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Judge who gave gag order in lawyer's domestic assault case schedules hearing
The Portland Press Herald defied the gag order and published a story on Tuesday about the hearing. Moskowitz on Tuesday asked the media and lawyers involved in Sineni's case to return to the court on Wednesday at 11 a.m. for another hearing, according ...
Lawyer Denies Lawsuit's Allegations of Sex With Minor
A well-known criminal defense lawyer, who along with Prince Andrew has been accused of having sex with an under-age girl, has denied the allegations in a federal court filing and asked that his name be removed from the case. In court papers filed ...
Lawyer who filed McCulloch complaint faced one of her own
ST. LOUIS • A lawyer who signed an ethics complaint filed Monday against St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch was herself suspended from legal practice for three years in 2007, court records show. Christi Griffin, now head of the The ...
Galette Lawyer: Alleged Female Victim Was Injured by Dog
A lawyer for Saints sack leader Junior Galette said a woman accusing the player of battery had her earring ripped out and was scratched by a dog that was reacting to her yelling. Galette and his cousin, Terrance Banks of Newark, New Jersey, were ...
'Terrorism Lawyer' Heads to Prison, Claims Government 'Persecution'
The New York lawyer best known for representing accused terrorists reported to prison himself today to serve time for tax-related convictions, while maintaining he's being “persecuted” for his controversial work. “It's political persecution from the ...
Disbarred Cedar Rapids lawyer to serve 4 years in federal prison for fraud
A federal judge Tuesday sentenced a Cedar Rapids disbarred lawyer, who stole thousands from clients for gambling, to the most prison time allowed, saying it was “outrageous” that she hadn't paid a “dime to restitution” pending this hearing. U.S ...
Adel Daoud lawyer wants Supreme Court hearing
According to Daoud's lawyers it would finally settle "uncertainty about when the government is obliged to notify defendants" they have been spied on and whether it is fair that "the surveillance is shielded from judicial review and effectively placed ...
Clients of a dead Buffalo lawyer repaid
Two more clients of the late Dennis Alan Kahn, once a widely known Buffalo personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability lawyer, are among 38 New York State residents recently reimbursed about $2.3 million by the States' Lawyers Fund for ...
CFP Board Names Camardas Case Lawyer as First General Counsel
The CFP Board has hired the lead lawyer from its case against two Florida planners as its first-ever general counsel, the most recent change to the board's controversy-plagued disciplinary and legal leadership. Leo Rydzewski, formerly of the large ...
“The Troll's Lawyer”
Over at Medium, Adam Penenberg writes at length about the CFAA prosecution of my former client, Andrew Auernheimer, aka “weev,” as well as the work of his trial counsel Tor Ekeland. An excerpt about the sentencing proceeding: Auernheimer didn't temper ...
US lawyer Dershowitz sues in Prince Andrew sex claim case
US lawyer Alan Dershowitz, accused of having sex with an underage girl in a case also involving Prince Andrew, has begun legal action to clear his name. The Duke of York and Mr Dershowitz were named in US court papers relating to the handling of a case ...
Missouri lawyer's trial in double homicide delayed
LEBANON, Mo. —The trial of a suburban Kansas City lawyer charged with killing her father and his girlfriend has been delayed from February and the prosecution will now include members of the Missouri Attorney General's office. Related. KC police ...
Local lawyer lands role on arts board
Gregory Iken is the attorney to the stars, or at least aspiring ones. A partner at Armstrong Teasdale, Iken has been named to the board of directors of St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, which provides legal and accounting ...
Above the Law's 2014 Lawyer of the Year Contest: The Winner!
Our six nominees for 2014 Lawyer of the Year honors were a distinguished and diverse group. They included a Supreme Court justice, a governor, a famous human rights lawyer, and some of Biglaw's brightest stars. They also included a husband-and-wife ...
Bill Cosby accuser's lawyer: LAPD should issue a search warrant for Playboy ...
Bill Cosby accuser's lawyer: LAPD should issue a search warrant for Playboy ...
Startup Success: When's The Best Time To Contact A Lawyer?
If you're a startup, a relationship with a lawyer is one of the most important you can have. But when and why should you contact a lawyer if you're thinking about starting a company? We asked two attorneys who specialize in technology transactions for ...
Alan Dershowitz: A high-flying lawyer's unwanted publicity
"I'm also challenging the young woman and the lawyers to level those charges against me outside of the courtroom, so that I can sue them for defamation," said Mr Dershowitz. "Finally, I'm challenging the woman to file criminal charges against me ...
