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Video: Ellen Pao, Kleiner Perkins lawyer react to discrimination case verdict
Ellen Pao reacts to losing her three-year battle with one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms after a jury found that Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers did not discriminate against her because of her gender. The second video shows ...
Unlicensed NY lawyer spared jail time, given probation
He collected the $164,000 from 2001 to 2013, representing defendants in the “Assigned Counsel” program–people who couldn't afford their own attorneys. McGrath's lawyer, Mark Uba described his client as a steady presence for his two adopted daughters, ...
RPT-In losing gender bias trial, Pao's lawyers denied millions in fees
Had Pao won on any of her claims, under California law her legal team, led by longtime San Francisco employment lawyers Alan Exelrod and Therese Lawless, could have sought all its fees from Kleiner. Friday's result underscores how risky trials can be ...
Je'Liyah wants to be a cheerleader and a lawyer
Ask Je'Liyah what she wants to be when she grows up and the 12-year-old doesn't hesitate for a moment. “I want to be a lawyer,” she says, “so I can help people in trouble.” A more immediate goal is to meet and interact with cheerleaders of professional ...
Former school employee turns herself in; lawyer says more to story than phone ...
Former school employee turns herself in; lawyer says more to story than phone ...
Larry Riley: Lauding a longtime local lawyer
A litigation specialist, he was a rare lawyer whose office did not resemble a blown-up file cabinet. In the same month his letter-to-the-editor appeared — no connection — then-Mayor Dan Canan of Muncie appointed the Beasley & Gilkison law firm to be ...
Internal Affairs: Prime Healthcare's lawyer challenges AG Kamala Harris' remarks
Prime Healthcare Services' lawyer took exception to Attorney General Kamala Harris' remarks that she might not subject others vying for a chance to buy the financially distressed Daughters of Charity Health System to the same "onerous" and ...
Grace: Meet Sioux City lawyer Paul Deck, still practicing at age 100
He still works in the law practice he founded more than a half century ago in downtown Sioux City. Still has clients and cases, mostly divorce and custody ones. Still picks up his lawyer son, Paul Jr., every morning, still drops Paul Jr. at their ...
Je'Liyah wants to be a cheerleader and a lawyer
“I want to be a lawyer,” she says, “so I can help people in trouble.” A more immediate goal is to meet and interact with cheerleaders of professional sports teams. She loves cheerleading and hopes one day to be part of a cheer squad. She also enjoys ...
Woman Faked Being Lawyer For 10 Years, Made Partner: Cops
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade and made partner at her small firm before her fraud was discovered, according to charges announced Friday. Kimberly Kitchen was charged Thursday with ...
Pennsylvania woman posed as lawyer for decade, named partner, authorities say
PITTSBURGH – A woman used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade and made partner at her small firm before her fraud was discovered, according to charges announced Friday. Kimberly Kitchen was charged Thursday with forgery, ...
Lawyer For Limo Driver Suing Justin Bieber Looking Forward To Cross ...
Lawyer For Limo Driver Suing Justin Bieber Looking Forward To Cross ...
Snowden's lawyer speaks at University
American Civil Liberties Union attorney Ben Wizner — legal advisor to Edward Snowden, the American computer professional who leaked classified documents from the National Security Agency to The Guardian — spoke at the Law School Wednesday ...
Louisville lawyer appointed to women's museum commission
(AP) - A Louisville woman has been appointed to serve on the newly created National Women's History Museum Commission. Bridget Bush, a lawyer, was appointed by Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell. The commission is tasked with the creation of a National ...
Cozen O'Connor reportedly in merger talks with 70-lawyer Chicago firm
Meckler Bulger is a commercial litigation firm with more than 70 lawyers and additional offices in San Francisco and Phoenix, the latter where 575-lawyer Cozen does not have a location. The firm was founded in 1994 by a small group of lawyers from ...
Court Says Lawyer's Brief Absence Doesn't Merit a Retrial
The Supreme Court says a Michigan man convicted of murder and armed robbery does not deserve a new trial even though his lawyer was absent for 10 minutes during the original trial. The justices ruled Monday in favor of Michigan officials who want to ...
