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Kesha's lawyer continues to push for lawsuit injunction to lift music ban
Kesha's lawyer is pleading with a New York judge to approve their request for a preliminary injunction to allow the singer to start work on a new album without producer Dr. Luke. The pop star has been locked in litigation with Dr. Luke since last year ...
Clash of the Divorce Lawyer Titans: The Attorneys Behind Halle Berry and ...
Clash of the Divorce Lawyer Titans: The Attorneys Behind Halle Berry and ...
Joshua McCain, an attorney from Olive Branch, announced he will run for ...
Joshua McCain, an attorney from Olive Branch, announced he will run for ...
Divorce lawyer who thought he could beat NSA in court, couldn't
Just a few weeks ago, the divorce lawyer appealed the decision to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. "It's a tough case to win but it's going to be won—either in this venue or in somewhere else," he told Ars. Previously, in a declaration submitted to ...
Arrest of Ukraine oligarch's ally politically motivated: lawyer
KIEV The arrest in Ukraine of a close associate of the influential business tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky on suspicion of embezzlement is politically motivated, his lawyer said on Sunday. Hennadiy Korban was detained on Saturday in the eastern industrial city ...
Lawyer: Pollard Has Job Secured in NY After Release
Jonathan Pollard has already a job secured in the New York area for the time after being released from jail on November 20th, his lawyer Eliot Lauer told Yediot Ahronot in an exclusive interview for the weekend edition. Lauer told Yediot that Pollard ...
Lawyer-Judge Rift Comes to Front in Judicial Race
His campaign committee includes such powerhouse lawyers as Bob Josefsberg of Podhurst Orseck in Miami, Cori Lopez-Castro of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton in Coral Gables, Marlon Hill of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel in Miami and Katie Phang of Berger ...
Fred Thompson Dies: 'Law & Order' Actor, Senator, Watergate Lawyer Was 73
“He used his magic as a lawyer, actor, Watergate counsel, and United States senator to become one of our country's most principled and effective public servants. He was my friend for nearly fifty years. I will miss him greatly. Honey and I and our ...
St. Louis lawyer reflects on anniversary as Ambassador
(KTVI)- St. Louis lawyer Kevin O'Malley is taking stock of the more than a year now spent serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland. O'Malley, an attorney in the Greensfelder law firm's downtown St. Louis when President Barack Obama nominated him for ...
Nebraska Paid Outside Lawyer To Register Overseas Execution Drug Supplier With FDA
BuzzFeed News previously reported that three states — Arizona, Ohio, and Texas — hired outside lawyers to help them on drug importation issues. Several states have paid Ben England or his companies — Benjamin L. England & Associates, LLC and ...
Palestinian lawyer says tear gas kick captured in iconic photo shows extent of ...
Palestinian lawyer says tear gas kick captured in iconic photo shows extent of ...
Palestinian lawyer talks about viral photo of tear gas kick
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 file photo, a lawyer wearing his official robes kicks a tear gas canister back toward Israeli soldiers during a demonstration by scores of Palestinian lawyers called for by the Palestinian Bar Association in ...
Silver prosecutors will try to connect speaker and lawyer roles
US Attorney Preet Bharara explained recently why he thinks white collar cases pose a unique challenge for prosecutors. In many other types of criminal cases — Bharara used the example of a shooting — prosecutors aren't focused on proving a crime ...
Spring Valley High Victim's Lawyer Reveals Her Name & More
In and interview on Joe Madison's Sirius XM show, the female victim's lawyer, Todd Rutherford revealed that the student's first name is Shakara. In addition, Rutherford, who also serves as the South Carolina House Minority Leader, set the record ...
Lawyer: Judge no longer ordering 'pay-or-stay' sentences
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area judge accused of illegally sending people to jail if they couldn't immediately pay fines made mistakes but now offers payment plans, his lawyer said Monday. The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking an ...
Palestinian lawyer in viral gas kick photo: 'We have a right to live'
In this Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 file photo, a lawyer wearing his official robes kicks a tear gas canister back toward Israeli soldiers during a demonstration by scores of Palestinian lawyers called for by the Palestinian Bar Association in solidarity ...
Akron federal judge to rule later on whether to hold lawyer in contempt
Adams had the U.S. Marshals Service arrest English outside the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland on Thursday and bring to him to the federal court in Akron to explain why the lawyer missed a hearing in a six-year-old foreclosure case. The hearing ...
