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Keneş's lawyer challenges pre-trial detention
Hasan Günaydın, the lawyer of jailed Today's Zaman Editor-in-Chief Bülent Keneş, challenged the decision to arrest his client on Monday, submitting a 14-page petition to the İstanbul 7th Penal Court of Peace. The petition stated that the imprisonment ...
Orlando lawyer wins masters division at Chicago Marathon
Orlando lawyer Bill Vanos was the top master's finisher in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, finishing in 2 hours, 30 minutes, 52 seconds. (Photo courtesy of Bill Vanos). Stephen RuizOrlando Sentinel. Bill Vanos, a commercial real-estate ...
John Grisham's terrific new thriller, 'Rogue Lawyer'
Or maybe a better term for Rudd would be “mobile lawyer.” Ever since his last brick-and-mortar office was firebombed, he's been operating his practice out of a bulletproof van. It's tough to say who was responsible for the firebombing because Rudd is ...
Prominent Knoxville trial lawyer Herb Moncier applies for Supreme Court vacancy
The applicants also included the chairman of the Shelby County Election Commission, the chief administrative officer of the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County, and a prominent Knoxville trial lawyer. The nine applicants will be interviewed and ...
Legal expert proposes state-named lawyer review secret evidence in ...
Legal expert proposes state-named lawyer review secret evidence in ...
John McCain's Comments on Bowe Bergdahl Bring Rebuke From Lawyer
A day after the disclosure of an Army lawyer's recommendation that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face neither jail time nor punitive discharge for walking off his Army outpost in Afghanistan in 2009, Senator John McCain, chairman of the committee that oversees ...
Lawyer defends ADA lawsuits
Lawyer defends ADA lawsuits. BY MANDY MILES Citizen Staff [email protected] Broward County attorney Mark Cohen calls himself an advocate for people living with disabilities, and last week defended his Hollywood, Florida-based legal practice, ...
Lawyer, girlfriend arrested in gruesome slaying
On Friday, Quincy lawyer Michael Moscaritolo and his girlfriend Lauren Kalil were arrested in the case. Moscaritolo facing a slew of charges, including murder, burglary and receiving stolen property. Kalil was charged with hiding evidence. Police also ...
Opinion disbarring 'unrepentant' lawyer cites disparaging emails, intentional ...
Opinion disbarring 'unrepentant' lawyer cites disparaging emails, intentional ...
Massachusetts lawyer is arrested in slaying of man who claimed to be a diamond ...
Massachusetts lawyer is arrested in slaying of man who claimed to be a diamond ...
The Lawyer Representing Bill Gross Against PIMCO
It was from a lawyer. That's what I tell lawyers I work with: 'Don't refer to another law firm. Refer to a lawyer that you know and trust.' We had a meeting and now we're representing. It is mine and the law firm's first case for Mr Gross. Mr. Gross ...
Ed Goldman: Trial lawyer Joe Genshlea writes a book of provocative essays
In the foreword to his book, Genshlea sums up its underlying thesis, writing that “good lawyers always check and double-check and drill down on all the facts before they go to trial. That has made me particularly curious about the factual basis of much ...
Sacre Bleu! Another Lawyer Sex Scandal, This Time Up North
A week after a Husch Blackwell partner left the firm in the wake of a sexting snafu, a prominent lawyer in Canada has been caught up in a sex scandal of a different sort. Marcel Aubut, a former head of the Canadian Olympic Committee and onetime CEO of ...
Oceanside lawyer indicted in death of her mother, records show
Suzan Grossman-Kerner, 56, of Oceanside, is escorted out of Nassau police headquarters in Mineola on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Grossman-Kerner was arrested on Monday and charged with stabbing her 79-year-old mother to death at her home in ...
Pro Se Defendant Writes The Answer Every Lawyer Wishes They Could
tongue out You've probably seen this complaint before. Okay, sure not this exact complaint (probably), but the essence of it. It's a complaint about unfair competition, alleged extortion, defamation and related counts that reads like a schoolyard ...
Convicted sex offender wants to be lawyer
COLUMBUS — A former Army officer who served time in prison after repeatedly trying to meet girls for sex wants to become a lawyer, a move opposed by the legal profession, according to a case that has reached the state's highest court. The Ohio Supreme ...
