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Russian Court Orders Arrest Of Lawyer Seeking US Asylum
A Moscow court has ordered the arrest of a Russian anticorruption lawyer who is seeking asylum in the United States. The Basmanny district court issued an in absentia arrest order on November 28 for Andrei Stolbunov, who is accused of extortion and ...
Trial Lawyer Advocates For Hands-On Experience In Sacramento
Patricia Ann Campi is a well-known criminal defense attorney, having worked throughout much of the State of California from her office in the Sacramento region for over 20 years. She works for Summit Defense Attorneys where she has been employed for ...
Lawyer accused of violent home invasion to appear in court
Alecia Schmuhl faces charged with two counts of abduction and two counts of malicious wounding for a stabbing in McLean. (Photo: Fairfax County Police Department). 4 CONNECT 1 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- A ...
Ferguson protesters lawyer up after scores of arrests
"Occupy Wall Street is the gift that keeps on giving," said Wylie Stecklow, a New York-based lawyer. Stecklow's firm, Wylie Law, represented 200 people who were arrested during the Occupy protests in New York. He learned valuable lessons from the ...
Isaac Kolstad's 'sucker punch' started Mankato fracas, lawyer says
When Sam Thompson was interviewed by Mankato police in May shortly after his friend Isaac Kolstad was critically injured in a downtown altercation, he said the incident started with a "heated" argument between Kolstad and Philip Nelson and a ...
'How David Beats Goliath': A Trial Lawyer's Guide to Financial Management
This can be a difficult process for contingent-fee trial lawyers who are trying to make it in a business that's often unforgiving. Indeed, some trial lawyers may wonder how they are going to fund their initial case. What happens in the event of a ...
Ask the Lawyer: Home search not automatic when arrested
Ask the Lawyer: Home search not automatic when arrested. An arrest warrant or authorization is not an open invitation for law enforcement officers to search the home of the service member they are arresting and seize items inside it. Loading… Post to ...
Lawyer: Son Convicted of Looting Philanthropist Brooke Astor's Fortune Dies at 90
Lawyer: Son Convicted of Looting Philanthropist Brooke Astor's Fortune Dies at 90. NEW YORK — Dec 1, 2014, 3:03 PM ET. Share. 0. Associated Press. Lawyer: Son convicted of looting philanthropist Brooke Astor's fortune dies at 90. Share. 0. Join the ...
Kings' Voynov pleads not guilty, adds lawyer
TORRANCE -- Kings defenseman Slava Voynov entered a not-guilty plea Monday morning to a felony domestic assault charge and added a prominent defense attorney to his legal team. Voynov did not speak at the arraignment hearing in Torrance Superior ...
Finding a lawyer
If you decide you don't want your lawyer to represent you anymore, you need to put it in writing. Write a formal letter stating you no longer want their legal representation. Keep in mind you still have to pay for services already performed. Request a ...
Stamford school board hears from its lawyer
STAMFORD -- The Stamford Board of Education will tackle the question Tuesday of how to decide whether two suspended Stamford High School administrators will get their jobs back. Principal Donna Valentine and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin expect to ...
Lawyer, surgeon and, now lieutenant governor too?
Brad Bradshaw, a Missouri physician and attorney who runs numerous television commercials, announced today he has formed an exploratory committee with an eye toward running for lieutenant governor. A news release says the committee will "assess his ...
Lawyer Facing Criminal Charges Is Disbarred
The Appellate Division, Second Department, disbarred Kenneth Gellerman of Brooklyn, who faced misconduct charges such as engaging in a pattern and practice of converting funds entrusted to him as a fiduciary. Apart from Wednesday's disbarment, ...
Lawyer with ties to Gov. Cuomo one of 7 finalists for spot on state's top court
Stephen Younger, a prominent lawyer who headed up Gov. Cuomo's transition team in 2010 and who is a regular donor to the governor, is one of seven finalists recommended Monday to Cuomo for a spot on the state's top court. Younger, a partner at ...
Supreme Court appoints lawyer in Florida's water war lawsuit against Georgia
A lawyer based in Portland, Maine, has been appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to oversee a Florida lawsuit that claims Georgia's water use drains water from the Apalachicola Bay, home of Florida's oyster industry. Ralph I. Lancaster will serve as ...