The Latest: Food Safety Lawyer Says Chipotle Not Careful
A food safety lawyer who is involved in other lawsuits against Chipotle restaurants says people should not assume a company that focuses on local and fresh ingredients is going to be immune from food safety issues. An E. coli outbreak linked to ...
The Latest: Food safety lawyer says Chipotle not careful
A food safety lawyer who is involved in other lawsuits against Chipotle restaurants says people should not assume a company that focuses on local and fresh ingredients is going to be immune from food safety issues. An E. coli outbreak linked to ...
Lawyer: Woman Denies Role in Killings of Connecticut Couple
The lawyer for a Connecticut woman accused of conspiring with her boyfriend to kill his parents says she had nothing to do with the slayings. Jennifer Valiante of Westport made her first court appearance Monday, four days after Jeanette and Jeffrey ...
Fred Thompson, lawyer, former lawmaker and actor on 'Law & Order,' is dead at 73
Fred Thompson, who grew up in small-town Tennessee and went on to make his mark as a lawyer, a lawmaker and a film and television actor, died Sunday of a recurrence of lymphoma, his family said. He was 73 years old. Thompson was known for his ...
Are My Injuries Serious Enough to Need a Lawyer?
One of the most common problems many people have after an accident is not knowing whether their injuries are serious enough to warrant contacting an attorney. Many fear hiring an attorney will cost money and time or that it is an overreaction to the ...
Who is Ben Ginsberg, the lawyer facilitating the GOP's attempt to regain ...
Who is Ben Ginsberg, the lawyer facilitating the GOP's attempt to regain ...
CA Court rules Cosby, lawyer must submit to deposition by accuser
Bill Cosby lost another court ruling Monday in his ongoing effort to evade the half-dozen lawsuits filed against him by the still-multiplying list of his accusers. TV host and ex-model Janice Dickinson, 60, who says Cosby drugged and raped her in 1982 ...
Lawyer for Derek Medina says client acted in self-defense before killing wife
There's no dispute that Derek Medina fatally shot his wife and posted a photo of her body on Facebook, but his lawyer said he acted in self-defense because he feared her. Defense attorney Saam Zangeneh said Monday that he will seek to introduce at ...
Birmingham lawyer charged with stealing $444k from clients
Birmingham lawyer Ralph Bohanan has been charged in Jefferson and Shelby counties with theft of $444,141 from seven clients, including at least two senior citizens, court records show. The criminal charges are the latest in a series of legal woes for ...
Things Get Worse For A Disgraced Lawyer (Who's Married To A Federal Judge)
He was disbarred two years ago by the Kentucky Supreme Court, which found that he took a $20.5 million fee in the fen-phen case, about $7.6 million more than he should have gotten, and orchestrated a scheme to cover up misdeeds by Lexington lawyers ...
Noted lawyer gets time, fine for client fraud
A Rancho Santa Fe lawyer who admitted forging personal injury clients' signatures in a scheme to persuade investors to advance him millions of dollars was ordered Monday to spend five months in federal custody and pay a $100,000 fine. A prosecutor ...
Lawyer: Griz players entered home out of curiosity
MISSOULA — A Missoula attorney representing one of the University of Montana football players arrested early Sunday on burglary charges says the students entered a Pattee Canyon residence out of curiosity. "I haven't seen any charging documents," Paul ...
Alvin Bronstein | Prison-rights lawyer, 87
Alvin Bronstein, 87, a civil rights and civil liberties lawyer who led a decades-long legal campaign credited with bringing sweeping improvements to prison conditions in the United States, died Oct. 24 at a hospice in Centreville, Md., of complications ...
How Uber's Top Lawyer Wins Equal Pay For Women
Last week at a conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by ChiPs—an organization of female intellectual property lawyers in technology—Noreen Krall, Apple's AAPL 0.37% head of litigation, led a panel that included Yoo and Michelle Lee, a former Google ...
Oscar Pistorius' Lawyer, Barry Roux, Reportedly Admits 'I Am Going to Lose'
Barry Roux, the defence lawyer for South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, reportedly admitted “I'm going to lose” during an appeal hearing in Bloemfontein on Tuesday. Erin Conway-Smith of the Independent wrote “Afrikaans-language media” stated ...
Lawyer gets prison time for secretly using client cases as collateral to ...
Lawyer gets prison time for secretly using client cases as collateral to ...
