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Lawyer charged in United Hebrew Cemetery swindle admits to tax fraud in ... - Staten Island Advance
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Lawyer: Briton on Death Row in Pakistan Attacked
A lawyer for a mentally-ill British man on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy asked authorities Thursday to keep his client in hospital after a prison guard shot and wounded him. Mohammed Asghar's attorney said his life would be in danger if he is ...
Jesse Matthew's Lawyer: Police Holding Evidence in Missing U.Va. Student Case
The lawyer for the man charged in a University of Virginia student's disappearance says police haven't told him what evidence they have against his client in that case or another young woman's disappearance and death. Attorney James Camblos said he met ...
Lawyer: Cop's Trial For Fatal Shooting Of WWII Vet Unlikely This Year
CHICAGO (STMW) – The trial of a Park Forest police officer who's charged in the July 2013 shooting death of a 95-year-old World War II veteran likely won't take place until next year, the officer's lawyer said. Terry Ekl, who's defending Craig Taylor ...
LETTERS: Better a problem solver than a lawyer
I do agree with George Will, that the better choice for Senate would be a grandma with common sense, rather than any lawyer [“Grandma versus lawyer for Senate,” Opinion, Sept. 26]. The greatest problems we have with our elected officials today are that ...
Godwin Lewis Cuts 17 Lawyers Following Successes in Oil Spill Litigation
Godwin Lewis of Dallas laid off 17 lawyers, including three shareholders, and six staffers on Sept. 30. The layoffs came in the wake of conference table and courtroom success on behalf of client Halliburton Co. in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill ...
New Mission for Lawyers: Free Aid to Young Immigrants
Since late July, when a wave of Central American minors surged at the border, lawyers who regularly bill hundreds of dollars an hour have been packing training sessions to learn immigration law and take on the children's cases. Legal-aid organizations ...
Lawyer for fugitive Afghan soldiers says US fighting bid for release
BATAVIA, N.Y. -- The lawyer for three Afghan soldiers who disappeared last month from a military training camp on Cape Cod said Wednesday federal officials are fighting their bid to be released from jail as they seek asylum. “They're not a security ...
Boynton lawyer photographs the world at his leisure
That moment in time now graces his lawyer's desk, the same surface that contains endless client files that sometimes take months to resolve. “I've taken many pictures that I joke could have been the picture at my funeral,” said the 49-year-old Boynton ...
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer, prosecutor clash over cellphone evidence
The defense team is seeking to suppress Hernandez's Blackberry phone that police obtained on June 18, 2013. Prosecutors said they sent a copy of the warrant authorizing the seizure of the phone to Hernandez's lawyers, who in turn agreed to hand over ...
Celebrity Lawyer Threatens Google With $100 Million Suit Over Nude Selfies
The Daily Front Row Second Annual Fashion Media Awards - Arrivals Model Kate Upton attends The Daily Front Row Second Annual Fashion Media Awards at Park Hyatt New York on September 5, 2014 in New York City. Rommel Demano—2014 Getty ...
Celebrity Lawyer Threatens Google With $100 Million Suit Over Nude Selfies
A lawyer representing more than a dozen celebrities whose personal and sometimes nude photos were stolen and shared on the Internet issued a scathing letter to Google that accuses the tech giant of helping the images spread and threatens a $100 million ...
10 Reasons A Lawyer Won't Shop Your Demo
As a music lawyer, one of the most frequent services that artists contact me about is for demo shopping -and for obvious reasons. Nothing can help an artist better than a co-sign from someone in the industry. Ideally it should come from a top ...
How not to be a lawyer
“I assumed the more education, the higher salary,” Lisa S. — we don't know her real name — tells Forbes.com. “I was aware that with a master's degree, in certain jobs you can get a higher pay grade, and that you'd be eligible for more jobs, even with ...
Lawyer Magazine Opts For Full-Blown Racist Cover
Canadians are generally a friendly lot. At least, when they aren't building anti-gay law schools or talking about their Stanley Cup drought (21 years and counting). So it was more than a little bit startling to see the latest cover from Canadian Lawyer ...
Matthew hearings in Dec.; lawyer asks for testing in Alexis Murphy case
Also Thursday, the lawyer for a man convicted in the murder of Alexis Murphy in May in Nelson County has asked the commonwealth's attorney there for DNA testing to see if there is a link to Matthew. The lawyer said his request is not a "fishing ...
