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Judge rules lawyer owes $236000 in old law school loan
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Connecticut lawyer who hasn't paid his law school loans since 2001 owes the federal government more than $236,000 for his legal education. The Connecticut Law Tribune reports ...
How Greenberg's Lawyer, Boies, Won AIG Bailout Battle
Over eight weeks, Boies questioned most of the 36 witnesses himself, a task shared on the government side by at least seven lawyers. They repeatedly earned rebukes from the judge for missteps, such as reading lengthy records already in evidence and ...
Court-appointed lawyer for Egypt's Mursi says to appeal death sentence
CAIRO The court-appointed lawyer for former President Mohamed Mursi told Reuters on Tuesday he would appeal against the death sentence that a court imposed on the former leader in the case related to a 2011 jail break. (Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad; ...
Defense lawyer: Slain ice cream truck driver was stalking man charged in fatal ...
Defense lawyer: Slain ice cream truck driver was stalking man charged in fatal ...
Hernandez lawyer claims juror lied during jury selection
With former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez now facing a date for the launch of his second murder trial, his lawyers are still trying to get his first murder conviction, for killing Odin Lloyd, thrown out. Via the Associated Press, lawyer James ...
Student Loans Bite Lawyer In The Ass
As a lawyer, Cohan probably thinks he can negotiate away the $200 a month difference — but when the full force of the federal government of the United States of America comes at ya, well you'd best pay the $300 a month. There's also the small matter ...
Judge denies lawyer change for Fryer
DEVELOPING TONIGHT, THE SANFORD MOM ACCUSED OF KILLING HER 2-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WENT TO COURT TODAY ASKING FOR A NEW LAWYER. RACHAEL FRYER SENT THIS HANDWRITTEN LETTER TO THE JUDGE CLAIMING HER ...
Disbarred lawyer avoids prison time in HOA fraud case
Disbarred lawyer Jeanne Winkler enters the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Las Vegas. Winkler pleaded guilty in 2012 to a felony count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. (James Tensuan/Las Vegas-Review ...
Woman is fired because she complained lawyer wouldn't stop scratching crotch ...
Woman is fired because she complained lawyer wouldn't stop scratching crotch ...
Should You Leave Law and Learn to Code? A Conversation with Lawyer-Turned ...
Should You Leave Law and Learn to Code? A Conversation with Lawyer-Turned ...
Lawyer accused of misconduct defends actions to represent wrongfully ...
Lawyer accused of misconduct defends actions to represent wrongfully ...
Lawyer Erick Kaardal socked with sanction for work on Indian land case
Kaardal “is a committed advocate for his clients and has shown a willingness to take cases that a vast majority of lawyers would pass on,” says Lee McGrath, managing attorney for the Minnesota office of Institute for Justice, a libertarian public ...
Trial Lawyer Chosen to Lead Ralph Nader Museum of Law
Ralph Nader has appointed a trial lawyer and author as director of the planned American Museum of Tort Law set to open in the consumer advocate's home town of Winsted, Connecticut. Nader said Tuesday that Richard L. Newman will oversee the museum ...
MSU softball coach's lawyer: State police out of line
EAST LANSING – Text messages and interviews from a report filed by the Michigan State Police in Paw Paw reiterate allegations made by a Michigan State softball player against two members of the coaching staff. Yet the state police report is missing key ...
Trial lawyer chosen to lead Ralph Nader museum of law
(AP) — Ralph Nader has appointed a trial lawyer and author as director of the planned American Museum of Tort Law set to open in the consumer advocate's home town of Winsted, Connecticut. Nader said Tuesday that Richard L. Newman will oversee the ...
New Orleans' Airbnb prosecutions are unconstitutional, lawyer says
If it does, and loses, the city's entire zoning enforcement regime could be at risk, said Bob Ellis, a lawyer defending one of the accused. A spokesman for Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office said the city shelved the cases because a judge instructed them to ...
Veteran Appellate Lawyer to Represent Ex-CIA Officer in Espionage Case
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit approved Robbins' appointment as Sterling's lawyer on Tuesday. Robbins, a partner at Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber, said Sterling's lawyers reached out to him about leading the ...