Dick Cheney Lawyer Joins Dinsmore in Merger
Cincinnati-based Dinsmore & Shohl has announced a merger with the litigation boutique of Dick Cheney's former lawyer in San Diego, California. The San Diego office is the firm's first on the west coast. Founded in 2012 by Joe Leventhal, Leventhal Law ...
Lawyer charged in marijuana operation case says state and federal laws ban ...
Lawyer charged in marijuana operation case says state and federal laws ban ...
Lawyer: 'Youth slipped away' after Pugh's harassment
A Detroit Public School student's youth slipped away after his mentor, City Council President Charles Pugh, tried turning him into a male prostitute, the young man's lawyer said Tuesday during the start of a sexual harassment lawsuit. The trial's early ...
A Dispatch From DC: Powerful Women, Great Places To Work, And Lawyer Lit
It's a city of the lawyers, by the lawyers, and for the lawyers, with the highest number of lawyers per capita (by a long shot). So it should come as no surprise that the current (November 2015) issue of Washingtonian magazine has tons of content that ...
Reno lawyer to challenge Councilwoman Jenny Brekhus for Ward 1
First-term Reno Councilwoman Jenny Brekhus has drawn a challenger for the Ward 1 seat in next year's election. Reno immigration lawyer Victor Salcido, 32, formally announced today he will run against Brekhus, who is seeking re-election. Salcido ...
Ask the Lawyer: How does the new right-to-die law work?
Ron Sokol is a Manhattan Beach attorney with more than 30 years of experience. His column appears on Wednesdays. Email questions and comments to him at RonSEsq@aol.com or write to him at Ask the Lawyer, Daily Breeze, 21250 Hawthorne Blvd., ...
Lawyer accused judges of 'incompetence and ignorance' in pleading, ethics ...
Lawyer accused judges of 'incompetence and ignorance' in pleading, ethics ...
Sheldon Silver's Lawyer Spars With Assemblywoman on the Witness Stand
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives at federal court. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images). The first person to take the witness stand in the case against former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was one his colleagues: ...
Meet the Boston Lawyer Who's Putting Uber on Trial
Uber's lawyers have argued that it is a software platform connecting car owners with people seeking rides, and not the manager of a fleet of drivers. The $51 billion venture-backed company has no plans to settle and is willing to fight the case to the ...
US ends case against ex-Barber lawyer
The government tried Knight on the five money laundering counts, accusing him of using his lawyer's trust account to help Barber hide $1.2 million from his creditors so Barber could use the money for his own purposes. The government also accused Knight ...
Seeking to Salvage Trademark, Redskins' Lawyers Get Dirty
But lawyers at Arnold & Porter and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan didn't shy away from doing so on Friday, as they pushed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to reinstate trademark protection for the team name of the National Football ...
Fitchburg lawyer Oney lauded for pro-bono work
Bankruptcy attorney and Walter Oney of Fitchburg, right, received a 2015 Pro Bono Publico Award on Oct. 15 at the U.S. Courthouse in Springfield from Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Panos on behalf of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of ...
Former ACLU lawyer should not have been removed as grand juror, appeals court ...
Former ACLU lawyer should not have been removed as grand juror, appeals court ...
Ex-cop's lawyer questions accusers in rape trial
Ex-cop's lawyer questions accusers in rape trial. Published 9:01 AM CST Nov 04, 2015. NEXT STORY. Jury selected in trial of former police officer accused of sexual assault. Text Size: ASmall Text; AMedium Text; ALarge Text. Fired OKC police officer ...
Lawyer Perry Weitz testifies in Sheldon Silver corruption trial
A doctor who referred asbestos cases to former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's law firm testified Wednesday that he did it to get research funding. "I wanted to maintain a relationship with him so that he would be incentivized to be an advocate for ...
Shelton Lawyer Receives Relief from Accusatory Plaintiff
Sanctions have been levied against a lawyer who is representing herself in a wrongful termination lawsuit. According to the Connecticut Law Tribune, Kara Lee Hewett filed a federal lawsuit in 2013 against Triple Point Technology in Westport, claiming ...
Don't Do That: A Harrowing "Ask A Lawyer" Lightning Round
So, I should say that I'm a lawyer myself, but the question is outside my expertise, and I've gotten conflicting advice from some colleagues I've confided in. In a nutshell, I fucked my paralegal. I knew it could get me fired, but I did it anyway. She ...