Bergdahl lawyer accuses McCain of interfering in case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years, has accused Republican Sen. John McCain of exerting "congressional influence" in his client's case. Bergdahl was ...
Lawyer for Victims' Kin Vows to Sue Railroad Over Derailment
A lawyer for relatives of most of the 47 people killed in an oil train derailment in Canada described a Canadian railroad's refusal to contribute to a settlement fund as "reprehensible" and vowed to pursue a lawsuit. Canadian Pacific contends it bears ...
From Criminal To Criminal Defense Lawyer: A Former Drug Dealer Makes Good
Everyone loves a good redemption story, and that includes your editors here at Above the Law. For example, we've written in these pages about Shon Hopwood, the bank robber turned jailhouse lawyer turned actual lawyer, and Jarrett Adams, the wrongfully ...
Board members criticize LAUSD's rehiring of lawyer in sex assault case
Board members criticize LAUSD's rehiring of lawyer in sex assault case. LAUSD board members question rehiring of attorney in sex assault case. Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times. "I think it's completely inappropriate that we have brought this attorney ...
Police say Waterboro man lured lawyer into attack with shocking device
Christopher Hall, right, appears via video link from jail in Springvale District Court with defense attorney Randall Bates for Hall's initial appearance on assault charges in connection with an attack on a lawyer using a cane equipped with a shocking ...
Lawyer opens up about his criminal past as a heroin dealer
Manhattan criminal defense lawyer Allan Haber wants to deliver a message of hope to criminals who think their record makes it impossible for them to succeed. Haber, 75, was once a heroin dealer who has 10 convictions on his record, including three ...
Man is accused of posing as client and shocking lawyer with specialty cane
A former child-custody litigant is accused of posing as an elderly client and using a cane with a built-in shocking device last Thursday to assault a Maine lawyer involved in his case. Christopher Hall, 48, of Waterboro, is accused of attacking the ...
Mike May says experience as trial lawyer, Occoquan Supervisor has prepared him ...
Mike May says experience as trial lawyer, Occoquan Supervisor has prepared him ...
Wake Up Call: After Boosting Lawyer Count, Covington Chair Remains at Helm
During Hester's tenure, Covington has also opened offices in Asia and boosted its lawyer count almost tenfold in California. (National Law Journal). • General Electric's general counsel, Brackett Denniston III, announced his retirement on LinkedIn ...
Tamir Rice Investigation Turning Into Another Ferguson, Family's Lawyer Says
The investigation into the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice threatens to unfold like the controversial Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury investigation, a lawyer for Tamir's family said, because of questionable decisions made by the prosecutor. The ...
The local lawyer who keeps 'The Good Wife' honest
In addition to courtroom drama, heartbreak, intrigue and the fierce Julianna Margulies, CBS's “The Good Wife” also offers a taste of fictional legal goings-on in Cook County, where the series is set. However, the show's writers live in Hollywood and ...
Inside a Texas Lawyer's Campaign to Ditch Workers' Comp
Minick was a young lawyer for one of Dallas' oldest firms in 1989, when some of the firm's business clients, gambling that the cost of any lawsuits would be cheaper, began dropping workers' comp. The senior partners assigned Minick and several ...
Top GE Lawyer Reflects on 11 Years as General Counsel
Brackett Denniston, the general counsel of General Electric, recalls the day in the late 1990s when he was offered a job as the top lawyer of Gillette. At the time, he held the role of GE's Vice President and Senior Counsel for Litigation and Legal ...
Aunt who sued nephew for $127K not after money, lawyer says
Because of this, Connell was obligated to sue the youngster, her lawyers said. “From the start, this was a case was about one thing: getting medical bills paid by homeowner's insurance,” the law firm said in a statement. “Our client was very reluctant ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Ageism Knows No Age
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer A good friend of mine, a millennial (yes, we old lady lawyers do have friends that are younger than we are), in practice for ten years, complains that the dinosaurs among us treat the ...
Long-time St. Paul lawyer John Cochrane dies
Attorneys, from left, Douglas Thompson, John S. Connolly and John Cochrane confer in Judge Graf's chambers on May 1, 1963. Cochrane represented Norman Mastrian, a former Twin Cities prizefighter hired by St. Paul lawyer T. Eugene Thompson to ...
