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McGee's lawyer: Lyle leak inappropriate
After a report Thursday that Ohio State freshman JaQuan Lyle confirmed "the gist of allegations" against the University of Louisville basketball program, the lawyer for the former U of L staffer said it would be difficult to respond to "an ...
Builder Suing Zuckerberg Seeks to Pause Case to Find New Lawyer
The property developer who accuses Mark Zuckerberg of breaking a promise to introduce him to Silicon Valley's elite lost the lawyer who got him to the brink of trial and told a judge he needs time to find a new one. Attorney David Draper, who ...
When lawyers speak, supervisors listen
In the 1980s, when I first started covering local town and village boards, after I acclimatized to the haze of cigarette smoke in the room, I noticed that the boards were controlled by their lawyers. The elected representatives would discuss something ...
Former Chicago Schools Chief to Plead Guilty in Kickback Scheme, Lawyer Says
CHICAGO—The former chief executive of the Chicago public school system will plead guilty to federal charges she received kickbacks and bribes in exchange for steering district contracts to a former employer, her lawyer said Thursday. The indictment of ...
LAUSD rehires controversial lawyer in student sex abuse case
Los Angeles Unified has rehired a lawyer it fired last year after he made statements regarding a student sex abuse case that angered many people. While representing LAUSD in a civil lawsuit, lawyer W. Keith Wyatt argued that a 14-year-old girl was ...
Ethics Lawyer: Paul Davis can stay on voter rules lawsuit
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Democratic lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis can continue as an attorney in a federal lawsuit challenging voter registration restrictions, an attorney for the Kansas Ethics Commission said Thursday. Davis and ...
North Jersey GOP chooses Oradell lawyer as potential replacement Assembly ...
North Jersey GOP chooses Oradell lawyer as potential replacement Assembly ...
Malaysia arrests lawyer critical of PM Najib
In a blog post that appeared under the lawyer's name, Matthias Chang said he had been arrested on Thursday as he was visiting his client, Khairuddin Abu Hassan, a former member of Malaysia's ruling party who was also arrested last month. A police ...
Obama nominates Concord lawyer Rice as US Attorney for NH
President Obama has nominated Concord lawyer Emily Gray Rice to be U.S. attorney for New Hampshire. Rice has worked at Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson since 2012, and before that practiced at Orr & Reno. U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly ...
Najib Razak Corruption Scandal: Malaysian Police Arrest Lawyer Of Politician ...
Najib Razak Corruption Scandal: Malaysian Police Arrest Lawyer Of Politician ...
Lawyer: Ex-priest befriended victim's family
Boston lawyer Mitchell Garabedian, who has represented several victims of the Catholic church sexual abuse scandal, filed a civil suit on the alleged victim's behalf on Wednesday. The suit claims Iguabita sexually assaulted her repeatedly from 1999 to ...
Bao Zhuoxuan, Detained Rights Lawyer's Son, Is Said to Disappear in Myanmar
BEIJING — The teenage son of a detained Chinese rights lawyer is missing in Myanmar after his apparent detention by the authorities in a border town he had reached while trying to leave China for the United States, a rights campaigner involved in the ...
International Legal NGO Honors Jailed Azerbaijani Lawyer
The Vienna-based International Bar Association has bestowed its 2015 Human Rights Award on jailed Azerbaijani lawyer Intigam Aliyev. The group made the announcement on October 9, saying the award was "well-deserved recognition of Mr. Aliyev and the ...
Court: Lawyer's $14M inheritance unethical, not invalid
LANSING — A Troy attorney violated ethical rules when he drafted estate documents for a wealthy client who willed millions to himself and his children, but that doesn't necessarily mean the will is invalid, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in a ...
After leaving Bologna, NY lawyer Tacopina buys Venice's club
ROME (AP) — After Rome and Bologna, Venice is the latest stop for New York lawyer Joe Tacopina in his Grand Tour of Italian soccer. Tacopina and a group of American investors announced the purchase of the lagoon city's fourth-division soccer club ...
The Plaintiffs' Lawyer Protection Bureau
In taking this step, the Bureau once again departs from its consumer-protection mission and embraces a very different role—as the “Plaintiffs' Lawyer Protection Bureau.” The Bureau will claim that its decision is the product of a comprehensive multi ...
American Tacopina buys Italy club Venezia
ROME -- After Rome and Bologna, Venice is the latest stop for New York lawyer Joe Tacopina in his Grand Tour of Italian soccer. Tacopina and a group of American investors announced the purchase of the lagoon city's fourth-division soccer club Venezia ...
