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Lawyer arrested for theft named
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 ordered Fink kept in custody until October 19. Fink, a ...
Report: Law Firm Mergers Continue Their Record Pace
For example, Philadelphia's Fox Rothschild acquired 18-lawyer Dallas firm David & Goodman in September, broadening its services to include litigation, corporate and family law. In response to client demand in Texas, Virginia's LeClairRyan put boots on ...
Backlog in investigations of lawyers called unsustainable
The timidity of investigators probing allegations of wrongdoing against lawyers has helped create an "unsustainable" case backlog at Wisconsin's Office of Lawyer Regulation, according to a newly released study. "The docket of the Investigation Division ...
Goldman Relationship With Libyan Fund 'Shocked' Lawyer
“The line between friendship and arms-length commercial dealings had clearly been blurred,” Catherine McDougall, then a lawyer at Allen & Overy LLP who was assigned to work at the fund, said in a witness statement cited at a London court hearing today ...
Cops search Sharpton pal's pad after 'rape'
Investigators spent about an hour-and-a-half in the palatial penthouse on East 64th Street, where Rubenstein was holed up with his top-notch lawyers, Michael Ross and Benjamin Brafman. A team of NYPD crime scene specialists then moved in and began ...
Woman Says High-Profile Lawyer Raped Her After a Party for Al Sharpton
Woman Says High-Profile Lawyer Raped Her After a Party for Al Sharpton Expand. A prominent New York attorney is under investigation after he allegedly raped a woman he met at Rev. Al Sharpton's birthday party last week. According to the Daily News, ...
Police investigate high-profile NYC lawyer after rape complaint
Investigators on Sunday searched the apartment of Sanford Rubenstein, the lawyer, on after a 43-year-old woman told police he raped her, police said. No charges have been filed, and a defense lawyer representing Rubenstein has said no crime was ...
Lawyer for marathon suspect's friend denies lies
BOSTON — A lawyer for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has told a jury that he did not lie when questioned by the FBI, but instead was suffering from a cloudy memory caused by heavy ...
Holdout creditor lawyer calls out Brenda Jones
Detroit — A lawyer for the city's last major holdout creditor portrayed Council President Brenda Jones as an ill-informed obstructionist Monday who fought Detroit's bankruptcy and was unfamiliar with financial data contained in the city's debt-cutting ...
Lawyer cheers Indiana gay marriage development
Without comment, the justices brought to an end delays in same-sex marriages in five states— Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Fauver, one of several lawyers for plaintiffs in Kentucky, said she expects the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of ...
Lawyer: Dad charged in Baby Nataliah's death has 11 other children - The Post-Standard
The judge ordered the county to release all information regarding Wanda Trumble's mental and physical health. The judge also ordered the county to provide the court with any confirmed records of abuse involving the mother. He denied to let Molina's ...
Lawyer Says Prominent Attorney Sanford Rubenstein Denies Sex Assault ...
Lawyer Says Prominent Attorney Sanford Rubenstein Denies Sex Assault ...
Lawyer Compensation Holds the Line
Even though an improving economy is bolstering their business, South Florida law firms kept their legal billing rates flat or raised them modestly for certain lawyers this year. With the Great Recession receding, many clients are bringing more business ...
What Do You Get The Fetus Who Has Everything? A Lawyer
The great progressive state of Alabama has a new law requiring minors who want an abortion to undergo a trial where they can be questioned about their decision by a lawyer appointed by the court to represent their fetus. Which is the sort of law you ...
Lawyers Should Avoid Overcommunication with Clients
There are several things a lawyer can do with clients, particularly clients who seem to want to communicate multiple times every day. Although modern technology has brought many benefits to the practice of law, it has also brought many curses. One of ...
Lawyer: Pot Clouded Mind of Bombing Suspect's Pal
A prosecutor told a jury Monday that a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lied repeatedly to the FBI during the investigation into the deadly attack, while the friend's lawyer said he was a frightened 19-year-old whose memory ...
Gov. Scott hires California lawyer to fight releasing details about his Google ...
