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The Register's Editorial: Iowa people betrayed by 'the people's lawyer'
Miller has a duty to protect state agencies, even though he likes to call himself "the people's lawyer." The problem is that when the interests of those agencies conflict with the interests of Iowans, Miller seems only too eager to throw "the people ...
Stephen Collins: Wife's Lawyer Fires Back Against Extortion Claims
Faye Grant, the estranged wife of Stephen Collins who is accusing him of child molestation, has gone on the attack. Grant's lawyer Marty Singer penned one of his characteristic letters to Collins's divorce lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan, first reported by ...
'Escape Club' Star -- Lawyer By Day ... Gigolo By Night
All reality shows have their secrets, and E!'s "Escape Club" has a doozy ... one of its studs is a high-priced escort. Network sources tell TMZ ... Andrew Dean has been working as a gigolo for nearly a year, and was featured on the site Cowboys 4 ...
In Court, Lawyer Calls ECB Bond Plan 'an Egregious Extension' of Powers
The central bank was seeking approval for “an egregious extension of its powers,” Dietrich Murswiek, a lawyer for one of the plaintiffs, told judges at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. The policy could cost member states ...
Homeless man who hit officers, lawyer is free again
A homeless man who assaulted a Franklin County deputy in jail while awaiting trial on a charge of assaulting a Columbus police officer has been released from custody after being sentenced to time served. The trial of Troy C. Jonas, 50, in July 2013 ...
Disbarred lawyer will plead guilty to wire fraud
CEDAR RAPIDS — Brad Huff said he was glad to see that his former attorney, who took over $79,000 from his mother's estate, was finally charged in federal court after waiting two years. However, he has no way of recovering the money. “I've lost all ...
Defense lawyer not guilty of conspiracy
Mary Jill Donovan, the prominent Cincinnati defense lawyer who'd been charged in federal court with obstructing justice, was found not guilty of all charges by a jury Tuesday. Prosecutors declined to comment on the courtroom loss, which came quickly ...
Court Vacates Burglary Conviction Because Defendant Did Not Have a Lawyer ...
Court Vacates Burglary Conviction Because Defendant Did Not Have a Lawyer ...
Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards go to border activists, lawyer, Latina ...
Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards go to border activists, lawyer, Latina ...
Defendants in Plea Deals Keep Right to Claim Bad Lawyer
Such waivers have been criticized by defense lawyers, bar associations and public defenders. They argue that such waivers create a conflict-of-interest because lawyers have a personal interest in ensuring their representation is not later challenged as ...
Building-collapse lawyer found in contempt of court
The attorney representing the contractor charged with helping cause the building collapse at 22nd and Market streets that killed six people last year was found to be in contempt of court and fined $100 Tuesday morning. Common Pleas Judge Benjamin ...
Former Otter lawyer charges bias at 9th Circuit
You can read Stewart's full filing here, petitioning for an en banc review of Nevada's same-sex marriage case at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Monte Neil Stewart, the attorney who represented both Idaho and Nevada in oral arguments at the 9th ...
Jameis Winston's Lawyer Writes Letter to Florida State Regarding Hearing
Many have wondered why Florida State waited so long to begin a Title IX investigation into the alleged sexual assault committed by quarterback Jameis Winston. According to a letter obtained by Kareem Copeland of The Associated Press, Winston and his ...
Sanctions Sought for Lawyer Who Gave Document to Media
The lawyer representing Conrail, Norfolk Southern and CSX in connection with a 2012 train derailment and chemical spill in Paulsboro, N.J., is seeking sanctions and a protective order against a plaintiffs lawyer who allegedly defied a court order by ...
Winston's Attorney Challenges FSU On Hearing
Lawyer: FSU isn't following its policy. Updated: October 14, 2014, 8:25 PM ET. By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com. Recommend0 · Tweet0 · Comments0 · Email · Print · Recommend0 · Tweet0 · Comments0 · Email · Print · Insider Subscribe ...
Lawyer Seeks Texas Senator's Help In Alleged Corruption Case
ROBERTSON COUNTY (October 14, 2014) A Dallas-area lawyer who filed a lawsuit alleging that several public figures were involved in a conspiracy to steal land and land rights has asked a Texas senator for help in contacting U.S. Justice Department ...
