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Lawyer Who Allegedly Stabbed Law Firm's Managing Partner Was Arrested ...
Lawyer Who Allegedly Stabbed Law Firm's Managing Partner Was Arrested ...
Lawyer fired by LA Unified after arguing 14-year-old had consensual sex with ...
Lawyer fired by LA Unified after arguing 14-year-old had consensual sex with ...
Cnooc Sanctions Lawyer Over Conflict of Interest
SHANGHAI—The Chinese energy company China National Offshore Oil Corp. said it sanctioned one of its top lawyers for conflicts of interest with Baker & McKenzie, a U.S. law firm that has often represented it and that in Beijing is led by the woman's ...
Lawyer Seeks Norcold's Financials As Company Disputes Forbes Article
The lawyer embroiled in litigation over exploding recreational-vehicle refrigerators — a dispute that pits him against both the manufacturer, Norcold, and plaintiff lawyers who want to complete a $33 million class-action settlement — has asked the ...
Lawyer says French tourist is sorry for climbing out on Brooklyn Bridge beam ...
Lawyer says French tourist is sorry for climbing out on Brooklyn Bridge beam ...
Share “Lawyer: Cosby won't address 'decade-old'...”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby will not dignify "decade-old, discredited" claims of sexual abuse with a response, his attorney said Sunday, the first comment from the famed comedian's lawyer on an increasing uproar over allegations that he assaulted ...
LA School District Fires Lawyer Who Faulted Student in Teacher Sex Case
14, the Los Angeles Unified School District fired a lawyer who had successfully represented the district when it was sued by the girl and her family. In a civil jury trial in late 2013, the lawyer, W. Keith Wyatt, argued that the girl's sexual past was ...
Bernie Kerik's lawyer charges defamation
The legal firestorm between ex-Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik and his former lawyer Joe Tacopina has now engulfed their current lawyers. Timothy Parlatore (who represents Kerik) accuses Judd Burstein (who reps Tacopina) of creating a Web site ...
UConn Law professor and lawyer among 6 men arrested in prostitution sting
SOUTHINGTON–The Southington Police Department arrested six men on Friday, Nov. 14 after an undercover prostitution operation that was planned after numerous reports of prostitutes actively working at several motels in the area. An officer posed as a ...
Lawyer's pregnancy may push back Malcolm Smith trial
The feds and indicted state Sen. Malcolm Smith agree on one thing: they don't want his upcoming bribery trial further delayed by the pregnancy of a co-defendant's lawyer. Prosecutors asked White Plains federal Judge Kenneth Karas Monday to reject a bid ...
Beyond Biglaw: Are You Smart Enough To Be A Good Lawyer?
Or at least too many people who could be making contributions to society in other ways, but are choosing to be lawyers. This “criticism” is interesting, since it says more about the place of law in society than it does about those “super smart” lawyers ...
Is a Third Lawyer the Charm for House Republicans?
Democrats scoffed at Turley's appointment, as they have at the two previous lawyers who dropped the case. “Even for $500-per-hour in taxpayer dollars, Speaker Boehner has had to scour Washington to find a lawyer willing to file this meritless lawsuit ...
Lawyer: Morgan still recovering from brain injury
TRENTON, N.J. — A lawyer for Tracy Morgan says the actor-comedian is still recovering from a brain injury sustained in a highway crash in New Jersey more than five months ago. Lawyer Benedict Morelli said Tuesday the former "Saturday Night Live" and ...
Andrew Schmuhl denied bond in torture, stabbing of McLean couple
Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh said at Friday's hearing that Alecia Schmuhl was angry about her recent dismissal from Fisher's firm, Bean Kinney & Korman, where she was a lawyer. The Schmuhls are accused of breaking into ...
GOP Hires New Lawyer to Lead Suit Against Obama
Turley's announcement comes after other lawyers ultimately declined to represent the House Republicans -- allegedly due to political pressure at their big law firms. Indeed, it's notable that the House GOP lawsuit against Obama still hasn't been filed ...
County lawyer's input probed
Attorneys for the plaintiffs suing to scrap the county's 2011 redistricting map want to grill the county's own lawyer on the witness stand. Tuesday marks the first day of testimony in the case, and one of the key legal questions before Senior U.S ...
