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Lawyer says Waterville principal asked student for sex
Lawyer says Waterville principal asked student for sex. The superintendent's attorney said high school principal Don Reiter told the girl behind a closed door in his office that he had chosen her for sex, but Reiter's lawyer said the girl made a pass ...
Kim Davis's Lawyer to Houston Mayor: 'Why Don't You Just Resign?'
Mat Staver, the lawyer who has been front and center in the controversy over Kentucky marriage licenses has some advice for out Houston Mayor Annise Parker: resign and let someone else do the job. Parker has vowed that in her remaining days in office, ...
Lawyer fined $10000 for misusing legal license 'feigned an assault' in ...
Lawyer fined $10000 for misusing legal license 'feigned an assault' in ...
Michael Prephan: 1934-2015; Lawyer stayed close to his North Toledo neighborhood
He handled a variety of cases, said his son Michael, Jr., also a lawyer. And with his large network, “if he didn't handle a case, he'd know who to send it to,” his son said. His office at the start was in a largely Polish-American neighborhood, about ...
Valbuena lawyer: 'No animosity' toward Benzema
Mathieu Valbuena's lawyer says his client has "no particular animosity" towards his France teammate Karim Benzema but that this could change if leaked recordings concerning his blackmail case prove accurate. Benzema, 27, was charged last week with ...
'Overwhelmed' Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Likely Forgot She Signed ...
'Overwhelmed' Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Likely Forgot She Signed ...
Disbarred lawyer indicted on embezzlement charges
A grand jury indicted Peter Capece on Monday. Authorities say he is accused of taking $800,000 from a late client's estate. A disbarred lawyer is indicted of stealing just over $1.5 million from a Denver family. Peter Capece is out on bond. pic.twitter ...
NV paying famed lawyer for saving account case
Nevada is paying $285,000 to hire a famous lawyer to help defend the state's new Education Savings Account program in two pending lawsuits. The Nevada Board of Examiners voted Tuesday to approve the agreement with Bancroft PLLC, the law firm of ...
Columbus lawyer is suspended a 2nd time
David C. Watson Jr., who began practicing law in 1985, was suspended with conditions after he failed to comply with a rule stating that retainers must be held in a client trust account instead of in a general business account. Watson previously was ...
Lawyer disbarred for forging judge's signature
MIDDLEBURG — A Pottsville attorney accused by the state Attorney General's Office of forgery charges after he admitted to signing a Northumberland County judge's signature has been disbarred as a lawyer by the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court ...
Disbarred Lawyer Stole $96K From Elderly Client, State Says
Lawyer, Now Disbarred, Stole $96K From Elderly Client, State Says. A disbarred lawyer from Toms River has been indicted on charges that he stole more than $96,000 from an elderly man who he represented, acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman ...
Indian lawyer disbarred from Inner Temple a century ago is reinstated
Indian lawyer disbarred from Inner Temple a century ago is reinstated. Shyamji Krishna Varma, the first Indian to be called to the bar in 1884, was expelled for backing independence for India. Shyamji Krishna Varma was disbarred merely for writing ...
Fort Lauderdale lawyer considers congressional run, even if it means ...
Fort Lauderdale lawyer considers congressional run, even if it means ...
Old Lady Lawyer: A Craigslist Ad That Needs Help
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer I had started to work on an idea (yes, I do have them, stop the snickering) for the column, when my ATL editor (yes, it has those) forwarded to me an email that (and I'm searching for ...
Court issues ruling in lawyer's quest to overturn son's conviction in sexting case
Savannah attorney Michael Wetzel. In September, the elder Wetzel — who specializes in insurance law, not criminal defense — asked the court to throw out a felony conviction that sent his son to prison. What did his son do? The paraprofessional had ...
In Monkey Selfie Lawsuit, Lawyer in Chippendales Suit Is the Reasonable One
Blurb did not spring for a lawyer in a Chippendales costume, and instead hired big law firm Cooley LLP, which wrote up a pretty standard 16-page motion to dismiss. Well, maybe standard is not the right word when you're talking about a lawsuit over a ...
DLA Piper Launches Venture with UK Contract Lawyer Firm
DLA Piper has scrapped plans to create its own contract attorney unit in the United Kingdom, and instead has entered into a formal venture with a British contract lawyer firm, Lawyers on Demand Limited. In an announcement Wednesday the firm stated that ...