Brevard judge accused of punching lawyer faces state ethics charges
Brevard judge accused of punching lawyer faces state ethics charges. A fiery exchange between Assistant Public Defender Andrew Weinstock and Judge John Murphy, Monday, June 2, 2014. (VIDEO STILL/Brevard County Clerk of Courts). By Greg Pallone ...
Lawyer: Williamson County court-at-law judge Tim Wright is innocent
The Williamson County court-at-law judge whose home was raided by federal agents on Friday night is innocent, according to his attorney. Judge Tim Wright “believes a clear, positive and direct analysis of the facts will exonerate him,” lawyer Jeff ...
Lawyer asks judget to reduce Syracuse man's bail from two houses to one
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Daquan Dowdell has been in jail since last week. He was being held on more than $100,000 bail after police said he ran away from a car during a traffic stop. Syracuse police found a loaded gun on the front seat. Dowdell is charged with ...
Defense lawyer asks federal judge to grant immunity to Hampden County ...
Defense lawyer asks federal judge to grant immunity to Hampden County ...
Former judge Berry's lawyer asks for dismissal of charges
Senior Montgomery County Judge S. Gerald Corso, presiding over the case at the Criminal Justice Center, declined to immediately rule on lawyer Samuel C. Stretton's request. Corso said he was taking under advisement the request to drop theft of services ...
Lawyer: Freezer case mom 'OK,' working through issues
Detroit — Mitchelle Blair, housed in an isolated Wayne County Jail cell, is contemplating the “challenges” she faces after being accused of torturing her four children and killing two of them before burying their bodies in a chest freezer, her lawyer ...
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, The Boston Marathon Bomber, Has the Most Ferocious ...
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, The Boston Marathon Bomber, Has the Most Ferocious ...
State bar sues local lawyer
Lawyers facing a grievance are given a choice of venue. Toscano elected to face the misconduct charges in a district court trial rather than before a bar grievance committee. Galvan's current lawyer Carl Kolb, who complained publicly about Toscano's ...
Lawyer: Wrong student charged in Meredith statue case
A lawyer representing a former Ole Miss student says his client has been wrongly accused of defacing the campus' James Meredith statue. "Graeme Harris did not tie a rope around the neck of the James Meredith statue, and the student who admitted to that ...
Pedestiran hit by police car hires lawyer
The version of events given by the man hit by a police cruiser that was responding to a burglary on Friday morning is different the facts the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released after the accident. Roberto Santiago, 53, was knocked to the ground by ...
Lawyer who represented Bin Laden's driver now helping defendant in St. Louis ...
Lawyer who represented Bin Laden's driver now helping defendant in St. Louis ...
The Latest Bombshell from Mrs. Clintons Lawyer
Hillary Clinton's lawyers confirmed what many have suspected since her remarks at a U.N. press conference earlier this month: She has wiped her server clean of any e-mails that she didn't turn over to the State Department. In so doing, Mrs. Clinton has ...
Lawyer: Mumia Abu-Jamal Hospitalized for Unknown Reason
Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has been hospitalized, but his lawyer says prison officials won't tell him why. Attorney Bret Grote (GROH'-tee) said Monday that his client is in the critical care unit of a Pennsylvania hospital. Abu-Jamal is a ...
Judge removes lawyer as Mobile license commissioner's trial attorney; cites ...
Judge removes lawyer as Mobile license commissioner's trial attorney; cites ...
Lawyer Asks Judge to Vacate Conviction in 2003 Killing of Fairfield Student
A lawyer for John Giuca, convicted of the 2003 killing of a Fairfield University student athlete, filed a motion on Monday asking a judge to vacate Mr. Giuca's murder conviction. The killing of the student, Mark Fisher, became a news media spectacle ...
Cabinet hires RPOF's lawyer for Sunshine Law suit
Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet voted Tuesday morning to hire Daniel Nordby and law firm Shutts & Bowen to represent them in a case alleging Sunshine Law violations — the same legal representation as the Republican Party of Florida. Nordby has a ...
Lawyer: Mumia Abu-Jamal in Critical Condition at Hospital
The convicted cop killer is in a Pottsville hospital but neither his prison or the hospital is saying why. (Published Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015). Updated 17 minutes ago. Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has been hospitalized, but his lawyer says ...
