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Lincoln County lawyer disbarred for misappropriating $1.6 million
A lawyer who practiced at a prestigious Lincoln County law firm has been disbarred after admitting in court documents to misappropriating about $1.6 million entrusted to him as the executor of an estate. According to an affidavit in which he agreed to ...
Lawyer with cancer takes right-to-die battle to court
NASHVILLE — A lawyer, civil-rights activist and former political candidate who is facing a terminal illness has filed a suit challenging Tennessee law that prohibits assisted suicide. John Jay Hooker contends that the law, which makes it a felony for ...
Lawyer: Jailed vigilante leader in Mexico to be moved
Lawyer: Jailed vigilante leader in Mexico to be moved. Originally published May 20, 2015 at 1:37 pm. A Seattle attorney representing a jailed vigilante leader in Mexico says she will be transferred to another prison facility in Mexico City where she'll ...
Lawyer: Trucker in fatal GSU crash had fallen asleep at wheel before
The tractor-trailer driver that police say initiated a chain-reaction crash that killed five Georgia Southern University students was fired from another company after falling asleep at the wheel in 2011, a lawyer for some of the victims said Wednesday ...
'Modern Family' star Ariel Winter plans to be a lawyer
Move over Elle Woods, there's a new lawyer in town. "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter graduates from high school next year and is already looking for colleges to pursue her interest in business and law. The actress recently toured campuses in ...
Lawyer: Duerson Heirs Won't Appeal NFL Concussion Deal
The family of the late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson has decided not to appeal the potential $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits. Chicago lawyer Thomas Demetrio says the family doesn't want to hold up awards for retirees who need them ...
Lawyer: Duerson heirs won't appeal NFL concussion deal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) The family of the late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson has decided not to appeal the potential $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits. Chicago lawyer Thomas Demetrio says the family doesn't want to hold up awards for ...
Lawyer: Accused shooter has alibi
MUNCIE – A 16-year-old Muncie youth accused of shooting two people will "file an official alibi defense," his attorney told a Delaware County judge on Wednesday. In fact, lawyer Michael Quirk might have provided a preview of the defense he plans to ...
Stolen hearse surprise; sex change of heart; stuffed lawyer?
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2007 file photo, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, nominated for the favorite rap/hip-hop, duo or group award, arrives at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Rapper Layzie Bone, center, of the Grammy Award-winning group Bone ...
Details of lawyer DUI setup emerge in trial evidence
The “intel” was coming from Fernandez's close friend, Adam Filthaut, a lawyer who is now facing possible sanctions from the state Supreme Court amid allegations that he and two law partners, Stephen Diaco and Robert Adams, set up the DUI arrest of ...
Stuffed Owl Makes Surprisingly Bad Lawyer
Aspen resident Charles Abbott appeared in court on Tuesday to defend himself against charges that he violated a protection order. But Abbott wasn't alone: He brought with him a stuffed owl, which he said would act as his lawyer. "He's a very sensitive ...
Lawyer: After glowing review, Cardinal CEO ambushed by ouster
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions CEO Pam Shipman got a glowing performance review last summer, only to be “blindsided” when the same board forced her out in April, her lawyer said. After the managed care company presented Shipman's ...
Bill Cosby accuser Judy Huth taps famed lawyer Gloria Allred for major new ...
Bill Cosby accuser Judy Huth taps famed lawyer Gloria Allred for major new ...
Lawyer Charged In Million Dollar Theft From Town Of Oxford
Strong said the town is looking into ways to recover the money, from Clark or through a state-regulated insurance fund created to protect clients from lawyer embezzlement. Clark was executor of Strong's estate. The state judicial authorities who ...
Lawyer: CCSD school can't keep student from forming pro-life club
Lawyers are demanding the Clark County School District reverse a local high school's decision to stop a student from forming a pro-life club. The Thomas More Society, a non-profit law firm with a history of defending the rights of pro-life activists ...
Lawyer: Macon pastor wanted for rape was starting churches in Central America
A Macon pastor wanted on rape and aggravated child molestation charges was in Central America establishing churches while local lawmen sought to arrest him, his lawyer said Thursday. Shane Geeter, a lawyer representing 39-year-old Yohandry Bravo, ...