Delaware ex-prosecutor avoids lengthy prison term for teen's rape after lawyer ...
Delaware ex-prosecutor avoids lengthy prison term for teen's rape after lawyer ...
Comics AM | Jailed Iranian artist's lawyer arrested for shaking her hand
Legal | Mohammed Moghini, the attorney for jailed Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani, has been arrested for shaking his client's hand. (According to this Pakistani source, the official charge is “fornication.”) Held at Rajai Shahr Prison, his bail has ...
Lawyer accused of drunken boating seeks to shield himself from suits
Benjamin P. Urbelis, 33, right, of Charlestown is arraigned at Boston Municipal Court in this Monday, June 1, 2015 file photo. 1. Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Print Email 0 Comments. By: Laurel J. Sweet. The Boston defense attorney authorities say was ...
Meet The Badass Lawyer Who Saved The Land Rover Defenders From The Feds
When you fight the law, the law usually wins. This is the case with most people, but not North Carolina attorney Will Hedrick, whose pro bono case against the federal government resulted in more than two dozen imported Land Rover Defenders to be ...
Former Liverpool teacher and lawyer struck student 54 times with ruler for ...
Former Liverpool teacher and lawyer struck student 54 times with ruler for ...
As Lawyer Defrauded Both Firm and Client, She Shelled Out Thousands to ...
As Lawyer Defrauded Both Firm and Client, She Shelled Out Thousands to ...
Defense lawyer: Prosecutor in Holyoke La Familia murder trial made 'gross ...
Defense lawyer: Prosecutor in Holyoke La Familia murder trial made 'gross ...
Exclusive: FIFA's Blatter hires US lawyer for corruption probe
As a lawyer, Cullen has often represented government officials as they tried to fend off indictments in high-profile criminal investigations. He represented Tom DeLay, a Texas Republican and former majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives ...
Successful Philly Lawyer Quits Job To Pursue Passion For Travel Writing
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Two employees await damages in East Point feces DNA case
During opening arguments Wednesday, Amanda Farahany, a lawyer for the men, said they fear their DNA samples will be misused by health insurers or the company through genetic testing. “DNA is who you are — it is your genetic make-up….,” Farahany ...
Cardinals, MLB Lawyer Up in Astros Hacking Probe
On the cleated heels of Deflategate and soccer's global corruption crisis, the scandal-prone pro sports community is in need of legal advice yet again—this time related to alleged Major League foul play involving the St. Louis Cardinals. The New York ...
Murder Suspect Hoping to Rep Self Says Court-Appointed Lawyer Incompetent
"If you're so concerned about me representing myself," he continued, "why don't you provide me with an excellent lawyer?" Spruill, who was dressed in an orange jumpsuit with a chain wrapped around his waist, attacked Charle as she got into her car ...
Lawyer: Cardinals executives not involved in hacking of Astros
Lawyer: Cardinals executives not involved in hacking of Astros. AP. JUN 17, 2015 5:01p ET. +. JUN 17, 2015 5:01p ET. share 0. Tweet 0. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak addresses hacking reports. JUN 17, 8:18 pm. General Manager John Mozeliak addresses ...
Old Lyme Board of Finance to hire lawyer to investigate WPCA's activities
Old Lyme — The Board of Finance decided Tuesday to hire a lawyer to conduct an independent review of the Water Pollution Control Authority's activities, after discussing what to do now after residents voted down an appropriation for bills related to a ...
Lawyer tries to limit liability in tragic boating accident
The Charlestown defense lawyer accused of being drunk when a teenage girl lost her right arm to his boat's propeller has executed a legal maneuver aimed at limiting civil awards to any victims. Benjamin P. Urbelis, 33, acknowledges in his five-page ...
Bobby Shmurda's Lawyer States Facts! Rappers Scream #FreeGS9 But Why ...
Bobby Shmurda's Lawyer States Facts! Rappers Scream #FreeGS9 But Why ...
The Latest on NY Prison Escape: Lawyer: Husband in Shock
The lawyer for the man whose wife is charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security New York prison says his client was "blown away" by revelations that she talked to the inmates about having them kill her husband after ...