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The lawyer noted that Gonnigan, a lifelong Chicago resident, stayed on the scene and has a 2-year-old son and another child on the way. He is a high school graduate who attended college for a year and currently works at a food processing plant in ...
Lawyer quits on ex-jail guard before trial
The lawyer for a former jail guard accused of sexually assaulting an inmate has quit. Richard Gallow, 47, of Highgate has pleaded not guilty to lewd and lascivious conduct and sexual assault without consent. His case has been argued twice before two ...
Lawyer argues Malcolm Smith's mayoral ambitions were pure
Cash envelopes over drunken steak dinners were the opposite of what he wanted,” lawyer Evan Lipton said in White Plains Federal Court. Prosecutors charge that Smith engineered a $200,000 scheme to bribe his way onto the 2013 Republican ballot for ...
Recorded call indicates prosecutors offered Speaker Mike Hubbard a deal ...
Recorded call indicates prosecutors offered Speaker Mike Hubbard a deal ...
Did 2011 Law Deter Barratry in Texas?
In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed a law that allowed people to sue attorneys who solicited their legal business through barratry, or the unlawful solicitation of legal clients. Litigants have taken advantage of the civil barratry law to sue lawyers ...
Lawyer: Victim fatally shot by Eutawville police chief had used truck as weapon
Minutes later, defense lawyer John O'Leary – shouting at times – told the jury that Combs was a lone officer without backup trying to serve an arrest warrant. Combs used deadly force as a last resort, O'Leary said, while he was being dragged backwards ...
Company news: Doreen Simmons ranked a 2014 lawyer of the year
Doreen A. Simmons, Esq. has been ranked as a "2014 Lawyer of the Year" by Corporate LiveWire magazine. Simmons is the leader of the environmental practice at Hancock Estabrook. She has more than 30 years of experience. View/Post Comments ...
How to get away with drunk driving: NY lawyer's controversial DUI video goes viral
The flyer, available on Redlich's Fair DUI website, reads, "I remain silent, no searches, I want my lawyer." It cites sections of Florida law explaining that the driver does not have to open his window and hand the officer his documents, simply show ...
Lawyer dad jailed over teen's epic 'Playboy' party
(NEWSER) – A lawyer in San Diego County found himself in trouble with the law when police busted up a party at his house to celebrate his daughter's 18th birthday. Theme: "Liv's Playboy Mansion," reports 10News. Deputies say somewhere between 150 ...
pension fund fires lawyer linked to scandal
Detroit — The city's Police and Fire pension fund fired a lawyer Thursday linked to a bribery scandal that cost retirees almost $100 million after members said they had lost confidence in him. The 9-7 vote to fire general counsel Joseph Turner and his ...
Charlie Hebdo terror suspect was pot-smoking 'loser': lawyer
One of the terrorist brothers suspected in the Charlie Hebdo massacre was a rapping “loser” who delivered pizzas to pay for his drug habit before he was swept into radical Islam, his lawyer said. Cherif Kouachi and Said Kouachi — who are still on the ...
Lawyer: Dad Accused of Tossing Daughter off Bridge Acted Strangely Day ...
Lawyer: Dad Accused of Tossing Daughter off Bridge Acted Strangely Day ...
Lawyer: Dad Accused of Tossing Girl off Bridge Acted Strange
The man accused of throwing his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge early Thursday had been acting strangely hours before, calling his attorney "God" and asking her to translate a Bible in Swedish, according to sheriff's documents. Attorney Genevieve ...
Hours before girl thrown off bridge, lawyer called 911 with concerns about dad
The lawyer for a man accused of throwing his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge Thursday morning said she had concerns. Genevieve Torres called 911 Wednesday to say her client, John Jonchuck, was acting strange. Deputies went out to talk with Jonchuck ...
Lawyer On Tamir Rice Shooting: '[It's] The Cruelest Thing I've Ever Seen' [VIDEO]
Cleveland police officers thrust Tamir Rice's (pictured) 14-year-old sister to the ground, handcuffed her, and placed her in the back of a squad car steps away from where her wounded 12-year-old brother lay dying on the pavement of a playground ...
Lawyer: FBI Ends Probe of Connecticut Man's Disappearance
The lawyer for relatives of a Connecticut man who disappeared during his honeymoon cruise in 2005 says the FBI has told the family it has ended its investigation of the case. Attorney Michael Jones said Thursday that FBI officials in Connecticut met ...
Continental CEO Ex-Wife Cashes $1 Billion Check, Lawyer Says
Arnall's cashing of the check, which includes interest since the ruling, doesn't necessarily mean the case is settled, Michael Burrage, Hamm's lawyer, said today in a phone interview. “Normally when someone accepts the benefits, the appeal is dismissed ...