STL lawyer feted as new ambassador to Ireland
Anyone needing an attorney should have been at Missouri Botanical Garden on Wednesday as local barristers bellied up to say bon voyage to STL lawyer Kevin F. O'Malley. O'Malley, who was with the Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale firm in downtown St. Louis ...
Ebola Patient Could Bring Legal Issues for Hospital Lawyers
He said the hospital's lawyers will likely want to fill an advisory role for the clinical team by answering questions and educating staff. Also, the lawyers must formally notify the state and federal governments that it has an Ebola patient, as well as ...
Lawyer: Driver in fatal Va. wreck wasn't read rights
The lawyer for a man charged in a fatal wreck on Route 13 said he wasn't read his rights. Loading… Post to Facebook. Lawyer: Driver in fatal Va. wreck wasn't read rights The lawyer for a man charged in a fatal wreck on Route 13 said he wasn't read his ...
Lawyer: Wife of mayor was domestic violence victim
Lawyer Eber Bayona said Levette Crespo has cooperated with authorities since the outset and was released after questioning. There has been no arrest and no criminal charges thus far. “I think the evidence will corroborate that she has been a victim of ...
Harrington Park lawyer charged with stealing more than $1M from clients
HACKENSACK — A lawyer from Harrington Park who advertised as having celebrity clients was arrested Thursday and charged scamming former clients out of more than $1 million, authorities said. Louis A. Capazzi Jr., 49, was sent to the Bergen County Jail ...
Tests show Jahi McMath has brain activity, lawyer says
An attorney for Jahi McMath said Thursday that new diagnostic tests indicate the girl deemed brain-dead after a tonsillectomy last December is showing evidence of brain activity. Chris Dolan held a news conference to disclose testing results that he ...
Lawyer for wife of Bell Gardens mayor says she was abused for years
An attorney representing the wife of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo alleged Thursday that his client was a years-long victim of domestic violence who had endured a "difficult and intolerable" home life before the fight this week that left the ...
CPD's top cop pops question, gets engaged to Chicago lawyer
It will be the first marriage for Barnette, 35, who was listed among the state's top 40 lawyers under 40 by the Chicago Law Bulletin. “At the end of the day, this is a chance for a new beginning,” he said. “Kristin is really smart, witty and really ...
Lawyer: City Report Makes Admissions About SXSW Safety
Within months of an incident at SXSW in March where a driver crashed through barricades into a crowd, killing four people and injuring 24, the city had already received multiple notice-of-claim letters from lawyers representing victims. The 2014 SXSW ...
Exhibit to honor local lawyer, hero Jackson
It had to wait until his passing, but Denton attorneys are finally able to honor longtime lawyer and World War II hero, Hal Jackson. Members of the Denton County Bar Association and the Denton County Office of History and Culture worked together to ...
Lawyer Who Beat the NSA Files Obama 'Deportation Petition'
Lawyer Who Beat the NSA Files Obama 'Deportation Petition'. Larry Klayman is defending his anti-surveillance win in November. Freedom Watch founder and attorney Larry Klayman, right, says it's unlikely President Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen. Klayman ...
The (Continued) Case For Being A More Tech-Savvy Lawyer: Manage Your ...
The (Continued) Case For Being A More Tech-Savvy Lawyer: Manage Your ...
How a Health Care Lawyer Preps Clients Amid Ebola Scare
It depends on what kinds of lawyer you're talking about. For health lawyers, we have a whole range of concerns. Those concerns range from the very front-of-mind concerns to, boy, if we have someone we need to have a quarantine order on, how do we get ...
Lawyer: Insanity a Defense in Kids-out-Window Case
A defense lawyer said Friday he plans an insanity defense for a 34-year-old Las Vegas mother of three accused of throwing her two youngest children out a second-story window before jumping out herself. Attorney Benson Lee said he decided not to contest ...
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino's Lawyer Reveals Engagement News to Judge ...
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino's Lawyer Reveals Engagement News to Judge ...
'Loan Sharky' Rate to AIG Cut for Rating Agencies: Lawyer
Federal regulators cut a “loan sharky” interest rate on an $85 billion bailout loan to American International Group Inc. (AIG) in response to ratings companies' pressure, knowing the move wouldn't be popular, the top lawyer for the Federal Reserve Bank ...
Bankruptcy lawyer gives up law license to avoid federal fraud charges - The Times-Picayune
A New Orleans lawyer who was suspended for advising the disgraced U.S. District Judge Thomas Porteous of Metairie to file for bankruptcy under an alias will give up his law license permanently to avoid criminal prosecution in another fraud case ...