Lawyer leaves email probe over ties to judge
Board lawyer Bob Graci made the decision Wednesday after the Philadelphia Daily News reported on his activities on behalf of Justice Michael Eakin four years ago. Judicial Conduct Board member Kevin Brobson tells The Associated Press that Graci acted ...
Tennessee lawyer pleads guilty to trying to kill his wife three different ...
Tennessee lawyer pleads guilty to trying to kill his wife three different ...
Lawyer of boys hit in SF Marina wants city to wise up to safety
After Julian Melendez and Peter Nguyen finished doing their math homework on the morning of Nov. 4, the two seventh-graders headed to a nearby Safeway before heading off to San Francisco's Marina Middle School. But moments after they left the ...
Lawyer suing VW suspicious over gift card offer
Volkswagen of America has offered customers affected by the company's diesel emissions debacle two $500 gift cards as a gesture of goodwill. Vermont attorneys leading class-action lawsuits against the German automaker are handling the offer with a ...
Man Who Went Overboard On Royal Caribbean Cruise Did Not Commit Suicide ...
Man Who Went Overboard On Royal Caribbean Cruise Did Not Commit Suicide ...
Lawyer leaves probe of Pa. justice
Board lawyer Bob Graci made the decision after the Philadelphia Daily News reported on his activities on behalf of Justice Michael Eakin four years ago. Two other justices told The Associated Press they were not told about the relationship and should ...
Orwigsburg lawyer disbarred
Even before he goes to trial on a charge that he forged a judge's signature in a Northumberland County case, an Orwigsburg lawyer has lost the right to practice his profession. The state Supreme Court on Tuesday disbarred Stephen P. Ellwood, 63, after ...
Lawyer leaves Pa. high court email probe over ties to justice
Board lawyer Bob Graci made the decision after the Philadelphia Daily News reported on his activities on behalf of Justice Michael Eakin four years ago. Two other justices told The Associated Press they were not told about the relationship and should ...
I quit being a lawyer and finally found my inner Zen
It's not just for hippie vegans,” says Ben Turshen, 34, a former corporate lawyer and SoulCycle instructor who traded in spinning to open an eponymous meditation studio on Fifth Avenue in April. He credits the practice with getting him off medications ...
Lawyer: Teens didn't plan violence at Linden schools
FLINT -- A defense lawyer says teenage boys charged with conspiring to shoot people at a pair of Michigan schools never intended to follow through with any possible threats. Police in Genesee County's Argentine Township's say the alleged plot was ...
Trial set for lawyer accused in Chardon court bomb threats
CLEVELAND (AP) – A trial date has been set for a lawyer accused of calling in bomb threats to courthouses in three northeast Ohio county courthouses in 2012. The (Willoughby) News-Herald reports that trial is scheduled for March 17 for 42-year-old ...
Stuart lawyer named 'Lawyer of Year' by Best Lawyers in America
STUART — Gunster, one of Florida's oldest and largest full-service business law firms, announces Stephen C. Page, a shareholder in Gunster's Stuart and West Palm Beach offices, was named a 2016 Lawyer of the Year for intellectual property litigation ...
Sanilac lawyer gets 6 months in embezzlement case
A Sanilac County lawyer will spend about six months in jail after pleading no contest to embezzling about $15,000 from a disabled adult in her care. Kimberly Kirchoff, 49, of Applegate, was sentenced Nov. 4 to 180 days in jail after pleading no contest ...
Worcester man accused of hitting lawyer during murder trial says lawyer ...
Worcester man accused of hitting lawyer during murder trial says lawyer ...
Read This Lawyer's Delightful Response to PETA's Absurd Monkey Selfie Lawsuit
But "monkey see, monkey sue," is the sort of line lawyers spend years dreaming they will one day get to write in a federal court document. The gist of the motion, meanwhile, is pretty simple: Under 9th Circuit precedent, animals (represented by human ...
Vietnamese Police Detain Lawyer Working on Case of Death-in-Custody Victim
A Vietnamese lawyer working on the case of a young man who died in police custody and the related harassment of two attorneys representing the boy's family said he was illegally detained Wednesday by authorities in Hanoi, as he planned to visit the ...
