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Terror victims' lawyer blames PA, PLO for killings
The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority routinely killed civilians in Israel, a lawyer for victims of terror attacks told a jury Tuesday at the opening of a U.S. civil trial. Attorney Kent Yalowitz made the remarks in a ...
Palmer lawyer says he's collected $2 million in delinquent property taxes for town
Lawyer Peter A. Brown discussing with Palmer Town Council progress made collecting delinquent property taxes JIM RUSSELL PHOTO. He said the owners of eleven properties in town are not known, and the arrears on them is $400,000. According to Brown ...
Lawyer for Boston Marathon bombing suspect asks for jury selection delay
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge to suspend jury selection in his trial for at least a month because the recent terrorist attacks in France have again placed the marathon bombings "at the center of a grim ...
Andover lawyer indicted in $993K tax scam
Beginning in 2011, Cohen, Grullon and another co-conspirator are alleged to have deposited 152 fraudulent tax refund checks totaling $993,677 into various local banks to launder them through Cohen's “Interest On Lawyer's Trust Accounts” (IOLTA), as ...
Tajikistan: Human Rights Lawyer Imprisoned
A prominent human rights lawyer in Tajikistan was sentenced on January 13, 2015, to nine years in prison following a politically motivated trial, Human Rights Watch said today. The case against the lawyer, Shukhrat Kudratov, struck a blow to freedom of ...
Judge sets $50000 bond in the case of a second lawyer accused of fleecing ...
Judge sets $50000 bond in the case of a second lawyer accused of fleecing ...
Ex-Vanderbilt player's lawyer tries to keep charges out
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The lawyer for a former Vanderbilt football player accused of rape is fighting to keep jurors from hearing allegations that the defendant urinated on an unconscious co-ed during the attack. Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are ...
Ex-player's lawyer fights allegations
His lawyer argued the allegation is wholly uncorroborated and comes from another former player who is charged in the case. Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie and Brandon Banks are also charged and are expected to testify against Vandenburg and Batey. Defense ...
'Serial': Court ruling due; lawyer still hoping to prove innocence
For the past few months, a worldwide audience has been hooked on the case of Anand Syed, whose conviction for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend from a Baltimore high school was re-examined in the popular new podcast "Serial." Today, a court in ...
Convicted San Jose lawyer Jamie Harley gets 2-year prison term
SAN JOSE -- Former San Jose prosecutor and veteran criminal defense lawyer Jamie Harley is headed to federal prison -- and it will not be to visit a client. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday sentenced Harley to two years in prison for her 2010 ...
Vidalia lawyer arrested in alleged $500000 settlement theft
“For years I have complained about lawyer misconduct and how we as a profession have turned a deaf ear and blind eye towards grievous lawyer misconduct,” Franklin wrote to Smith last month. “It is time for me to not only talk the talk but, more ...
Model accuses Cosby of sex assault; 'power in numbers,' lawyer says
Facing a wall of cameras outside Los Angeles police headquarters Wednesday, a model and her attorney accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008, possibly the first claim among a host of allegations against the comedian that ...
Chatham lawyer accused of mortgage fraud
A lawyer from Chatham was indicted Wednesday along with 11 co-defendants who allegedly conspired with her in a scheme to steal nearly $1 million from lenders through a mortgage fraud scheme. The lawyer, Andrys Sofia Gomez, 47, who formerly had ...
Eric Bodenweiser's lawyer talks plea bargain in memo
An attorney for Eric Bodenweiser, whose hopes of becoming a state senator were dashed by allegations he repeatedly raped a young boy in the 1980s, suggested to prosecutors he might plead no contest to misdemeanor offenses if the prosecutors would not ...
A Lawyer's Job: Making Deals Outside the Courthouse
The lawyers walk the businessman through the labyrinth of upsides and risks attending each option. The exec bluntly assesses the Israelis—“I don't think they're as savvy as we are. They're two inventors; I call them eggheads”—and hints that BSC also ...
Lawyer: Woman in crockpot killing competent for trial
Livonia — The woman charged with beating her friend to death with a crockpot last year is competent to stand trial, the woman's lawyer told The Detroit News. A judge ordered the competency test in November for Tewana Sullivan, 50, of Detroit. Sullivan ...
With lawyer's move, Kronick is making a big move into healthcare law
Lawyers involved say the deal gives Garcia support to expand his practice in a firm where there will be fewer client conflicts with other attorneys. And it will allow him to transition out of active practice over the next five years. The move gives ...
