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Court Upholds Suspension of Lawyer Who Had 'Intimate' Relationship with Client
The state Appellate Court has affirmed the five-month suspension of a Connecticut bankruptcy lawyer who was disciplined for having an intimate relationship with a client. Back in 2013, Superior Court Judge Frank D'Andrea Jr. suspended the law license ...
Central Basin Municipal Water District extends interim contract for its lawyer
COMMERCE >> The Central Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors Wednesday voted 3-1 to extend a contract with Arnold Alvarez-Glasman's law firm to serve as the district's interim attorney for another six months. Among those who voted yes was ...
Suspect asked Siri how to hide a dead body, lawyer says
A Florida man charged with murdering his close friend apparently asked Siri — the automated Apple iPhone search application — how to hide a body. Prosecutors on Tuesday showed a screen grab of Pedro Bravo's iPhone, which read "I need to hide my ...
Casino Lawyer: Casinos "Cannot Solve Fiscal Ills" of New York
"I don't think New York should sit by and say 'Okay, all these other states can be in the game,'" said former casino lawyer Lynne Levin Kaufman, of New Jersey. Kaufman was a panel speaker Wednesday at Albany Law School's Saratoga Institute discussion ...
US rights group says prominent lawyer tortured in jail in China
Gao, 50, a Beijing-based lawyer, was held in a small cell, with minimal light, in the far western region of Xinjiang, according to Freedom Now, a Washington D.C.-based group that advocates for prisoners of conscience, including Gao. It said Gao was fed ...
US Rights Group: Prominent Lawyer Tortured in Jail in China
BEIJING—. One of China's most prominent human rights lawyers, who was released last week after three years in jail, was physically and psychologically abused by prison authorities, a U.S. rights group said late on Wednesday. The treatment of Gao ...
Icing on the cake: Young lawyer finds sweet success with baking business
(CNN) -- What does temptation taste like? For the sweet-toothed army of Sungeni Mtalimanja's clients, it's all about buttermilk and cocoa dipped in a sea of dark red. "Red velvet [cake] -- that's a big thing at the moment," says Mtalimanja, founder of ...
Icing on the cake: Lawyer finds sweet success with baking business
(CNN) — What does temptation taste like? For the sweet-toothed army of Sungeni Mtalimanja's clients, it's all about buttermilk and cocoa dipped in a sea of dark red. “Red velvet [cake] — that's a big thing at the moment,” says Mtalimanja, founder of ...
Lawyer Janet Ahern wants to join New Orleans' first permanent family court in ... - The Times-Picayune
Lawyer Janet Ahern wants to join New Orleans' first permanent family court in ...
US rights group says prominent lawyer tortured in China jail
One of China's most prominent human rights lawyers, who was released last week after three years in jail, was physically and psychologically abused by prison authorities, a U.S. rights group said late Wednesday. The treatment of Gao Zhisheng, whose ...
Beloved Lakeville, Minn. lawyer killed in crash on Hwy. 100 - KMSP-TV
Justin Johnson, a 39-year-old Lakeville, Minn. man and beloved estates and trusts lawyer with Stoel Rives LLP died in a single-car crash in Edina, Minn. on Wednesday evening. "We were greatly saddened to receive news late last evening that our ...
University Place lawyer charged with theft for allegedly stealing client's ...
University Place lawyer charged with theft for allegedly stealing client's ...
Disbarred Buffalo lawyer admits embezzling $207000 from escrow account
The prosecutor said it would be difficult for Widenor to make restitution if he were incarcerated between now and sentencing, and he asked the judge to allow the disbarred lawyer to remain free without bail. The judge agreed, adding that he hoped ...
Woman who drank lye-laced tea in critical condition, lawyer says
SALT LAKE CITY – An attorney for a 67-year-old woman who drank sweet tea laced with an industrial cleaning chemical at a Utah restaurant says she is in critical condition. Lawyer Paxton Guymon says Jan Harding cannot talk and has not improved since ...
US Victims' Lawyer: Arab Bank Financed Terrorists
A large Jordan-based bank funneled tens of millions of dollars to the families of suicide bombers and terrorist operatives with ties to Hamas during a deadly Palestinian uprising from 2001 to 2004, lawyers for American terror victims said Thursday at a ...
Paterson lawyer: Feds investigating 2011 police beating caught on video
PATERSON – Federal law enforcement agencies are investigating the fierce beating that Paterson police officers inflicted on two handcuffed shooting suspects in 2011, according to letters written by a lawyer working for the city. The city's lawyer also ...
