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Lawyer Discipline in New York is 'Seriously Deficient,' Says NYU Professor
New York's system for disciplining lawyers is shrouded in secrecy and riddled with inconsistency, according to a new paper by a leading legal ethics expert. “A study of all lawyer discipline cases in New York from mid-2008 through 2013… reveals that ...
Witness in Ed FitzGerald car incident saw couple climb into backseat, lawyer says
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Casey Hager, the electrician whose 4:30 a.m. call about a suspicious car led Westlake police to Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, saw the car's occupants climb into the backseat, an attorney for Hager said Tuesday. The lawyer ...
Lawyer Stanley Chesley Ordered To Pay $42 Million Over Fen-Phen Debacle
The summary judgment order by Boone County Judge James R. Schrand represents an ironic turn for a plaintiff lawyer like Chesley, who earned the nickname “master of disaster” for his role in lawsuits over airplane crashes and other tragedies. Schrand ...
The Greatest Letter Ever? The ATL Lawyer Letter Bracket — Day 3
We're halfway through the first round of this epic bracket. We've got polls active right now from Day 1 and Day 2 featuring eight different lawyer letters — seeded by all-time traffic — vying for a trip to the Elite Eight. Now the next four entrants ...
A Watchdog Lawyer Is Raising Questions About HP's Plans To Sue Former ...
A Watchdog Lawyer Is Raising Questions About HP's Plans To Sue Former ...
Lawyer Arrested on Murder Charge
Specific details of the alleged murder weren't immediately available, as the city of Greenville sought a Texas attorney general opinion about whether it can withhold a copy of the arrest warrant and arrest warrant affidavit, which Texas Lawyer ...
Lawyer for man in human remains case says he may be freed
In an e-mail to the Globe, an official at the Guatemalan Consular General's office in Rhode Island said the office is working to ensure there is communication between Azurdia-Montenegro's lawyer and his family in Guatemala, and that Azurdia-Montenegro ...
Diocese Defends Record After Lawyer Releases Names
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — The Diocese of New Ulm is defending its record, one day after a plaintiff's attorney released the names of eight priests whom he alleged had been “credibly accused” of molesting minors. The diocese said Tuesday the eight men were ...
Bodenweiser lawyer wants trial moved
A lawyer for Eric Bodenweiser said his client has no chance of getting a fair trial in Sussex County and wants his second trial on sexual abuse charges to be held in Kent or New Castle counties. The weeks-long trial was “a 'center-ring' attraction” in ...
Concerns Grow Over Chinese Rights Lawyer's Release
"Gao was a great and respected lawyer who, by defending the rights of many people and causes, courageously sought to give meaning to official claims to be establishing a 'rule of law' in China," said Jerome Cohen, a Chinese law expert at New York ...
Ahead of Chinese rights lawyer's release from prison, worries grow he will be ...
Ahead of Chinese rights lawyer's release from prison, worries grow he will be ...
Objection! Interrupting Lawyer Gets Rare Sanction
A lawyer who angered an Iowa federal judge by repeatedly raising objections has received an unusual punishment: an order to produce a training video that denounces such tactics. U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett issued the sanction last week to attorney ...
Political roundup: Bosworth lawyer's exit
Former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth's ex-lawyer left in part because her husband insisted on running for attorney general, court filings reveal. Bosworth is facing 12 felony charges that she lied on her nominating petitions, and she is ...
Lawyer: Bahrain Court Strips Convicts' Citizenship
Lawyer Reem Khalaf, who represented some of those on trial, said the defendants were convicted and sentenced on charges that included participation in an illegal organization and having ties to Iran. Some also faced weapons and explosives possession ...
Chicago lawyer under investigation by feds
He listened as Gettleman told him the fact he was a potential witness against his own lawyer was an extraordinary twist . The judge said that development made it especially important for Burnett to weigh whether he wanted to hire a new attorney ...
Syracuse lawyer wins $1 billion lawsuit against Mexican oil giant with ...
Syracuse lawyer wins $1 billion lawsuit against Mexican oil giant with ...
Three Things Lawyers Can Learn From Teachers
Trial lawyers occupy the same position in the courtroom that teachers do in the classroom. It's their job to identify and simplify key, complex elements of the case before speaking to a judge and jury. Trial lawyers should model courtroom teaching ...