Gov. Scott hires California lawyer to fight releasing details about his Google ...
Sanford Rubenstein's mattress taken as evidence as lawyers for alleged rape ...
Sanford Rubenstein's mattress taken as evidence as lawyers for alleged rape ...
MTA ate over $200M in losses in botched surveillance work: lawyer
During opening arguments in a Manhattan federal court suit featuring breach-of-contract claims by both parties, Ira Lipton, a lawyer for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said the Lockheed deal has left the cash-strapped agency $205 million in ...
Ecuador, Chevron, and the Leftist Lawyer Who Stopped at Nothing
Donziger said, “I once worked for a lawyer who said something that I have never forgotten: 'Facts do not exist. Facts are created.' Ever since that day, I realized how the law works.” As Barrett observes, that “witticism might elicit nods in a Harvard ...
Lawyer: Pot clouded mind of bombing suspect's pal
A prosecutor told a jury Monday that a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lied repeatedly to the FBI during the investigation into the deadly attack, while the friend's lawyer said he was a frightened 19-year-old whose memory ...
Never contentious: Lawyer for Birmingham judge praises city's response in ...
Never contentious: Lawyer for Birmingham judge praises city's response in ...
Jefferson County to consider paying $565 per hour to this environmental lawyer ...
Jefferson County to consider paying $565 per hour to this environmental lawyer ...
Alleged rape victim's lawyers say they have 'devastating' evidence against ...
Alleged rape victim's lawyers say they have 'devastating' evidence against ...
Sharpton lawyer accused of rape is 'hung like a cashew'
Accused-rapist lawyer Sanford Rubenstein is an aging, skirt-chasing lothario who relies on his wealth and notoriety to seduce the much-younger gals he favors — tall, tough, tattooed types, sources told The Post. “The guy's hung like a cashew,” a ...
Sex toy found at Sandy Rubenstein's Manhattan apartment as lawyer emerges ...
Sex toy found at Sandy Rubenstein's Manhattan apartment as lawyer emerges ...
Munsch Hardt Set to Add Lawyers in Houston
All eight lawyers from Harrison Bettis McFarland of Houston will join Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr's Houston office on Nov. 1, the firms announced Oct. 6. James Bettis, Clifford Harrison, D. Mitchell McFarland, Paul Sculley and B. Lee Wertz Jr. will join ...
Stoughton lawyer arrested on child porn charges
A Stoughton attorney was ordered held on bail after he was arraigned on child pornography charges Tuesday. WCVB's Weather App. Available for iPhones & Android devices. Download for iPhone · Download for Android · Watch the report. Richard Comenzo ...
Lawyer for canceled Medicaid contractor to question state investigator about ... - The Times-Picayune
Lawyer for canceled Medicaid contractor to question state investigator about ...
Free Email and Client-Attorney Privilege
Gmail and Google Apps for Business offer lawyers a deal—barter data from emails (and possibly file attachments) for cheap or free email service. In return, Google "asks" the lawyer to consent to (1) in-context advertising being served to free Gmail ...
Lawyer Alleges Disciplinary System Dismisses Legitimate Grievances
Marc Stanley saw a dismissal of his grievance that alleged another lawyer committed "fraud" related to a real estate matter. He claims his grievance should have proceeded and that the State Bar of Texas Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel improperly ...
D.A.: Lawyer for building-collapse defendant is in contempt of court
The lawyer representing the building contractor charged with causing the 22nd and Market streets building collapse that killed six people last year, is facing his own legal battle. The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has asked a judge to hold ...
Lawyer in extortion case: Salty language, being intimidating no crime
But lawyers for two men charged with arranging the October 2010 encounter and several other alleged extortion attempts on behalf of a suburban businessman say there is no crime in asking someone to pay up money that is owed — even if the person ...
Peterson's lawyer addresses claims relating to foundation
On Monday, Adrian Peteron's All Day Foundation contacted PFT to address certain allegations made in a story of financial mismanagement and other assorted sordidness from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. On Tuesday, Peterson's lawyer addressed those ...
