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Murder trial begins in killing of aspiring South Bay defense lawyer
SAN JOSE -- Aspiring lawyer Albert Cobarrubias had long championed criminal defendants falsely accused because of racial profiling. But in an ironic twist of fate, it was Cobarrubias who would become the victim of racial profiling -- an innocent ...
Lawyer pleads guilty to cyberstalking charge in French Quarter noise ordinance ... - The Times-Picayune
Lawyer pleads guilty to cyberstalking charge in French Quarter noise ordinance ...
Legal Contracts, Details of Perry's Representation, Now Secret
Using the Texas Public Information Act, Texas Lawyer asked the Office of the Governor for legal contracts and payment amounts for five lawyers that Perry hired immediately following his indictment. The office only released the contracts for criminal ...
Woman Sues Over Lawyer's Alleged Plot to Kill Her
The former employee of a San Antonio firm has updated her lawsuit against the firm and its two partners after one of those lawyers was arrested and charged with solicitation of capital murder in an alleged plot to kill the woman. Plaintiff Maryann ...
Stabler's ex-wife accused her lawyer of malpractice; now she's the one who ... - Press-Register
Stabler's ex-wife accused her lawyer of malpractice; now she's the one who ...
Lawyer demands independent probe in Dhawan case
It is a tragic story that has captivated much of North Texas. Frisco mom Pallavi Dhawan — accused by police of killing her son Arnav in January — was found dead in the family's home last week along with her husband, Sumeet. Five days after the ...
Rowland's lawyer cross-examines
In addition to hiring Rowland at $5,000 a month to work on Wilson-Foley's campaign but be paid through a Branford lawyer's office, Foley admitted giving 500,000 for her campaign, to reimbursing family and friends who donated to the campaign, to using ...
Jerry Jones' Lawyer: Sex Assault Claims False
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The Local Global Lawyer
When we talk about the business of law around the world, we tend to focus on the giants. Next month The American Lawyer publishes our annual Global 100—the list of the top-grossing firms in the world. We recently announced the winners of our second ...
Lawyer: 1 of accused UO basketball players may sue university
Lawyer: 1 of accused UO basketball players may sue university »Play Video Brandon Austin, Damyean Dotson, and Dominic Artis were at the center of a rape investigation, but no charges were filed because the district attorney said there was not enough ...
Book Excerpt: Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel
David Limbaugh is a lawyer, nationally syndicated columnist, political commentator, and author of five New York Times bestsellers: "The Great Destroyer," "Crimes Against Liberty," "Bankrupt," "Persecution" and "Absolute Power." He is the brother of ...
Another Chicago lawyer joins Heather Mack legal team in Bali
Mack's attorney, Michael Elkin, said an additional lawyer from his firm, Vanessa Favia, will be in Bali to assist their client's Indonesian lawyers with the case. The 19-year-old and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, are accused of killing her mother at ...
Judge denies Bravo new trial after new statement by lawyer for jailhouse informant
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A judge denied a new trial for a Miami man convicted of murdering a University of Florida student in a fit of jealous rage. Lawyers for 20-year-old Pedro Bravo requested a new trial Tuesday after statements by an attorney for Bravo ...
Lawyer Suspended From Practice For Being Lazy, Sarcastic D-Bag
Law is a profession that attracts some of the most cunning of linguists modern society has to offer. The ability to speak eloquently about dense legal concepts is an art that takes years to perfect, and is a skill that some lawyers can only hope to ...
Trump Casinos Lawyer Sees 'Significant Possibility' of a Shutdown
There's a "significant possibility" Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. will be forced to close both its casinos and shut down its Atlantic City Boardwalk gambling enterprise in bankruptcy, company lawyer Kristopher Hansen told a judge Wednesday. Its ...
CdA teen's lawyer wants confession of killings tossed
... • Extensive pretrial publicity has been “unduly prejudicial” to Samuel, justifying his request for a change of venue. • The county prosecutor must be precluded from seeking an enhanced sentence for use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a ...
Auditor objects to city lawyer's $69 reimbursement for hotel room
Nilson was attending the International Municipal Lawyers Association from May 17 to May 20, but stayed in Alaska for an extra week on a personal vacation. When his connecting flight home from Chicago was abruptly cancelled on May 27, he rented a hotel ...
