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Fox News on Kim Davis' Lawyer: “Stunningly Obtuse,” “Ridiculously Stupid”
Anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has been given plenty of dubious legal advice by her attorneys, the anti-gay fringe group Liberty Counsel. It was no surprise, then, to see Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mathew Staver claim that “it's really ...
Michigan House lawyer urges 1 expulsion, 1 censure in affair cover-up
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The top lawyer for the Michigan House recommended Tuesday that one state lawmaker be expelled and another censured for misconduct stemming from an attempt to hide their extramarital affair. Brock Swartzle, general counsel for ...
Lawyer in Indian Hill case: 'We can't stop her'
The judge in the criminal portion of the Indian Hill real estate case ordered defendant Crysta Pleatman not to contact any parties in the case or post on social media about the proceedings. If Pleatman violates the order, Hamilton County Municipal ...
Lawyer Turned Teacher Has Read Too Much Penthouse
Thomas R. McCarthy, Jr. a lawyer in upstate New York, also taught social studies to high schoolers. While that seems benign enough, perhaps even altruistic, it seems McCarthy abused his position. Last week he was found guilty of misdemeanor forcible ...
'Situation' trial delayed; couldn't pay lawyer
NEWARK Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino of "Jersey Shore" television fame was supposed to go on trial here next week on charges he failed to pay his taxes. But now, the onetime reality star's trial is being postponed because he's failed to pay his ...
Lawyer Refuses To Take Client Criticism On The Internet, Earns 18-Month Suspension
In the first matter, a married couple retained the lawyer to assist with the husband's ongoing post-dissolution dispute with his former spouse. The clients could not pay all the fees up and the lawyer verbally agreed to monthly payments, with an ...
The Latest: Lawyer hopes clerk complies in marriage case
Lawyer Dan Canon said Tuesday that the couples hope Rowan County clerk Kim Davis complies and doesn't again order her staff to stop issuing licenses because of her religious beliefs about homosexuality. "But if experience is a teacher, Ms. Davis just ...
Lawyer Disputes That Georgia Homeowner's Dog Charged Police
A lawyer for a Georgia man shot by police who entered the wrong home denied Tuesday that the homeowner's dog charged police officers. Three DeKalb County officers entered Christopher McKinley's Atlanta home on Aug. 31 searching for a possible ...
Lawsuit asks how Clinton lawyer got OK to store classified emails
Lawyers who represent clients in national security cases say it's highly unusual for a private attorney to be given permission to hold classified records. "If one of us tried to do this, we'd have our clearance yanked that very day and have a search ...
Dewey & LeBoeuf Chairman's Lawyer Cites 'Fantasy Fraud'
The lawyer for Steven H. Davis, former chairman of Dewey & LeBoeuf, told a state jury on Tuesday that the criminal case against his client was a “fantasy fraud” brought by prosecutors in Manhattan with “fanciful theories” about the spring 2012 collapse ...
New York State Lawyer Shot in Head Is Praised for His Drive
He later turned to public service as a lawyer for the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. He married three years ago and was looking forward to having a family. Mr. Gabay, 43, was shot in the head early on Monday in a burst of violence as he joined ...
Awards For Mary Alexander, San Francisco Victims Rights Lawyer, Continue: "Top ...
Awards For Mary Alexander, San Francisco Victims Rights Lawyer, Continue: "Top ...
Kim Davis' lawyer: “We're back to square one”
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, center, with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, left, and attorney Mat Staver, founder of the Liberty Counsel, the Christian law firm representing Davis, at her side, cries out after being released from the ...
Defendant in 2½-year-old Chicopee home invasion case gets 6th lawyer after 5th ...
Defendant in 2½-year-old Chicopee home invasion case gets 6th lawyer after 5th ...
Lawyer Clooney observes jailed ex-Maldives leader's appeal hearing, meets ...
Lawyer Clooney observes jailed ex-Maldives leader's appeal hearing, meets ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Confidence In Legal Advice Comes With Time
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer Ed. note: It's not the battle of the sexes, but the battle of the ages, between the graying of the legal profession and those lawyers not yet eligible for Medicare or even an AARP ...
Attorney defends lawyer who had sex with client, draws rebuke from justice
“If you are a lawyer thinking about having sex with your client, you better think first,” Clark said. The high court is sitting in Knoxville today and Thursday to hear six cases with East Tennessee ties. One of those cases involves Vogel, who has ...
