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Legal News 03/2015



Providence lawyer McKenna suspended for a year
"In the face of this egregious misconduct, this sanction does scant justice and overlooks the sad fact that this lawyer of many years refuses or is unable to accept the authority of the Supreme Court over the conduct of attorneys," Goldberg wrote. "In ...
Caldwell: Applying a good lawyer to yourself
In addition to navigating the statutes and case law in pursuit of their clients' aims and interests, every Illinois lawyer must conform and uphold the Rules of Professional Conduct that are detailed in a 110-page document. As I spoke with my audience ...
Visiting lawyer badly beaten in attack returns to city he loves
Visiting lawyer badly beaten in attack returns to city he loves. Just 3 months ago Bill Callaham had his jaw fractured in 6 places, a concussion, broken nose, lacerations to the face, and two teeth knocked out. Loading… Post to Facebook. Visiting ...
Death of Brooklyn Boy Was Unintended Result of "Excessive Discipline": Lawyer
The woman accused of fatally beating her 4-year-old nephew for refusing to complete a spelling assignment never intended to harm him, her lawyer said Sunday. "This could only be described as being the result of excessive discipline with horrific ...
Iran allows lawyer for Post reporter, but not his choice
A Washington Post reporter imprisoned in Iran has been granted access to an attorney — but not the one of his choosing. Jason Rezaian, who has been the paper's Tehran correspondent since 2012 and holds U.S. and Iranian citizenships, has spent 222 ...
People You Know: Jamie Belleau — lawyer, coach, Lewiston booster
"I've had one knee reconstructed twice and the other one scoped." Law, thankfully, has been less knock down and drag out. In high school, Belleau had an interest in American history and politics and said he figured, "If I like that, I'd be a good fit ...
Lawyer: Bias vs. teen accused in pal's suicide
The lawyer for a Plainfield teen accused of coaxing her friend into killing himself last summer is calling for the Bristol District Attorney's Office to hand the case to another county's district attorney, arguing that Bristol District Attorney Thomas ...
Boise lawyer lauds rescuer on Guantanamo shuttle plane
Both the judge and linguist were traveling on the mostly full $80,000 charter, along with nearly everybody involved in the case except the accused terrorists - prosecutors, defense lawyers, reporters, clerks and the 9/11 victims' families. Suddenly ...
Great Neck lawyer brings old-school taffy back
Great Neck lawyer brings old-school taffy back. February 28, 2015 7:44 PM. By reintroducing Bonomo Turkish Taffy, Kenny Wiesen, an attorney in Great Neck, brought a baby boomer classic that was off the market for a long time to a new generation of ...
Another way to get unearned fees back from your lawyer
When you pay your lawyer a retainer up front, it's still your money until the lawyer earns it, which means that they do actual work on your case. You are basically giving them a pot of money from which they can take out their fee, piece by piece, as ...
Reporter jailed in Iran gets lawyer after more than 7 months
The family of Rezaian who is detained in Iran says authorities there have allowed him to hire a lawyer after more than seven months behind bars, though it is not the attorney they had hoped for. Rezaian was detained in Tehran on July 22, 2014 along ...
Tamir Rice family 'devastated' by city report, lawyer says
Nearly 100 days after their 12-year-old son was fatally shot by a police officer, relatives of Tamir Rice are reliving the death of their child, their attorney told msnbc. Rice was playing with a pellet gun outside of a recreation center on Nov. 22 ...
Lawyer for Media Fights Gag Order in Mine Disaster Case
A gag order in the criminal case of the West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 men violates the First Amendment by barring virtually anyone from discussing it publicly, a lawyer for media organizations said Monday. David Schulz told a three ...
Industry Notes: Don Jacobs, trial lawyer of the year; Vancouver-based ...
Industry Notes: Don Jacobs, trial lawyer of the year; Vancouver-based ...
Lawyer In California Proposes Killing Gays With 'Sodomite Suppression Act'
A lawyer in California has submitted a ballot initiative with the state Department of Justice calling for the death of anyone who engages in sodomy in the state, the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News reports. The proposal by Matt McLaughlin, who lists his ...
Lawyer for Sandy victims says settlement needs to include all homeowners
WASHINGTON — The lawyer representing 800 Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey and New York today said any settlement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency needs to include homeowners who never pursued allegations of fraud after ...
Testimony: Lawyer Oath Wouldn't Create Suits Against Uncivil Lawyers
In a March 2 public hearing before the Senate State Affairs Committee, senators discussed Senate Bill 534, which would add a line to the lawyer oath to require attorneys to swear to "conduct oneself with integrity and civility in dealing and ...
