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Judge: Utah GOP must get 2nd lawyer in SB54 case
SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge will allow the Utah Republican Party's attorney to stay on in its lawsuit against the state, but it must find another lawyer to help manage the case. U.S. District Judge David Nuffer threatened to remove Marcus Mumford ...
'Texas Law Hawk' Lawyer Screams and Pops Wheelies in Viral Ad
A Texas lawyer who calls himself the “Texas Law Hawk” is crashing stereotypes of lawyers by screaming, flag-waving and wheelie-popping his way through a viral ad that has racked up more than 630,000 YouTube views. Bryan Wilson's latest ad opens with ...
In Britain, Xi Mute on Lawyer Crackdown
And while Xi told reporters in Britain that Beijing has room to improve its human rights, he said nothing about an ongoing crackdown on rights lawyers, activists and their children in China. Net widening. In a newly released update on Friday about ...
Virginia Beach lawyer reprimanded for "rude and sarcastic" behavior
A Virginia Beach lawyer who has been repeatedly reprimanded and jailed twice for “rude and sarcastic” courtroom behavior has been disciplined again, the Virginia State Bar announced this week. The public reprimand issued to John “Jack” Crandley earlier ...
Ex-Skadden Lawyer Who Survived Hudson Plunge Will Cop to Ponzi Fraud
Charles Bennett, a former corporate lawyer in New York who once practiced at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, is set to plead guilty next week to criminal charges that he stole $5 million from investors in a long-running Ponzi scheme. Bennett's ...
Runaway lawyer Timothy McCabe pleads guilty again
Timothy McCabe, a former Lake Worth real estate attorney who went on the lam after stealing at least $6.1 million from 73 former clients, was back in court Friday to plead guilty to stealing $20,000 from a West Palm Beach credit union. Timothy McCabe ...
Court by Court, Lawyers Fight Policies That Fall Heavily on the Poor
Two days later, a civil rights lawyer named Alec Karakatsanis sued on behalf of Ms. Varden, alleging that bail policies in Clanton, a city of 8,619, discriminated against the poor by imprisoning them while allowing those with money to go free. The ...
Lawyer: Ex-IU student is horrified by attack on Muslim woman
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A former Indiana University student who police say shouted racial slurs and tried to remove a Muslim woman's headscarf while attacking her was “highly intoxicated” and did not target the woman because of her religion, the man's ...
Retired General Replaced by Lawyer as Special Envoy to Iraq, Syria
President Obama announced Friday that he was replacing retired Marine Gen. John Allen with lawyer and diplomat Brett McGurk as his special envoy for Iraq and Syria with a wide-ranging portfolio that includes holding together a coalition against ISIS ...
Ex-Flanders lawyer charged in theft of $75000
A now-disbarred lawyer who used to practice in Flanders was charged Friday with using the name of a legitimate attorney in a real estate closing and stealing more than $75,000 in funds meant for the seller of the property. Morris County Prosecutor ...
Lawyer accused in fraud case appears to have killed himself
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Rock Hill attorney Horace Jones Jr. has appeared in many South Carolina courthouses over the past two decades, representing clients primarily on money matters. On Monday morning, Jones, 45, was scheduled to be in a Jasper ...
Hubbard prosecutors object to postponement of trial for lawyer to receive award
Mike Hubbard, center, walks to the Lee County Justice Center for a hearing holding hands with his wife Susan Hubbard, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 in Opelika, Ala. They are joined by lawyers Augusta Dowd, Lance Bell and Mark White. (Todd J. Van ...
Ever see anything like it? Texas lawyer's wild ad goes viral
A Texas lawyer's commercial has gone viral and when you watch it, you'll know why. It features lawyer Bryan Wilson, who calls himself 'The Texas Law Hawk,' popping wheelies and screaming. Flames shoot up on the screen and there is also an eagle and ...
Bangor Region Chamber to recognize lawyer for volunteer work
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce will recognize Andrew Hamilton, a local lawyer known for his volunteer work in the area, with its highest honor at its annual dinner on Jan. 21 at the Cross Insurance Center. The chamber's ...
City to pay lawyer in Teamsters' case $625 an hour
Kelly, now a partner at Nixon Peabody, is working for a discount but will still be one of the highest-paid outside lawyers hired since Walsh took office. “The city received a reduced rate to retain attorney Kelly's services and we expect attorney Kelly ...
New deed may require lawyer's help
Third, even though this form was seemingly created for people to use without the help of a lawyer, it would be best to hire a lawyer to prepare the form for you and then assist you with recording it properly. Q: Our son is contemplating marriage. He ...
