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Disbarred lawyer sentenced to prison for ID scam duped fiancée, too
A disbarred lawyer got a slap on the wrist for stealing another lawyer's identity to dupe clients into hiring him - but he may end up with a broken heart for fooling his fiancee too. Steven (Shlomo) Dickman was sentenced to 33 months in prison on ...
'Lawyer' sentenced to jail after stealing identity, fooling clients
The victims of a disbarred lawyer from Brooklyn who posed as another attorney ripped the fraudster as a soulless con man Friday in Brooklyn federal court. Stephen Dickman, 70, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for stealing the identity of an ...
I had lunch with the lawyer for Mexico's most-wanted man. He doesn't know ...
I had lunch with the lawyer for Mexico's most-wanted man. He doesn't know ...
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 ...
States Paying Lawyer Fees for Defending Same Sex Couples
Good news: the lawyers that represented same-sex couples around the country in the fight to legalize their love are finally getting compensated for their efforts. In many cases, private attorneys took these cases pro bono since the couples could not ...
Lawyer amends effort to oust utility regulator
PHOENIX — A lawyer seeking the ouster of Susan Bitter Smith from the Arizona Corporation Commission says an ad she runs seeking clients for her private firm bolsters his claim that she is holding office illegally. Thomas Ryan points to an ...
Joplin lawyer recognized for client satisfaction
•The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Walter E. Williams of Joplin as one of 2015's 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third ...
Lawyer: Student who sparked lockdown at Mississippi State allowed to return
(AP) – A lawyer says a student who was arrested but not charged after sparking a campus lockdown will be allowed to return to Mississippi State University. Charles Yoste, the Starkville lawyer representing Phu-Qui Cong “Bill” Nguyen of Madison told The ...
Lawyer: MSU student who sparked lockdown can re-enroll
STARKVILLE — A student who was arrested but not charged after sparking a campus lockdown will be allowed to return to Mississippi State University, his lawyer said. Charles Yoste, the Starkville lawyer representing Phu-Qui Cong “Bill” Nguyen of ...
Chris Brown Cried After Winning Joint Custody Of Royalty — Lawyer Speaks
Chris Brown won joint custody of his precious daughter Royalty on Sept. 11, and HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY spoke to his family law attorney, Bo Nichols, who revealed that Chris cried after the verdict was made! Chris Brown, 26, just couldn't hide ...
Lesson for lawyer: Don't give up too much control
An untenable delegation: A divorce lawyer hands over responsibilities but later has to get them back. It all came about because of following one of the principles consistently directed at second-stage companies: Learn to delegate. One of the classic ...
Lawyer cleared in mortgage fraud case wants feds to pay legal fees
A New Orleans lawyer whose mortgage fraud conviction in Las Vegas was overturned because of government misconduct now wants the government to pay his legal fees. David Mark filed court papers seeking roughly $215,000 in attorney fees and ...
High court rejects lawyer's bid to be a two-party candidate
The Courier reports ( (link) 1MkLYU6 ) the high court rejected a bid by Damon Baldone, a former lawmaker and Terrebonne Parish lawyer, to be listed as a member of both major parties. The decision was handed down last week. The justices made no ...
WATCH: Kim Davis' lawyer who compared her to Rosa Parks and MLK now compares ...
WATCH: Kim Davis' lawyer who compared her to Rosa Parks and MLK now compares ...
Your next text message might be from lawyer seeking work, but text senders ...
Your next text message might be from lawyer seeking work, but text senders ...
Aid to poor goes to lawyer
In the last fiscal year, South Ottawa Township spent a grand total of $1,600 from its budget for the poor. Nearly two-thirds of that went to pay an attorney. As it is, South Ottawa Township gives very little aid to the poor compared to other major ...
Anne Sublett recipient of Senior Lawyer Award from bar association
Then I realized I am nearly 69 years old and have been practicing law since 1980. I guess that qualifies me as a senior lawyer. Sublett has received many awards over the years, but says this one is more meaningful because it is from the local bar ...
Phony lawyer charged with scamming immigrants in US, including Jamaicans
Cameron, 62, allegedly operated his fake law practices out of his home in Burlington, New Jersey. The indictment alleges that from 2003 through 2015, Cameron operated the practice, where he pretended to be a lawyer in order to defraud “clients” who ...