Hamilton Co. Public Defender lawyer convicted
A Hamilton County lawyer pleaded guilty in a drug-related case Thursday but received a minimal sentence. Angela Glaser, 34, worked for the Public Defenders office when she was indicted in January for permitting drug abuse, a felony, after police raided ...
Jodi Arias still defending herself after judge keeps lawyer on case
She asserted the right once before her first trial in order to argue evidence she wanted included in trial but her lawyers did not. When she lost, she asked to have her attorneys back. Stephens has said that if Arias decides she wants attorneys again ...
Family Mourns Loss Of Corporate Lawyer, Soon-To-Be Husband
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Phillips family says they feel heartbroken after their son was gunned down at a gas station. The man police want to talk to in connection to his death still hasn't been found. Police think Kelly Phillips' ex-partner, Ty ...
The Global Lawyer: Cleary's Litigation Slump
The Luxembourg court ruled that the Spanish lawyer Joaquin Munoz Rodriguez of Abanlex had a right to demand that Google scrub search results revealing he had once been forced to auction property to pay a debt. Whatever its merits to society, the right ...
Fiancé Of Lawyer Gunned Down At Gas Station Speaks Out
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For the first time, the fiancé of Kelly Phillips, the man gunned down in a gas station parking lot earlier this week, talked about his loss. “My heart has been ripped out and torn into so many pieces. The love and bond between ...
Lawyer: Woman in critical condition after worker accidentally puts chemicals ...
Lawyer: Woman in critical condition after worker accidentally puts chemicals ...
GSK-linked investigators will not appeal China sentence: lawyer
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - British corporate investigator Peter Humphrey and his American wife Yu Yingzeng do not plan to appeal a Chinese court's decision to sentence them to prison, a lawyer told Reuters on Friday. "All us lawyers have met with the couple ...
House Lawyer: Is title insurance necessary for buyers?
I recently read an article in the Real Estate section about what buyers should know before closing. The article, however, did not deal with the question of title insurance for the buyer, as opposed to the lender. Does it make sense for the buyer to pay ...
Another Case May Help Nanny Accused in Cambridge Baby's Death
(AP) — Lawyers for a nanny charged with killing a 1-year-old Cambridge girl she was caring for say records from another pending infant death case could help their client. A lawyer for Aisling Brady McCarthy told a judge Thursday that a key prosecution ...
Friends of Brown family called on civil-rights lawyer
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Civil-rights lawyer Ben Crump didn't hear right away about the unarmed black teen killed Saturday afternoon in Missouri. Crump, half of the law firm Parks & Crump here, was in in Atlanta, rubbing elbows with celebrities at a Steve ...
Lawyer of Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law tells judge his client should get ...
Lawyer of Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law tells judge his client should get ...
Lawyer: Cops Try to Justify Teen's Shooting Death
The attorney for the family of an unarmed teenager fatally shot by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb says police are trying to assassinate the victim's character by saying he committed a robbery that day. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson on ...
DA: Freeport lawyer pleads guilty to stealing $29G from clients
DA: Freeport lawyer pleads guilty to stealing $29G from clients. Originally published: August 15, 2014 1:23 PM Updated: August 15, 2014 1:37 PM By JOHN VALENTI [email protected] ...
Lawyer: Another Case May Help Massachusetts Nanny
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Lawyers for a nanny charged with killing a 1-year-old Cambridge girl she was caring for say records from another pending infant death case could help their client. A lawyer for Aisling Brady McCarthy told a judge Thursday that a key ...
Plaintiff honors pledge to drop claims against LSU Alumni Association, her ... - The Times-Picayune
Plaintiff honors pledge to drop claims against LSU Alumni Association, her ...
Lawyer: Chemicals in Tea Caused Internal Damage
Jan Harding, 67, remains in critical condition at the University of Utah hospital's burn unit in Salt Lake City, lawyer Paxton Guymon said. Doctors determined the internal damage Thursday while doing an endoscopy, which involves inserting a tube with a ...
Michael Brown Family Lawyer: Alleged Robbery Video Is a 'Sideshow'
In light of the release by Ferguson police of photos purporting to show Michael Brown engaging in a robbery at a convenience store shortly before he was shot and killed by a police officer Saturday, the family's attorney Anthony Gray held a press ...