AT&T CEO admits his firm 'blew it' by siccing lawyer on customer
AT&T's chief executive, Randall Stephenson, acknowledged Wednesday that the company "blew it" in turning over a loyal customer's suggestions to a lawyer and saying it won't even consider ideas from the general public. "At AT&T, our top priority is to ...
Lawyer argues Brian Slater, Springfield murder defendant, didn't know co ...
Lawyer argues Brian Slater, Springfield murder defendant, didn't know co ...
Senior NHL lawyer urged commissioner to 'Leave dementia up to the NFL'
Lawyers for the retired players claim that the email shows that Bettman and Daly knew as far back as 2009 that there was a possible link between concussions and long-term brain damage. They also point out that none of Grand's suggestions -- even the ...
Clayton lawyer provides details of contempt complaint
In an effort to show why a lowered bail amount was appropriate, the attorneys for murder suspect Thomas Clayton have released the criminal complaint filed against him after he allegedly violated an order of protection. Clayton, one of two men charged ...
Famed lawyer to help Nevada defend school choice program
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Attorney General's Office is contracting with a famous lawyer to defend the state's Education Savings Account program in two pending lawsuits. The Nevada Board of Examiners voted Tuesday to approve a $10,000 ...
US urges release of rights lawyer in growing crackdown
WASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday called on China to release human rights lawyer Zhang Kai and said it was concerned by reports that the son of another detained rights lawyer had been put under house arrest. In releasing the State ...
Lawyer: Author's daughters in Louisville allegations were not underage
LOUISVILLE — A lawyer who said he represents Katina Powell — the woman who claimed a former employee of the University of Louisville men's basketball program paid her and her daughters to have sex with recruits — said Powell's daughters were not ...
Judge to lawyer suing Uber: Stop filing in California
Boston-based Shannon Liss-Riordan plans to take the California bar exam and establish and office in the state to continue representing her clients. On-demand startups are angry with labor attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan for suing them, and they're trying ...
Parents Give Diverging Accounts of Sons' Beatings in Church
Parents charged with beating their teenage son to death inside a church are giving diverging versions of what happened, though lawyers for both said Thursday the couple hadn't intended the brutality that unfolded. An attorney for the mother, Deborah ...
US urges release of Chinese lawyer in growing crackdown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday urged China to release human rights lawyer Zhang Kai and said it was concerned over reports that the son of another detained rights lawyer had been placed under house arrest. Releasing the ...
Louisville Escort Scandal Adds Lawyer From Bottom Of Trashcan
He even hired lawyer Scott Cox to make professional, lawyerly statements to the media like branding accuser Katina Powell a “whore” who is “only interested in making money,” which would seem harsh except she's kind of already admitting that. But Powell ...
Desperate, Unemployed Lawyer Arrested For Bank Robbery
An unemployed lawyer, with more than 30 years of experience, has found himself on the wrong side of the law. A Pennsylvania attorney, Steven Cormier, was arrested earlier this week for robbing a Wells Fargo bank. According to WNEP, police reports ...
Ex hedge-fund honcho who hid computer in ceiling of his lawyer's office ...
Ex hedge-fund honcho who hid computer in ceiling of his lawyer's office ...
Disbarred Vegas lawyer linked to HOA scheme dies in federal custody
Attorney Barry Levinson, left, arrives to Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas for his HOA investigation case with his lawyer, Brent Bryson, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) ...
Zimmerman hires lawyer from St. Louis
BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington man accused of killing his ex-wife has hired a St. Louis attorney to replace the Twin City lawyer forced to drop the murder case because of a conflict of interest. Kirk Zimmerman, 57, is charged with murder in the death of ...
Lawyer: Mom too "meek" to stop fatal beating of son in church
Deborah Leonard stands charged with manslaughter in the death of her 19-year-old son, Lucas, but her lawyer, Devin Garramone, said he believes other people caused the fatal injuries. Six people have been arrested in the beatings of Lucas and his ...
Hildale, Colorado City marshals to testify they aren't polygamists, lawyer says
But it has long been alleged the marshals do the bidding of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, though lawyers for the marshals and the towns have said the marshals are entitled to their faith and there's no pattern of ...
Kirkland & Ellis loses another lawyer to rival
A litigation law firm with a big name in other markets but only a small Chicago footprint has snagged its second lawyer from Kirkland & Ellis in a month. Daniel Lombard, a commercial litigator, will join former federal prosecutor Jonathan Bunge at the ...