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State calls lawyer's defense of one Iowan too costly
Matthew Florek faced decades in prison when a Clayton County prosecutor accused him in 2013 of being a pseudoephedrine buyer for local meth cooks, the result of a yearlong investigation. The drug charge against Florek included sentencing ...
Lawyer: After 28-Year Career, Yelmini Got 52 Minutes' Notice Of Layoff Hearing
"Did you think 52 minutes was quite a short notice … for a hearing concerning whether Ms. Yelmini was going to lose her job … ?" lawyer David Rosen asked Barnes during the second hearing by the state Employees' Review Board on Yelmini's appeal of her ...
Middleton lawyer suspended two years, ordered to repay client nearly $61000
A Middleton lawyer who systematically overcharged a client for a variety of services, many of them not involving legal work, has agreed to a two-year suspension for professional misconduct, and agreed to repay the client $60,900, the state Supreme ...
Justices disbar lawyer who took clients' fees, moved to Australia
The Indiana Supreme Court disbarred a Kokomo lawyer who abruptly left the country nearly two years ago, leaving dozens of unsuspecting clients bankrupt and without an attorney. Bradley Hamilton moved to Australia in September 2013 after collecting ...
State calls lawyer's bill to defend Iowa man too costly
DES MOINES (AP) | A Waukon lawyer wants the state to pay more than $50,000 for her work in defending a man who faced drug charges. Mary Jane White was appointed by the court to represent Matthew Florek. Florek had faced decades in prison over ...
Lawyer: Guard was duped into aiding prison escape
A prison guard charged in connection with the escape of two Northern New York inmates did not know the men were planning an escape and did not realize he was aiding their effort, his lawyer says. Gene Palmer, 57, was released Thursday on $25,000 bond ...
Donald Trump to sue Univision for dropping Miss USA pageant: lawyer
NEW YORK Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate developer, is planning to sue U.S. Spanish-language TV network Univision for hundreds of millions of dollars for dropping coverage of the Miss USA pageant, which he partly owns, his lawyer said on ...
Accused NY Prison Escape Accomplice Joyce Mitchell Spends Her Days ...
Accused NY Prison Escape Accomplice Joyce Mitchell Spends Her Days ...
Queens woman charged in NYC bomb plot apparently hires lawyer who was ...
Queens woman charged in NYC bomb plot apparently hires lawyer who was ...
Lawyer Officially Files $20M Sexual Harassment Suit Against DDB, Omnicom
Earlier this month, we posted on a pending lawsuit involving a DDB employee based in New York and allegations made against the agency, its holding company and three of its executives. The complaint stems from the alleged behavior of the plaintiff's ...
Agawam driver too drunk to understand rights, defense lawyer says
SPRINGFIELD - A defense lawyer is contending his client was too drunk to understand what was going on when he was stopped by a state trooper on Route 57 in Agawam. Shawn P. Allyn, lawyer for 55-year-old Stanley Ringer, made that statement at a ...
Lawyer for indicted Palisades Park police sergeant says his client committed ...
Lawyer for indicted Palisades Park police sergeant says his client committed ...
Kevin Costner might star as a lawyer in David E. Kelley's Amazon series
The character in question, lawyer Billy McBride, is the lead in Kelley's planned legal drama Trial, which the producer is putting together for Amazon. The show centers on McBride's efforts to face down an old friend in court, despite being burdened by ...
District Lawyer Cost More Than $140000
Tallahassee, FL - A lawyer hired by Leon County Schools to investigate allegations of improper construction contracts has been paid $145,363. That's according to a LCS Spokesperson responding to a WCTV public records request. Hank Coxe of the ...
Ghana President names top woman lawyer as new head of electoral body
ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana President John Dramani Mahama has appointed a corporate lawyer, Charlotte Osei, as head of the West African country's Electoral Commission (EC), the presidency said in a statement late on Thursday. Osei, who currently heads ...
Sentencing Postponed After Zeller Criticizes Lawyer
The sentencing of convicted scam artist Bobbie Jo Zeller of Norfolk has been adjourned until August 5 after she criticized her free lawyer for not representing her best interests. The 39 year old Zeller admitted stealing more than $300,000 from the Rev ...
Janner prosecution review must be published, says alleged victims' lawyer
The lawyer Peter Garsden said it was in the public interest to publish the full independent review. It was announced by the Crown Prosecution Service after pressure from alleged victims who exercised their right to formally challenge the DPP's position ...