Turkish court acquits all defendants in coup plot trial -lawyer
"At the end of the retrial, the judges ruled to annul the previous court decision in favor of acquittal for all defendants," lawyer Celal Ulgen told Reuters. The alleged plot was said to include plans to bomb mosques and trigger a conflict with Greece ...
Christie hires high-powered lawyer to end supervision of NJ child welfare system
TRENTON — The Christie administration has retained a high-powered lawyer to get New Jersey out of federal oversight of its child welfare system that began a dozen years ago when the state reached a settlement with a national child's advocacy group ...
Law Firm Partner Charged After Pretending To Be A Lawyer For A Decade
But why bother wasting away in law school and law practice for all those years — and not to mention accumulating all of that debt — when you can just tell people you're a lawyer? That seems to be exactly what Kimberly Kitchen, a Pennsylvania woman ...
Lawyer picked to argue DeBoer case at Supreme Court
A civil rights lawyer with a long history of fighting for rights for gay and lesbian couples — and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" to boot — will argue the case for overturning same-sex marriage bans in Michigan and elsewhere ...
Suspected getaway driver in Tammy Meyers death gets lawyer
Derrick Andrews make his first appearance in Regional Justice Center on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Andrews is accused of driving the getaway car during the February shooting death of Tammy Meyers, 44. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow ...
Manifesto in 'Gone Girl' Case Reveals Truth About Denise Huskins Kidnapping ...
Manifesto in 'Gone Girl' Case Reveals Truth About Denise Huskins Kidnapping ...
Why Are Armed Turkish Communists Holding A Lawyer Hostage?
A group of Marxist terrorists took a Turkish government prosecutor hostage in an Istanbul courthouse Tuesday, objecting to the unsettled case of a dead teenage protester. The group, the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party–Front, is generally known ...
Co-defendant gets lawyer, pleads not guilty in Las Vegas neighborhood mom ...
Co-defendant gets lawyer, pleads not guilty in Las Vegas neighborhood mom ...
Mayo Clinic unravels a mystery disease for Minnesota lawyer
Greg Widseth didn't know what hit him. The lawyer felt fine as he coached his son's ninth-grade basketball workout last March. He remembers smiling at a young woman as he left the building. Now Widseth, who once had a photographic memory, is struggling ...
Incumbent judge faces challenge from young lawyer in Waukesha County
In Waukesha County, a young lawyer hopes to upset a 12-year incumbent Tuesday for a seat on the circuit court. Paul Bugenhagen Jr., 34, expects character issues will shorten his long odds to unseat Linda Van De Water. "It's the number one thing people ...
Lawyer of 'kidnapped' Calif. woman says new email reports abduction was ...
Lawyer of 'kidnapped' Calif. woman says new email reports abduction was ...
Lawyer's hiring by Cabinet in Sunshine Law case raises new openness questions
"We are concerned with the process by which this decision was made, especially because it is within the context of litigation regarding Sunshine Law transparency," said Andrea Flynn Mogensen, the Sarasota lawyer who represents the news outlets in the ...
Union lawyer worries Columbia will 'prolong' NLRB case
Columbia has vigorously prosecuted its case, and a lawyer representing the graduate students said he expects the university to "prolong the proceedings," which got underway today in an NLRB hearing room downtown, where both sides agreed to a bare ...
Lawyer: Teen 'confused' by how she got involved in murder
As the 17-year-old stood before a judge, her lawyer entered a not guilty plea, but that is just the beginning of what could be a lengthy court process. Murder victim Brian Whitfield's family said it is becoming all too aware of that fact. "Once we try ...
Dallas lawyer sues Hollywood hairstylist Chaz Dean
A Dallas lawyer is representing clients who say a product advertised by hollywood hair stylist Chaz Dean caused their hair to fall out. Jason Whitely, WFAA 11:39 p.m. CDT March 31, 2015. "As I was shampooing my hair with it, I was noticing handfuls of ...
Lawyer shares life lessons from the courtroom
That's just one of many nuggets of legal wisdom Somerville family lawyer Theresa A. Lyons serves up in her book, Sticks and Stones: Life Lessons From a Lawyer, published this month by PanAm Books. The book, in hard copy and coming e-book format, shot ...