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Iranian human rights lawyer stages protest over ban from practice
DUBAI (Reuters) - Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh said on Wednesday she would protest outside the Iranian Bar Association offices in Tehran until it reversed a decision to ban her from practicing law for three years. Sotoudeh was sentenced to six ...
Sexual affair with client's wife costs lawyer his license
“The sexual relationship intrudes into the marriage, subjects the client to a double betrayal by the spouse and by the lawyer, destroys the trust essential to the attorney-client relationship ... and undermines the lawyer's loyalty to the client,” the ...
Kings D Slava Voynov's lawyer on arrest: 'There was no crime here'
The lawyer for Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov told Ken Campbell of The Hockey News that he does not believe his client will be formally charged on allegations of domestic violence. Voynov was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of ...
LAPD detective to be fired over training session rant, his lawyer says
A veteran Los Angeles police detective who admitted making inappropriate comments in an expletive-laden rant at a training session will be fired by police Chief Charlie Beck, the detective's attorney said Wednesday. Attorney Ira Salzman said he was ...
Editor-lawyer poised for a judgeship in Concord
BOSTON -- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Managing Editor David Frank is a lot more than a good writer; he is an excellent trial attorney, his colleagues told the Governor's Council during his confirmation hearing to become a district court judge. Frank ...
Exclusive: Top Lawyer At ICE Resigns
The top lawyer at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has resigned weeks before President Obama is expected to issue a major executive amnesty. Peter S. Vincent, ICE's principal legal advisor, resigned, telling colleagues in an email Tuesday ...
Porter Hedges Opens First Office Outside Houston
Porter Hedges of Houston opened an office in Oklahoma City by hiring four lawyers from Oklahoma City firm Commercial Law Group. New partner C. Ray Lees, a lawyer who has worked closely with Porter Hedges lawyers on a number of energy deals in ...
Arbitrator Had No Duty to Disclose Past Contact With Lawyer
The plaintiff in a contract dispute sought to vacate an award by Garrett Brown Jr., former chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, because he failed to disclose interactions he had with Dennis Drasco, the lawyer for the ...
Developer's lawyer says bribery case rests on liar
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The federal bribery case against prominent developer Richard Baccari rests on taped conversations of a known liar, a former North Providence town councilman who is currently in prison for corruption, Baccari's lawyer told a ...
Letter Demands Arrest Of High-Powered Lawyer Sanford Rubenstein
NEW YORK (CBSNewYoek/AP) – There was a call for action Wednesday in the lurid sex assault case involving prominent civil rights attorney Sanford Rubenstein. The attorney for the victim cited graphic details of the incident in a call for his arrest, CBS ...
IRS lawyer facing license loss delisted
The Internal Revenue Service has replaced a top lawyer in its Office of Professional Responsibility who faces losing her law license over her work on a years-old personal-injury case. The IRS wouldn't comment on the move, but its website shows Takisha ...
Attorney General candidate Mark Totten promises to be lawyer 'for the people'
Where there are harms that affect people across the state, the AG has the responsibility to serve as the lawyer, the advocate, the voice for people,” Totten said. Right now Republican Bill Schuette serves as Attorney General, but come Jan. 1 Totten is ...
Casino mogul and trial lawyer pay for pot battle
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Las Vegas casino magnate and the founder of a well-known law firm are providing the bulk of money being spent on a measure to legalize medical marijuana. Florida's battle over pot is the seventh most expensive in the nation ...
Lone lawyer sues Obama, alleging illegality of surveillance programs
In a new motion to dismiss filed on Monday, the government told the court that the Pittsburgh lawyer, Elliott Schuchardt, lacked standing to make a claim that his rights under the Fourth Amendment have been violated as a result of multiple ongoing ...
Lawyer: Slava Voynov case 'not a criminal act'
The lawyer for Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov said he has interviewed the woman in Voynov's domestic abuse case and "what she described to me is not a criminal act." "Based on what I've seen, fairness would dictate that this case be rejected ...