Petoskey lawyer took trips, fixed his cottage with pilfered funds
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) – A disbarred attorney from Petoskey accused of financing lavish vacations and home repairs with an elderly client's money is facing new charges of mail fraud and tax evasion. Michael Aho Kennedy, 67, was indicted Thursday ...
Houston Attorney Philip Hilder Named to Top Lawyer Lists for Texas, US
HOUSTON, Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted white-collar criminal defense attorney Philip Hilder of Houston has earned selection in the most recent editions of The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Super Lawyers, two widely respected guides to the ...
Perry's lawyer asks appeals court to move hearing because of Italy vacation plans
It's the latter date that's a problem for Perry lawyer David Botsford, who is taking the lead on the appeal. "Unfortunately, on Aug. 12, 2015, Mr. Botsford and his wife arranged a prepaid vacation to Florence, Italy. Accordingly, Mr. Botsford ...
The Biggest Names in Big Law?
Like the brand-obsessed law firms they work for, lawyers try hard to stand out from their competitors. For some, their own birth certificates may be the first obstacle. At least 15 Am Law 200 lawyers share a name with at least 10 other Am Law peers of ...
Papenfuse's office ordered to surrender records to Reed's lawyer
The state Office of Open Records has ruled that the office of Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, left, must surrender a long list of city documents the attorney for former city Mayor Stephen R. Reed has requested as he prepares to defend Reed, pictured ...
Lawyer grilling Cosby 'goes after guys who hurt women'
The lawyers have been told not to discuss it, and so the location of this highly anticipated face-off is a closely guarded secret. But it's no secret that Allred has been eagerly awaiting her moment with a man she views as a sexual predator. "Mr. Cosby ...
Griffin appoints LR lawyer to judicial discipline panel
LITTLE ROCK — Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Friday he has appointed Little Rock lawyer Thomas G. Williams to the state Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission. Williams has a law degree from the University of Arkansas and has been practicing law ...
Quincy lawyer, girlfriend charged in Marshfield man's killing
MARSHFIELD – Almost a month after a grisly killing and burglary shook this coastal town, police have arrested two Quincy residents – one of them a lawyer – and will charge them as accomplices in the killing of 45-year-old Robert McKenna. The arrests of ...
Local Hispanic lawyer works as advocate
In 2007, he worked for the Kansas City Wizards team. Gallegos' work as a lawyer and how he treats people is a reflection of what others will believe about any lawyers that will come after him, he said. “I'm hoping that there's hundreds (of Hispanic ...
Activist, lawyer honored by Tampa Hispanic Heritage
TAMPA — Two Tampa residents have been chosen as Hispanic man and woman of the year by Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc. Lawyer Daniel Alvarez and activist Norma Camero-Reno will be honored at a gala today at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. The gala ...
Great Read
As a lawyer, Gallegos offered his services to boxers embroiled in contractual disputes and refereed amateur mixed martial arts fights in his spare time. He tried to break into the industry once in 2009, promoting a local MMA fight. He lost $30,000 when ...
Nigerian former oil minister Alison-Madueke has cancer - lawyer
ABUJA Oct 10 Nigerian former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is under investigation over allegations of bribery and money laundering, has breast cancer and will undergo surgery in Britain, her lawyer said on Saturday. Nigerian authorities said ...
Think you're divorced? Not if this is your lawyer
An Elmwood Park woman has been charged by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office with forging a judge's signature on fraudulent divorce judgments. Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes in a statement said Anastasya Varvaryuk, 29, operated out of a company ...
Lawyer: Officer recommends no jail for Bergdahl
The officer in charge of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's Article 32 hearing has recommended that the soldier accused of desertion avoid jail time for his actions, according to Bergdahl's civil defense attorney. Lt. Col. Mark Visger's report to Gen. Robert Abrams ...
Lawyer: Cosby deposition lasted hours, 2nd will be sought
BOSTON (AP) — The lawyer for a woman who's accused Bill Cosby of sexually abusing her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15 says she'll seek a second deposition of the comedian. Lawyer Gloria Allred said Saturday that Cosby appeared for a ...
Lawyer: Officer recommends no jail time for Bergdahl
Robert Abrams, the head of Army Forces Command who is in charge of the case, also will advise that the matter be decided at a special court-martial, lawyer Eugene Fidell told Army Times on Saturday, confirming reports in other media outlets. Soldiers ...