Mubarak awaiting January appeal against embezzlement conviction: lawyer
But Yusri Abdel Raziq, one of his lawyers, told Asharq Al-Awsat on Sunday the former president was “awaiting the date of his appeal in the case, which is due on January 13,” because he was refusing to pay a fine of 120 million Egyptian pounds (16 ...
Lawyer: Mom was drunk, on drugs in crash that killed daughter
CHARLOTTE, Mich. Prosecutors said Monday that a 4-year-old girl died last year because her mother was driving drunk and on drugs when she crashed on I-96. Jurors heard about one hour of testimony on the first day of trial against Starr Kiogima-McGill, ...
Lawyer Demands New Inquiry In Death Of Slain Myanmar Journalist, Claims ...
Lawyer Demands New Inquiry In Death Of Slain Myanmar Journalist, Claims ...
Arpaio's Request for Court-Appointed Lawyer Not What It Seems, Sheriff's ...
Arpaio's Request for Court-Appointed Lawyer Not What It Seems, Sheriff's ...
The Plight Of The Municipal Lawyer At Election Time
It's hard out here for public interest lawyers. Need is high, funding is low, and it's not uncommon for a legal services attorney with three hundred active cases to return from a day in court to find herself suddenly and unexpectedly out of work due to ...
Suspended North Miami mayor duped by partner in mortgage scheme: lawyer
MIAMI (Reuters) - A suspended Miami-area mayor and prominent Haitian activist was duped by her business partner into recruiting straw buyers to lend their names to fraudulent mortgage applications that netted at least $8 million in loans, her attorneys ...
Lawyer for cop accused in Eric Garner death expects grand jury decision ...
Lawyer for cop accused in Eric Garner death expects grand jury decision ...
Progressive Caucus Batters Cablevision Lawyer in Insult-Filled Hearing
Insults and accusations flew today between media giant Cablevision's lawyer, Randy Mastro, and members of the Council's liberal Progressive Caucus at a hearing of the decidedly wonky Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises—with Subcommittee ...
Georgia lawyer files suit, Bar complaint accusing another lawyer of taking ...
Georgia lawyer files suit, Bar complaint accusing another lawyer of taking ...
Jameis Winston lawyer cries 'extortion' as hearing begins
“We will appear and compel [Winston's accuser] and her opportunistic lawyers to confront her multiple lies,” Cornwell told FOX Sports, later telling reporters that the accuser's side is, “executing their extortion plan.” The hearing, which is closed to ...
HOA defense lawyer probing how Review-Journal got now-secret documents
In a move criticized by former federal prosecutors, defense lawyers in the homeowners association fraud case are looking into whether the Las Vegas Review-Journal improperly obtained now-secret government reports on failed plea negotiations with the ...
Lawyer: Driver who fatally struck man pushing stroller has surrendered
Police said 29-year-old Galina Kilova turned her self in about 2 p.m. She faces charges of felony failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving death. (Courtesy, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) ...
Federal probe into LA Unified procurement a first, says lawyer
FBI logo LA Unified's General Counsel, David Holmquist, told reporters this afternoon that “there's never been an investigation into a procurement process to my knowledge” involving the district. As a busy day wore on, details began to emerge about the ...
Respected lawyer commanded attention
Pittsburgh lawyer Rod Norris was a quiet man, but when he spoke, he did so with authority and intelligence, his family and friends said. “He epitomized the expression, 'a walking encyclopedia,' ” said his daughter, Gwen Norris of Tokyo. “Instead of ...
Cablevison lawyer spars with City Council in heated meeting
Cablevision honchos came out swinging against the City Council, accusing the pols of being union stooges at a stormy hearing Tuesday. Randy Mastro, lawyer for the cable giant and a former deputy mayor, charged Council members who grilled him on ...
Disbarred Syracuse lawyer gets new trial after appeals court throws out fraud ...
Disbarred Syracuse lawyer gets new trial after appeals court throws out fraud ...
Bankruptcy lawyer billed Detroit $34K for Florida travel
One of the city's highest-paid bankruptcy lawyers charged Detroit almost $34,000 to travel between the bankrupt city and his Florida vacation home. Attorney David Heiman, a $1,075-an-hour partner at the city's bankruptcy law firm, Jones Day, also ...
Darren Wilson lawyer: Death threats show need for 'vigilance'
Darren Wilson's lawyer says recent death threats against the former Ferguson, Missouri police officer show a need for the elaborate security under which Wilson has been living since the summer. “What this indicates is the need for vigilance,” attorney ...