The latest on NY prison escape: Lawyer: Husband 'blown away' by allegations ...
The latest on NY prison escape: Lawyer: Husband 'blown away' by allegations ...
Homeless Lawyer Is Terrible Lawyer, Says Supreme Court
There absolutely should not be such a thing as a “homeless lawyer.” It's a professional degree. That's supposed to stand for something, right? And yet, it's a condition all too common to our pages. The all but inescapable debt, sparse jobs (both public ...
Captain claims he wasn't on boat when teen's arm severed
Urbelis, himself a lawyer whose website says he specializes in DUI cases, pleaded not guilty to charges including reckless and drunken boating causing a serious injury following the March 30 accident. Urbelis also works as a nightclub promoter. On June ...
Hastert lawyer says leaks 'unconscionable'
(AP) — A lawyer for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert today called leaks regarding the federal hush-money case against the Illinois Republican "unconscionable" and said he may ask the court to investigate. During a status hearing in Chicago, ...
The Lawyer Who Handled Dylann Roof's Drug Case Says He Seemed Like "Just ...
The Lawyer Who Handled Dylann Roof's Drug Case Says He Seemed Like "Just ...
Lawyer: Man 'Blown Away' by Wife's Role in Prison Plot
A man was "blown away" by word that his wife discussed having two inmates kill him as she helped them plot their successful escape from the maximum-security prison in northern New York, his lawyer said Thursday. Both Joyce and Lyle Mitchell worked as ...
Theater shooting defense lawyer clashes with psychiatrist
FILE - In this June 4, 2013, file photo, Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes appears in court in Centennial, Colo. The person closest to the murderous thoughts of Holmes before he carried out his attack could take the witness stand the week of ...
Accused Prison Worker's Husband Knew Nothing, Lawyer Says
An attorney for Lyle Mitchell, the husband of the prison worker in jail on charges that she helped two convicted murderers escape from a prison in upstate New York, told ABC News today that his client knew nothing about the alleged escape plan, as ...
Cashman 'lawyer' spotted at ex-mistress' fraud trial
​The defense lawyer for the former mistress and accused stalker of ​Yankees GM Brian Cashman wasted no time in telling jurors at her housing fraud trial that the case is tied to the baseball big. “The evidence is also going to show that Brian Cashman's ...
'Con artist' posed as lawyer, DA says
San Diego — A woman who prosecutors described as a “prolific con artist” is accused of misrepresenting herself as a lawyer and scamming a victim out of more than $40,000. Giuliana Bosco Huerta, 38, pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony charges ...
Lobbying Scorecard: Many Big Texas Firms Reducing Lobbying Practice
It used to be de rigueur for the very biggest Texas firms to deploy lawyer/lobbyists at the Texas Legislature for the session, but times have changed. Some of the biggest Texas firms have scaled back their lobbying practice, and some of the largest ...
Man 'blown away' by wife's role in New York prison escape, lawyer says
The husband of a New York maximum-security prison worker was “blown away” after learning his wife discussed having two inmates kill him as she helped them plot their successful escape earlier this month, his lawyer said Thursday. Joyce and Lyle ...
Lawyer: Man shocked by wife's role in prison escape plot
A woman charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from prison told her husband that when she backed out of a plan to be the getaway driver the inmates threatened his life, the husband's lawyer said. Joyce and Lyle Mitchell worked as ...
Dov Charney's Lawyer Has a History of Suing American Apparel -- and Dov ...
Dov Charney's Lawyer Has a History of Suing American Apparel -- and Dov ...
11 Reasons Why It's So Hard Being A Lawyer (Part I)
As I travel across the U.S., connecting with lawyers to talk about self-care, wellness, and mindfulness, lawyers often tell me how difficult it is to be a lawyer. I asked them to share what they wished non-lawyers understood about us lawyers, as well ...
Silk Road creator's lawyer blasts US investigator's plea deal
The lawyer for convicted Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht said Friday an ex-Secret Service agent's expected guilty plea to stealing more than $800,000 of bitcoins during a probe of the black market website shows the investigation was corrupt. Shaun ...