haselberger says in an affidavit released today that archbishops and staff ignored the 2002 pledge ...
Chris Kluwe's Lawyer Threatens to Sue Vikings
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach, his lawyer said Tuesday. Lawyer Clayton Halunen said they'll seek a copy of the Vikings' internal investigation and make it public if ...
Joe Cavallo, Haidl 3 Lawyer and Briber: I'm Not Guilty of $20 Million Saudi ...
Joe Cavallo, Haidl 3 Lawyer and Briber: I'm Not Guilty of $20 Million Saudi ...
Lawyer: Slain wife of man on trial had an affair
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Defense lawyers at the third trial of a man charged with killing his pregnant wife say investigators withheld information about the victim's affair. Seth Techel's attorneys said Tuesday they recently discovered Lisa Techel had a ...
Lawyer for Leanna Harris: Client “harassed and hounded”
“In much the same way, the press unjustly harassed and hounded Olympic bombing hero Richard Jewell when he didn't behave as some thought he should,” said Harris' lawyer, Lawrence Zimmerman, in his first public comments since being retained last ...
So, a lawyer walks into a comedy club...
So, a lawyer walks into a comedy club...
San Diego lawyer pleads guilty to money laundering
The charges carry a potential sentence of 23 years but under a plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend the 65-year-old lawyer serve no prison time. Warner acknowledged that he arranged to launder $100,000 that federal agents missed when searching ...
Top GM Lawyer Faces Questions on Defect, Settlements
GM General Counsel Michael Millikin, a 37-year company veteran, has come under deeper scrutiny in recent months as the recall ballooned into a financial and public-relations nightmare. He has said underlings kept him in the dark about settlements that ...
Reno Memo: City tries end run to get labor lawyer back
According to the staff report for Wednesday's agenda item, state law allows the City Attorney to hire an outside lawyer. To approve the payment for the outside lawyer, the Council simply needs a 4-3 vote. If the Council doesn't like this end run move ...
Lawyer for Putnam Hospital Center worker denies abuse charge
CARMEL – A lawyer for a Putnam Hospital Center employee dismissed over allegations of patient abuse is claiming his client never abused anyone, but instead risked his own health to intercede in a conflict between a patient and a nurse. Laverne Pinckney ...
Top GM Lawyer Faces Scrutiny on Defect, Settlements
Among those settlements were to the family of a 29-year-old Georgia nurse whose lawyer proved the company had redesigned the switch without acknowledging it. The auto maker has linked 13 deaths to faulty ignition switches that could suddenly turn off, ...
Lawyer: Mother of Boy Left in Hot Car Devastated
A lawyer for a suburban Atlanta woman whose husband was arrested after their son was left for hours in a hot SUV said Tuesday that she is devastated by the boy's death. Criminal defense attorney Lawrence Zimmerman said Leanna Harris is "living every ...
Google Lawyer Turned Landlord Inflames City's Tech Clash
Coss sued Halprin last year, claiming the justification for her eviction fell apart after the lawyer split with his partner, who never moved into Coss's vacated unit. Halprin said he acted at the time “with honest intent,” according to a court filing ...
Las Vegas lawyer gets prison time in money laundering scheme
Attorney R. Christopher Reade, center, leaves Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas holding hands with an unidentified woman after pleading guilty Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. At left is his attorney Richard Wright. Reade was sentenced to 366 days ...
Ex-Taliban POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Has Hired a Lawyer
“I think it's important that people, particularly people who have been vilified, have proper representation, and every lawyer has a responsibility to represent even unpopular clients and that's why I'm involved in this,” Fidell told ABC News. Bergdahl ...
Lawyer for ex-Giants offensive lineman Luke Petitgout says punch victim just ...
Lawyer for ex-Giants offensive lineman Luke Petitgout says punch victim just ...
Lawyer: Don't Prejudge Woman in Son's Poison Death
A lawyer asked the public Wednesday not to rush to judgment in the case of a young mother accused of killing her 5-year-old son by poisoning him with salt, but he offered no details in her defense. Lacey Spears "looks forward to her day in court and ...
Lawyer: Hooker had no reason to see 'lucrative' Google client die
An alleged prostitute charged in the heroin-overdose death of a Google executive had no reason to see him die because he was a “lucrative source of income,” her attorney said Wednesday. Alix Tichelman, 26, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other ...
Lawyer says alleged prostitute had no motive to kill Google executive
Alix Tichelman, left, confers with public defender Diane August during a court appearance in Santa Cruz Superior Court on July 9. Alix Tichelman, left, confers with public defender Diane August during a court appearance in Santa Cruz Superior Court on ...
No Illegal Alien Child's Lawyer Left Behind: Rep. Zoe Lofgren wants you to pay!
Hmm, we wonder who will pay for all those lawyers. We're pretty sure the illegal aliens won't. According to FoxNews.com, the American Civil Liberties Union “has already sued the federal government to ensure that each of the 60,000-plus unaccompanied ...
Sudanese family lawyer drops lawsuit against Christian woman
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A lawsuit brought by a Sudanese Muslim father against a Christian woman to formally establish her as his Muslim daughter was dropped on Wednesday, the lawyer handling the case said, a move that could allow her to depart for the ...
New Orleans lawyer charged with cyberstalking in French Quarter noise ...
New Orleans lawyer charged with cyberstalking in French Quarter noise ...
Most Desirable Woman In Australia Is A Lawyer?
