Home > Legal News

Legal News 01/2015 (Page 3)



Woman arrested in drug raid was just babysitting, defense lawyer says
But Aguilar's court-appointed lawyer said her client lived on Forest Park Avenue and was babysitting for two children of defendants Ismarie Rodriguez, 34, and Jorge Mercado, 38, who live at 139 Pendelton St. "She was only present in the house" the ...
Client's rights when lawyer has a conflict of interest
Often an attorney is familiar with all the parties in a dispute, has represented some of them in the past, or now. As lawyers owe their clients a duty of loyalty, conflicts of interest are a real issue. “While conflicts of interest can sometimes appear ...
Lawyer: Prosecutor says man jailed for 36 years is innocent
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The lawyer for a man who has been in prison for 36 years after being convicted of two murder charges says a prosecutor agrees his client is innocent. Attorney Chris Mumma told The Fayetteville Observer ( (link) 1sflNF3 ...
Embattled Pa. attorney general being targeted by 'men with grudges,' lawyer says
A lawyer for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says that Republican men with political grudges are out to "railroad" and destroy the first-term Democrat. Washington crisis counselor Lanny Davis is holding a press conference Saturday to ...
Lawyer: Kane won't quit if charged
A lawyer for embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said Saturday that she would not resign her office if charged with leaking confidential grand jury information to a newspaper. Lanny J. Davis, a former special counsel to President ...
Lawyer seeks deal in poker player'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 says woman arrested was baby-sitter, not drug dealer
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A defense lawyer says a Springfield woman arrested during drug raid was just a baby sitter. The Springfield Republican reports ( (link) 1y4baoe) 50-year-old Myra Aguilar pleaded not guilty Friday to heroin trafficking ...
Veteran San Jose lawyer faces federal prison time
Her law career in shambles, deep in debt and forever tarnished by a federal felony conviction, former San Jose prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer Jamie Harley will find out this week whether she'll soon face the worst indignity of all: time in a ...
Ear-licking lawyer's conviction upheld
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A state appeals court affirmed a Kauai attorney's harassment conviction for licking a former client's ear. Lawrence McCreery did intend to harass, annoy or alarm his former client when he licked the woman, the Intermediate Court ...
Kane's Lawyer Speaks Out
PHILADELPHIA — Attorney General Kathleen Kane`s personal lawyer says the attorney general never broke the law and never leaked confidential information about a grand jury to a newspaper. Attorney Lanny Davis held a news conference in Philadelphia ...
Lawyer: Kathleen Kane Won't Resign; Investigation 'Politically Motivated'
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The lawyer for Kathleen Kane was in Philadelphia Saturday addressing allegations that the Pennsylvania Attorney General illegally leaked secret grand jury information to a Philadelphia newspaper. Kane's lawyer, Lanny Davis, says ...
More great jobs at
"I think probably a lawyer first because I had a a bit of a Perry Mason complex. I was never good at sports. I was the last kid to be picked. With the one exception being bowling. It was the one sport where not only did I enjoy it but I showed some ...
Lawyer: Dolce Vita Actress Anita Ekberg Dies in Rome Hospital at Age 83 ...
Lawyer: Dolce Vita Actress Anita Ekberg Dies in Rome Hospital at Age 83 ...
Lawyer: Former Kuwait Government Minister Jailed for Article
A former Kuwaiti minister of information who runs an online news site has been jailed for a week over an article critical of government spending, his lawyer said Sunday. Saad bin Tefla was arrested Saturday night at an airport security checkpoint as he ...
Lawyer: Former Kuwait government minister jailed for article
KUWAIT CITY — A former Kuwaiti minister of information who runs an online news site has been jailed for a week over an article critical of government spending, his lawyer said Sunday. Saad bin Tefla was arrested Saturday night at an airport security ...
Suit spurs calls for new lawyer discipline model
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The former executive director of the California organization charged with rooting out lawyers who cheat clients or botch cases says he was fired after reporting that disciplinary files were deliberately being removed to make its ...
Eugene lawyer suspended for tax debt
The Oregon State Bar has suspended longtime Eugene criminal defense attorney John Kolego's law license for 90 days in connection with his failure to pay nearly $400,000 in federal taxes and associated costs and penalties. The brief suspension begins ...
Lawyer: 'Nothing Unreasonable' About Stun Gun on 76-Year-Old
The lawyer for a Texas police officer fired for using a stun gun on a 76-year-old man says there was "nothing unreasonable" about using that level of force during a traffic stop that was captured on dashboard camera video. Former Victoria police ...
