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Lawyer: Police chief's son never pointed gun
The arrest last weekend of Christopher Fitzgerald, the son of Allentown's police chief, was a case of racial profiling, his attorney said Thursday. Philadelphia lawyer Jack McMahon also said that Fitzgerald never pointed a gun at two county detectives ...
Lawyer of Richmond Heights Mayor Miesha Headen's former assistant: 'The ... - The Plain Dealer
Lawyer of Richmond Heights Mayor Miesha Headen's former assistant: 'The ...
Lawyer: Florida State Investigating Jameis Winston
An attorney says Florida State is investigating the sexual assault case involving Jameis Winston in an effort to determine if the Seminoles quarterback violated the student code of conduct policy. Baine Kerr, one of the attorneys for the woman who said ...
Whitey Bulger moved to Florida federal prison; lawyer says he hasn't been ...
Whitey Bulger moved to Florida federal prison; lawyer says he hasn't been ...
Local lawyer gets 2-year suspension for conduct
A Toledo lawyer who had been disciplined by the Ohio Supreme Court in 2012 was suspended from practicing law Thursday for two years. Beauregard “Beau” Harvey, who was admitted to the bar in 2005, was suspended for conduct involving four clients in ...
Carlton: Despite potty mouth, lawyer gets it right on medical marijuana
Lawyer John Morgan, who has led and funded the campaign to legalize medical marijuana, is right when he says that if voters care about the issue, they need to vote. At the least, we should credit lawyer John "For the People" Morgan with knowing his ...
Bob McDonnell's lawyer vows to appeal corruption ruling
Testifying in his own defense, McDonnell insisted that he provided nothing more than routine political courtesies to the former CEO of Star Scientific, a Virginia-based dietary supplements company. His wife's lawyers, meanwhile, said Williams preyed on ...
Delery named to number three spot at Justice
A top Justice Department lawyer was named Friday to the agency's third highest post, filling a prominent slot soon to be vacated by outgoing Associate Attorney General Tony West. Stuart Delery, who has personally argued some of the agency's most ...
The Internet Association Brings FTC Lawyer In-house
The Internet Association, a leading technology trade group that counts Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. among its members, has picked up Federal Trade Commission lawyer Abigail Slater as its first in-house counsel. Slater, who had been an ...
No Fees for Non-Admitted Lawyer in Debt Collection Case
While the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act provides for attorney fees if a debt collector violates the law, those fees can't be paid to a non-admitted attorney who, while claiming to have acted in only a consulting capacity, did more than local ...
Indiana Judge Pulls a "My Cousin Vinny" on Underdressed Lawyer
The guys over at Put This On noticed some peculiar legal proceedings in Indiana from earlier this summer. Attorney Todd A. Glickfield was reprimanded for not wearing proper attire in the courtroom. What's was he wearing that could have caused such an ...
Austin Lawyers Form Beckstead Terry
Austin lawyers Amy Beckstead and Jana Terry opened Beckstead Terry, an employment and commercial litigation firm, on Sept. 1. Beckstead came from Hutcheson Bowers, and Terry had been a solo practitioner. Beckstead said she left DLA Piper, where she ...
Lawyer to Judge: Drop Gun Charges Against Star Witness in Garner Case
The Staten Island man who captured the cell phone video of the death of Eric Garner at the hands of police was back in court Friday where his lawyer asked that gun charges against him be dropped because of insufficient evidence and because of his role ...
Fla. Lawyer's Pro Hac Vice Admission Denied in ADA Case
A Newark federal judge has denied pro hac vice admission to a disability lawyer from Florida based on his frequent use of that mechanism to practice in the District of New Jersey. In denying the motion by local counsel for the plaintiff to admit John ...
Judge urges alleged serial killer Salvatore Perrone to get a lawyer - Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With his murder trial looming, acting as his own lawyer isn't the best idea, a justice again told the Sunnyside man accused of slaying three Brooklyn shopkeepers two years ago, according to a published report. "You really don't ...
Lawyer, Banned in Boston, Protests to First Circuit
A California lawyer argued before a federal appeal court on Friday that a Boston magistrate violated his rights by barring him from the District of Massachusetts after finding that he lied to opposing counsel and misrepresented facts to the court. “The ...