Lawyer explains $700K donation to DA race
SAN ANTONIO - Corpus Christi attorney Thomas J. Henry reiterated in San Antonio Tuesday that it is his concern about the lack of prosecution of child abuse cases in Bexar County that led him to contribute $700,000 to Democrat Nico LaHood's campaign for ...
Justice Department Lawyer Returns to Davis Polk: Business of Law
R.J. Lyman, an energy lawyer and the former president, chief operating officer and general counsel of General Compression Inc., has joined Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC as a member of the firm. Lyman is joining the energy-technology ...
Massachusetts Bar Association Dial-A-Lawyer provides free legal advice to ... - The Republican
Massachusetts Bar Association Dial-A-Lawyer provides free legal advice to ...
Tell Mel: Lawyer gives the plumber's side in dispute
The bathroom shower in Mary Frances LeMoine's manufactured home in North Fort Myers was removed by American Contracting and Plumbing but not replaced because she refuses to pay all the money before the work is completed. (Photo: Special to ...
James 'Blackie' Holmes, respected lawyer and University Park leader, dies at 79
James Hill “Blackie” Holmes III was a mediator, whether he was working as a Dallas trial lawyer or a University Park official. He was recognized for his skill as a civil defense tort litigator. In 1994, he was elected to the University Park City ...
Who's more likely to own a home, a firefighter or a lawyer?
For instance, fire fighters (84 percent of whom own a home) rank well above lawyers and judges (78 percent), and physicians and surgeons (78 percent). Looking further down the rankings, teachers (74 percent) landed many slots above economists (64 ...
Lawyer Says Jason Rezaian Not Allowed Legal Representation
Prominent Iranian lawyer Mohammad Saleh Nikbakht told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that his request to represent Jason Rezaian, the imprisoned Washington Post correspondent, has not been accepted. Nikbakht said that he had ...
Hot tip: If you're a lawyer, don't climb into the jury box during the other ...
Hot tip: If you're a lawyer, don't climb into the jury box during the other ...
Obama to nominate ACLU lawyer to lead Justice Department's civil rights division
President Obama plans to nominate a top lawyer from the American Civil Liberties Union to head the civil rights division of the Justice Department, which has been without a permanent leader for more than a year. Vanita Gupta, a longtime civil rights ...
Court rejects lawyer's request to disbar him
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has rejected an Anaconda attorney's unusual request to immediately disbar him over more than $354,000 stolen from clients and a trial lawyers' organization for which he was the longtime secretary and ...
Chicago lawyer behind NFL players' tax deals is indicted
No players have been charged in the federal cases, and a lawyer representing some of the players says they have been victims of a scheme that cost them money. Their lawsuits against Stern in connection with the tax scheme, alleging fraud and ...
Kyle Howell lawyer to DA Rice: Appoint special prosecutor in Nassau police ...
Kyle Howell lawyer to DA Rice: Appoint special prosecutor in Nassau police ...
Bodio Hutchinson, Suspect In Boston Common Double-Stabbing, 'Struggles ...
Bodio Hutchinson, Suspect In Boston Common Double-Stabbing, 'Struggles ...
Lawyer to lose license over peeping
A former Qualcomm executive is facing the loss of his law license for an act of moral turpitude after a judge found that he peeped in a teenager's bedroom and lied about why he did so. The lawyer, Andrew William Quinn, 51, is seeking review of the ...
Lawsuit against Joe Tacopina seeks to freeze lawyer's assets as he closes deal ...
Lawsuit against Joe Tacopina seeks to freeze lawyer's assets as he closes deal ...
Lawyer accused of rape skips settlement talks on top civil case
Accused “rape” lawyer Sanford Rubenstein was conspicuously absent Wednesday from settlement discussions on one of his top civil cases over the death of 4-year-old Ariel Russo. Rubenstein had shown up for nearly every court hearing in his $40 million ...
Woman allegedly pushed to ground by police gets new lawyer, parts ways with ...
Woman allegedly pushed to ground by police gets new lawyer, parts ways with ...
Hoff named 'up and coming lawyer'
The Up and Coming Lawyers were selected among lawyers in Wisconsin with eight or less years of experience who have handled challenging legal issues, taken steps to improve the justice system and given of themselves to their communities. The honorees ...
Men who look at child porn are not pedophiles, says lawyer, prolific author ...