Tamir Rice Family Lawyer: Prosecutor Avoiding Accountability
The lawyer for the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy holding a pellet gun who was fatally shot by a Cleveland patrolman, says reports finding that the shooting was justified show the prosecutor's office is avoiding accountability. Subodh ...
Prominent Orlando lawyer, GOP fundraiser dies at 65
Frederick W. Leonhardt often took young lawyers at the GrayRobinson law firm under his wing, helping them when they encountered problems and showering them with compliments when they did well. "This is what made him such a wonderful father and ...
Lawyer for relatives of Germanwings victims may sue in US
BERLIN (AP) — A lawyer representing more than three dozen families whose loved ones were lost in the Germanwings plane crash in March says his clients want to sue for compensation in the United States, where courts could decide upon much larger ...
Hazing case lawyer: Chelmsford schools violated reporting mandate
CHELMSFORD -- Under state law, anyone paid to care for children in a school setting must report abuse or neglect to the state Department of Children and Families. But according to the allegations set forth in a notice of intent to sue the town in ...
Son of Rights Lawyer Missing in Myanmar after Escaping China
The 16-year-old son of a rights lawyer detained in China's sweeping crackdown on civil society has disappeared in Myanmar after trying to escape to the United States, a rights campaigner involved in the plan said Sunday. Bao Zhuoxuan, also known as Bao ...
Lawyer: Cosby deposition lasted hours, second one sought
The lawyer for a woman who's accused Bill Cosby of sexually abusing her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15 says she'll seek a second deposition of the comedian. Lawyer Gloria Allred said Saturday that Cosby appeared for a deposition in Boston on ...
Jarrett Adams' unlikely path from prison to lawyer
Adams and the other defendant, however, could not afford a lawyer. Their court-appointed lawyer did not call the key alibi witness, or even offer any defense argument in court. The first trial ended in a mistrial, the second led to two convictions and ...
No Jail Time Is Being Sought for Bowe Bergdahl, Lawyer Says
The Army lawyer who presided over a preliminary hearing last month on whether Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should face court-martial on charges that could imprison him for life has recommended against any jail time and found that he should not be punitively ...
Lawyer Draws on Past as 'Three-Time Loser'
Mr. Haber, 75, is one of the more unlikely criminal defense lawyers in New York. For the last three decades, first as a public defender and then in private practice, Mr. Haber has long represented the kind of hardened criminals who might seem beyond ...
Regulating Lawyer Advertising When It Is Not Misleading
Lawyer The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL, pronounced “April”) is an association of lawyers who represent other lawyers in disciplinary proceedings, and who advise law firms on ethics and professional responsibility, risk ...
Anti-abortion lawyer to speak in Omaha about Planned Parenthood videos
A lawyer helping to defend videos that sparked new controversy in the U.S. abortion debate will discuss them during a talk in Omaha this week. Thomas Brejcha, president and chief counsel for the Chicago-based Thomas More Society, said his Saturday talk ...
Psychedelics Lawyer: Darknet Markets are the New Frontier of 'Cognitive Liberty'
Being able to use psychedelic drugs is a human right, according to Charlotte Walsh, a lawyer and lecturer at University of Leicester, and darknet markets are making it harder than ever for governments to take it away. Speaking at psychedelic drug forum ...
Lawyers think this law doesn't apply to them
Indiana law requires anyone who believes a child is being abused or neglected to immediately report it. Unless you are a lawyer. At least, that's the opinion of the Indiana State Bar Association's Legal Ethics Committee, which says lawyers may report ...
Aronson named 'Super Lawyer'
The law firm of Gennari Aronson, LLP announces that all of its partners have been named New England Super Lawyers for 2015. Sharon resident Neil Aronson was named a Super Lawyer in the Securities & Corporate Finance category. This marks Aronson's ...
Former CIA Lawyer: Info with Potentially 'Lethal' Consequences Passed Through ...
Former CIA Lawyer: Info with Potentially 'Lethal' Consequences Passed Through ...
Former CIA Lawyer: Hillary Emails Could Have Been 'Literally Lethal'
In an interview with MSNBC's Morning Joe, a former top CIA lawyer said Hillary Clinton's decision to move forward and store emails with the names of CIA operatives on them was extremely dangerous. “As a former CIA counsel, what's most troubling about ...
Lawyer who represented Jeffrey Dahmer has himself for client
Gerald Boyle gained fame representing Jeffrey Dahmer and former Green Bay Packers star Mark Chmura, among others, during his 50-year career. He faces a 60-day suspension over a complaint from state lawyer regulators who said he violated professional ...