Lawyer asks judge to move Michael Dunn case out of Jacksonville
Michael Dunn stood before Circuit Judge Russell Healey in his courtroom in the Duval County Courthouse Monday morning, June 9, 2014. Monday his attorney will present motions to Healey to move the trial away from Duval County and to exclude some ...
Lacey Spears' lawyer moves to suppress key evidence
But if her defense lawyer has his way, prosecutors will be barred from introducing much of it and won't be able to mention Munchausen by proxy, a psychiatric disorder where a parent sickens a child for sympathy and attention. Police say Munchausen may ...
Jones County Court says McDaniel is appealing dismissal
As his lawyers appealed dismissal of his election lawsuit to the state Supreme Court on Friday, Chris McDaniel referenced Nazism on his Facebook page. "Silence in the face of evil is itself evil," McDaniel, who was reportedly out of state, posted ...
Lacey Spears' lawyer moves to suppress key evidence
But if her defense lawyer has his way, prosecutors will be barred from introducing much of it and won't be able to mention Munchausen by proxy, a psychiatric disorder where a parent sickens a child for sympathy and attention. Police say Munchausen may ...
Tenants Who Had Rent Stolen Lawyer Up
The lawyer for tenants who allege that their property manager made off with $40,000 in rent says her clients have proof of payment and are unlikely to be evicted. Although the lawyer is only focusing on the evictions, tenants also say that the property ...
Fighting For The Poor: Former ACORN Lawyer Sells Home For $21 Million
The former top lawyer for the Association for Communities Organizing for Reform Now (ACORN) just made a killing selling his ritzy New York City townhouse. Arthur Z. Schwartz, who served as ACORN's general counsel during the tumultuous years of 2009 ...
St. Cloud lawyer reaches to new heights
Someone in my family was going through a rough time, and I'm not sure why I decided being a lawyer was what would've saved them, but I thought that was a way to straighten things out and make them right. After that, I devoted the next 12 years of my ...
NYPD arrest human rights lawyer waiting outside restaurant while kids used ...
NYPD arrest human rights lawyer waiting outside restaurant while kids used ...
Lawyer: Slain inmate sought gang protection
Steinman didn't provide the gang leader's name because he is not the lawyer's client. Hagen's widow Tiffany Hagen has sued the prison system, claiming negligence caused his death. The lawsuit says Hagen told prison administrators he feared for his life ...
Business lawyer attacks environmental group over New England natural gas ...
Business lawyer attacks environmental group over New England natural gas ...
Lawyer: San Diego rapper falsely accused by woman in Marin kidnapping ...
Lawyer: San Diego rapper falsely accused by woman in Marin kidnapping ...
Portland lawyer makes case against Conservation Law Foundation
Anthony Buxton, a Portland, Maine, lawyer who represents the Industrial Energy Consumer Group and two labor union organizations, has taken his complaint about the Conservation Law Foundation to Maine utility regulators. “CLF's energy hypocrisy in ...
Elmira attorney named Southern Tier lawyer of the year
Jim Reed of the Ziff Law Firm in Elmira has been named the 2015 Plaintiffs' Lawyer of the Year among personal injury lawyers in the Southern New York Region. The honor is based on the recommendations of lawyers in Chemung, Steuben, Tompkins, ...
TRIAL: Lancaster man claims jailed lawyer cost him everything in a divorce
DeJesus, in his civil complaint, argues that he hired Reidenbach as his divorce lawyer in 2010, paying a $1,300 retainer. However, DeJesus claims, Reidenbach and one of his associates, attorney Michael McHale, failed to file paperwork that could have ...
Suspects in Kenya mall attack say tortured in prison: lawyer
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Four men accused of helping al Qaeda-linked militants launch a deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall last year have said they were tortured in prison and a state-funded rights body is investigating, a lawyer for two of them said ...
Lawyer built a better bungalow in the Heights
Lawyer built a better bungalow in the Heights. By Sarah Rufca | September 5, 2014 | Updated: September 8, 2014 8:45am. Comments; E-mail; Print. Tweet. Page 1 of 1. Attorney Anne Rodgers spotted her Heights bungalow while driving to work--on a ...
George Galgano hires famed NYC lawyer Ben Brafman
Carmel Detective Michael Russo, left, escorts George Galgano into Putnam County Court on Aug. 21, 2014. (Photo: Terence Corcoran/The Journal News)Buy Photo. Story Highlights. Famed NYC lawyer to represent Galgano; Benjamin Brafman takes on ...
