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Rogue River lawyer pleads guilty in tax case
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A Rogue River lawyer was sentenced to five years on probation after pleading guilty to not paying more than $125,000 in federal income taxes. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports ( (link) carml6 ) that Shane Reed reported ...
Herhold: A San Jose lawyer's book about Sitting Bull's clash with the government
On the wall of San Jose lawyer Norm Matteoni's offices is a photo of the Indian chief Sitting Bull, highlighted in bold colors that give it a Warhol-like feel. Underneath is a famous quote from the Lakota Sioux chief: "I wish all to know that I do not ...
Rogue River lawyer pleads guilty to not paying $125K in taxes
GRANTS PASS — A Rogue River lawyer was sentenced to five years on probation after pleading guilty to not paying more than $125,000 in federal income taxes. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports that Shane Reed reported $880,000 of income during ...
Jon Gosselin's Lawyer Responds To His Client's Bid For Full Custody Of Hannah ...
Jon Gosselin's Lawyer Responds To His Client's Bid For Full Custody Of Hannah ...
Texas Reads: Book profiles successful Houston trial lawyer
Michael Lee Lanning, author of more than 20 books, has written an interesting biography about high-profile Houston/Galveston trial lawyer Tony Buzbee. Tony Buzbee: Defining Moments (John M. Hardy Publishing, $28.95 hardcover) focuses primarily on ...
Spike in DCF care petitions creates lawyer shortage, floods courts
Lawyers from the state Committee for Public Counsel Services' Children and Family Law Division represent children and indigent parents in C&P cases. Most are private lawyers, but some are CPCS staff, who are charged with protecting the constitutional ...
Bali Nine lawyer urges Australia to fight Boston Bomber death penalty
The lawyer who represented executed Australian drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran has called on Australia to condemn the death penalty of one of the Boston marathon bombers. A US jury sentenced 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to ...
Israel holds Jordanian-Canadian businessman, denies him lawyer
Both Jordan and Canada have protested Siyam's detention to the Foreign Ministry, and particularly the fact that he hasn't been allowed to see a lawyer. A Canadian diplomat who asked to remain anonymous said that the Canadian embassy in Tel Aviv is ...
Ex-city of Honolulu lawyer recommended for U of Hawaii post
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's former chief attorney has been recommended as the next general counsel for the University of Hawaii. Carrie Okinaga has been recommended for vice president for legal affairs and general counsel by University of Hawaii ...
Jeb: I'm Not a Lawyer But Same-Sex Marriage Should Not Be Constitutional Right
BUSH: I don't but I'm not a lawyer and clearly this has been accelerated at a warp pace. What's interesting is four years ago Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had the same view that I just expressed to you. It's thousands of years of culture and ...
Death penalty lawyer: 'Years of appeals ahead of Tsarnaev'
SERA CONGI TALKS TO ONE OF THE FEW LOCAL LAWYERS WHO KNOWS WHAT THAT MEANS. SERA: EVEN KNOW THE JURY CHOSE A DEATH PENALTY, IT WILL LIKELY BE YEARS OF LEGAL APPEALS BEFORE THE SENTENCE IS CARRIED ...
Lawyer disciplinary panel proposes 2-year suspension for Betts
A three-member lawyers' disciplinary panel has recommended that a well-known criminal defense attorney in Shawnee County should be suspended for two years based on what it says are three violations of professional conduct. On March 27, the hearing ...
Zoë Kravitz read secret 'Mad Max' script in a lawyer's office
Mad Max: Fury Road” was kept under such secrecy that when Zoë Kravitz wanted to read the script, she had to do so in a lawyer's office, she told us. And the “script,” co-written by director George Miller, was really a “graphic novel” comprised of ...
5 things to start the day: Shock jock lawyer DUI scandal could cost firm its ...
5 things to start the day: Shock jock lawyer DUI scandal could cost firm its ...
Lawyer says Stamford principal will fight firing
STAMFORD — A lawyer for Stamford High School principal Donna Valentine says she will fight a recommendation that she be fired. Valentine served as principal when police say English teacher Danielle Watkins had sex with one of her students and ...
Jim Skeffington, PawSox President & Prominent Lawyer, Has Died
Jack Skeffington said his brother had been in New Jersey for the first communion of a grandchild and returned to Rhode Island following the death of a close friend, lawyer John T. Walsh. Jack Skeffington said he remembers his brother as a deeply ...
Lawyer: Doctor Who Gave Wrong Diagnoses Has Brain Damage
The lawyer for a Dutch neurologist convicted of deliberately giving inaccurate diagnoses of illnesses including Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis to several patients says his client has brain damage that could have affected his actions. Lawyer ...