Federal Judge Sanctions Firm, Three Lawyers
Hittner found that sanctions against the firm and lawyers were necessary to "deter" them from "advocating claims or arguments in the future that have been considered and rejected by the Fifth Circuit." He also found that because the plaintiffs ...
Lawyer Accused of 'Frivolous' Filing After Malaysia Airlines Tragedy
A Chicago lawyer who was the first to file a legal petition after the disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370 in southeast Asia is under investigation after an ethics committee criticized her conduct and called the petition "frivolous" - an allegation she ...
South Euclid lawyer suspended by Supreme Court following federal tax crime case
PD-stock-Ohio-Supreme-Court.jpg The Ohio Supreme Court suspended a lawyer from South Euclid this week following his conviction of federal tax charges. PD File. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a South Euclid lawyer ...
Jindal lawyer: Common Core a scheme that breaks federal law
The Obama administration's involvement with the Common Core is part of a “carefully orchestrated scheme to control curriculum in the states,” an attorney for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday. The Obama administration is “trying to accomplish ...
Lawyer: Snowden Granted 3-Year Residency In Russia
Meanwhile, the Russian lawyer for NSA leaker Edward Snowden said Thursday that the former spy agency IT specialist had been granted a three-year residency in Russia. If confirmed, it would represent another jab by Moscow at Washington amid worsening ...
Fiery Chinese Rights Lawyer Released From Prison
Before his imprisonment, Gao was a leading rights lawyer admired for his bold defense of politically sensitive members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement and farmers with land disputes. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008 for ...
Lawyer for Edward Snowden says Russia letting NSA leaker stay for 3 more years
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will be allowed to stay in Russia through the end of July 2017 after receiving a three-year residence permit, his lawyer said Thursday. Analtoly Kucherena was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying ...
On trial, Camden lawyer kept his prayer book close
Representing himself at the federal racketeering trial that could have sent him to prison for the rest of his life, criminal defense lawyer Donald F. Manno carried a likeness of St. Rita in his shirt pocket every day. He'd had the holy card for years ...
Bowe Bergdahl in "good spirits" after Army questioning, lawyer says
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was in "good spirits" after the U.S. Army began questioning him about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his lawyer told CBS News Wednesday. Bergdahl was questioned at Fort Sam ...
Lawsuit Tossed in Albuquerque Lawyer's 2010 Death
A federal lawsuit filed by the daughter and sister of a late civil rights attorney against the Albuquerque Police Department and city officials was dismissed Tuesday after a judge ruled investigators did not violate the lawyer's constitutional rights ...
Fiery Chinese rights lawyer released from prison
FILE - In this April 7, 2010 file photo, Gao Zhisheng, a human rights lawyer, gestures during an interview at a tea house in Beijing, China. An activist said Gao, one of China's best-known rights lawyers and fiery government critic, has been released ...
Emails prove Zuckerberg bailed on promise: lawyer
The emails included in Tuesday's filing buttress that claim, David Draper, the developer's lawyer, said in the filing, which seeks to amend the original complaint. One email in the filing, from Divesh Makan of Iconiq Capital, Zuckerberg's financial ...
Travis County hires costly outside lawyer in DA whistleblower case
That rate is higher than the county has typically paid for outside lawyers in recent years and followed what Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe said was a request by Lehmberg for outside lawyers. Commissioners voted 3-1 on the measure at their regular ...
Lawyer sentenced to six years in prison for sexual assault at Streeterville hotel
A Chicago real estate attorney was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a young Minnesota woman at a Streeterville hotel. “There have been times when my good judgment has failed me and I'm truly sorry if that has negatively ...
Former tennis team owner fires lawyer; sentencing postponed
A federal judge today postponed the sentencing of Deepal Wannakuwatte, the Sacramento businessman who pleaded guilty to running one of the largest Ponzi schemes in the region's history, after Wannakuwatte fired his lawyer and claimed he was ...
Brooklyn Lawyer Arrested For Not Actually Being a Lawyer
A man accused of identity theft was in a federal court today after he was exposed as having impersonated Stephen G. Dickerman, a lawyer with an office in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn that has been involved in at least 12 federal cases since 2012. At his ...
Oscar Pistorius's Lawyer Stresses Athlete's Insecurities in Trial's Closing ...
Oscar Pistorius's Lawyer Stresses Athlete's Insecurities in Trial's Closing ...
Brooklyn man who allegedly stole lawyer's identity may have been charged with ...
