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Here's what's trending: Abortion law blocked; Joan Rivers; lawyer claims ...
Here's what's trending: Abortion law blocked; Joan Rivers; lawyer claims ...
Billerica hopes to get counsel it deserves with new town lawyer
BILLERICA -- Questions still surround the attention Billerica will receive from its new town counsel, Kopelman and Paige, whose 40 attorneys represent a third of municipalities in Massachusetts. The Board of Selectmen chose Kopelman and Paige over ...
Ecclestone Gets Support From Leading Sports Lawyer
A leading sports lawyer has weighed in on the fallout from Bernie Ecclestone's payment of $100 million to settle bribery charges and has said that the Formula One boss should not worry about follow-up lawsuits. Last month Mr Ecclestone agreed to pay ...
Kate Upton's Lawyer Responds to Nude Photo Leak, Which Also Contained ...
Kate Upton's Lawyer Responds to Nude Photo Leak, Which Also Contained ...
Erie real estate lawyer, girlfriend and her 3 children ID'd as plane crash victims
Friends identified the pilot of an Erie plane that crashed on Sunday, killing all five on board, as prominent Erie real estate lawyer Oliver Frascona. The Weld County Coroner this afternoon identified the other victims in the crash as Frascona's ...
Lawyer: Victim shot dead in Dorchester a 'hard-working man'
The lawyer for a Cape Verdean man who was gunned down this weekend in Dorchester last night called his killing a “shame.” “I've never known him to be anything other than a hard-working man,” the attorney, Gordon W. Spencer, said. “He had a fiancee, ...
Davis Lawyer And Publisher Is Guided In Wine Business By MBA Partner
Rick Amor has many titles after his name: attorney, publisher, realtor and businessman. But he admits he needed the guidance of someone with an MBA to work with him in his sparkling wine venture. While receiving his education at the University of ...
Sioux City lawyer finalist for judge position
SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City lawyer is one of two finalists for a Northwest Iowa judgeship opening. The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 3B Judicial District has nominated Patrick Tott, a magistrate in Woodbury County who also has a private practice ...
Seattle lawyer killed in 2nd Ave bike crash was former Hill resident
Friends and family are remembering Sher Kung, the woman who died Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle as she biked only blocks from her work on Seattle's dangerous — and about to be transformed — 2nd Ave. The 31-year-old Kung and her ...
Belvin Perry officially joins Morgan & Morgan as personal injury lawyer
Retired only a matter of hours, former Orange-Osceola Chief Judge Belvin Perry said Tuesday he was joining the Morgan & Morgan firm because he's a "workaholic," and to fulfill a lifelong desire to practice personal-injury law. "I've always wanted to be ...
Army lawyer for alleged 9/11 mastermind resigns from Army after being pulled ...
Army lawyer for alleged 9/11 mastermind resigns from Army after being pulled ...
Army lawyer for alleged 9/11 mastermind resigns after being pulled from the case
WASHINGTON — An Army lawyer assigned to defend Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at Guantanamo Bay has resigned his commission after being told he was being pulled from the case to attend a graduate program required for promotion. Maj. Jason Wright ...
Lawyer: Wrong teen arrested in fatal Spring High stabbing
Luis Alonzo Alfaro, 17, appears before Judge Denise Bradley in the 262nd District Court on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Houston. Alfaro is charged with murder accused of fatally stabbing 17-year-old Joshua Broussard at Spring High School. Luis Alonzo ...
City Treasurer Wants Money From Pension Fund For Grand Jury Lawyer
In addition, he wrote, neither the treasurer nor the pension commission has the authority to hire an attorney without the approval of the city's top lawyer. "As of this date," Ilg said, "corporation counsel has only authorized the services of Attorney ...
Lawyer from Sumerduck indicted for embezzlement
In 2009, a Virginia State Bar three-judge panel reprimanded Mr. Bean for failing to properly handle $60,000 a client paid him to represent her in an Internal Revenue Service matter. The lawyer deposited those funds into a personal account rather than ...