Human Rights Lawyer Sues NYPD After Arrest For Blocking Sidewalk
“One officer [was] holding my arm upwards such that I had to bend forward, and the other was squeezing my arm. My shoe fell off, and I was dragged without it. I told them it was hurting,” said Chaumtoli Huq about her July 19 arrest in New York City ...
Lawyer Asks If Others Involved in School Abduction
Lawyer W. Fred Harrison Jr. argued that police and prosecutors have never resolved key mysteries surrounding the January 2013 crime. He questioned how his client, then 19, could have hidden a child in her crowded household that day and assaulted her ...
Plymouth lawyer pleads guilty to fraud in Libyan land deal
“Lawyers committing fraud is simply unacceptable,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. MacLaughlin. “Lawyers who commit fraud also conduct professional misconduct which reflects poorly on people who are trained to know better. Lawyers, investment ...
Lawyer Says His Calls with Jailed Client Were Being Recorded
Marcia Shein, a Decatur lawyer and president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said she had never had any indication that her privileged calls were being recorded at the Fulton County Jail, but she said she had heard other ...
Greg Hardy excused from practice
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was excused from practice Wednesday to attend a meeting with his attorney. Coach Ron Rivera said Hardy was given the excused absence for a personal issue. He said it was not tied to any ...
Report: Ravens knew Rice's lawyer had copy of tape, didn't ask for it
The Ravens did not ask Rice or his lawyer for a copy of the video. Instead, the Ravens and the NFL asked law enforcement for the video which declined to give it up. It's not clear whether the league was in contact with the Ravens about the incident at ...
Houston Lawyer Settles Patent Office Disciplinary Action
Tracy Druce, a co-executive partner in Houston firm Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg, asked to be removed from the list of registered practitioners before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, but he will have to jump through hoops if he seeks ...
Jodi Arias Shopping For A Lawyer: She Doesn't Want To Represent Herself ...
Jodi Arias Shopping For A Lawyer: She Doesn't Want To Represent Herself ...
Lawyer John Carter seeks leniency in wrongdoing
The Office of Lawyer Regulation in 2012 initially asked that Carter be disbarred. The agency later changed its recommendation and now is asking that Carter lose his license for three years — a suspension that Gimbel argued would be virtually the same ...
Lawyer says girl not fit for trial in stabbing case
A psychologist has determined the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate 19 times in an attempt to please a fictional character called Slender Man is not competent to stand trial, according to her attorney. In a letter to ...
Lawyer: Lexington County father won't talk more about deaths of 5 children ...
Lawyer: Lexington County father won't talk more about deaths of 5 children ...
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino's $30K in legal fees still unpaid, lawyer says
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino failed to appear in a Florida court today for a hearing regarding a lawsuit filed by his former attorney over nearly $30,000 in unpaid legal fees. Richard Wolfe, a managing partner at Wolfe Law Miami, has accused ...
Lawyer for Bay Village teen suspect in fake ALS Ice Bucket Challenge speaks out - The Plain Dealer
BAY VILLAGE, Ohio -- The lawyer for one of five teens suspected of tricking a fellow Bay High student into a fake ALS Ice Bucket Challenge says the group of boys had been playing pranks on each other all summer. The lawyer, who was retained to ...
Lawyer files complaint against Pratt's replacement
Earlier this month, lawyer Greg Enos filed a criminal complaint with the Harris County District Attorney's Public Integrity Division alleging 311th District Court Judge Alicia Franklin submitted false pay vouchers for court-appointed work in Child ...
Tuscany: A Luxury Mountaintop Retreat Created By A Cincinnati Lawyer
Cioffi, speaking to me from the Waldorf Towers in New York, is a lawyer from Cincinnati. His specialty is commercial litigation, in particular trade disputes; he majored in classics at Notre Dame; and he now teaches a course at the Cincinnati College ...
NY murder suspect's lawyer wants suicide watch lifted
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Diana Nadell's lawyers asked a judge on Thursday to help get her off jail suicide watch, saying the situation is restricting their ability to meet with her privately to prepare her defense against a murder charge. Nadell is ...
Former White House lawyer sentenced in attempted murder of wife
STAMFORD -- A Stamford judge sentenced former White House attorney John Michael Farren to 15 years in prison on Thursday for the attempted murder of his wife in their New Canaan home more than four-and-a-half years ago. Judge Richard Comerford ...