Bar none: Is lawyer licensing really necessary?
Stuart wondered whether it might be time to remove barriers that prevent us lawyers from moving to states where we are not licensed to practice. I'll take that one step further: I wonder whether lawyer licensing is necessary at all. The goal of the ...
Elizabeth Best named as Mountain States Super Lawyer
Best named Mountain States Super Lawyer. Elizabeth A. Best, Great Falls trial lawyer, has been selected again as a Mountain States Super Lawyer for 2015. This is the sixth time she has been selected. In addition, she was selected as one of the top 50 ...
Portland lawyer sentenced to jail, probation for possessing child pornography
A Portland lawyer who lives in Falmouth has been sentenced to 90 days in jail as part of a plea agreement on a felony child pornography charge. Lawrence Winger, 64, was taken into custody immediately Wednesday in the Cumberland County Courthouse in ...
Lawyer kicked off Tracyton vehicular homicide case
PORT ORCHARD — A lawyer representing a man accused of being drunk behind the wheel last year and hitting two people, killing one and seriously injuring the other, was kicked off the case Monday after prosecutors said he is under investigation for ...
Megyn Kelly Battles D.C. Quadruple Murder Suspect's Lawyer: 'You Undermine ...
Megyn Kelly Battles D.C. Quadruple Murder Suspect's Lawyer: 'You Undermine ...
The best criminal defense lawyer in Pittsburgh and America and The World
"You keep your trap shut," says Daniel Muessig, who is absolutely a real lawyer, " and I'll keep your trap open." Dan will defend you for everyday offenses such as murder and burglary, but also "funny throwback crimes such as moonshining." Also, he ...
Bill Guerri dies at 94; lawyer who insisted his firm help the poor for free
A team of the firm's lawyers recently helped secure a $30 million settlement to clean up the former site of the Carter Carburetor plant. Once work is finished on the 10-acre Superfund site, near the Boys and Girls Club of St. Louis, the club will have ...
More to Springfield drug stabbing than meets eye, defense lawyer says
"He was selling his body" for crack cocaine, the lawyer said. Once the two men began fighting, Thomas tried to intervene; the fighting resumed and the male posing as a female was eventually stabbed, Horgan explained. Thomas, 55, of Springfield pleaded ...
Legendary Trial Lawyer Thomas R. Kline Speaks at Drexel Law School ...
Legendary Trial Lawyer Thomas R. Kline Speaks at Drexel Law School ...
Trademark lawyer to 3-man startup: hand over your domain—or else
Two weeks ago, CaseRails started ramping up its marketing, increasing its advertising, and e-mailing attorneys who might be interested in its product. Not long after that outreach, Dykema got a phone call from Sanford Asman, a trademark lawyer who says ...
Lawyer: Convicted killer Aaron Hernandez short on money
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. —An attorney for Aaron Hernandez says the former New England Patriots player is running out of money because he's had to pay so many lawyers. Attorney John Fitzpatrick made the comments Thursday during a hearing before ...
Lawyer: Ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez, now in prison, low on cash
Sporting a new neck tattoo former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez sits at the defense table during his arraignment on a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face ...
Las Vegas lawyer's misdeeds draw lengthy prison term
Local attorney Barry Levinson, left, speaks with his attorney Brent Bryson before going into Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse for sentencing Friday, May 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. Levinson is charged with HOA fraud and other criminal counts, including ...
Lawyer: Hernandez running out of money after paying lawyers
Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said. Attorney John Fitzpatrick told a judge in New Bedford on Thursday that Hernandez was paid ...
Aaron Hernandez is nearly broke, lawyer says
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said. Attorney John Fitzpatrick told a judge in New Bedford on Thursday that ...
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says former Patriots player is running out of money
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said. Attorney John Fitzpatrick told a judge in New Bedford on Thursday ...
Ex-NFL player, convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez running out of money ...
Ex-NFL player, convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez running out of money ...
Lawyer representing suspected drug dealer who fled courthouse removed from ...