Johnson attacks former lawyer in Barnes murder case
As his second trial for the murder of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes approaches, Michael Maurice Johnson took the witness stand Tuesday and testified that his former attorney told him he had to talk to police — bad advice his new lawyers say helped get ...
ADA Urmanski named 'Up and Coming' lawyer'
Sheboygan County Assistant District Attorney Joel Urmanski was named a 2014 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by the Wisconsin Law Journal at a recent ceremony in Milwaukee. An eight-year veteran of the Sheboygan County District Attorney's Office and a ...
Woman in Sharpton lawyer 'rape' may have been drugged
Authorities are investigating whether the woman who accused lawyer Sanford Rubenstein of rape was drugged while visiting his posh penthouse, The Post has learned. “They're testing her blood to see if there were any drugs in her system, because she ...
Lawyer accuses Ohio Supreme Court candidate of playing politics in courtroom
The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know. Want governor's correspondence? Be very specific. By Mark Gillispie Associated Press • Wednesday October 8 ...
Occupy Wall Street protester on trial for pretending to be a lawyer
The Occupy Wall Street protester who bawled over the dress her non-fashion-savvy lawyer had her wear in court found herself before another judge on Tuesday after allegedly pretending to be a lawyer. Cecily McMillan, 26, is charged with misdemeanor ...
Stephen Collins' lawyer says estranged wife blackmailed '7th Heaven' star
"Over the course of my representation of Stephen in the divorce case, Faye has repeatedly threatened to give this audiotape to the media unless Stephen agreed to pay her millions of dollars more than that to which she was legally entitled," Collins ...
A Cobb County Commissioner learns a good lesson: don't try to double cross a ...
A Cobb County Commissioner learns a good lesson: don't try to double cross a ...
Free Email and Attorney-Client Privilege
Gmail and Google Apps for Business offer lawyers a deal—barter data from emails (and possibly file attachments) for cheap or free email service. In return, Google "asks" the lawyer to consent to (1) in-context advertising being served to free Gmail ...
8 Critical Questions Answered About The New .LAWYER And .ATTORNEY ...
8 Critical Questions Answered About The New .LAWYER And .ATTORNEY ...
'I'm A Lawyer' Threat Ends In Internet Humiliation
Some lawyers have this crazy idea that the hoi polloi are in such awe of attorneys that they bend to your will upon the very mention of a Juris Doctor. It's one thing to throw around your credentials arguing with a landlord or something like that ...
Stephen Collins' lawyer says wife tried blackmailing him with molestation claims
Stephen Collins' lawyer reportedly says his client's estranged wife, Faye Grant, tried blackmailing the former "7th Heaven" actor with a tape of him allegedly admitting to molesting three girls. Collins' lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan told TMZ, "Over the ...
alt.legal: Can A Lawyer Change His Or Her (Pin)stripes?
“Even if I don't become a lawyer,” you proudly announced, “I will have many, many options. A J.D., after all, is so valuable.” When staring down a crushing mountain of student loans, you signed on the dotted line. “Who can put a price on the doors a J ...
Adrian Peterson's biggest advantage may come from his famous lawyer, Rusty ...
Adrian Peterson's biggest advantage may come from his famous lawyer, Rusty ...
Stephen Collins' lawyer accuses estranged wife of leaking tape
Stephen Collins' lawyer claims the actor's estranged wife, Faye Grant, tried to extort money from the "7th Heaven" using the now-released tape of his alleged confession to child molestation. "Over the course of my representation of Stephen in the ...
Law license suspended for lawyer who pleaded in teen's case
The law license for a Harriman lawyer convicted of two counts of statutory rape involving a 14-year-old girl in Loudon County has been suspended, according to the Administrative Office of the Courts. On order of the Tennessee Supreme Court, the state ...
Faye Grant Did Not Extort Ex-Husband Stephen Collins, Says Lawyer
After audio files of Collins allegedly confessing to molesting underage girls were leaked to the media on Tuesday, Collins's lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan fired back by stating that the tapes were released by Grant in an attempt to extort her ex for ...