Lawyer Allegedly Kept Kiddie Porn Treasure Trove In His Home
Lawyers are accused of performing questionable acts almost every day, but sometimes those alleged acts are so vile, so disgusting, that it's extremely difficult to take pity upon them. James Crowley, a 2005 graduate of John Marshall Law, was recently ...
Aldo Sarabia Death: Lawyer for Banda El Recodo Member's Widower Shot and ...
Aldo Sarabia Death: Lawyer for Banda El Recodo Member's Widower Shot and ...
Court's Ban of Death Penalty Lawyer Will Stand
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled it has no authority or jurisdiction to intervene in its sister court's ban of prominent death penalty lawyer David Dow. In January, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals — the state's highest criminal court ...
Abbott vows a religious liberty fight, which gay couples' lawyer warns will ...
Abbott vows a religious liberty fight, which gay couples' lawyer warns will ...
One charge dropped against lawyer in boat accident
Suffolk prosecutors Friday formally dropped one charge against a Charlestown lawyer who was once believed to have been operating his power boat while drunk when a 19-year-old woman's arm was sheared off by its propeller in Boston Harbor. Benjamin ...
Grand jury indicts Henderson lawyer on theft, exploitation charges
Henderson personal injury lawyer William Errico appears in front of Justice of the Peace Deborah Lippis at Regional Justice Center Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in Las Vegas. Errico was arrested last week on felony charges in the theft of $487,698 from two of ...
Lawyer lashes out at Pete Rose supporter
Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo was so argumentative while interviewing lawyer John Dowd about the latest Pete Rose allegations that Dowd hung up on Russo, leaving Sirius satellite radio listeners to wonder if he'd been inadvertently cut off. When one of ...
Memphis couple, lawyer celebrate Supreme Court marriage decision
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis couple, who were plaintiffs in the Supreme Court same sex marriage case, and a local attorney celebrated the justices' decision Friday. “I was actually sitting in a barber's chair watching CNN. I've never had such a hard ...
Wall Street CEO has 'diarrhea of the keyboard' but didn't stalk former ...
Wall Street CEO has 'diarrhea of the keyboard' but didn't stalk former ...
Lawyer wants new X-rays as part of abuse defense
Amy Fairfield, the lawyer representing the father, says the new x-rays support her argument that the boy suffers from the rare condition and her client is innocent of the abuse charges. She wants the new x-ray turned over and the case dropped. "This ...
Cosby Lawyer: Unsealing Court Documents Would Be "Terribly Embarrassing"
A lawyer for Bill Cosby argued Friday that it would be "terribly embarrassing" for the comedian if documents from a 2005 sex-assault lawsuit were unsealed. Cosby is fighting efforts by The Associated Press to unseal motions from a lawsuit he settled ...
Unsealing Bill Cosby's court docs would be 'terribly embarrassing,' lawyer says
PHILADELPHIA – A lawyer for Bill Cosby argued Friday that it would be "terribly embarrassing" for the comedian if documents from a 2005 sex-assault lawsuit were unsealed. Cosby is fighting efforts by The Associated Press to unseal motions from a ...
Vietnam frees high-profile dissident lawyer
Le Quoc Quan, a Catholic blogger and lawyer from the communist nation, was freed from jail early Saturday in central Quang Nam province and met by family members who had long campaigned for his release. "I am very happy," he told AFP in his first ...
Springfield lawyer argues hat with drugs was not thrown out client's window
SPRINGFIELD - A lawyer said that a hat containing drugs found outside the high rise apartment building at 10 Chestnut St. was not thrown out a window in the building by his client. George Welch, lawyer for Harrison Ogbunize, said Wednesday at a motion ...
Why Reedie and radical lawyer Fay Stender fought for prison reform -- and paid ...
Why Reedie and radical lawyer Fay Stender fought for prison reform -- and paid ...
Palestinian hunger striker 'close to death':lawyer
Jerusalem (AFP) - A Palestinian prisoner held in an Israeli jail and on hunger strike for 53 days is in a critical condition and could die "at any moment", his lawyer said Saturday. "Khader Adnan may suddenly die at any moment, doctors have confirmed ...