Threats against Gliniewicz investigators 'minor issue,' ex-cop's lawyer says
The lawyer for a former cop accused of making threats to authorities investigating the death of Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz said he hopes to resolve the case soon. Retired Chicago police officer Joseph Battaglia was accused of calling ...
Law professor, a onetime civil rights lawyer, to take over as U. Missouri ...
Law professor, a onetime civil rights lawyer, to take over as U. Missouri ...
Lawyer who photographed and tweeted evidence from trial may face sanctions
A Chicago lawyer who took photos and tweeted them from a federal courthouse is in serious hot water. US District Chief Judge Ruben Castillo has ordered (PDF) Vincent "Trace" Schmeltz III to appear in his courtroom later this month and explain why he ...
Lawyer: Escort to meet with NCAA next week about Louisville
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2009, file photo Louisville coach Rick Pitino, left, talks with guard Andre McGee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Attorney Larry Wilder said Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 ...
Accused Liverpool killer wants to fire $13000 lawyer, but judge won't let him
Syracuse, NY -- Sean Hunter, of Liverpool, told a judge today he wanted to fire his hired lawyer four days before his murder trial. But after a contentious court appearance in which Hunter and his lawyer argued over each other, a judge made them both ...
Adams & Diaco lawyer charged with misdemeanor battery
Robert D. Adams is one of three lawyers with the Adams & Diaco firm currently facing possible disbarment for their roles in a conspiracy to have an opposing attorney arrested during a trial in 2013. In August, a judge recommended that all three lose ...
Nicole Holder was a sex-starved fan and Greg Hardy was the victim, his lawyer ...
Nicole Holder was a sex-starved fan and Greg Hardy was the victim, his lawyer ...
Lawyer in biker case seeks speedy trial
In the wake of 106 bikers being indicted this week over a deadly clash at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco in May, a lawyer is asking a judge for a speedy trial. Clint Broden contends prosecutors failed to say who his client allegedly harmed and can't ...
Lawyer for election judge accused of ditching polls to drive a jitney says no ...
Lawyer for election judge accused of ditching polls to drive a jitney says no ...
'Hostile' mega-lawyer accused of abusing pregnant wife
A Manhattan lawyer who landed a job with the world's largest legal firm may be a pit bull at work — but he's a monster at home, according to court testimony Thursday. Anthony Zappin, 30, beat his pregnant wife, planned to break a neighbor's window to ...
Need Cash to Hire a Lawyer? Try Crowdfunding
Jacqueline Smoot, of Broken Arrow, Okla., had just gotten home from work when her miniature border collie, Mitzy, dashed out the front door. In no time, Mitzy was around the corner and in a neighbor's chicken coop, feathers everywhere. Animal Control ...
Man pleads not guilty to hitting lawyer in court
WORCESTER, Mass. —A Massachusetts man awaiting his third trial on a murder charge has pleaded not guilty to charges he slapped his lawyer in the face in open court. Authorities said 35-year-old Janleer Povez of Worcester hit his appointed lawyer ...
Inmate accused of assaulting lawyer at jail indicted
CINCINNATI —A man accused of assaulting his lawyer at the Hamilton County Justice Center has been indicted on new charges. Deters: Convicted rapist attacks attorney at Hamilton... Deters: Convicted rapist attacks attorney at Hamilton County Justice ...
Lawyer: Firing of Rhode Island Police Sergeant Too Severe
A lawyer for the Rhode Island police sergeant fired for making racially insensitive comments says his client's punishment was too severe. Michael Colucci says the comments Providence Sgt. David Marchant made regarding a black patrolman were his first ...
Southampton lawyer admits to prostitution charge in Northampton District Court
Southampton lawyer admits to prostitution charge in Northampton District Court. courthouse.JPG. The Hampshire County Courthouse in Northampton where Judge W. Michael Goggins continued the matter for a year with the conditions that Karen Andrade ...
Accused 'Delhi rapist' brutally attacked his lawyer during jail meeting ...
Accused 'Delhi rapist' brutally attacked his lawyer during jail meeting ...
DraftKings hires mega-lawyer for New York clash
DraftKings, the embattled Boston-based daily fantasy sports company, announced Friday that it has hired high-profile attorney David Boies as it fights an order banning its games in New York. DraftKings announced the hiring the same morning it filed a ...