Kim Davis' Lawyer Says Forcing Clerk To Do Job Is Like Making Her 'Grant A ...
Kim Davis' Lawyer Says Forcing Clerk To Do Job Is Like Making Her 'Grant A ...
Lawyer: SC cop's case in Walter Scott shooting 'smoke and mirrors'
Lawyers for the family of a black man fatally shot by a South Carolina police officer dismissed as "smoke and mirrors" Wednesday toxicology reports and other documents filed by the officer's lawyers in advance of a bail hearing Thursday. Former North ...
Florida's top lawyer wants quicker processing of rape kits; backlog numbers in ...
Florida's top lawyer wants quicker processing of rape kits; backlog numbers in ...
Lawyer for Ex-Dewey Executive Seeks to Sow Doubt on Evidence Against Him
It was the second day that a defense lawyer in the trial of three former Dewey executives sought to pick apart the prosecution's case by noting the absence of corroborating testimony from the seven former Dewey employees, all of whom pleaded guilty in ...
AG Kane's criminal lawyer decries leaks about ethics complaint against her
25 that the Disciplinary Counsel of the state's lawyer ethics board recommended action regarding Kane's law license. The disciplinary board's top lawyer proposed a temporary emergency suspension based on a little-known rule usually reserved for lawyers ...
'You've ruined your career' critics tell lawyer in LinkedIn sexism row
Critics have suggested the young lawyer would now struggle to get work because she had published a private conversation. • LinkedIn lawyers: Did this man's weak sexism really warrant perv-shaming? Franklin Sinclair of Tuckers Solicitors said: “What an ...
Barrister faces 'career suicide' for exposing lawyer's sexist remark
Writing for the Independent, the human rights lawyer Charlotte Proudman said she did not regret her decision to make public a message from Alexander Carter-Silk that commented on her “stunning” photograph, because it had led to an outpouring of similar ...
Lawsuit seeks info on Hillary Clinton lawyer's thumb drive
The State Department is facing a second lawsuit seeking details of how the diplomatic agency decided to permit Hillary Clinton's lawyer to retain a thumb drive containing tens of thousands of her emails even after authorities decided some of them were ...
Lawyer: Ex-State Dept. Employee Won't Testify to Congress
The lawyer for a former State Department employee who helped set up and maintain a private email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton says his client will assert his constitutional right not to testify before any congressional committees. Bryan ...
Home invasion victims in Rutgers case can't be trusted, lawyer says
NEW BRUNSWICK – An attorney for dismissed Rutgers University football player Andre Boggs is claiming the alleged victims in three home invasions have good reason to lie to police – they are all drug dealers who should have been arrested. "My client ...
British Lawyer Under Fire for Calling Out 'Misogynistic' LinkedIn Compliment
A young female lawyer in the U.K. is facing intense backlash after she called out an attorney thirty years her senior for complimenting her LinkedIn picture. It all started when Charlotte Proudman, a 27-year-old barrister, asked to “connect” on ...
Lawyer: Romanian prince to pay $7.28 million to UK magazine editor following ...
Lawyer: Romanian prince to pay $7.28 million to UK magazine editor following ...
Ex-State Dept. worker refuses to testify on Clinton emails
But Pagliano's lawyers said in a letter to the senators that any such offer is premature. The senators' proposal, made in a letter earlier this week, "creates the very practical risk that our client will later be said to have waived his constitutional ...
Police Release Sketch of Suspect in Shooting of Cuomo Administration Lawyer
New York police officials have released a sketch of a man who they say is being sought for questioning in connection with the shooting of a Cuomo administration lawyer in Brooklyn early on Monday. The lawyer, Carey W. Gabay, 43, was shot in the head ...
Gov. Rick Scott's former top lawyer will run huge water agency
Pete Antonacci, who served as Scott's top lawyer and as an appointed state prosecutor, was hired Thursday to run the South Florida Water Management District, which is responsible for water quality and flood control for more than a third of all Florida ...
Man allegedly posed as lawyer
PHILADELPHIA A Burlington Township man who allegedly posed as a lawyer now faces real legal trouble. Leaford George Cameron, 62, was indicted Thursday on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, and false statements, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office ...
Houston lawyer to lead Paxton defense
Paxton on Thursday announced he has hired high-powered Houston lawyer Dan Cogdell and former state and federal prosecutor Terri Moore of Fort Worth to defend him against three felony indictments. Both have extensive trial experience, and are known ...