Alice Lee, prominent lawyer and sister of 'Mockingbird' author, dies at 103
Alice Lee, the sister of the famous “To Kill a Mockingbird” author and an influential Alabama lawyer and church leader in her own right, died Monday at age 103. Lee practiced law until a few years ago, following the footsteps of her father — the model ...
Lawyer: Tracy Morgan still recovering from brain injury
TRENTON – A lawyer for Tracy Morgan says the actor-comedian still is recovering from a brain injury sustained in a highway crash in New Jersey more than five months ago. Lawyer Benedict Morelli said Tuesday the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 ...
US, Wells Fargo not as 'optimistic' about lawsuit settlement: lawyer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co and the U.S. Department of Justice are "no longer as optimistic" about settling a lawsuit accusing the country's largest mortgage lender of fraud, a lawyer for the bank said on Tuesday. Douglas Baruch, a lawyer for ...
Exclusive: Takata retains prominent lawyer Levander in air bag scandal
Known for his bowties, Levander brings to Takata a track record of representing entities dealing with scandals that force them to talk under oath while also under scrutiny from enforcement authorities and plaintiffs' lawyers. He has represented Jon ...
Tracy Morgan Fighting to Recover From 'Severe Brain Injury,' Lawyer Says
TRENTON — Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it is uncertain if he will be “the Tracy Morgan he once was,” his lawyer said on Tuesday. The lawyer, Benedict Morelli ...
Tracy Morgan may not recover from brain injury suffered in crash: lawyer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP/PIX11) — A lawyer for Tracy Morgan says the actor-comedian is still recovering from a brain injury he suffered in a highway crash in New Jersey more than five months ago. Lawyer Benedict Morelli said Tuesday the former “Saturday ...
Diamond Dealer Duped as Lawyer Faked Rulings, Transcripts
A lawyer spent three years working on a diamond dealer's lawsuit with hearings in London courts, rulings, meetings and judge's transcripts. There was just one hitch: it was almost all fake. The deception, which a London judge said was so extraordinary ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer SLAMS Janice Dickinson's Claims Of Rape By Using Her ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer SLAMS Janice Dickinson's Claims Of Rape By Using Her ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Calls Janice Dickinson's Rape Allegation "a Complete Lie"
Dickinson, now 59, told Entertainment Tonight Tuesday she wrote about the alleged incident in her 2002 autobiography, No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel, but claimed she was pressured by Cosby's lawyers to remove ...
Lawyer asks judge to approve NFL concussion deal
Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody granted preliminary approval of the plan in July after the NFL lifted a proposed $765 million cap. The total includes $75 million for baseline testing and $10 million for research. With inflation and lawyer fees ...
Concussion 'fairness' hearing opens
PHILADELPHIA -- If the NFL's estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion claims isn't approved, the league will pursue "scorched-earth litigation," a lead lawyer for former players said Wednesday. Christopher Seeger's arguments opened a daylong ...
Lawyer Accused Of Hypnotizing Clients Into Sex Acts
Now this is a new one. If you thought we'd hit the outer bounds of crazy “lawyer coerces sex from client” tactics with the amateur porn polygamy guy allegations, then shame on you for doubting the scope of human ingenuity. Because you don't have to ...
Lawyer: 5 Thai students detained after 'Hunger Games' salute Fighting back one ...
Lawyer: 5 Thai students detained after 'Hunger Games' salute Fighting back one ...
Boston Scientific Put Mesh Sales Ahead of Safety: Lawyer
Boston Scientific officials rejected calls for testing of the Obtryx incontinence slings before pushing the device onto the market to drain sales away from competitors, Scott Love, a lawyer for women suing over the inserts, told a federal jury in ...
Lawyer: 'No Real Question' Boy, 10, Killed Woman
The lawyer for a jailed 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy says there's "no real question" his client beat a 90-year-old woman to death. Wayne County Chief Public Defender Scott Bennett said Wednesday he's working to get the boy mental health help. Bennett ...
Peterson lawyer, NFL official duel over Goodell decision
(Reuters) - The National Football League believes the Adrian Peterson child punishment case has an important ripple-effect, but his lawyer insists Commissioner Roger Goodell is making the Minnesota Vikings running back a scapegoat. NFL executive vice ...
Bill Cosby's new lawyer to Buzzfeed: 'You proceed at your peril'
“You can easily confirm that the manufactured story that my client's lawyers pressured the publisher to take the rape story out of the book is utterly fabricated. Since at a minimum Ms. Dickinson fabricated the assertion my client's lawyers pressured ...