Should I hire a lawyer to fight my traffic ticket?
Lawyers who specialize in traffic citations are often miracle workers for drivers facing increased insurance premiums or the loss of their license. This is a highly technical area of the law, and, at the same time, one where a lawyer's people skills ...
Review: Grisham's style evolves in 'Rogue Lawyer'
"Rogue Lawyer," (Doubleday) the bracing new John Grisham novel, may well surprise his longtime fans. The acknowledged master of the legal thriller has undergone a stylistic and thematic evolution, and in doing so has given us a more realistic ...
Moorestown's Hartman, celebrating 60 years in practice, named Lawyer of the Year
"We were surprised and dismayed to find out he had never been named Professional Lawyer of the Year before," Walker said. "We thought that was a big oversight, and we worked to correct it as soon as we could." Grateful for the honor, Hartman sees it as ...
Michigan's first Muslim lawyer, Michael Berry of Dearborn, dies at 95
Prominent Lebanese-American lawyer Michael Berry celebrates his 95th birthday in Dearborn, Mich. this evening. pic.twitter.com/AX0eaa4XlI. — Lebanese Examiner (@lebexaminer) May 9, 2015. DEARBORN, MI -- Michael Berry, who left his mark on ...
Lawyer: Suspect in Okla. State crash mentally ill, not impaired
STILLWATER, Okla. — Authorities on Sunday named three adults and a 2-year-old child killed when a woman plowed her sedan into a crowd attending Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade the previous day. Police said 47 people were wounded ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Crash suspect faces 2nd-degree murder
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The latest on the fatal crash at the Oklahoma State homecoming parade (all times local): 6:30 p.m.. Oklahoma police say a 25-year-old woman arrested after a car crashed into a crowd at a parade and killed four people is now ...
Small businesses sued by controversial lawyer over Americans with Disabilities Act
(KMSP) - More than a hundred small businesses across Minnesota have found themselves part of an expensive club, none of them asked to join. They have been sued by a Twin Cities group for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires ...
Defense lawyer to Guantánamo judge: Secret program may be depriving 9/11 ...
Defense lawyer to Guantánamo judge: Secret program may be depriving 9/11 ...
Lawyer aims to right a long-ago wrong
Emison's grandfather was a judge, his uncle and father were lawyers, and they would have known the history but never spoke about it. Emison learned only after he retired in 2011 and started working on an article about local history. There was a mention ...
States Lawyer Up, Looking To Find A Way To Buy Execution Drugs From Overseas
WASHINGTON — At least three states — Texas, Ohio, and Arizona — have hired outside lawyers to help them obtain execution drugs that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and a related court order have declared are illegal to import, BuzzFeed News ...
Jason Crouse Was A Lawyer On 'The Good Wife,' So Alicia's New Investigator Has ...
Jason Crouse Was A Lawyer On 'The Good Wife,' So Alicia's New Investigator Has ...
OC lawyer convicted of having sex with minor is facing disbarment
A Costa Mesa lawyer suspended from practicing because of a conviction for having sex with a minor could be disbarred for not returning more than $120,000 to clients, according to the State Bar of California. James Mazi Parsa, 50, was ordered to stop ...
Oklahoma parade crash: Suspect's lawyer concerned about mental state
(CNN) Was it alcohol or something else that prompted Adacia Chambers to allegedly plow into a homecoming parade over the weekend, killing four people including a 2-year-old boy? Chambers' lawyer says he "absolutely can rule out" alcohol, but said he is ...
Suspect's lawyer 'absolutely' rules out alcohol in deadly Oklahoma State ...
Suspect's lawyer 'absolutely' rules out alcohol in deadly Oklahoma State ...
Lawyer is reprimanded for fourth time, this time over deposition conduct
A Virginia lawyer has been reprimanded once again for sarcastic behavior, this time over his conduct in a deposition. The lawyer, John “Jack” Crandley of Virginia Beach, was publicly reprimanded on Oct. 1 in an agreed disposition for his actions at a ...
Indictment seeks 7.5 years in jail for lawyer Tahir Elçi
Elçi was detained last Monday for his remarks on a televised discussion program that "the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was not a terrorist organization." He was released pending trial a day later. However, the lawyer was placed under judicial ...
Eight Questions for Roberta Kaplan, the Lawyer Who Defeated the Defense of ...
Eight Questions for Roberta Kaplan, the Lawyer Who Defeated the Defense of ...
