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Michael Millikin, GM's Top Lawyer, Is Retiring
DETROIT — In a surprise move, General Motors announced the retirement of its top lawyer, Michael Millikin, who has been a central figure in the automaker's recall crisis and a target of congressional critics calling for broad reforms at the nation's ...
As AG Election Nears, 725 Government Lawyers Brace For Change
"I want the lawyers who work there to know I expect the office to remain pretty much the same as far as lawyer personnel," he said. "There is nothing radical there other than we will continue to improve the office in an efficient and effective manner ...
Pistorius Tried to Affect Sentence With Money to Family, Lawyer Claims
Nel today asked the court to sentence Pistorius to at least 10 years in prison while Pistorius lawyer urged the court spare him prison, claiming Pistorius is devastated with grief and broke spiritually and financially. Culpable homicide carries a ...
Liverpool lawyer and Realtor among 9 linked to cocaine ring: Onondaga County ... - The Post-Standard
Liverpool lawyer and Realtor among 9 linked to cocaine ring: Onondaga County ...
Civil Rights Lawyer Remembered as Gifted Litigator
Following news of well-known civil rights attorney William Buckman's death—a suicide, according to police—lawyers who worked with him recounted his courtroom talents and his many successes, most notably in challenging racial-profiling practices ...
Revised Guideline Allows Judges' Quotes in Lawyer Ads
New Jersey lawyers who win praise from judges in court opinions are now free to quote those judges and include excerpts from the opinions in advertising their services. Revised Attorney Advertising Guideline 3, which allows them to do so, was approved ...
LICH fight raises lawyer's profile
Some say the university's attempt to shutter the Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, facility dragged on because of Jim Walden, a lawyer who fought on behalf of locals who wanted to keep a hospital in their community. "Our government officials need to be held to ...
Lawyer for Sayreville football player criticizes media
Banners for state championships for the Sayreville War Memorial High School football team are lined up on a sign along Main Street. (Photo: AP). 1 CONNECT 7 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. An attorney for one of the seven Sayreville football ...
Tampa International Airport's ex-lawyer being investigated for possible ...
Tampa International Airport's ex-lawyer being investigated for possible ...
Lawyer charged with laundering $12M
Medina hid the cash flow by opening several Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts, documents say. Such accounts allow a lawyer to deposit a client's funds into a separate, interest-bearing trust account for the benefit of charities, according to the ...
Lawyer brings baby to court, gets 'humiliated'
When a lawyer asked a Georgia judge to postpone a hearing because she'd just had a baby, he refused. When she brought the baby to court, he berated her for poor parenting. Social media have responded with overwhelming support for the lawyer, sharing ...
Obama appoints lawyer to handle Ebola response
The appointment of Klain, an experienced Washington lawyer who served as chief of staff to both Vice President Biden and former vice president Al Gore, signaled the administration's recognition that an Ebola outbreak in the United States could ...
Lawyer fights with businesses, politicians, bulls
In this Oct. 9, 2014 photo, Attorney Matthew Callister poses in a conference room at Callister + Associates in downtown Las Vegas. The 58-year-old attorney specializes in class-action lawsuits and his current battle is against the State of Nevada and ...
Corpus lawyer ratchets up profile with foray into S.A. politics
Those with poor opinions of him, both doctors and lawyers, who were reached for this report declined to speak on record. His philanthropy. Bob Hilliard is a Corpus Christi personal injury attorney who has collaborated with Henry on several cases ...
Three of Sayreville seven remain in custody, lawyer says
An attorney for one of the seven Sayreville, N.J., football players charged in connection with the hazing and aggravated sexual assault of four teammates inside the high school's locker room criticized the media for its handling of the national scandal ...
Iran Bans Human Rights Lawyer From Practicing Law
An Iranian court has banned a prominent human rights lawyer from practicing her profession for three years, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported Sunday. Nasrin Sotoudeh told ISNA that the Bar Association had been under pressure to cancel her ...
Archdiocese reached out to victims' lawyer after years of battles
Lawyers, church officials agreed to a “victims first” approach. hide. Attorney Jeff Anderson, center, attends a press conference with victims, left, and clergy, right, to discuss a settlement with the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese. Photo: Brian ...
After Judge Edith Jones cleared of misconduct, lawyer writes about backlash ... - The Times-Picayune
After Judge Edith Jones cleared of misconduct, lawyer writes about backlash ...