Lawyer representing suspected drug dealer who fled courthouse removed from ...
'He hasn't had a license in 30 years,' Springfield man's lawyer tells judge
SPRINGFIELD – Van Kilpatrick's lawyer objected to his client being charged for driving with a suspended license. "He hasn't had a license in 30 years," attorney Amit Singh said Friday in Springfield District Court. Over his lawyer's objections ...
Concussion expert calls Gary Bettman's CTE comments 'lawyer speak'
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 25: Chris Nowinski, former professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment, and founding executive director of the Sports Legacy Institute; Ben Utecht, former National Football League tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals ...
Lawyer: With so many attorneys to pay, Aaron Hernandez low on cash
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said. Attorney John Fitzpatrick told a judge in New Bedford on Thursday that ...
BuzzFeed Reporter Sexual Harassment Claims: 'Mad Men' Actor's Rep Disputes ...
BuzzFeed Reporter Sexual Harassment Claims: 'Mad Men' Actor's Rep Disputes ...
The Latest in Cleveland: Lawyer points to 13 other officers
A Cleveland attorney is asking why patrolman Michael Brelo was the only officer charged in the deaths of two unarmed suspects in a volley of police gunfire. Paul Cristallo spoke at a news conference Thursday with the family of shooting victim Timothy ...
Venezuela's government transfers opposition leader to notoriously violent ...
Venezuela's government transfers opposition leader to notoriously violent ...
Lawyer moves rights of chimps into the courtroom
Lawyer moves rights of chimps into the courtroom. Originally published May 23, 2015 at 3:24 pm. This week, attorney Steven Wise will argue that two of his clients — chimps Leo and Hercules, being used for research at Stony Brook University in Long ...
Records request comes with a price for lawyer seeking answers
After correctional officers told Patricia DeJuneas she would have to lift her shirt and show her bra to get past prison security, the appellate lawyer filed a public records request. She wanted to know, among other things, how many other female ...
Lawyer fights for chimpanzee rights
Should chimpanzees — complex creatures with thoughts, feelings and the ability to learn sign language — have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Steven Wise, a prominent animal rights attorney from Coral Springs, Fla., has bet ...
DOE hired ex-lawyer who stole $64K to teach
An ex-lawyer disbarred for stealing $64,000 from his clients did not disclose his shady history when hired as a teacher a decade ago — and a Department of Education background check failed to find it. David Jampol, 58, teaches at the Urban Action ...
The Latest in Cleveland: Lawyer for family of boy fatally shot by police ...
The Latest in Cleveland: Lawyer for family of boy fatally shot by police ...
US military rape victims face revenge, regret reporting crimes – lawyer
The US military's system of prosecution has to change, as rape victims are often put in positions where they even regret coming forward, Maribel Jarzabek, ex-Air Force lawyer, said on a recent HRW survey of sexual assault survivors. Of those who ...
Beaver County's lawyer: Lawsuit against sheriff lacks merit
BEAVER, Utah (AP) - A private attorney hired by Beaver County says a lawsuit filed against the sheriff lacks merit and he's confident it'll be dismissed. Lawyer Peter Stirba says there's much more to the story than portrayed in former deputy Cody Allen ...
The Latest in Cleveland: Holiday arraignments for protesters
Protesters who were arrested after the acquittal of patrolman Michael Brelo will be arraigned on Monday, despite the Memorial Day holiday. Cleveland Municipal Court officials tell Cleveland.com ( (link) 1dsu6HP ) that Judge Marilyn Cassidy will ...
Labor & Agents: Sports lawyer topics
T he biggest issue facing the NFL Players Association is off-field events overshadowing the sport itself, Ahmad Nassar , NFL Players Inc. president, said in a speech before the Sports Lawyers Association earlier this month. &ldqu... This is a ...
Top lawyer questions rigour of BoE report into forex scandal
A leading barrister has thrown doubt on the quality of an internal review of the Bank of England's role in the foreign exchange rigging scandal. The legal opinion from Charles Béar QC, which was commissioned by the Conservative MP Jesse Norman, states ...