Lawyer Gets Paid In Weed, Keeps His Law License
Some lawyers recognize that not all of their clients are capable of paying for legal services in cash. That's where the bartering system comes in. Say, for example, your house has some faulty wiring and a potential client would like to trade his ...
How One Woman And Her Lawyer Changed US History
When we filed Edie's case in 2009, only five states permitted gay couples to marry, and that did not include our home state of New York, which did not enact marriage equality until 2011. In 2013, when I argued the case at the Supreme Court, only nine ...
A Lawyer Way Out Of Her League Gets Benchslapped By Frustrated Judge
It all started when Karen R. Fox, an Indiana attorney, took on a case of a commercial painter who claimed he hadn't been paid for work done in an apartment complex, allegedly authorized by the building manager. Granted, no groundbreaking legal ...
Mateen Cleaves' lawyer: Criminal probe 'private matter'
An attorney for former Michigan State University basketball star Mateen Cleaves said he's “very disturbed” that news of a criminal investigation involving Cleaves has been made public. Cleaves has not been charged, nor have any details of any ...
1000+ Ethics Complaints For Lawyer Convicted Of Sex With Minor
Gavel with American Flag While a young (too young) lady is indeed one of his problems, 50-year-old James Mazi Parsa is beset by the other 99 problems… and then an additional 1,074. That's right, 1,173 people have filed complaints against Parsa ...
On-Demand Economy Goes White Collar: The Rise Of The Lawyer-Entrepreneur
Before he was the Founder of grocery-delivery giant Instacart, Apoorva Mehta had tried and failed to create a social network for lawyers. The reason for his troubles, he would later reflect, was that lawyers “don't like technology, and they don't like ...
Brown: Lawyer says no trickery in $25 million settlement
The lawyer at the center of a disputed $25 million court settlement testified Monday he never told a court clerk to “hold off” disclosing to the opposing lawyer the existence of a jury note while he wrapped up the deal. | File photo ...
Charges against wiretapped lawyer George Galgano dismissed again
CARMEL - A judge dismissed all charges against defense lawyer George Galgano, just weeks after his lawyers alleged Putnam District Attorney Adam Levy's office allowed a prisoner to have sex in the D.A.'s conference room in exchange for cooperating ...
Lawyer: No easy fix to repeat offender situation
REPORTER ROBERT RICHARDSON. WE ARE TRYING TO FIND A BALANCE BETWEEN HOW YOU PROTECT THE COMMUNITY AND MAKE SURE PEOPLE'S RIGHTS ARE PROTECTED IF THEY ARE ACCUSED OF A CRIME. CONSTANT ...
Tampa Bay leads the nation in number of lawyer ads on TV
A spot count of ads run in major metros for the first eight months of this year placed Tampa Bay first with 164,781, followed closely by Orlando with 142,607, together making Central Florida ground zero for saturation TV advertising in 2015 by trial ...
Lawyer: Driver in parade crash is mentally ill, was not drinking
The lawyer for Adacia Chambers, who has been charged with murder after crashing her car into a crowd Saturday at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, says she has an untreated mental illness. (Source: KFOR/Family photos/CNN) ...
Lawyer: Bill Cosby accuser met with police as case reopened
Former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who settled a sex-abuse lawsuit against Cosby, met two months ago with detectives from suburban Philadelphia, her lawyer said. Lawyer Dolores Troiani confirmed the police interview late Monday, the ...
Tom Hanks' 'Spies' character was NYC-born lawyer, buried upstate
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The real-life New Yorker portrayed by Tom Hanks in his latest Hollywood collaboration with director Steven Spielberg is a New York City-born lawyer who's buried in the Adirondacks. Hanks plays James B. Donovan in “Bridge of ...
Trial delayed for Topeka man accused of punching lawyer
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have postponed the trial of a Topeka man accused of punching his lawyer during a jury trial. Lance Franklin is charged with aggravated battery for allegedly punching his lawyer, David McDonald, in the head while ...
Lawyer's Warning to School District That Banned Football Coach's Prayers ...
Lawyer's Warning to School District That Banned Football Coach's Prayers ...
Did Claire Sawyer From 'Ned's Declassified' Actually Become A Lawyer?
When thinking about “Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide,” James K. Polk's unofficial on-campus lawyer Claire Sawyer comes to mind. Whenever an issue between students and/or faculty occurred, Claire would randomly come out of nowhere and ...
Lawyer for Arkansas says drug supplier relying on secrecy
Judge Wendell Griffen objected, saying state lawyers in earlier pleadings argued that disclosing the supplier would create an undue burden by forcing the company to acknowledge it violated contracts. The Associated Press identified the three probable ...