Lawyer Gets Off After Begging Employee For Sex 78 Times In An Hour
The video then showed the woman giving the lawyer a cuddle, “in fact several close and lasting embraces, as well as an apparently warm and affectionate kiss, while for the majority of the time sitting on his knee, facing him and stroking his head,” the ...
Nelson Bunker Hunt, Remembered by His Bankruptcy Lawyer
News of Nelson Bunker Hunt's death this week led to memories of the early days Russell Munsch lawyered for him. A partner and former chairman and chief executive officer of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, Munsch represented the legendary oil man and the ...
Haitians' Lawyer Asks NY Judge to Nix UN Immunity
An attorney for Haitians seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak asked a judge Thursday to set aside the U.N.'s immunity and let a lawsuit proceed, but a U.S. lawyer said doing so would open up the United ...
Houston Man, Company Sue Lawyer and Firm After Unfavorable Judgment
A Houston man and a real estate company he owned an interest in sued Houston lawyer William Underwood III and his firm, alleging that they failed to file an authenticated settlement agreement with a response to a motion for summary judgment, leading to ...
Arbitrator tells St. Francis schools to reinstate embattled superintendent ...
Arbitrator tells St. Francis schools to reinstate embattled superintendent ...
Lawyer in murder case was suspended
The lawyer who stood by Shauntae Thomas on Tuesday as he pleaded guilty to murder had his state attorney registration suspended at the time, according to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Now, Thomas is going to have to ...
Lawyer talks about Holly Bobo ribbons after suspects' family speaks out ...
Lawyer talks about Holly Bobo ribbons after suspects' family speaks out ...
Sen. LeAnna Washington to plead guilty, lawyer says
A hearing will be scheduled for next Thursday or Friday, where she will plead guilty to one or both charges, lawyer Henry Hockeimer said. If convicted of both counts, Washington, 69, could have faced up to 12 years in jail. It's unclear whether her ...
Former Obama Lawyer Nixes Attorney General Offer
Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press ...
Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer
Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press ...
Oklahoma Inmate Attacks Lawyer, Then Gets Life
Prosecutors say an Oklahoma inmate attacked his attorney with a razorblade moments before he was to be sentenced in the killings of two young girls and his fiancee. District Attorney Max Cook says Kevin Sweat somehow smuggled the weapon into the ...
Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Condemns Dark Web Threats Against Silk Road Trial ...
Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Condemns Dark Web Threats Against Silk Road Trial ...
Rep. Barry Moore's lawyer says full context of conversations will show Moore ... - The Huntsville Times
Rep. Barry Moore's lawyer says full context of conversations will show Moore ...
Deutsche Bank Lawyer Found Dead in New York in Suicide
A senior Deutsche Bank AG regulatory lawyer, Calogero Gambino, has died of a suicide in New York, according to New York City officials and others familiar with the circumstances of his death. Mr. Gambino, 41 years old, was an associate general counsel, ...
Former Englewood Cliffs lawyer gets 5 years' probation for $88K theft
A disbarred personal injury attorney who practiced in Englewood Cliffs and New York told a judge in Hackensack Friday that he allowed alcohol and cocaine to destroy his professional and private life but he is now trying to make things right. Jeffrey P ...
Lawyer Says League Isn't Cooperating in Rice Investigation
The lawyer leading the players union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case said the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating. Richard Craig Smith said that the N.F.L. has not provided documents and witnesses requested ...
Report: Lawyer for Voynov's wife says her take on incident isn't 'radically ...
Report: Lawyer for Voynov's wife says her take on incident isn't 'radically ...
Deutsche Bank lawyer found dead in apparent NY suicide -WSJ
BERLIN, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Calogero Gambino, a senior Deutsche Bank regulatory lawyer, has been found dead in New York in what appears to have been a suicide, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing New York City officials and other ...
Former top Obama lawyer Kathryn Ruemmler nixes attorney general offer
WASHINGTON — Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The ...
Lawyer Gets License Suspended For 3 Years After Fourth Cocaine Conviction
MUSKEGON (WWJ/AP) - A Michigan lawyer will lose his ability to practice law for three years due to a 2013 cocaine conviction, his fourth such offense. Terry Nolan, one of Muskegon's highest-profile trial attorneys, won't have a law license again until ...