LI lawyer, former FBI agent, pleads guilty to role in mental disability scam
A Long Island attorney charged as one of four masterminds in a $400 million disability scam has pleaded guilty in a deal that would get him a year in jail in return for his cooperation in the case, the Manhattan district attorney's office said. Raymond ...
Lawyer Put Health Act in Peril by Pointing Out 4 Little Words
It was Thomas M. Christina, an employment benefits lawyer from Greenville, S.C., who found a new vulnerability in the sprawling law. “I noticed something peculiar about the tax credit,” he told a gathering of strategists at the American Enterprise ...
Lawyer who stole, destroyed case file will work as paralegal
Instead, Ablavsky, of Lynn, will engage solely in legal research and writing for a Springfield lawyer, Laurence Cohen, who will be required to supervise him closely. He also is not allowed to communicate directly with clients, witnesses, other ...
Hernandez's lawyer may have opened the door for evidence of another shooting
When fashioning arguments, tactics, and strategies for trial, it's critical that a lawyer carefully consider the ramifications of every word that may come out of his or her mouth. In the first Aaron Hernandez murder trial, the former Patriots tight end ...
Prominent lawyer fatally shot in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Authorities in Mozambique say assailants killed a prominent academic and expert in constitutional law by firing on the car he was riding in along a central thoroughfare in Maputo, the capital. Maputo Central Hospital says ...
Lawyer: Phone Hacking 'Rife' at Britain's Mirror Tabloids
A lawyer for phone-hacking victims says the illegal practice was "rife" at tabloids owned by Britain's Trinity Mirror PLC. David Sherborne said Tuesday that the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and People tabloids likely conducted illegal eavesdropping for ...
Lawyer: Filing blaming boy for his own death was insulting
CLEVELAND (AP) — The mother of a 12-year-old who had a pellet gun when he was fatally shot by Cleveland police said Tuesday that the city was disrespectful of her son by suggesting he died as a result of his own actions. Tamir Rice's mother addressed ...
Lawyer: Dash Cam Video Will Help Federal Wrongful-Death Case
A lawyer for a mother who viewed Nevada state police dash cam video of the last moments of her son's life says he's confident it will help in a federal lawsuit stemming from the fatal shooting by U.S. Bureau of Land Management officers. Testimony ...
Lawyer in CHP beating case refuses to answer judge, is held in contempt
The attorney representing a woman beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer on the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles was declared in contempt of court by a federal judge and taken into custody Monday. Caree Harper drew the sanction because she refused to ...
Lawyer: Jury at Impasse in Arias Case; Judge Says Keep Going
A judge on Tuesday ordered jurors in the Jodi Arias case to keep deliberating after her lawyers said the panel had reached an impasse on whether to sentence her to death or life in prison for killing her lover in 2008. Arias, now 34, was convicted of ...
Marin County Journalist Imprisoned In Iran Finally Allowed A Lawyer After 7 ...
Marin County Journalist Imprisoned In Iran Finally Allowed A Lawyer After 7 ...
Judge lifts partial restriction on Standish lawyer's practice
Judge lifts partial restriction on Standish lawyer's practice. Posted: 6:41 PM. Updated: 59 mins ago. Article; Comment; Share. LOG IN. LOG OUT. weather 29° CloudyHigh: 31° | Low: 27°Ten Day Forecast · Home · + News. More In + News; Local & State ...
Lawyer: Snowden ready to return to United States
The former National Security Agency contractor's Russian lawyer said he's ready to leave the country that offered him political asylum in 2013 and return to the United States as long as he gets a fair trial. "He is thinking about it. He has a desire to ...
Edward 'Larry' Hannaway, 70, lawyer in D.C. and Phila.
Edward Lawrence "Larry" Hannaway, 70, of Haverford, a lawyer in Philadelphia for more than three decades, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, of complications from prostate cancer at the Quadrangle in Haverford. Born in Manchester, N.H., he earned a bachelor of ...
Murder suspect gets 4th lawyer
The judge had previously denied Dennis' request to act as his own lawyer. But Piazza said he had reconsidered given Dennis' constant complaining about the attorneys chosen to represent him. The judge has released three lawyers during the 19 months of ...
Snowden Seeks to Return Home to US, His Lawyer Says
Anatoly G. Kucherena, the lawyer, told a news conference in Moscow on Tuesday that he was working with a team of American and German lawyers on legal issues that would allow for Mr. Snowden's return. Mr. Snowden is seeking a guarantee of a legal and ...
Could Dental-Board Decision Unlock Lawyer Control Of State Bar Regulations?