Lawyer identifies St. Louis officer who killed VonDerrit Myers Jr.
ST. LOUIS • A lawyer for the family of VonDerrit Myers Jr., who was killed by an off-duty police officer, publicly disclosed the patrolman's name this week and said his comments on social media show political and racial biases that reflect upon the ...
Biker lawyer under investigation over forgery allegation
In addition to Green's signature, the plea agreement Stubbs submitted in Bonaventure's courtroom also includes the lawyer's signature and notary stamp. The agreement states that Green was pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol rather ...
Prominent China rights lawyer could face harsher charges: attorney
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese prosecutors could upgrade the charges against a prominent human rights lawyer, saying that he incited "ethnic hatred and discrimination" when he wrote a microblog post criticizing the government's account of a mass knife ...
Did Sheffield Village lawyer hypnotize clients for sex?
The Lorain County Bar Association filed an emergency motion to the Ohio Supreme Court to have the law license of Sheffield Village attorney Michael W. Fine suspended over allegations that he hypnotized at least two clients into performing sex acts ...
Lawyer hypnotized client into sex with 'world's greatest lover': prosecutors
The allegations against Ohio lawyer Michael Fine, who specializes in divorce cases and has practiced hypnotism for 30 years, were revealed in an emergency court motion from the Lorain County Bar Association, which seeks his immediate suspension as ...
Supreme Court suspends Washakie County lawyer over billing issue
The new board report says Evanston lawyer Mark Harris represented Argeris at the 2013 disciplinary hearing. She instructed him to pay the $550, and he did so and then billed for reimbursement, the report says. The court order says that Argeris ...
Immigration Lawyer: Obama's Plan Is 'Like The Golden Ticket'
Alex Galvez, an immigration lawyer in Los Angeles, said he's going to need to add phone lines to keep up with the demand. Orange County, California-based immigration lawyer Annaluisa Padilla said she's getting twice as many calls as usual since buzz ...
Lawyer: New Jersey Betting Regulations Illegal
New Jersey could drop its ban on betting on sports entirely, but it cannot legally set conditions as it ends the prohibition, a lawyer for the NCAA and four major sports leagues told a federal judge Thursday. The lawyer, Jeffrey Mishkin, said the state ...
Gunman who shot 3 at Florida State University was former student, lawyer, law ...
Gunman who shot 3 at Florida State University was former student, lawyer, law ...
Blago Lawyer Sam Adam Jr. Mulls a Run For State's Attorney: Report
Defense lawyer Sam Adam Jr., who's successfully repped both ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and singer R. Kelly in their infamous Chicago trials, has his eye on Cook County state's attorney Anita Alvarez's job. Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed reports that ...
Lawyer: New Jersey betting regulations illegal
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey could drop its ban on betting on sports entirely, but it cannot legally set conditions as it ends the prohibition, a lawyer for the NCAA and four major sports leagues told a federal judge Thursday. The lawyer, Jeffrey ...
Lawyer's pregnancy can't postpone trial of NY Sen. Smith
A hearing on a New York state senator's corruption case turned into a bizarre pregnancy drama in White Plains federal court Thursday. A U.S. district court judge's decision to proceed with the trial of Democratic Sen. Malcolm Smith despite an attorney ...
Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspects gets new lawyer to defend him ...
Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspects gets new lawyer to defend him ...
Lawyer's pregnancy won't delay Malcolm Smith trial
A politically connected lawyer says ​the ​Manhattan US Attorney should now go by “Ayatollah Preet Bharara” after the ​prosecutor's underlings​ on Thursday persuaded a federal judge to move ahead with indicted state Sen. Malcolm Smith's corruption trial ...
Greear hired as W.Va. House lawyer
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's chief deputy, Dan Greear, is leaving the office — and taking an $18,500 pay cut — to work as head lawyer for the House of Delegates. Greear, a Republican who worked under Morrisey for nearly two years ...
Union boss cans lawyer while in Brooklyn federal court
An 80-year-old corrupt union boss changed his mind Thursday about pleading guilty to running school bus drivers' Local 91 pension and benefits funds — and fired his legendary lawyer in the courtroom to boot. Warren Annunziata said his "head cleared up ...
Ferguson officer's lawyer, union official, say AP story on grand jury ...
Ferguson officer's lawyer, union official, say AP story on grand jury ...