Swedish Lawyer-Turned-Chef Will Abandon Menus at Top London Restaurant
A former amateur cook who is now one of London's most respected chefs plans to close his restaurant temporarily to cut the number of seats by half. And then reopen without menus. Mikael Jonsson, 48, who was a lawyer and entrepreneur in Sweden and ...
Univ. of Florida Marks 40th Anniversary of Cuban Lawyer Program
An event is set Oct. 16 in Gainesville to commemorate the Cuban-American Lawyers Program run by the Levin College of Law. Among the scheduled speakers are Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga and Stephen Zack, former president of the ...
Kim Davis' Lawyer Compares Her To Abraham Lincoln (VIDEO)
A lawyer representing Kim Davis on Sunday defended the Kentucky clerk's refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples by comparing her situation to President Abraham Lincoln's opposition to the Dred Scott ruling. During a segment on C-SPAN, ...
Kim Davis' lawyer says she's just like Abraham Lincoln
Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, the woman whose attorney compared her to Abraham Lincoln, returned to work Monday morning and said she won't interfere with her deputies issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Davis also said she would not be authorizing ...
Lawyer says mother did not let Gypsy see her own medical records
The attorney representing Gypsy Blanchard said in court Monday that his client can't access her own medical records because of blocks set up by her now deceased mother. Gypsy Blanchard, 24, is accused of arranging for her online boyfriend to stab her ...
Kim Davis' Lawyers To File New Lawsuit Against Kentucky Governor
Harry Mihet, a lawyer with the conservative Liberty Counsel, told reporters that Davis is happy to allow her deputy clerks to issue licenses to gay couples and "does not want to defy the orders of the federal court." But Mihet said she will not ...
Once-convicted lawyer turns tables on feds, seeks $215K for defense fees in ...
Once-convicted lawyer turns tables on feds, seeks $215K for defense fees in ...
U of Florida marks 40th anniversary of Cuban lawyer program
The University of Florida is marking the 40th anniversary of a program that allowed Cuban exile attorneys to become licensed to practice in the U.S.. An event is set Oct. 16 in Gainesville to commemorate the Cuban-American Lawyers Program run by the ...
The day Bill Belichick gave his hotel room to safety Lawyer Milloy
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Thanks to a tweet from New England Patriots play-by-play man Bob Socci, which highlighted an article from last week by the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore on Bill Belichick, I learned a new story about Belichick from his early years ...
Lawyer for Albany County Nursing Home official seeks mistrial
ACNH Executive director Larry Slatky listens as Albany County Legislator Mary Lou Bartolotta-Connolly shares her husbands experience on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at Albany County Nursing Home in Colonie, N.Y. (Phoebe Sheehan/Special to The Times ...
Lawyer For Teen Charged In Enfield Arsons Seeks Lower Bail
HARTFORD — The lawyer for Davidson Izzo, a 17-year-old Enfield boy charged with setting five arson fires, called the prosecution of his client a witch hunt and said Izzo is being held on an unreasonably high bail. lRelated Bail Reduction Denied In ...
Study: People select a lawyer the same way today as in 1915
It shouldn't come as any surprise that legal services consumers continue to hire lawyers by asking people who they know and trust. There have been several surveys that have borne out similar results. But most experienced lawyers don't need surveys to ...
Cleveland Evans: History of Harvey: a saint, giant rabbit, lawyer
The push came in June 2011 when USA Network's “Suits” began, featuring lawyer Harvey Specter, “the best closer in New York.” Handsome, wealthy, arrogant and fashionable, alpha-male Harvey quickly became one of cable television's most popular ...
Lawyer wants to release Army interview with Bergdahl
An undated Army handout photo of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive as a prisoner of war for nearly five years by the Taliban. Bergdahl, who disappeared from his Army outpost in Afghanistan in 2009, was captured by the Taliban and held by the ...
Time to retrain? Legal sector faces 'war for talent'
The legal profession faces a "war for talent" over the next year as law firms battle to hire the best staff in the U.K., according to the CEO of the first British legal company to list in London. Michael Ward, chief executive of Gateley, the U.K.'s ...
Ex-Stockton president blames lawyer in failed Showboat deal
ATLANTIC CITY — Stockton University's former president says a lawyer working on the university's purchase of a former Atlantic City casino didn't tell him about serious problems with the deal. Herman Saatkamp says its outside law firm did not disclose ...