Fired Bound Brook teacher's lawyer: Police report will prove her innocence
BOUND BROOK — The attorney for a fired Bound Brook High School art teacher said his client will join a lawsuit to make public the police report for an incident that led to her termination. On Oct. 29, police were called to the school on a report of a ...
Lawyer Says Stamford Principal Will Fight Firing
STAMFORD — A lawyer for Stamford High School principal Donna Valentine says she will fight a recommendation that she be fired. Valentine served as principal when police say English teacher Danielle Watkins had sex with one of her students and ...
The Lawyer Who Wants to Put Climate Change Warnings on Gas Pumps
The Toronto lawyer is mortgaging his house to help fuel a personal mission to convince cities across North America to slap climate change warning stickers on gas pumps. The stickers—which mimic the black-and-red warnings on cigarette packages and ...
Contempt charge dropped against lawyer in case related to shipwreck
A Franklin County judge has removed a contempt order against an attorney involved in a portion of the SS Central America shipwreck case. In March, Common Pleas Judge Patrick E. Sheeran found Benjamin G. Dusing in contempt of court, ruling that he had ...
Doctor who gave wrong diagnoses has brain damage, lawyer says
The lawyer for a Dutch neurologist convicted of deliberately giving inaccurate diagnoses including of Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis to several patients said Monday his client has brain damage that could have affected his actions. Lawyer ...
Investigators suspect fugitive lawyer had help from partner
photo - FILE - This 2015 file photo provided by the Pueblo County, Colorado, FILE - This 2015 file photo provided by the Pueblo County, Colorado, Sheriff's Office shows Iowa lawyer Dennis Bjorklund. Bjorklund, who was on the run from the FBI, was ...
Former Georgia lawyer lands five years in prison for stealing $2 million from ...
Former Georgia lawyer lands five years in prison for stealing $2 million from ...
Lawyer: Officer put metal detector wand up my skirt
NEWTON — A Hackettstown attorney is pressing a lawsuit contending that a Sussex County sheriff's officer "inappropriately" placed his wand under her skirt when she tried to enter the county jail last August to visit a client and that sheriff's ...
Meet Jeffrey Kessler, the lawyer backing Tom Brady
The NFL had its say. Now, with his appeal filed, it's Tom Brady's turn. Reports broke Tuesday that the Patriots' embattled quarterback hired high-profile attorney Jeffrey Kessler, and his record suggests there may be no one better to have on your side ...
Alan Gross' lawyer now acting as 'bridge' between Cuba, US businesses
Sitting across from officials of the United States' long-sworn enemy, Scott Gilbert quickly realized that in Cuba, reliable tactics he had mastered in all his years of practicing law would not be enough to secure the release of his client, a U.S ...
Ulbricht's lawyer: Silk Road was “the most responsible” drug market in history
Lawyers for Ross Ulbricht, the 31-year-old convicted as being the "Dread Pirate Roberts" who ran the website, say those six deaths "should not contribute in any manner" to Ulbricht's sentence. They laid out their arguments in a 13-page motion (PDF ...
Anxiety Ruled This Lawyer's Life. Until He Tried Meditation.
A 500-square-foot Midtown studio in New York City is quietly becoming a temple for the anxious, the overworked and the curious. There are 26 seats. From inside the studio windows, you peer over taxi cabs crowding 5th Avenue below and if you put your ...
California Lawyer With Terminal Cancer Sues State For Right To Die Peacefully
In a video for Compassion & Choices that was recorded in March, she said the reason she became a lawyer was because she loves the law, "and the law is ever-changing." "Our laws are set up to change with the needs of our society," she said. "This is an ...
Lawyer: 2nd autopsy refutes police story
LOCAL BREAKING NEWS ALERT COMES TO AN ATTORNEY FOR THIS MAN'S FAMILY. MAN SHOT KILLED BY POLICE LAST WEEK. THE LAWYER SAYS HE HAS NEW AND CRUCIAL EVIDENCE THAT DISPUTES THE SHERIFFS OFFICE ACCOUNT ...
Busted pirates of 'Dallas Buyers Club' to get a free lawyer
The Australian Internet provider iiNet will offer free legal advice to customers suspected of illegally downloading the film Dallas Buyers Club. A landmark Federal Court ruling in April ordered a number of Australian Internet companies to hand the ...
Lawyer: Trial of Post reporter held in Iran set to begin next week
Iran's judiciary plans to open the trial next week of the Washington Post's bureau chief in Tehran after being detained nearly 10 months on charges that include “espionage,” his lawyer said Tuesday. Iran's Fars news agency, which also reported the ...