It's difficult to imagine singles anywhere checking out a dating profile and getting excited to see the word “lawyer.” There's just something about argumentative, Type A personalities who nonetheless weren't smart enough to realize there was more money ...
Lawyer: Defendant had no reason to see Google client die
An alleged prostitute charged in the heroin-overdose death of a Google executive had no reason to see him die because he was a "lucrative source of income," her attorney said Wednesday. Alix Tichelman, 26, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other ...
McDaniel lawyer: Expect runoff challenge within 10 days
Lawyers for Chris McDaniel say they've uncovered widespread illegal voting – enough to support a legal challenge of the June 24 GOP runoff McDaniel lost to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran -- but they're not going to provide details yet. Attorney Mitch ...
Bergdahl's Lawyer Sees a Rare Case With Myriad Legal Options
The facts of the case are so unusual that few previous military justice cases provide any illuminating comparisons, said the lawyer, Eugene R. Fidell, who teaches military justice at Yale University and took on Sergeant Bergdahl as a client last week ...
Reno Memo: City rehires overbilling labor lawyer
After a contentious meeting marked by ugly bickering, the Reno City Council voted 4-3 to give the City Attorney's office the power to hire back an outside labor lawyer to continue labor negotiations with the city's public employee unions, approving a ...
Top GM lawyer, Delphi CEO to face Senate on deadly ignition flaw
Millikin and other top GM executives were largely exonerated in an internal investigation that GM hired lawyer Anton Valukas to conduct and that was released last month. Instead, Valukas blamed lower-level lawyers and engineers for failing to properly ...
Officer: Man says message told him to kill lawyer
A man accused of gunning down a prominent Kentucky defense attorney told police he had deciphered messages from a newspaper and music instructing him to carry out the killing outside the lawyer's office, a police detective testified Wednesday. Clinton ...
East Greenwich lawyer admits to embezzling from elderly client, gets 30 months ...
East Greenwich lawyer admits to embezzling from elderly client, gets 30 months ...
GM lawyers blasted for 'deceit' in switch recall
First to testify was Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer GM hired to administer a compensation fund to for victims who were injured or families whose loved ones died in accidents caused by the ignition switches malfunction. Feinberg will start accepting ...
Lawmakers Skewer GM's Top Lawyer for 'Massive Failure of Responsibility'
Congressional lawmakers took aim at General Motors' top attorney at a subcommittee hearing on Thursday, and questioned how he held on to his job amid mounting lawsuits. Michael P. Millikin, GM's executive vice president and general counsel, appeared ...
Lawyer sentenced for embezzling from elderly client
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An East Greenwich attorney accused of stealing nearly $130,000 from an elderly client was spared prison time after entering into a plea agreement. On Wednesday, 54-year-old Janet Mastronardi pleaded no contest to ...
Correction: Bank Robbery-Lawyer Story
In a story July 8 about a Missouri lawyer pleading guilty to robbing a bank and shooting a state trooper, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a tentative plea agreement calls for Warren Gladders to concurrently serve sentences on separate ...
GM's Top Lawyer Comes Under Attack in Senate Hearing
“I don't get how you and Lucy Clark Dougherty still have your jobs,” Ms. McCaskill said to Mr. Millikin, referring to G.M.'s general counsel for North America. “This is either gross negligence or gross incompetence on the part of a lawyer. The fact ...
Senators Challenge Mary Barra Over Decision to Keep GM's Top Lawyer
Mr. Millikin, in his testimony, said that "we had lawyers at GM who didn't do their jobs" and said they are no longer with the company. GM said Thursday it has hired another outside law firm, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, to review the way it ...
Lawyer complains of abusive guards at MCC and intentional delays
The newly appointed lawyer for former death row inmate Steven Mandell told a federal judge today that guards have purposely left him locked in a tiny room with his client for hours during recent visits to the federal Loop jail and that one guard has ...
Lawyer: Chris Kluwe to sue Vikings
MINNEAPOLIS -- The lawyer for former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Kluwe plans to sue the Vikings for their refusal to release the results of a six-month independent investigation into Kluwe's claims that special-teams coordinator Mike ...
Flying high: Lawyer revs up for Motocross championship
John G. George Jr., a San Antonio lawyer and amateur motorcross racer pictured at Cycle Ranch in Floresville, Texas Kevin Krick. Like most associates at big law firms, all of John G. George Jr.'s waking hours are consumed with how best to serve his ...
Ex-NBA Star in Jail on Murder Charges Finds Lawyer to Handle Civil Suit
But attorney Atlanta solo Eldridge Suggs IV signed on defend Crittenton in the civil action, agreeing to be paid at some point in the future, the affidavit said. The civil case was all but over when Crittenton initially couldn't find a lawyer, but a ...
Lawyer in Stabbing Case Seeks Girl's Mental Record
An attorney for one of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing and nearly killing a classmate in hopes of pleasing a fictional online character has filed a motion seeking access to the mental health records of the other girl charged in the ...
Lawyer Indicted for Making False Statements to a Cobb County Judge
An indictment returned by a Cobb County grand jury paints a picture of a lawyer's nightmare: missing a deadline for filing a motion in a lawsuit. Except in this case, the lawyer is alleged to have lied to the judge about having already done the work at ...
Lawyer: Terror-case client is 'terminally ill'
NEW YORK — The government is rushing to bring to trial a terminally ill Libyan man charged with a role in orchestrating al-Qaida's 1998 deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. Attorney Bernard Kleinman filed ...