Palestinian hunger striker 'close to death:' lawyer
A Palestinian prisoner held in an Israeli jail and on hunger strike for 53 days is in a critical condition and could die “at any moment”, his lawyer said Saturday. “Khader Adnan may suddenly die at any moment, doctors have confirmed to me,” Jawad ...
Dallas lawyer Carol Donovan elected chairwoman of Dallas County Democratic ...
Dallas lawyer Carol Donovan elected chairwoman of Dallas County Democratic ...
Cosby lawyer: Unsealing court docs 'terribly embarrassing'
PHILADELPHIA — A lawyer for Bill Cosby argued Friday that it would be “terribly embarrassing” for the comedian if documents from a 2005 sex-assault lawsuit were unsealed. Cosby is fighting efforts by The Associated Press to unseal motions from a ...
Winthrop woman, lawyer take $60000 to settle lawsuit against school district
A former bookkeeper and payroll clerk for a Winthrop-area school district split $60,000 with her law firm in settling an employment discrimination and retaliation charge against the district. Jennifer Ma Sims, of Winthrop, won the support of the Maine ...
Legal or not? Police arrest wanted man in Daytona lawyer's office
DAYTONA BEACH — The long arm of the law may have stretched too far when police walked into a criminal defense lawyer's office and arrested a man in the midst of retaining the attorney. James Crock, a private defense attorney, was speaking to Marvin ...
Passion to end injustice fuels lawyer on marriage case
She would remedy this injustice she'd witnessed as Harmon's lawyer, one way or another. She saw how Michigan's punitive laws against gays and lesbians ruptured families, caused unspeakable pain to adults and their children, and served no societal ...
Fighting lawyer Stalacia Leggett qualifies for Olympic boxing trials
A year ago Stalacia Leggett was studying to take the California state bar exam. On Saturday night, Leggett became a U.S. boxing Olympic trials qualifier. Leggett joined Colorado Springs residents Alex Love and Naomi Graham in winning third-place bouts ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Fights to Keep 'Terribly Embarrassing' Court Docs Sealed
An lawyer representing Bill Cosby argued in court Friday that it would be "terribly embarrassing" for the comedian if documents from a 2005 sex-assault lawsuit were ever unsealed, reports The Associated Press. The embattled comedian is fighting efforts ...
Activists Inspired By Libyan Human Rights Lawyer Want To Know Why No One ...
Activists Inspired By Libyan Human Rights Lawyer Want To Know Why No One ...
Gay marriage plaintiff's lawyer: 'The work goes on'
Gay marriage plaintiff's lawyer: 'The work goes on'. Greg Nash. By Mark Hensch - 06/28/15 10:58 AM EDT. The lawyer behind the case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide says work for greater gay rights is not over yet. Mary Bonauto represented ...
Albino Lawyer-Slash-Model Thando Hopa on Challenging Conventional Beauty ...
Albino Lawyer-Slash-Model Thando Hopa on Challenging Conventional Beauty ...
Cosby lawyer: Unsealing court docs 'terribly embarrassing'
FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2014, file photo, comedian and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony in Philadelphia. A lawyer for Cosby says it would be "terribly embarrassing" if documents from a 2005 sex-assault lawsuit were unsealed ...
Summer is here. Is your lawyer here too?
If you have a DUI case in July and the lawyer you want to hire is going to be away, what you don't want to have happen is for them to send their young and inexperienced associate to cover the case for them. If you have a big hearing coming up with your ...
Students' lawyer questions police claim
She asked to look at the evidence seized from a car owned by Sasikarn Charoensiri, a lawyer in her group. The evidence was the five mobile phones the students left with Ms Sasikarn at the Bangkok military court before they were taken away by police ...
Meet the Plaintiffs Lawyer Out to Save Gift Cards
Chicago class-action lawyer Clinton Krislov is better known for defending Illinois workers's pension plans than for standing up for consumer rights in bankruptcy cases. But for three and a half years, Mr. Krislov has been fighting on behalf of three ...
Alabama Civil Rights lawyer's epic rant: Media targeted Confederate flag ...
Alabama Civil Rights lawyer's epic rant: Media targeted Confederate flag ...
Mexico identifies 4 corpses as missing doctors, lawyer
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors say four bodies discovered June 19 in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero are those of three doctors and a lawyer who had been reported missing earlier in the month. Guerrero state prosecutors said Sunday that DNA ...