Diplo's Lawyer Joins Manatt as Firm Looks to Expand EDM Business
Attorney David Rappaport, whose clients include Diplo and Mad Decent, Phantogram, Cold War Kids and Dirty Projectors, among others, has joined law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips as a partner in the New York office. He will also oversee the Manatt's ...
Lawyer: Federal agents investigating shootings by Chicago cops
A lawyer who represents Chicago cops accused of misconduct has alerted the president of the police union that federal law enforcement is investigating certain police-involved shootings. In a letter dated Aug. 29, attorney Daniel Herbert told Fraternal ...
Rosenthal's lawyer obtains new extension to file appeals brief
In his first request for an extension, Botsford also pointed to commitments in other cases, a son's wedding, and induction into the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association's Hall of Fame in the summer. Rosenthal was found guilty in February 2013 by ...
Lawyer Who Fought DADT Killed in Seattle Bike Accident
Sher Kung, a lawyer who worked on a key case challenging the military's “don't ask, don't tell” policy, was killed Friday in a traffic accident in downtown Seattle. Kung, riding her bicycle in a bike lane, was struck by a truck making a left turn, The ...
Lawyer for parents of girl who accidentally killed instructor with Uzi says ...
Lawyer for parents of girl who accidentally killed instructor with Uzi says ...
Appeals court grills US lawyer on NSA phone collection
Alex Abdo, an ACLU lawyer, told the court the government's position represented a "road map to a world in which the government routinely collects vast quantities of information about Americans who have done absolutely nothing wrong." "I don't think ...
Man arrested after attacking lawyer in court
A Sioux Falls man was arrested for felony assault after authorities say he assaulted his public defender during a court hearing Tuesday. Kelly John Lange, 34, of Sioux Falls, was in court Tuesday afternoon because he failed to complete court mandated ...
The Greatest Lawyer Letter Ever? — Finals
Meanwhile, in the JoePa bracket, we saw an upset. The second-seeded letter that smacked down an overzealous Kirkland & Ellis lawyer couldn't quite overcome Tom Goldstein's correspondence with a porn star who flew too close to the sun. Or at least flew ...
Lawyer: Albanian National Didn't Realize Plea Deal In Rape Case Could Lead ...
Lawyer: Albanian National Didn't Realize Plea Deal In Rape Case Could Lead ...
Lawyer Says Family Of NJ Girl Who Killed Shooting Instructor With Uzi Is ...
Lawyer Says Family Of NJ Girl Who Killed Shooting Instructor With Uzi Is ...
Accused “Thunder” attacker says lawyer conspired against him
The 25-year-old charged with trying to steal props, costumes and underwear from the brawny men of “Thunder From Down Under” fired his lawyer, whom he believes is working with prosecutors office to put him behind bars for life. “The casino is giving him ...
DATELINE: Famed lawyer's home lends 'degree of dignity' to city
DATELINE: Famed lawyer's home lends 'degree of dignity' to city. Built in 1902, Morschauser house incorporates the elements of both Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles. Loading… Post to Facebook. DATELINE: Famed lawyer's home lends 'degree of ...
IRS lawyer gave ethics training despite complaint against her
But Tom Fitton, executive director of the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which is suing the Internal Revenue Service in an unrelated scandal, said having a lawyer with a suspended license lecturing other lawyers on ethics “undermines ...
Montco lawyer leading inquiry into whether Kane's office leaked grand jury ...
Montco lawyer leading inquiry into whether Kane's office leaked grand jury ...
Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated
New Jersey-based lawyer Kevin Walsh said the family "prayed day and night that (Vacca) would survive his injury, and they continue to pray for his family during this terribly difficult time." AUG 27: Arizona girl accidentally shoots, kills instructor ...
Woman sentenced for stealing from SC lawyer group
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The former executive director of an association of South Carolina criminal defense lawyers has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for stealing nearly $200,000 from the organization. The State newspaper reports that a judge ...
Army Lawyer for Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Resigns
WASHINGTON — An Army lawyer assigned to defend Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at Guantanamo Bay has resigned his commission after being told he was being pulled from the case to attend a graduate program required for promotion. Maj. Jason Wright ...