Nathan Fisher, Baton Rouge lawyer who often represented LSU athletes, dies
Nathan Fisher, right, leaves Federal Court in New Orleans on Friday, July 8, 2011, with his client Lance Madison during the Danziger Bridge shooting trial. Fisher, a prominent Baton Rouge criminal defense lawyer, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2015, of ...
Top M&A lawyer joins McGuireWoods from Buchanan
Corporate lawyer Hannah Frank joined the firm on Thursday as a partner in its mergers and acquisitions practice from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. Frank had been named Pittsburgh Mergers and Acquisition Lawyer of the Year in 2014 by Best Lawyers ...
Former lawyer shot by Metro officer gets probation
“His conduct was entirely inappropriate, especially for someone who is a lawyer,” prosecutor Elizabeth Mercer told District Judge Michelle Leavitt. “He should have known that when he interacted with the officer it was not appropriate for him to draw a ...
N.J. lawyer argues Christie's 2011 pension deal is invalid
Lawyers for the unions, who will resume their arguments this afternoon, drew a distinction between barred future appropriations, like debt and loans, and payments for services rendered. They emphasized the harm skipping full payments does to the system ...
David Scaife claims conflict of interest by lawyer in family trust dispute
In the latest salvo in an ongoing court fight, the son of late Tribune-Review publisher Dick Scaife on Thursday accused his father's former lawyer of a conflict-of-interest. H. Yale Gutnick worked as Scaife's lawyer at the same time he served as ...
Colleagues remember Nathan Fisher as able lawyer, generous man
Prominent Baton Rouge criminal defense lawyer Nathan Fisher, who began his legal career as a prosecutor in New Orleans, was remembered by friends and colleagues Thursday as a generous man, a champion for his clients — LSU student-athletes ...
Disbarred Marblehead lawyer John McBride admits to fraud charges
McBride pleaded guilty Wednesday without a plea agreement in place. The case had been set to go to trial this month when he and his court-appointed lawyer, Charles McGinty, notified the court late last year that they wanted to plead guilty instead of ...
FDIC Names Former Hill Staffer as Top Lawyer
WASHINGTON — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Thursday that Charles Yi has been appointed as the agency's general counsel. Yi previously served as staff director and chief counsel for the Senate Banking Committee. He succeeds Michael ...
'Daily Show' mocks Alabama' fetus lawyer' law
A Montgomery attorney was featured on the Comedy Central TV show "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" last night regarding a controversial abortion law passed last year in Alabama. Local attorney Julian McPhillips was interviewed during a segment of "The ...
Prosecutors Say Alleged Russian Hacker Has Money for Lawyer
Roman Seleznev and his two private lawyers had asked U.S. District Judge Richard Jones to allow the lawyers to withdraw from the case for undisclosed reasons. Jones signed an order saying Seleznev's sworn financial statement shows he can't afford a ...
Panel recommends suspension or disbarment of prominent Waldoboro lawyer
The 45-year-old defense lawyer from Waldoboro was sentenced in October to 30 days in jail for disorderly conduct and violating a condition of release. Cohen originally was charged with domestic violence assault against his wife last year but reached an ...
Lexoo Scores $400K For Its Lawyer-Matching Service For Small Businesses
During my own startup adventures, I came to the conclusion that, succeed or fail, the only people guaranteed to make money are cloud providers and lawyers. With regards to the former, pricing and competition is fairly transparent. But legal fees, not ...
Need a lawyer? Panel studies why poor shut out of courts
Supporters say that 80 percent of the legal needs of Florida's poor – cases mostly involving housing and family issues – go unmet because of the high cost of hiring a lawyer and the complexity of the justice system. The recession and its aftermath have ...
Good Morning: 'Talk to a Lawyer' for free on Monday
This is Madison County's 10th year hosting Talk to a Lawyer Day. The day coincides with the celebrated birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Most courts are closed, and this gives attorneys an opportunity to give back to the community by providing legal ...
Brooklyn lawyer claims ex-DA singled him out in 1999 felony
A Brooklyn lawyer who was charged nearly two decades ago with felony voter fraud asked a judge Thursday to throw out his controversial conviction — claiming the ex-prosecutor who hounded him committed a similar crime. John O'Hara slammed former ...
Frenchman detained in Bulgaria denies Islamist militant links: lawyer
HASKOVO, Bulgaria (Reuters) - A French citizen arrested in Bulgaria for alleged links to the gunmen who attacked the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, denies being part of an Islamist group and is ready to be extradited to prove his innocence, his ...