Lawyer: Teen Coerced Into Confessing to Teacher's Murder
Lawyers for a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher on school grounds say police coerced him into waiving his rights and making detailed statements about the murder. Philip Chism, 15, has been charged as an adult with murder and ...
CFP Board Names Camardas Case Lawyer as General Counsel
The CFP Board has hired the lead lawyer from its case against two Florida planners as its general counsel, the most recent change to the board's embattled disciplinary and legal leadership. Leo Rydzewski, formerly of the large Washington D.C. law firm ...
Lawyer: Chism Coerced Into Confessing to Teacher Killing
Lawyers for a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher on school grounds say police coerced him into waiving his rights and making detailed statements about the murder. Philip Chism, 15, has been charged as an adult with murder and ...
United Airlines just put its top lawyer in charge of customer service
“United is turning customer care over to their lawyer (no, really, they are, and I'm not even kidding),” wrote Jim Leff on his widely-read View From the Wing blog. “All in-flight entertainment and hold music is now Supreme Court audio,” joked Twitter ...
Teresa Giudice Is 'Doing Great' in Prison: Lawyer
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 42, emailed her lawyer, James J. Leonard, Jr., several times this week to let him know she is adjusting to prison – and so far, it's been okay. "She's doing great," Leonard, tells PEOPLE. "I got a series of ...
Eight Myths Your Trademark Lawyer Should Dispel
Economists tell us we need more skilled engineers, researchers, and nurse practitioners. But one thing we have in abundance is capable trademark lawyers, meaning there's a pretty good chance the trademark lawyer you've hired has a depth of knowledge ...
Lawyer: Teen coerced into confessing to teacher's murder
FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2014, file photo, Philip Chism, right, sits with attorney Denise Regan, left, during a hearing in Essex County Superior Court in Salem, Mass. Chism, 15, has been charged as an adult with murder and aggravated rape in the October ...
Corner Office: Power Lawyer Kenny Meiselas on EDM's Giant Paydays, the ...
Corner Office: Power Lawyer Kenny Meiselas on EDM's Giant Paydays, the ...
Kane's lawyer to 'lay the whole thing out' about news report on grand jury
“I'm going to lay the whole thing out,” lawyer Lanny Davis told the Tribune-Review. “How did we get under a gag order that prevents us from protecting ourselves?” Kane, 48, of Clarks Summit could face charges of perjury and contempt of court if ...
Lawyer Seeks Deal in Poker Pro Bilzerian's Explosives Case
A lawyer for flamboyant professional poker player Dan Bilzerian said Friday he hopes to arrange a plea deal and avoid trial on felony charges that Bilzerian and a friend illegally blew up the cab of a tractor-trailer with a homemade bomb in the desert ...
Lawyer seeks deal in poker pro Bilzerian's explosives case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer for flamboyant professional poker player Dan Bilzerian said Friday he hopes to arrange a plea deal and avoid trial on felony charges that Bilzerian and a friend illegally blew up the cab of a tractor-trailer with a homemade ...
Lawyer testifies about failed 38 Studios deal in court
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawyer has testified about the failed 38 Studios deal on behalf of Rhode Island's economic development agency. A closed hearing was held Friday in Superior Court on First Southwest's motion to compel a witness to testify on ...
Defense lawyer: Prosecutor agrees man locked up since 1978 should be freed
The Bladen County district attorney agrees former Fayetteville resident Joseph Sledge, imprisoned since 1978 for double murder, is innocent of the crime, Sledge's lawyer said Friday evening. This decision should pave the way for the 70-year-old Sledge ...
Lawyer's rants against gay student not protected
Detroit — The Michigan appeals court says a state attorney fired for anti-gay rants against a college student can't collect unemployment benefits. The court overturned a decision by an Ingham County judge in the case of Andrew Shirvell, who was fired ...
Herbert M. Balin, retired lawyer who helped shape LI development, dies at 86
Herbert M. Balin, a retired law partner of Balin Adler & Hyman in East Meadow who distinguished himself in the areas of commercial real estate, environmental law and land use, has died. Balin died Friday at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola after ...
Lawyer Says Oilman's Ex-Wife Cashed Big Check
And I said, 'Well, cash it,' ” said Michael Burrage, a lawyer for Mr. Hamm, adding that he has seen a copy of the endorsed check. An attorney for Ms. Arnall couldn't be reached for comment. Ms. Arnall, a onetime lawyer for Oklahoma City-based ...