Brooklyn man who allegedly stole lawyer's identity may have been charged with ...
Judge Judy Wins One for the Girls In Lawsuit against Lawyer
Judge Judy has settled the very first lawsuit she ever filed on her own behalf ... and it's a big win for her charity. Judy had sued Connecticut personal injury attorney John Haymond, whom she claimed used clips from her show, intercutting shots of him ...
Lawyer Who Led Challenge of Uganda's Anti-Gay Law: 'Long, Long Way to Go'
Nicholas Opiyo, the lawyer who led a constitutional challenge of Uganda's anti-gay law, says that while the days of gays, lesbians and transgendered people getting publicly flogged may be gone, ongoing acts of discrimination against LGBT Ugandans keep ...
Lawyer gets 6 years for sexual assault at Streeterville hotel
A Chicago real estate attorney was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a young Minnesota woman at a Streeterville hotel, the Sun-Times is reporting. “There have been times when my good judgment has failed me and I'm truly ...
Politically connected lawyer serving prison time is disbarred
Politically connected lawyer serving prison time is disbarred. justice law speech scales gavel. Enlarge Photo. JacobStudio. A lawyer with ties to the Fattah family currently serving prison time for fraud was disbarred in Pennsylvania. Jeff Blumenthal ...
Judge Judy, Connecticut lawyer settle lawsuit
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Television's Judge Judy and a Connecticut personal injury lawyer she sued for allegedly using her image in TV ads without her permission have settled the case. Judith Sheindlin said Friday that she and Hartford attorney John Haymond ...
Jodi Arias lawyer tries to quit case
On Monday, convicted killer Jodi Arias was granted permission to act as her own lawyer in her September retrial to determine if she is sentenced to life or death. On Friday, her lead attorney, Kirk Nurmi, asked the court to let him quit. Arias, 34, is ...
Lawyer Gets 6 Years for Sexual Assault at Streeterville Hotel
A Chicago real estate attorney was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a young Minnesota woman at a Streeterville hotel. “There have been times when my good judgment has failed me and I'm truly sorry if that has negatively ...
Zaimi lawyer wants seized computers
CARMEL – The pending rape trial of Mahopac restaurateur Lani "Ariano" Zaimi took an unusual turn in Putnam County Court this week when his lawyer, George Galgano, argued for the return of 14 computers police took from Galgano's home and office in a ...
Slain elevator boy's kin rage at accused killer's lawyer
Aricka McClinton (right), mother of the slain 6-year-old boy, yelled outside of court at attorney Edward Friedman (left), who is defending accused killer Daniel St. Hubert (second from left). Photo: (Left) Riyad Hasan, (right) Paul Martinka ...
Judge Faces Ethics Charges Over Clashes With Lawyer
A longtime municipal judge in two Monmouth County towns has been accused of violating judicial ethics rules over his allegedly hostile and unfair treatment of a defense lawyer and his failure to recuse himself from cases being defended by another ...
Man Accused of Stealing Lawyer's Identity, Posing as Attorney
A Brooklyn man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a lawyer's identity and posing as him in court in more than half a dozen cases. The suspect, who calls himself "Shlomo Dickerman," filled out a court registration form in 2009 using the social ...
Corporate Lawyers Through Clients' Eyes: It's Not Pretty
"Give lawyers plenty of time." He writes that corporate lawyers do not get praise if a deal goes through but they do get plenty of blame if a deal turns into a disaster. His unflattering take: "Asking a corporate lawyer to do something quickly is like ...
Lawyer Says Porch Shooter 'Shocked' by Verdict
A suburban Detroit man convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of a young, unarmed woman on his porch is "shocked" by the verdict and deeply remorseful over her death, his attorney said Friday. "He never intended to kill anybody," Cheryl Carpenter ...
Arrest of Brooklyn man impersonating lawyer stalls $1.1M lawsuit settlement
A $1.1 million lawsuit settlement was put on hold because the Brooklyn man representing the plaintiffs was arrested for allegedly impersonating a lawyer, the Daily News has learned. The bogus barrister who calls himself Steven (Shlomo) Dickerman filed ...
Spunky Lawyer Makes a Splash
Referred to as “thunder dog” by his uncle, Segall-Gutierrez, 46, is a bold and distinctive character among classic lawyers. A drawn image of a mask and the phrase “Luchador del Pueblo” — Warrior People — appears on his business card. He earned his ...