Lawyer 'Hopeful' Medicaid Fraud Case Against CB 15 Member Will Be Dismissed
The lawyer for a former Community Board 15 member said he is “hopeful” Medicaid fraud-related charges against his client will be dismissed now that a related case has been thrown out for lack of evidence. Liliya Kostyuk, a former member of Sheepshead ...
Eugene Berman, longtime Springfield bankruptcy lawyer, civic leader, dies at 87
Beginning in the early 1950s, Berman worked as a lawyer in Springfield, initially with the firm of Kamberg & Berman. The firm would eventually be known as Kamberg, Berman, Hendel, Gold & West and was one of the largest in the city. It disbanded in 2007 ...
Jealous Much? Lawyer Takes Swing At Amal Clooney's Legal Record
Looks like the green monster (no, not the one at Fenway) is striking a government office across the pond. Justice Minister, Lord Edward Faulks QC got caught talking smack about Amal Clooney's legal career at a recent book launch, as the Daily Mail ...
Bergdahl Lawyer Wants Interrogation Made Public
The lawyer for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner for five years by the Taliban, is asking the Army to publicly release a transcript of Bergdahl's interview with military officials following his release in a controversial prisoner swap, saying ...
Lawyer behind crash lawsuit speaks
The lawyer who filed suit against a driver who hit two pedestrians, severely injuring one and killing another, says he doesn't believe the driver should have been on the road. Show Transcript Hide Transcript. LAWYER WHO FILED SUIT AGAINST THE ...
Lawyer: Ex-cop accused of threats posts bond
CHICAGO (AP) — A retired Chicago police officer accused of making phone calls threatening to hurt investigators of an Illinois officer's fatal shooting unless they declared the death a suicide posted bond Tuesday, his lawyer said. Joseph A. Battaglia ...
Lawyer: Ex-cop accused of threatening investigators in Illinois officer death ...
Lawyer: Ex-cop accused of threatening investigators in Illinois officer death ...
Lawyer motions to revisit officer-involved shooting
Now, lawyers for the mother are back, saying they've found new evidence in the case. Deputy Steven Glidden shot and killed 19-year-old Robert Chambers. Glidden had responded to a call of a burglary at a home off Feagin Mill Road. The sheriff's office ...
Lawyer admits $12M money transfer scheme
SAN DIEGO — A San Diego business attorney pleaded guilty Tuesday to a conspiracy that transmitted $12 million in illegal profits around the world. Richard Medina Jr. admitted in San Diego federal court to abusing his position of trust as a lawyer to ...
Doctor's Staff Tricked Undocumented Immigrant Into Arrest: Lawyer
A Texas gynecologist's staff teamed up with law enforcement to help arrest an undocumented immigrant who used a fake ID to check in for her doctor's appointment, the woman's lawyer said. Blanca Borrego, 44, has been in a Houston-area jail since front ...
Michigan lawyer accused of stealing from people facing mortgage foreclosures ...
Michigan lawyer accused of stealing from people facing mortgage foreclosures ...
Israel Rearrests Palestinian Lawyer Freed Recently When on Hunger Strike
JERUSALEM—Israel on Wednesday rearrested a former Palestinian prisoner who had been released from detention when his two-month hunger strike had brought him near death. Mohammad Allan, a 31-year-old lawyer accused of membership in the ...
Denied lawyer, Maine man appeals to state supreme court
The state says he forfeited his right to an attorney because he was unable to get along with any of his five court-appointed lawyers. The state supreme court will hear arguments in the case on Wednesday. Nisbet, who has no legal training, ended up ...
Lawyer: NJ Cop to Plead Not Guilty in Deadly Crash
A New Jersey police officer will likely face vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter charges in a wrong-way off-duty crash that killed a fellow officer and another friend in New York, his lawyer said. No charges have been filed against 27-year ...
6 Annoying Types Of Posts On Lawyer Listservs
Lawyer listservs are generally great. The members can provide you with advice, some sample paperwork, and even referrals. Sometimes, you get a chance to meet them in person. But certain posts and discussions I find to be very annoying. This is mainly ...
Trial delayed for Doylestown lawyer accused of insider trading
PHILADELPHIA >> Attorneys for Doylestown lawyer Herbert K. Sudfeld, Jr. — accused of illegally profiting from a 2011 merger between insurer Harleysville Group, Inc. and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. — intend to argue at trial that Sudfeld was ...