George Zimmerman's Lawyer: 'He Hasn't Been Very Lucky with the Ladies'
Yesterday we reported that George Zimmerman was arrested for aggravated assault and domestic violence, but there's one little detail about the case that some media outlets took particular note of; the rather strange comment made by Zimmerman's lawyer ...
Lawyer Says Mosque Theft Suspect to Surrender After Rehab
A lawyer for a man suspected of stealing hundreds of dollars from the donation box at a New Jersey mosque says his client will turn himself in once he completes an out-of state rehab program. The attorney, Lawrence Bitterman, would not provide NJ.com ...
Lawyer says mosque theft suspect to surrender after rehab
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A lawyer for a man suspected of stealing hundreds of dollars from the donation box at a New Jersey mosque says his client will turn himself in once he completes an out-of state rehab program. The attorney, Lawrence Bitterman, ...
Tampa lawyer killed in Cuba
Alberto Romero, a Tampa lawyer, was killed in Cuba while visiting family last week, a family spokesman said. Related News/Archive. Castro, Cuba, Tampa recast. 1 Week Ago. Tampa donations build Cuba church. 2 Months Ago. Tampa lawyer dies in boating ...
Lawyer: GJR misconduct case may involve settlement
PINE TOWNSHIP – The former George Junior Republic employee accused of sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old resident has waived her case to the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas. Sarah A. Trumphour, 25, of Grove City, stipulated the charges ...
Palm Beach lawyer fights for college football flag
On the eve of the College Football Playoff championship game tonight, tempers are running high. Les Evans, a Palm Beach lawyer and Ohio State Buckeyes fan, wants to show his favorite school's colors outside his office. Unfortunately for him, banners ...
Lawyer accused of violating protection order due in court
A well-known defense attorney is scheduled to be in court Monday afternoon to face charges he violated a protective order and conditions of release last week. Sineni arrested on protection from abuse charge. Sineni new mug. A lawyer who had entered ...
Lawyers Can Share Fees With Nonprofits
Initially, one would think a lawyer could not share his or her legal fee with a nonprofit organization because that would violate Rule of Professional Conduct 5.4(a), which prohibits a lawyer from sharing legal fees with a nonlawyer. But there is an ...
A Lawyer's Remarkable Résumé Finally Trumped Her Trophy Husband's Fame
Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an adviser to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected to a three-person U.N. commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight, her husband is getting a ...
Lawyer: 'Nothing unreasonable' about ECD use on 76-year-old
VICTORIA, Texas — The lawyer for a Texas police officer fired for using a stun gun on a 76-year-old man says there was "nothing unreasonable" about using that level of force during a traffic stop that was captured on dashboard camera video. Former ...
Entering the fight? Birmingham City Council considers hiring lawyer to battle ...
Entering the fight? Birmingham City Council considers hiring lawyer to battle ...
Meet The Lawyer Who Could Save Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Life
It's a major red flag to a defense lawyer, because it means all of the jurors who have thought about whether or not they could kill Tsarnaev, have also thought that they could convict him. Because of this, Rick Kammen, a death penalty defender for 40 ...
Ask the Lawyer: When friend dies of overdose
Ask the Lawyer: When friend dies of overdose. Q. How much trouble could a service member get into if he's doing drugs with a friend and the friend dies from an overdose? Loading… Post to Facebook. Ask the Lawyer: When friend dies of overdose Q. How ...
Key witness in Heidi Allen kidnapping failed lie detector, lawyer reveals
The witness, Jennifer Wescott, also admitted that her former boyfriend told her Allen was burned in a wood stove and "taken care of in a van," according to court papers filed the lawyer, Lisa Peebles. Wescott also revealed that a sister of that ex ...
Ex-lawyer says she 'wasn't driving' in 34th St. crash
An ex-lawyer who was allegedly drunk and high when she tore through a busy 34th St. strip in a wild ride that injured five pedestrians pleaded not guilty Monday. Prosecutors said Stella Mednik, 34, rear-ended a car while on the bustling crosstown ...
Lawyer: Man charged in Wings Cafe killings has alibi witnesses
Paul Christian, a lawyer representing Eric Watkins Jr., 28, called the witnesses to testify during a commitment hearing held at the Bibb County jail. Due to confusion, the witnesses were in a different part of the jail complex during the hearing and ...