Lawyer: Chris Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement, avoid lawsuit
The lawyer for former punter Chris Kluwe says the Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement with his client, ending the threat of a lawsuit over Kluwe's release. "The parties intend to hold a joint press conference early next week to make public the ...
Energy/Electricity Lawyers Leave Andrews Kurth for Thompson & Knight
The group's clients include Texas Industrial Energy Consumers, the Texas Association of Manufacturers and Sam Houston Race Park. A group of four lawyers with an energy/electricity practice, led by Rex VanMiddlesworth and Phillip Oldham, left Andrews ...
Lawyer: Store didn't call cops on Michael Brown
The attorney for a convenience store where a Missouri teenager allegedly stole cigars before he was shot by police says a customer, not store workers, called police. Loading… Post to Facebook. Lawyer: Store didn't call cops on Michael Brown The ...
Brunswick lawyer admitted to same federal district court as great-grandfather ...
Brunswick lawyer admitted to same federal district court as great-grandfather ...
Family of LA shooting victim hires Rodney King lawyer
The family of a 25-year-old unarmed man who died after being shot by Los Angeles police on Monday has secured one of the lawyers who represented Rodney King, the late black man whose 1991 videotaped beating by police sparked a nationwide debate ...
Newburgh lawyer Tarshis resigns, is disbarred after probe
NEWBURGH — An appellate court has accepted a veteran lawyer's resignation from the bar following an investigation into professional misconduct. According to the opinion and order handed down this week by the appellate Division, Second Department of ...
Special prosecutor strikes back at Perry lawyer
Rick Perry said Saturday it is “ridiculous” and “disappointing” for Perry's lawyer to suggest that politics are at play in the indictment of the governor. San Antonio lawyer Michael McCrum, the special prosecutor, responded in an Express-News interview ...
Teen Accused of Mother's Murder in Bali Is Pregnant, Lawyer Says
An American teen accused of killing her mother in Bali is two months pregnant and has been physically assaulted while in custody, according to the teen's lawyer. Heather Mack, 19, is accused of killing her mother Sheila von Wiese-Mack, while on ...
Lawyer: NM immigrant center like Guantanamo
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A lawyer helping Central American immigrants housed at a temporary center in southern New Mexico has compared the facility to the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The El Paso Times ( (link) 1m4fnAc ) reports ...
Utah State Bar's lawyer referral program a 'win-win' for people of modest means
That was the impetus for the Utah Bar's Modest Means Lawyer Referral program, which helps people with modest incomes and assets obtain legal help at discounted rates. There is a $25 application fee. People who qualify are referred to lawyers who charge ...
Lawyer: immigrants treated like Guantanamo
A lawyer helping Central American immigrants housed at a temporary center in southern New Mexico compared the legal limbo of immigrants there to those at a U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Attorney Pamela Muñoz said at a news ...
C4C lawyer's 'success fee' the best option for Colorado Springs
The $100,000 "success fee" coming to Attorney Jason Dunn, who handled the city's application for Regional Tourism Act incentives, isn't as nefarious as it sounds. Photo - Jason Dunn. Image from the Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck website. + caption ...
Disbarred Roanoke lawyer's criminal story emerges
Details have emerged of more criminal charges filed against a former Roanoke lawyer who was arrested last month in Ohio and who is believed to have disfigured her hands in an effort to eradicate her fingerprints. Ann Marie Miller, now the subject of 14 ...
Lawyer recalls highs, lows
Lawyers tend to specialize within the field today, but when Lewis J. Bott began practicing law, attorneys did a little bit of everything. “You don't have the general practitioner as much as you used to,” he said, sitting at the kitchen table in his ...
If you're a lawyer or a cop, you're seen as a bad parent
No wonder lawyers and politicians are the butt of a thousand bad jokes. Research has found that the public views those professionals, along with salespersons, police officers, receptionists and politicians as likely to be bad parents because their ...
Lawyer recalls highs, lows of 40-year career
Lawyers tend to specialize within the field today, but when Lewis J. Bott began practicing law, attorneys did a little bit of everything. “You don't have the general practitioner as much as you used to,” he said, sitting at the kitchen table in his ...
Rubén Rosario: St. Paul lawyer describes 'nightmare' immigrant detention center
The eyewitness account sounds like a troubling description of conditions in a Third World-country detention camp. "All of the children are sick, with coughs at minimum," St. Paul-based lawyer Kim Hunter writes. "Children are not eating, and there is ...