Debunking 3 Myths About The Mysterious Tribe Of Plaintiffs' Lawyers
Ed. note: Please welcome new columnist Jed Cain, who will be covering the world of plaintiffs' lawyers. Above the Law is flush with articles highlighting the discontent of you Biglaw attorneys. ATL even provided you with 10 Reasons To Leave Biglaw. You ...
Teresa Giudice Sues Lawyer ... He's the Reason I'm Going to Prison
Teresa Giudice can't even do bankruptcy right ... and she blames it on her lawyer whom she is now suing. Teresa claims in her new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- he was a slacker who never even met with her prior to filing bankruptcy docs. She also says ...
Lawyer: Jail snitch should tell Miranda rights
The lawyer for a man accused of killing and dismembering a Bourbon Street dancer says the judge should throw out a confession he allegedly made to a cellmate in New York. Jefferson Parish public defender John Benz argues that Christian Del Rosario was ...
Lawyer in Kyle Harris murder trial taken to hospital
A defense lawyer in the Kyle Harris murder trial was taken to a hospital today with high blood pressure. Steve Freedman, a member of defendant Cedric Theodis Hobbs Jr.'s legal team, left the Cumberland County courtroom about 11:50 a.m. to have his ...
Broke Teresa sues lawyer over prison sentence
The Madison Avenue lawyer's “failure to exercise that degree of reasonable knowledge and skill that lawyers of ordinary ability and skill possess” caused her lost income, legal fees, botched business deals and public ridicule, the suit says. Teresa was ...
Brown family lawyer blasts stepdad's 'burn this b—h down' rant
“And so we want his family, his mother and father's message to come across louder than anybody who might be associated with them,” the lawyer said. “And they can't control what others do. They can control what they pray for.” Head sparked outrage last ...
Mequon lawyer indicted on 33 counts related to fraud, money laundering
A Mequon lawyer whose clients sued her for fraud in civil court two years ago has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 33 counts including bank and wire and mail fraud, money laundering and filing a false tax return. Sarah E.K. Laux, 35, runs her ...
Lawyer: Cop in chokehold case won't be charged
A New York City grand jury has declined to indict a white police officer in the case of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old unarmed black man who died July 17 in a police chokehold, a lawyer involved in in the case said Wednesday. Jonathon Moore, an attorney ...
Cosby Lawyer Asks Why Accusers Didn't Come Forward To Be Smeared By ...
Cosby Lawyer Asks Why Accusers Didn't Come Forward To Be Smeared By ...
Disbarred Kansas City lawyer sentenced for money laundering
Wirken — once a lion among Kansas City lawyers — was sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in federal prison for money laundering. He offered a typically blunt assessment of his conduct after the hearing. “If you do something stupid, you have to pay the ...
A Lawyer for Fashion Insiders Dresses the Part
The lawyer for 3.1 Phillip Lim. The lawyer for Anna Sui. As well as for Steven Alan. Rodarte. Cynthia Rowley. The Council of Fashion Designers of America. Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, the designers of Public School. And that's a tailored list. Mr ...
Lawyer: Cop won't be indicted in Eric Garner case
More from USA Today's Melanie Eversley:A New York City grand jury has declined to indict a white police officer in the case of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old unarmed black man who died July 17 in a police chokehold, a lawyer involved in in the case said ...
Judge tosses Bernie Kerik's suit against ex-lawyer Tacopina
Kerik's lawyer Tim Parlatore said he believes the dismissal was “not a vindication” for Tacopina because the judge's ruling didn't involve fact finding. He said Kerik plans to still pursue similar allegations against Tacopina through a complaint he ...
Doing Business In Africa: Award-Winning Lawyer Peter Petrou Provides An ...
Doing Business In Africa: Award-Winning Lawyer Peter Petrou Provides An ...
Closing arguments this morning in trial of ex-lawyer accused in Kaufman DA ...
Closing arguments this morning in trial of ex-lawyer accused in Kaufman DA ...
Gov. Brown names Berkeley lawyer and worker safety expert to head Cal/OSHA
She previously worked at the Environmental Law Foundation in Oakland, as a lawyer in a private law firm and as a business representative and industrial hygienist with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245. Baker said in a ...
'Furious' Kardashian Reportedly Met With LA Divorce Lawyer, Ready To File ...
'Furious' Kardashian Reportedly Met With LA Divorce Lawyer, Ready To File ...