3 major reasons why every lawyer needs a blog
Even with the power of the Internet and advanced ad targeting, it's tricky to find people who are in need of lawyer online. There's no Facebook relationship status for "getting a divorce." And the only way ad networks know a person needs a lawyer is by ...
Attorney who worked for rising-star Chicago lawyer also charged in perjury case - Chicago Sun-Times
First, the feds accused rising star defense attorney Beau Brindley of perjury and obstruction of justice. Now, they say another lawyer in his office was also involved. Defense attorney Michael Thompson was charged Thursday night with conspiring with ...
Attorney: Bill Cosby accuser Chloe Goins' lawyer could use 'habit law' if ...
Attorney: Bill Cosby accuser Chloe Goins' lawyer could use 'habit law' if ...
State Supreme Court disbars 'Light Hero' lawyer
The state Supreme Court Friday pulled the plug on Emory Booker, disbarring the Milwaukee lawyer who called himself the "Light Hero." Booker, a former assistant Milwaukee County district attorney, targeted financially strapped people desperately looking ...
Feds want Navy pilot's lawyer off child porn case
John Anderson really wants investigators to know he framed a Navy pilot charged with making child porn. He wrote a letter saying Lt. Daniel Chase Harris is innocent and sent text messages to witnesses. But prosecutors say Anderson is a figment of ...
Court Suspends Death Row Inmate's Lawyer Over Late Filing
But this move is the latest evidence of an ongoing feud in Texas between lawyers who appeal on behalf of inmates facing executions, Dow chief among them, and the judges who rule on their claims. On the surface, the fights have been about deadlines, but ...
Federal judge orders Miccosukee, their lawyer to pay more than $1 million to ...
Federal judge orders Miccosukee, their lawyer to pay more than $1 million to ...
Zaimi lawyer: Putnam D.A. deliberately withheld texts
Rape charges against former Mahopac restaurant owner Lani Zaimi should be dismissed because the Putnam District Attorney's office failed to give the defense hundreds of text messages between a prosecutor and witnesses in the case, Zaimi's lawyer is ...
U.S. teen in Bali murder may use trust fund to pay lawyer
The teen's lawyer filed a motion Thursday in Cook County, Ill., seeking $150,000 from her trust fund, which is overseen by her uncle. But Judge Cohen's ruling did not stipualte an amount and warned that the monies would only be released to pay for a ...
Santa Rosa lawyer's racy video draws attention, ire
In the world of huckster lawyers promoting their services on YouTube, a video of a Santa Rosa attorney chatting up a sex doll in a mock interview stands out as one of the more bizarre clips. The 2½-minute video, lampooned on late-night TV, is proof of ...
Cosby lawyer says he wasn't in LA when accuser claims
Bill Cosby's lawyer says he has documentation that proves Cosby was in New York, not Los Angeles or the Playboy Mansion, on the date when his latest accuser says he assaulted her. Hollywood lawyer Martin Singer has denounced the accusations against ...
Haunted house lawyer: Clown sex toy attack never happened
The attorney for a Montgomery haunted house being sued by a woman and her teen daughter on grounds they were assaulted and harassed by clowns with sex toys says the incident didn't happen. "We believe we're going to be able to prove it never ...
'I Am Shuhrat': Tajiks Come to Jailed Lawyer's Defence on Facebook
Shuhrat Qudratov has not been found guilty of being a lawyer for an opposition politician, of course — his nine-year sentence is based on charges of 'fraud' and 'attempted bribery'. But Tajikistan's civil society, despite being under pressure from the ...
Bill Cosby not in L.A. on date of alleged sex abuse: lawyer
Bill Cosby's attorney said Friday that the comedian was not at the Playboy Mansion on the night a model accuses him of drugging and sexually abusing her. Cosby was in New York on the night that model Chloe Goins claims the comedian drugged and ...
Cosby lawyer: He wasn't in LA when accuser claims
Cosby lawyer: He wasn't in L.A. when accuser claims. Bill Cosby's lawyer is denouncing the latest sexual assault allegation against his client. Martin Singer says Cosby wasn't in California at the time Chloe Goins says she was assaulted and that he has ...
Bill Cosby Disputes New Assault Claim; Model's Lawyer Demands Proof Cosby ...
Bill Cosby Disputes New Assault Claim; Model's Lawyer Demands Proof Cosby ...
Lawyer: Mexico City Allows Same-Sex Wedding After Long Fight
The first same-sex marriage was held Saturday in this city on the border with California, after officials ended an 18-month fight that led to a Mexican Supreme Court order to permit the wedding, a lawyer for the couple said. Attorney Jose Luis Marquez ...