Men arrested in McAllen for shooting death of drug cartel lawyer in Southlake ...
Men arrested in McAllen for shooting death of drug cartel lawyer in Southlake ...
Pennsylvania Lawyers Should Be Cautious About Offering Legal Advice in ...
Pennsylvania Lawyers Should Be Cautious About Offering Legal Advice in ...
Lawyer: Arrest video 'favorable' to Allentown police chief's son
A bystander's video showing the arrest of Allentown police Chief Joel Fitzgerald's son is "very favorable" to his position that he did not know the men he showed a gun to in an alleged road rage incident were police officers, his lawyer said Monday ...
Why Do We Sign For Things? A Rabbi, A Lawyer And A MasterCard Exec Explain
Take a look at your signature the next time you buy something with a credit card. Maybe you spell out every letter. Maybe you just put a squiggly line. The other day, I drew a tree. Signing is a very old ritual, according to Rabbi Pinchas Allouche. He ...
Lawyer: Ohio Ice Bucket Challenge Pranksters ID'd
An attorney for the family of an autistic teenager who had feces and bodily fluids dumped on him when he thought he was participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge said Monday that police know who the perpetrators are even as celebrities continue to ...
Lawyer: Ohio Ice Bucket Challenge pranksters ID'd
CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for the family of an autistic teenager who had feces and bodily fluids dumped on him when he thought he was participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge said Monday that police know who the perpetrators are even as ...
Lawyer Says DNA Evidence Links Inmate to Killing
A lawyer says DNA evidence has tied an Oregon prison inmate to the 1976 slaying of a college student in Nevada as well as two other killings in Northern California. Public defender Maizie Pusich said during a hearing Monday that DNA on a cigarette butt ...
Another Attractive Young Lawyer Turned Reality TV Star
Lawyers and reality television: a match made in heaven? Some might regard Andi Dorfman, the beautiful Atlanta prosecutor turned Bachelorette, as a goddess (and some might disagree). Talk of paradise brings us to the latest high-profile reality TV ...
Ohio Supreme Ct. to hear complaint against Yo. lawyer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown lawyer is under investigation following a complaint by one of his clients. A complaint filed by the Mahoning County Bar Association on behalf of the client alleges that Attorney David Gerchak took $1400 from a man ...
Psych hospitals case 'devolved,' patient lawyer says
A decades-old lawsuit that pits patients at West Virginia's two state-run psychiatric hospitals against the Department of Health and Human Resources has “gone backwards” in recent months, a lawyer for the patients told state lawmakers Monday. About a ...
Lawyer: I took cell to help Aaron Hernandez
A lawyer for Aaron Hernandez said he took the football player's cellphone to protect his client, but a day later he had a colleague hand the phone to a state trooper after a prosecutor told them they had a warrant. Now, more than a year later, the ...
Three men arrested in drive-by shooting death of Southlake lawyer
Federal authorities have arrested three Mexican citizens in connection with the shooting death last year of a lawyer who was gunned down in Southlake's Town Square while sitting in his car. According to arrest records and media reports, authorities in ...
Chinese Rights Campaigner Will Be Tried This Week, Lawyer Says
HONG KONG — Yang Maodong, a human rights activist who has long been at the forefront of contentious causes in southern China, will stand trial there this week on a charge of assembling a crowd to disrupt public order, his lawyer and his sister said on ...
Murder trial begins in killing of aspiring defense lawyer
SAN JOSE -- Aspiring lawyer Albert Cobarubbias had long championed criminal defendants falsely accused because of racial profiling. But in an ironic twist of fate, it was Cobarubbias who would become the victim of racial profiling -- an innocent ...
Naperville lawyer challenging Cook County puppy sale ban
As Naperville officials consider a law prohibiting pet shops from selling breeder-sourced puppies, a local attorney is representing businesses launching an effort in federal court to put a halt to Cook County's imminent ban on the same thing. In the U ...
Texas lawyer wants crime scene note made public
The attorney for a woman who was found dead after being charged in her son's death is calling on authorities to release the contents of a note found at the scene. The Dallas Morning News reports David Finn has also asked the Texas Rangers to provide an ...
Lawyer for sexual abuse victims blasts panel for denying appeal in $680M ...
Lawyer for sexual abuse victims blasts panel for denying appeal in $680M ...