Judge doesn't take kindly to lawyer's newborn
2, they attended their first court hearing without a lawyer and quickly realized that negotiating the American court system without representation is nuts. Four days later, they asked Ehrisman-Mickle, now a new mother, to represent them. She agreed but ...
Lawyer says police destroyed important evidence in fatal-crash case
NASHUA – Lawyers for a man accused of killing a Brookline woman in a car crash the day before Christmas want the charges dismissed because of evidence destroyed by police. Greg Cullen, 32, of Milford, was charged with negligent homicide after ...
Terror Suspects' Lawyer Stanley Cohen Rants Before Prison Sentence
A New York attorney who has earned haters and groupies alike by defending suspected terrorists — including Osama bin Laden's son-in-law — spent the days before his own prison stint in a part of the world he adores, relishing a passion he promotes, ...
High-profile DC lawyer Billy Martin hired by family of Ebola nurse Amber Vinson
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said she should have never traveled on a commercial airline. The public asked why health officials cleared her to board a plane with a fever, given her exposure to Ebola. And news outlets have reported on ...
Judge castigates lawyer for taking baby to court
... as Ehrisman-Mickle walked to the bench and the judge put his head in his hands and got noticeably angry. “He questioned my mothering skills and said your pediatrician must be appalled because I'm exposing her to all these germs in the court,” the ...
Lawyer brings allegations about ownership of Caribbean villas
A local lawyer who has called for more transparency from Go Topeka told the Topeka City Council he has unearthed evidence the group's CEO was spending large amounts of time managing Caribbean villas, but he couldn't provide documentation to back up ...
Alix Tichelman Lawyer: "She Did What She Was Asked"
Lawyers for Alix Tichelman, the high-end escort accused of injecting a Google executive with a deadly dose of heroin, said at a hearing Monday their client "did what she was asked." “My client Alix didn't do anything to Mr. Hayes that he didn't want to ...
Facebook Sues Lawyers for Pressing Dubious Ownership Case
Facebook had insisted that the evidence was bogus and was suing many of Mr. Ceglia's lawyers, including DLA Piper, one of the world's largest law firms, saying that they knew his claims were false but pursued the case in hopes of extracting a hefty ...
One Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks And 'Just Mercy'
His new memoir Just Mercy describes his early days growing up in a poor and racially segregated settlement in Delaware — and how he came to be a lawyer who represents those who have been abandoned. His clients are people on death row — abused ...
Lawyer For Shops At Liberty Place: If It Were Klansmen Outside African ...
Lawyer For Shops At Liberty Place: If It Were Klansmen Outside African ...
Slava Voynov arrest details from police; lawyer says no charges filed
It was only a matter of hours before more details came out on the situation. Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register has them from Lt. Joe Hoffman of the Redondo Beach, Calif., police department. These all come from Hammond's blog on the Orange ...
Disbarred Cedar Rapids lawyer pleads guilty to wire fraud in federal court
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids disbarred attorney who stole more than $800,000 from clients pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud Monday in U.S. District Court. Susan Hense, 54, faces up to 20 years in federal prison and agreed in the plea deal to ...
Facebook Sues Lawyers for Allegedly Contributing to Fraud
Facebook said lawyers at the firms helped give credibility to a 2010 lawsuit brought by Paul Ceglia, who said he had been given an 84% ownership stake in Facebook by Mr. Zuckerberg. Mr. Ceglia's lawyers eventually stopped representing him because they ...
Peru lawyer, 77, facing drug charge
A 77-year-old Peru lawyer, whose law license recently was suspended, was arrested Saturday in Joliet for possession of methamphetamine. Charles W. Helmig III, 1619 Sixth St., was charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to the ...
Disbarred Cedar Rapids lawyer pleads guilty in federal court
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids disbarred attorney who stole more than $800,000 from clients pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud Monday in U.S. District Court. Susan Hense, 54, faces up to 20 years in federal prison and agreed in the plea deal to ...
The Israeli Lawyer Who Fights Terrorism With the Law
Unable to afford a lawyer, the group chose Darshan-Leitner to represent them and argue their case. “The reason they chose me was simple,” she explains. “Because I am a woman. If I lost, they figured the court would be nice and I would not be slapped ...
Ask A NYC Housing Lawyer: How Do I Get My Security Deposit Back?