Many state regulatory agencies are controlled by active members of the very professions they oversee. Last week, this fox-and-hen-house scenario was addressed by the United States Supreme Court, which ruled that such agencies are not immune to federal ...
A Supreme Court Rematch for a Lawyer Targeting the Health Care Act
WASHINGTON — In March 2012, a blunt-talking and rumpled lawyer named Michael A. Carvin told Supreme Court justices that President Obama's health care law was an unconstitutional attempt to “regulate every activity from cradle to grave.” He lost that ...
Lawyer says New Orleans City Hall owes him $70000, website reports
A long-time lawyer for New Orleans' public employment regulator, which has occasionally sparred with Mayor Mitch Landrieu, says City Hall hasn't paid him for work dating from 2013, according to a report in The Lens. Gilbert Buras, who advises the Civil ...
Tsarnaev's lawyer admits he carried out Boston bombing
Tsarnaev's lawyers have made it clear they will try to show that at the time of the attack, Tsarnaev, then 19, looked up to his older brother, Tamerlan, 26, and was heavily influenced by him. They plan to portray Tamerlan as the mastermind of the ...
Boston bombing trial: Tsarnaev lawyer admits his guilt
The trial of the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon two years ago has begun, with his defence lawyer telling the jury he committed the crime. "It was him," the lawyer said as she prepared to defend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's actions by saying he had ...
Calling Bullsh!t On The Lawyer Ego Industry
Peruse our web sites and marvel at the “honors” we have “achieved.” These accolades are bestowed upon us by the Lawyer Ego Industry because our supreme legal greatness is simply undeniable. I know I'm more awesome than you. You know you're more ...
The Lawyer Who Could Kill Obamacare Tells a Revealing Joke
The Wall Street Journal's profile of Michael Carvin, the attorney who argued for the plaintiffs today in King v. Burwell, is a fine example of how an empathetic news source can get better answers than a hostile one. The WSJ, after all, has been a ...
Lawyer for Boston Marathon bomb suspect: 'It was him'
BOSTON — Almost two years after twin bombings rocked the Boston Marathon, this city and the nation, the trial of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev opened Wednesday with his lawyer admitting "It was him." Defense lawyer Judy Clarke pleaded with a federal jury ...
Witness: Lawyer Raynor warned expert not to talk of smoking
A witness testifying Wednesday for defense lawyer Nancy Raynor - hit with nearly $1 million in court-imposed sanctions last Oct. 31 because one of her experts offered banned testimony in a medical-malpractice trial - said Raynor had taken steps to ...
Man confesses to killing, brings body to lawyer's office
The two men had been in some sort of dispute over property work in Bokeelia, Harris said. Marshall had called the attorneys days before the incident saying he feared for his safety, Harris said. The lawyers said they had advised him to get a ...
First Draft | Clinton Hires Campaign Lawyer Ahead of Likely Run
While attention around Hillary Rodham Clinton has been focused on her email use as secretary of state, her team quietly brought on a new lawyer for her campaign-in-waiting two months ago. Marc Elias, a veteran campaign finance lawyer who was general ...
Lawyer: Client bombed marathon
BOSTON -- A lawyer for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a jury Wednesday that her client and his brother carried out the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon almost two years ago. "It was him," attorney Judy Clarke said Wednesday in her opening statement in ...
Man confesses to killing, brings body to lawyer's office
At 10:33 p.m. Marshall, who had injuries, left his lawyer's office bound for Lee Memorial Hospital. Marshall exited the practice wearing a black jacket over his head to avoid the news cameras waiting for him outside. Marshall, told his attorney that he ...
Lawyers Who Defended Delhi Gang Rapists Say A Woman Is A "Flower" Who ...
Lawyers Who Defended Delhi Gang Rapists Say A Woman Is A "Flower" Who ...
Florida Man Brings Neighbor's Body to Lawyer's Office
A southwest Florida man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove to his lawyer's office claiming he'd killed the man in self-defense. Lee County Sheriff's spokesman Tony Schall said Thursday the agency is investigating but that ...
Reinventing The Law Business: As A Junior Lawyer, Your Attitude Matters A Lot ...
Reinventing The Law Business: As A Junior Lawyer, Your Attitude Matters A Lot ...
Santa Fe lawyer representing suspected cop killer living in Cuba
SANTA FE – Charlie Hill, the fugitive wanted in a New Mexico cop-killing who's been living in Cuba since hijacking a plane from the Albuquerque airport with two accomplices in 1971, now is said to have a lawyer – Santa Fe civil rights attorney Jason ...