Men who look at child porn are not pedophiles, says lawyer, prolific author ...
Lawyers in McDonnell trial spar over juror's dismissal
The juror who was mysteriously excused midway through the public corruption case against former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, was let go because he called a lawyer he knew and mentioned his jury service — although both ...
Lawyer: Pa. boy, 10, charged with killing woman has no idea of what's going on - The Patriot-News
The lawyer for Tristen Kurilla, charged as an adult with criminal homicide, is speaking up about the fifth-grader's state of mind. The boy remains jailed for the beating death of 90-year-old Helen Novak, who was found dead in her bed in Wayne County on ...
Police say civil-rights lawyer's death at S.J. hotel was suicide
He said Buckman, a criminal lawyer, was part of a team of ACLU attorneys who sued the New Jersey State Police on behalf of minority motorists. Buckman in the late 1990s filed the first lawsuit in which a judge ruled that troopers used racial profiling ...
10-Year-Old's Homicide Confession Was Coerced, Lawyer Says
The Citizen Voice reports that Kurilla's mom, Martha Virbitsky, allegedly declined to have a lawyer present when police questioned her son. But the law forbids a parent from waiving that right, Al Flora, former chief public defender for Luzerne County ...
Lawyer: Bank Robbery Hostage Begged for Her Life
A California woman taken hostage during a bank robbery and killed by police in an ensuing shootout begged for her life as she was dragged away by kidnappers, a lawyer for her family said Thursday. Video footage from the Stockton Bank of the West branch ...
Adrian Peterson's lawyer files motion opposing judge's recusal
Peterson's lawyer Rusty Hardin wrote the motion opposing the prosecution's motion to remove Montgomery County Judge Kelly Case because he called the lawyers on the case media “whores” and has a history of animosity toward district attorney Brett Ligon ...
Disbarred St. Louis County lawyer gets 3+ years for fraud
In court, Witt lawyer JoAnn Trog said the same, except she did not mention what happened to the money. Trog said Witt's mental health difficulties were the "very root of the problem," adding that a series of romantic and professional setbacks created ...
Lawyer's Only Job Hope in Spain: Hospital Orderly
Alberto Gracia earned the first law degree in his family six years ago. Since then, he's worked briefly as a lawyer and mostly as a video-store clerk, flower-seller or ticket-puncher. Now he's found a career he thinks will stick: hospital orderly. He's ...
Viewpoint: Want to Learn to Think Like a Lawyer? It's 'Elementary'!
Legal education is often described as teaching students "how to think like a lawyer." Indeed, most lawyers will agree that law school pedagogy altered their intellectual approach to problems, arguments and analytical challenges. However, most attempts ...
Lockport's lawyer says Fire Board doesn't need to approve layoffs
LOCKPORT – The city's Fire Board didn't ratify the layoff of five Lockport firefighters Wednesday night, but the city's legal team said Thursday it doesn't matter. Deputy Corporation Counsel David E. Blackley, citing a court decision in a lawsuit over ...
Pistorius' lawyer urges leniency; prosecutor calls for 10-year term
The lawyer for South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius argued that he was “a victim” in his killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and had lost everything, including all his property and sponsorships. He called for him to be spared jail because of his ...
Judge Won't Delay Hearing For Lawyer's Maternity Leave, Then Berates Her For ...
Judge Won't Delay Hearing For Lawyer's Maternity Leave, Then Berates Her For ...
Sayreville football scandal: 3 teen defendants still in custody, lawyer says
SAYREVILLE — Three of the seven Sayreville football players charged in the sexual hazing scandal remained in custody Thursday night, according a lawyer representing one of the seven players. East Brunswick attorney Richard Klein said the other four ...
St. Peters lawyer get 44-month sentence for fraud
ST. LOUIS — A disbarred St. Peters lawyer who fled the country has been sentenced to 44 months in federal prison and ordered to repay more than $200,000 he admitted stealing from his mother and clients. Forty-year-old Jeffrey Witt had pleaded guilty ...
Lawyer: One dead baby in Blackstone home born alive - The Republican
BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for the Massachusetts woman facing charges after three dead babies were found in her squalid home says one infant was born alive and lived for several days. Keith Halpern, a lawyer for Erika Murray, tells the Boston Herald that ...