Native New Yorker columnist Jake Dobkin has been receiving a lot of these questions lately, and he's decided to kick some of them over to his dad, longtime NYC tenants' lawyer and housing activist Steve Dobkin. If you have a question, email us and we ...
Steenkamp Family Lawyer: 'Justice Was Served' With Pistorius' 5-Year Jail Term
The parents of Reeva Steenkamp were satisfied with the five-year prison sentence received by Oscar Pistorius, according to a family lawyer. Revealed by Judge Thokozile Masipa on Tuesday in a South African court room, the sentence came several weeks ...
Lawyer: Tsarnaev friend smoked pot for “12 hours straight”
BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told jurors the man didn't lie to the FBI during the bombing investigation, but couldn't remember certain details because he had smoked marijuana “for 12 ...
Court ruling a victory for all victims of sexual abuse, says lawyer for former ... - The Post-Standard
Court ruling a victory for all victims of sexual abuse, says lawyer for former ...
Judge scolds lawyer for having baby in court
When I first heard the story about an Atlanta judge who reprimanded an immigration attorney for bringing her 4-week-old to court for a hearing -- a hearing the attorney, Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle, told CNN she asked the judge to reschedule because she was ...
GT Advanced nears deal over Apple secrecy - lawyer
At a hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Springfield, Massachusetts, GT Advanced's lawyer, Luc Despins, said he was "optimistic" an agreement would be reached within the next hour or so to resolve disputes with Apple over the disclosure of details in ...
Lawyer Says Three-Year Suspension Equals Disbarment
In his report and recommendation to the Supreme Court, Decatur lawyer John Hyatt cited two factors in Lea's favor. "Respondent has no prior discipline and appears genuinely remorseful," Hyatt wrote in recommending a six-month suspension with ...
J&J Ignored Reports Pinnacle Hip Implants Failed: Lawyer
To protect billions of dollars in sales, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) ignored reports that the metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle hip implants failed at alarming rates, a lawyer told jurors at the end of the first case to go to trial over the devices. J ...
Lawyer for Chisholm, election officials argues for secret filing
Madison — A lawyer for election officials and Milwaukee County's top prosecutor on Tuesday sought to keep secret their response to a lawsuit over campaign finance laws. Attorney Daniel Kelly asked to file under seal his brief and a host of documents ...
Lawyer accused of stealing $100K from clients
A lawyer was busted for stealing​ ​more than $100,000 from about 15 different clients he won settlements for, prosecutors said Tuesday. Kenneth Gellerman, 57 – who was already suspended from practicing law last year for misusing his clients' settlement ...
Graziano's lawyer: 'He's accepting responsibility'
The owner of Bauder Pharmacy in Des Moines has long denied distributing pain killers illegally out of his Ingersoll pharmacy. Bauder's pharmacist to accept plea deal. Authorities raided Graziano's store, Bauder Pharmacy, in 2012. More. He has ...
Ask the Lawyer: Can a belligerent lawyer be held in contempt?
A: Lawyers can express disagreement with a judge's ruling or decision and, if effective, the judge might actually reconsider. If the lawyer does so in a notably belligerent manner, without a modicum of professionalism, the lawyer might wish he or she ...
Letter to Manhattan Prosecutor Details Rape Allegation Against Defense Lawyer
Lawyers for the woman who has accused a prominent defense lawyer of rape have gone public with a letter delivered on Tuesday to the Manhattan district attorney's office, citing graphic details of the alleged sexual assault. The letter demanded that the ...
'Cannibal Cop' Gilberto Valle wants to become a lawyer
So-called Cannibal Cop Gilberto Valle has an appetite for law. The disgraced ex-NYPD officer wants to become an attorney, new filings in Manhattan Federal Court show. "Gil wants to go to law school. While in prison, he asked his family to send him LSAT ...
Trial lawyer industry tries to buy a Democratic majority
The top lawyer lobby in Washington is a leading bundler and PAC donor for the Democrats' official and unofficial campaign committees. Ironically, despite all these tens of millions in lawyer dollars trying to keep the Senate in friendly hands, it could ...
GOP Group Readies 1000-Lawyer Army for Election Day
But one thing is clear: an army of lawyers is readying for kind of battle not witnessed since Florida in 2000. The weeks and months leading up to this year's midterms have meant a mix of heavy preparation, equally heavy anxiety and a lot of waiting for ...