Veteran San Jose lawyer faces federal prison time
Her law career in shambles, deep in debt and forever tarnished by a federal felony conviction, former San Jose prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer Jamie Harley will find out this week whether she'll soon face the worst indignity of all: time in a ...
Key figure in CalPERS bribery case too ill for trial, lawyer says
Businessman Alfred Villalobos' lawyer said Monday his client is too sick to stand trial on charges of bribing the former chief executive of CalPERS. Villalobos' trial is set to begin Feb. 23 in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. In a court filing ...
Tampa lawyer killed on trip to Cuba
Tampa, Florida -- Friends and family are mourning the loss of a Tampa lawyer, who was killed while on a trip to Cuba. A family spokesperson tells 10 News that Alberto Romero died either Thursday night or Friday morning. The 39-year-old family lawyer ...
Tampa lawyer dies while visiting relatives in Cuba
TAMPA — Friends and family are mourning Tampa attorney Alberto Romero Jr., who died in Cuba after an apparent mugging. “We're in shock,” said longtime friend, Marian McCulloch, a Tampa family law attorney. “I don't think we have absorbed it. We can't ...
Ex-lawyer to be sentenced in South Beach eviction murder
Set for sentencing Tuesday: the ex-lawyer who fatally shot a handyman during an eviction at a South Beach condo in November 2010. A jury in October convicted Joseph Richer of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon for the killing of Carlos Alberto ...
Lawyer pleads guilty in theft from client
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia attorney awaiting sentencing in the illegal sale of prescription painkillers has now pleaded guilty to having stolen more than $87,000 from a client. Fifty-four-year-old Gregory Noonan of Lansdale pleaded ...
Queens lawyer's roommate charged with fatal hammer beating
The roommate of a heroin-abusing lawyer was charged with beating him to death with a hammer during a fight over drugs at their Queens home, police sources said Tuesday. Quentin Capobianco, 18, was charged with murder in the killing of his roommate, ...
Tajik Opposition Lawyer Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison
DUSHANBE -- A lawyer and opposition politician has been sentenced to nine years in prison after being convicted of taking a bribe. A court in the capital, Dushanbe, convicted and sentenced Shuhrat Qudratov on January 13. Qudratov is a leader of ...
Lawyer: Chesco man who shot stepfather was scared
Opening arguments were heard in a Chester County murder case Tuesday morning involving a man accused of killing his stepfather after an argument over walking the dog. Deviane Justin Scott, now 21, allegedly shot Joseph Durham, 36, multiple times on ...
Lawyer suggests ferrying people in airship over lava flow
Ruderman confirmed he'd been contacted “several months ago” by lawyer Steve Strauss about a cabled dirigible system pulled by computer-automated winches to ferry people back and forth over the lava should the state highway be inundated by the active ...
UT woman accused in fake lawyer case banned from legal work
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A Utah judge ordered a woman accused of posing as a lawyer and representing clients to stay out of the legal profession on Tuesday. Judge Ryan Harris did allow Karla Carbo, 29, to post $25,000 bail over the objections of ...
Lawyer's Lessons: Doing the Right Thing Pays Off…Eventually!
A recent summary decision by the Appeals Court tells a remarkable story of a good lawyer who made a mistake, immediately owned up to it, and worked “above and beyond” to make it right. Despite his good intentions, he ended up in years of nasty ...
The Martyr Mentality: How A '30 Under 30' Lawyer Qualifies For Public Housing
Lauren Burke is a 31-year-old lawyer. She's a Forbes 30 Under 30 (2013), former Skadden Fellow, a current Echoing Green Global Fellow, New York University's distinguished young alumna of 2013, and she's fluent in Mandarin. But instead of taking a job ...
NY Defense Lawyer: Silk Road Creator Is Not a Drug Dealer
A San Francisco man who launched an underground website as an economic experiment before abandoning it was fooled into taking the fall when investigators concluded it was used almost solely for drug dealing, a defense lawyer told jurors Tuesday after ...
Lawyer for state Attorney General wants investigation of latest leak
HARRISBURG — A lawyer for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane wants the governor to appoint a special prosecutor to look into press leaks about a grand jury investigation into press leaks. Lanny Davis issued a statement Tuesday after The ...
Lawyer asks court to toss Kwame Kilpatrick's conviction
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has repeatedly argued that he had the wrong lawyer for his public corruption trial and that his conviction should be tossed because of it. On Tuesday, three federal appeals judges pressed Kilpatrick's new attorney ...