Lawyer for Public Advocate says cops roughed her up: suit
BY DAREH GREGORIAN. The top lawyer for Public Advocate Letitia James isn't exactly advocating NYPD practices. In a blistering lawsuit filed late Tuesday in Manhattan Federal Court, Chaumtoli Huq says NYPD officers used “unreasonable and wholly ...
South Dakota man attacks own lawyer after failing to attend anger management ...
South Dakota man attacks own lawyer after failing to attend anger management ...
Lawyer: Brown never charged with serious felony
(AP) — The 18-year-old fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer didn't face any juvenile charges at the time of his death and never was charged with a serious felony such as murder, robbery or burglary, a juvenile court system lawyer said ...
Immigration Lawyer Charged With Investment Fraud
An immigration lawyer from Los Angeles has been charged with running a fraudulent scheme to recruit Chinese and Korean investors for an ethanol project that was never built. The U.S. attorney's office says a federal grand jury in Santa Ana indicted ...
Immigration lawyer charged with investment fraud
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles immigration lawyer was charged Wednesday with running a fraudulent scheme to recruit Chinese and Korean immigrant investors for an ethanol project that was never built. Justin Moongyu Lee, 57, was indicted by a ...
Issa demands interview with IRS lawyer facing disbarment
The House's top investigator sent a letter Wednesday demanding answers from an IRS lawyer in the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility who is facing disbarment and whom a whistleblower has accused of losing IRS files on a party bus to Atlantic ...
US|Michael Brown Never Faced Serious Felony Charge, St. Louis Official's ...
US|Michael Brown Never Faced Serious Felony Charge, St. Louis Official's ...
Lawyer disbarred for gambling away funds
The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday permanently disbarred a Lima, Ohio, lawyer who had gambled away funds entrusted to him. Stephen L. Becker was disbarred for misappropriating funds as guardian for his nephew, caretaker for his aunt, and executor ...
What's it like to be the lawyer for Mark Cuban or Jerry Jones? Depends if you ...
What's it like to be the lawyer for Mark Cuban or Jerry Jones? Depends if you ...
Lawyer embroiled in 'Merry Christmas' flap and ex-Gov. Cuomo employee and ...
Lawyer embroiled in 'Merry Christmas' flap and ex-Gov. Cuomo employee and ...
Lawyer for mom who drove kids into ocean says she had low blood sugar
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Ebony Wilkerson's blood sugar level was measured at 44 by paramedics called to the beach March 4. Assistant Public Defender Craig Dyer said a normal range would be from 70 to 100.VOLUSIA COUNTY ...
Lawyer embroiled in 'Merry Christmas' flap, former Cuomo staffer on short list ...
Lawyer embroiled in 'Merry Christmas' flap, former Cuomo staffer on short list ...
Former Bay Area lawyer set to leave the Obama administration
The announced departure Wednesday of former Bay Area lawyer Tony West from a high-ranking Justice Department position reminded gay-rights attorney Roberta Kaplan of a turning point in the fight for equal marriage rights: West's revelation, in a 2011 ...
Cleveland lawyer suspended indefinitely, Ohio Supreme Court cites 'pattern of ... - The Plain Dealer
Cleveland lawyer suspended indefinitely, Ohio Supreme Court cites 'pattern of ...
NYC cops arrest human rights lawyer waiting outside restaurant while her kids ...
NYC cops arrest human rights lawyer waiting outside restaurant while her kids ...
Human Rights Lawyer Arrested For Standing On NYC Sidewalk Waiting For Kids ...
Human Rights Lawyer Arrested For Standing On NYC Sidewalk Waiting For Kids ...
GOP to Justice: Stop hiding lawyer
A top House Republican on Thursday accused the Justice Department of helping a former department lawyer duck an interview about the IRS's improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) pressed Attorney General Eric Holder to provide ...
'Midnight Rider': Sarah Jones' Family Lawyer Blasts Train Track Owners
To the contrary, she believed those in charge of the Midnight Rider production had taken the appropriate safety precautions and secured permission to film on the railroad tracks," Jones' parents' lawyer Jeffrey R. Harris said in a statement. "It would ...