Massachusetts Bar Association's free Dial-A-Lawyer program is available to ...
Massachusetts Bar Association's free Dial-A-Lawyer program is available to ...
Queens man accused of shooting police sergeant in 2012 is innocent: lawyer
The defense attorney and godmother of a Queens man accused of shooting a police sergeant in 2012 say cops have the wrong man. John Thomas' lawyer, Ikiesha Al-Shabazz, said, “My guy was not in the neighborhood at all” when NYPD veteran Craig Bier ...
Philadelphia Amtrak Crash: Conductor Felt 'Sudden Surge,' Lawyer Says
A conductor on the Amtrak train that derailed last week remembers feeling a "sudden surge" before the crash, his lawyer said Tuesday. The conductor, Emilio Fonseca, sued Amtrak on Monday for negligence. He broke his neck, his back and both shoulders ...
China Releases Rights Lawyer, Pu Zhiqiang's Niece, 'On Bail'
Authorities in the Chinese capital have released Qu Zhenhong, niece and former defense attorney of jailed rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, on "bail," her lawyers said. Qu was initially held in May 2014 under criminal detention on suspicion of "illegally ...
Scott Walker's lawyer: governor never received WEDC loan letter
Madison — In a formal declaration, an attorney to Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday that the governor's office had no record of having received a copy of a 2011 letter pledging a $500,000 taxpayer loan to a now-defunct Milwaukee construction company ...
Father Didn't Know Son Would Be Smuggled Into Spain in Suitcase, Lawyer Says
The lawyer said he was confident that his client would be released on bail “in coming days” and called for the family to be reunited as soon as possible. Mr. Fernández Díaz, who is based in Seville, Spain, made his arguments during a court hearing in ...
Putnam DA can search lawyers' computers
A judge has given Putnam County prosecutors permission to search about 20 computers seized from defense lawyer George Galgano, months after dismissing a flawed indictment against him and an associate. Westchester County Judge David Zuckerman ...
Lawyers, guns and money: Waco chaos moves to courtroom
The bullets are no longer flying, but the legal battles are just beginning after the deadly shootout in Waco, Texas, as lawyers prepare for the deluge of criminal court cases. An explosion of violence between rival gangs over the weekend left nine ...
Claims against alleged St. Louis 'Rambo' overblown, lawyer says
But many of those claims about David Michael Hagler, 53, were false or overblown, according to his lawyer, who wants his client released on bail from federal custody. He asked in a hearing Tuesday for reconsideration of a decision to hold Hagler. A ...
Lawyer: Takata has not taken responsibility for woman's airbag death
Despite one of the nation's largest recalls, a Central Florida family says the airbag company Takata has not taken responsibility for a woman's death. [RELATED: Check whether your car is in recall | Takata announces largest auto recall ever ]. "Takata ...
Ask the Lawyer: Would professional juries make sense?
Q: I went to the courthouse for jury duty, along with about 75 others. Turns out no jurors were needed that day. Most everyone seemed relieved, since we don't go back for a year. Quite a few people were not happy about having to be there. Aren't we ...
Lawyer Says Immigration Military Recruitment Legislation Unnecessary
A defense budget amendment intended to open the military up to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as minor children may have died by a House vote last week, but a veteran immigration attorney said legislation is unnecessary because the ...
Ariel Winter: Lawyer Gig For 'Modern Family' Star After Emancipation And ...
Ariel Winter: Lawyer Gig For 'Modern Family' Star After Emancipation And ...
Lawyer: Father Unaware Son Was to Be Taken to Spain in Case
An Ivory Coast man jailed for allegedly trying to have his 8-year-old son smuggled into Europe in a suitcase says the man knew nothing of the plan, believing the child would be brought to Spain by car with a legal visa, his lawyer said Wednesday. Ali ...
Lawyer Withdraws Federal Circumcision Suit
Lawyer Withdraws Federal Circumcision Suit. May 20, 2015 1:18 PM. View Comments. Heather Hironimus was booked May 15, 2015 into Broward County Jail over a circumcision dispute. (Source: BSO) ...
Republican lawyer lodges new complaints against Sorrell
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Republican lawyer who has led the charge of criticisms about alleged campaign finance abuses by Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is adding to his list of complaints. Brady Toensing, a lawyer who lives in Charlotte ...
Seattle lawyer: Jailed vigilante leader in Mexico to be moved, will have ...
Seattle lawyer: Jailed vigilante leader in Mexico to be moved, will have ...