Deutsche Bank lawyer found dead by suicide in New York
BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior Deutsche Bank regulatory lawyer has been found dead in New York after committing suicide, New York City officials said on Saturday. Calogero Gambino, 41, was found on the morning of Oct. 20 at his home in the New York ...
Iran re-arrests leading human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian security forces arrested world-renowned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and several others on their way back from a protest on Saturday, her husband said. "While returning from the sit-in outside the Bar Association in ...
The President's Top Lawyer Doesn't Want to Be His Attorney General
The President's Top Lawyer Doesn't Want to Be His Attorney General. Kathryn Ruemmler, the former White House counsel and Obama's good friend, won't replace Eric Holder. Russell Berman Oct 24 2014, 4:00 PM ET. Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Google+ ...
Oklahoma killer attacks lawyer with razor before sentencing: prosecutor
Talk about violating the attorney-client privilege. A deranged killer sliced his lawyer's neck with a razor just before he was sentenced to life for the murders of two girls and his fiancee, authorities said. Kevin Sweat, 28, apparently smuggled the ...
Bruce Braley: Roots, social justice, lawyer
In the nearly 10 years since he stepped onto Iowa's political playing field, there's been a battle to define Bruce Braley. In 2006, in the telling of his critics, he was a greedy trial lawyer. In 2010, he was accused of backing a mosque at Ground Zero ...
For Texas governor, it's lawyer vs. lawyer
They're well-suited for public office, lawyers say, skilled at handling the nuance of policy, thinking critically and seeing issues from all sides. But it's an argument that has fallen flat among Texans picking a governor. Rick Perry was a farmer ...
Pepper attacks incumbent over lawyer contracts
Mr. Pepper agreed that, as the state's lawyer, the attorney general is obligated to defend it and its laws but said it isn't that black and white. “The client isn't allowed to violate the constitution,” he said. “If you believe the law or the lawmakers ...
Kevin Sweat Attacks Lawyer With Razor Before Being Sentenced To 3 Life Terms
The hearing was disrupted when Sweat attacked his lawyer with the blade from a shaving razor, according to Okfuskee County District Attorney Max Cook. The incident took place when Sweat's lawyers were going to have a meeting, and Sweat wanted to join ...
Slava Voynov's wife doesn't want Kings D charged, lawyer says
The lawyer for Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov's wife says that she does not want her husband to face charges after being arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. Voynov has yet to be formally charged after being arrested Monday at the ...
Kevin Sweat Lawyer Razor: 28-Year-Old Killer 'Smuggles' Razor Into Courtroom ...
Kevin Sweat Lawyer Razor: 28-Year-Old Killer 'Smuggles' Razor Into Courtroom ...
Disbarred lawyer sentenced for client theft
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey judge has decided that a disbarred New York City lawyer will not have to serve a prison term for stealing funds from a client. Instead, 48-year-old Jeffrey Squitieri must serve five years of probation and pay $88 ...
Report: Slava Voynov's wife doesn't want charges filed, her lawyer says
The Los Angeles Times spoke to Marta Varlamova's lawyer, Michael J. Walsh, who said Varlamova is "doing OK" and has not needed further medical treatment since the incident. She initially was treated for unspecified injuries at Little Company of Mary ...
Nurse Under Ebola Quarantine Hires Civil Rights Lawyer
Kaci Hickox, the nurse currently being held in quarantine at Newark University Hospital despite testing negative for Ebola, has hired a prominent civil rights attorney to help get her out of isolation. The lawyer, Norman Siegel, told the New York Times ...
Nurse quarantined for Ebola monitoring will sue: lawyer
Norman Siegel, a well-known civil rights lawyer, said that Kaci Hickox's confinement after she returned from West Africa raised "serious constitutional and civil liberties issues," given that she remains asymptomatic and has not tested positive for ...
For transgender lawyer with own practice, change has been good
In addition to her criminal defense practice, she's become a go-to lawyer for transgender issues at a time when transgender people are getting more attention than ever in mainstream media, yet remain one of the most misunderstood groups in the LGBT ...