Lawyer: Plenty of evidence in lawsuit to prove Epiphany discrimination
Attorneys on both sides of the Saul Benjamin vs. Epiphany School lawsuit said they have enough evidence to win the discrimination lawsuit. Statements from the attorney of Saul Benjamin, the former headmaster and the man bringing a lawsuit against the ...
Understated Justice Department Lawyer Emerges As Key Player
"It was an unusual project and a satisfying one because it brought a wide range of lawyers here at the Department of Justice in partnership with our counterparts at agencies all across the government, to make the promise of the Windsor decision real ...
Lawyer Enters Insanity Defense In Case Of Woman Who Threw Kids Out Window
A defense lawyer says he won't contest a finding that a Las Vegas woman accused of throwing her children out a window is competent to stand trial, but he's planning an insanity defense. Attorney Benson Lee said Friday that 34-year-old Luz Robledo ...
Lawyer for Chuck Berry, Jimmy Hoffa and the Blues dies
Merle “Ruffy” Silverstein was a trial lawyer and a familiar figure in St. Louis courtrooms for more than 60 years. His clients included Jimmy Hoffa, the Teamsters' leader who disappeared in 1975; Harry Ornest, owner of the Blues hockey team; and Chuck ...
St. Anthony man, father of lawyer killed in police standoff, is missing
Hoffstrom is the father of Ted Hoffstrom, a 30-year-old lawyer who was killed by police after he fatally wounded prominent Orono physician Dr. Stephen Larson last November. Ted Hoffstrom had expressed hostility toward Larson because he believed the ...
EXCLUSIVE: Famed lawyer Sanford Rubenstein accused of sexually assaulting ...
EXCLUSIVE: Famed lawyer Sanford Rubenstein accused of sexually assaulting ...
Local attorney selected as 'super lawyer'
For the second year in a row, Super Lawyers has selected Tiffany Lynn Andrews, CWLS, to the 2014 California Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive ...
Local attorney named to Texas Super Lawyer list
Max Tarbox, a local lawyer, has been named to the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers list by Texas Monthly. Tarbox practices primarily in business and consumer bankruptcy law. He has served as a Chapter 7 Panel trustee for the Northern District of Texas since ...
Lawyer: Accused student leaves PT
Monday: Pine Tree High School senior Christopher Andrew Jones, 17, is arrested by Longview police after FBI notification that there were credible threats made by Jones about a shooting at the campus. Wednesday: PTISD parents receive a district phone ...
Noted criminal defense lawyer opens office
As a trial attorney handling criminal and civil litigation and appeal work, she has been recognized in Atlanta Magazine as one of the top 100 Lawyers in Georgia and Top 50 Women Lawyers. Georgia Trend magazine has also individually profiled her as one ...
Court releases name of Jerusalem lawyer held for stealing millions from clients
The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Sunday cleared for publication the name of Attorney Yaakov Fink, in custody for bilking millions of shekels from his clients over several years. The court also ordered Fink kept in custody until October 19. Fink, a ...
Want to Help the Needy? First Step: Be a Corporate Lawyer
If you really go into law to focus on social justice, you should become a corporate lawyer. Oxymoronic as it may seem, it's the thesis advanced by Bill Barlow in the Harvard Law Record. In a recent article he says, “if you really want to do good by law ...
Ray Rice, wife and lawyer to meet with NFL, NFLPA investigators, sources say
INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Ravens running back Ray Rice, his wife, Janay, and his defense attorney, Michael Diamondstein, will meet with both NFL investigator Robert Mueller III and NFL Players Association investigator Richard Craig Smith, according to ...
Charlie Sheen's lawyer brands dentist lawsuit ridiculous
The former Two and a Half Men star dismissed the woman's claims earlier this week (ends05Oct14), calling her "a desperate troll", and his lawyer Marty Singer has now condemned the legal action, telling TMZ.com, "This is a ridiculous claim by an ...
When It Helps To Have A China Lawyer: China Trademarks
Reminds me of when we talked about all the attempted trademark registration f—ups we have seen by American lawyers with no knowledge of China trademarks. Anyway, this empirically backs up what we discussed because if these are the percentages in ...
WCBS 880: Police Investigating Sexual Assault Allegation Against Lawyer ...
WCBS 880: Police Investigating Sexual Assault Allegation Against Lawyer ...
Lawyer: No fast ID for bodies in Mexico mass grave
A masked student holds a banner as he participates, with hundreds of other students and relatives of missing students, in blocking a main highway in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Sunday Oct. 5, 2014. Students and relatives are demanding answers a ...