Irvine lawyer Kent Easter jailed after drug-planting conviction
Defense attorney Thomas Bienert has a couple last words for Kent Easter just prior to Easter being handcuffed and led out of the courtroom. Judge Thomas Goethals refused Thursday to let Easter remain free on bail until his sentencing Oct. 17. NICK KOON ...
Texas Trial Lawyer Tony Buzbee Leads Gov. Rick Perry's Defense
HOUSTON—While Texas Gov. Rick Perry travels the world in preparation for another potential presidential run, he is relying on a colorful, cigar-smoking trial lawyer to fend off criminal charges back home. The Republican governor, who was indicted last ...
PC student who accused football players of rape hires high-profile lawyer
PROVIDENCE — A Providence College student who accused two Brown University football players of raping her last fall has hired a high-profile Boston lawyer and former sex crimes prosecutor to represent her. Wendy J. Murphy, who has a portfolio of Ivy ...
Lawyers who switch careers find happiness in baking, tech and other fields
This isn't just a local trend — though in D.C., with more lawyers per capita than any other major metropolitan area, dropout attorneys may be more common. Nationwide, 24 percent of lawyers who passed the bar in 2000 weren't practicing law in 2012, ...
In China, human rights lawyer leaves prison, but has no freedom
Most of all, he wanted to converse in his native tongue with his father, an outspoken Chinese human rights lawyer imprisoned in China on subversion charges. "I had been telling him, when you get to talk to dad, you can work on your Chinese together ...
Bali's 'Suitcase Killing' Suspect Heather Mack's Unborn Baby Gets Own Lawyer
Lawyer Vanessa Favia arrived in Bali Monday with Mack's U.S. lawyer, Michael Elkin, to make sure the baby's rights are protected. Mack's local legal representation revealed that Favia “ensure that the humanitarian and governmental interests of Heather ...
Nearly $4.5M in Lawyer Fees in Ariz. Racial-Profile Case
Cecillia Wang, a lawyer who pressed the profiling case on behalf of a group of Latinos and the leader of the ACLU's immigrant rights project, said Arpaio "had every opportunity to settle this case at an early stage, which would have avoided driving up ...
Lawyer Says Timothy Ray Jones, Dad of Five Slain Kids, Is Mentally Ill
A lawyer for the man accused of murdering his five children says he is mentally ill. Timothy Ray Jones Jr. chose not to appear in court for an initial hearing Friday, but he met with attorneys hired by his family to work with the public defender ...
Lawyer: James Carncross offered 18 months in prison in death of Buffy, his ... - The Post-Standard
Lawyer: James Carncross offered 18 months in prison in death of Buffy, his ...
3 Griffin kids get a lawyer in billionaire couple's divorce
The three children of Ken and Anne Griffin now have a lawyer representing their interests in the divorce of their parents. Chicago billionaire and hedge fund operator Ken Griffin, who in July filed for divorce from his financier wife Anne Dias Griffin ...
How A NY Lawyer Is Getting Unaccompanied Minors Legal Status Using ...
How A NY Lawyer Is Getting Unaccompanied Minors Legal Status Using ...
South Florida lawyer imprisoned for snubbing IRS
His lawyer, Bruce Udolf, said Siff was a good man who stopped filing his returns because he was overwhelmed by depression during a difficult divorce. Siff tried to maintain his family's prior standard of living — including keeping his children in ...
Lawyer: Dad Tied to Kids' Death Had Mental Issues
The man who police say killed his five children waived his first court appearance Friday because he is being "portrayed as a monster" and needs a mental health evaluation as soon as possible, his attorney said. Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, has been ...
New Jersey lawyer suspended for three months for 'discriminatory' remarks to ...
New Jersey lawyer suspended for three months for 'discriminatory' remarks to ...
How to Hire a Bankruptcy Lawyer
While the law does not require you to have an attorney, and many people do choose to file pro se (without a lawyer), it can be risky to do so. In a 2011 report from the US Bankruptcy Court of Central California, 28% of bankruptcy filers did not use an ...
The lawyer who could be the next owner of the Hawks
Adreian Payne, right, and Dennis Schroder, left, of the Atlanta Hawks. The lawyer Doug Davis (inset) is reportedly a contender to buy the team. Photo: Getty Images (2). MORE FROM. Richard Johnson · Beckham bites it · Is this the worst personal ...