Ken Paxton hires ex-prosecutor and top lawyer to fight securities charges
Former Dallas County First Assistant District Attorney Terri Moore will be one of his lawyers. She was the top assistant under District Attorney Craig Watkins from 2007 to 2011. Moore was also a star prosecutor in Tarrant County and ran for district ...
Celeb lawyer sues co-owner of his soccer club for $5 million
Joe Tacopina (right) is taking Joey Saputo to court for allegedly not being paid. Photo: left: Riyad Hasan; right: Getty Images. A powerhouse Manhattan lawyer is suing the co-owner of his struggling Italian soccer club for allegedly stiffing him on ...
Who's New England's most beloved hero: Tom Brady? Or his lawyer?
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady had come seeking normalcy, seeking comfort through control, seeking three hours when victory or defeat would rest, in part, on his ability to throw a football, not of his lawyer to win over a federal judge. His lawyer was ...
State's lawyer should have more scruples
One of the experts wrote the Handbook of Texas Lawyer and Judicial Ethics, which it appears from the Chronicle's reporting that every lawyer who had anything to do with this case needs to read. The other expert is a longtime judge. Sure enough, they ...
Gay lawyer's retaliation suit over a rescinded job offer is dismissed
A gay lawyer's retaliation lawsuit against his former law firm and a potential employer has been dismissed in a one-page order that doesn't indicate whether the case settled. U.S. District Judge L. Felipe Restrepo of Philadelphia dismissed the case ...
Leading Questions: A Chat with Jim Kreindler, Lawyer for 9/11 Victims
It's been 14 years since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, but a legal effort by thousands of victims to get compensated is still inching its way through the American court system. For the anniversary of 9/11, Law Blog chatted with one of the ...
Child abuse reporting law is often trumped by lawyer's duty of confidentiality ...
Child abuse reporting law is often trumped by lawyer's duty of confidentiality ...
What happens when a lawyer closes their practice?
When a solo lawyer sells or closes her practice, what happens to her clients, their files and any ongoing legal matters, a longtime Carroll resident asks. He also asks whether clients have rights to be clued in on the planned closure and to retrieve ...
Female Lawyer Who Called Out Biglaw Partner's Sexist Remarks Now Considered ...
Female Lawyer Who Called Out Biglaw Partner's Sexist Remarks Now Considered ...
Fired Starkey Hearing Technologies president hires lawyer
Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune file Former President Jerry Ruzicka, shown in 2006 in the company's soundproof room where hearing aides are tested, was one of four Starkey Hearing Technologies executives whose names were removed from the company ...
JP Morgan Lawyer to Lead Large-Bank Trade Group
A top lawyer for J.P. Morgan Chase JPM -0.49% & Co. who served in the Clinton administration is taking the helm of The Clearing House Association, an influential trade group representing large U.S. banks. Greg Baer, J.P. Morgan's head of regulatory ...
Lawyer Bikini Party: Not The Ideal Marketing Plan
Throwing a sales confab at a Hooters makes sense for some industries — at least from a business perspective — but BMC isn't pitching auto parts dealers from Winnetka, they're pitching lawyers. The marketing tricks gleaned from Silk Stalkings and ...
Lawyer in Racial Justice Act case admonished for actions
The charges go to "things that are at the heart of what I consider to be who I am as a person and who I am as a lawyer," she said. "This process has been really difficult for me because it's so antithetical to the kind of lawyer that I want to be and ...
Hillary Lawyer Stung by O'Keefe Deletes Her Website
Nevada-based attorney Christina Gupana, who manages voter-registration efforts in the area for the Hillary Clinton campaign, has deleted the website for her legal practice after being stung in James O'Keefe's latest investigative video. Gupana was the ...
Lawyer: Mental patient has right against unlawful detention
But Lisa Volpe, a lawyer for Mental Hygiene Legal Service, said the constitutional right of Stephen and patients like him against unlawful detention trumps state law and they should be released from unlawful detention. She said circumstances like his ...
Georgia's top lawyer considering ways to fix flawed garnishment law
Georgia's top lawyer considering ways to fix flawed garnishment law. 7:35 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 | Filed in: Politics. Comments 0. . Cyclist Greg Germani's road to recovery. Free access to myAJC for AJC subscribers. Explore ...