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Southfield lawyer, Michael P. Marsalese, celebrates 30 years in law
Southfield lawyer, Michael P. Marsalese, celebrates 30 years in law. Michael Marsalese, submitted photo. By Franklin Dohanyos, Special to The Oakland Press Noted attorney, Michael P. Marsalese, Managing Member of Southfield-based Marsalese Law ...
Bill Cosby accuser files defamation lawsuit against comedian's lawyer
Cuban-American actress Louisa Moritz, one of Bill Cosby's alleged victims, is suing the comedian for defamation following comments made by his lawyer. The actress, who claimed Cosby forced oral sex on her in a dressing room before appearing on Johnny ...
Ex-Puerto Rico lawyer for notorious trafficker sentenced
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former Puerto Rico lawyer who represented a man once known as the "Pablo Escobar of the Caribbean" has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison on money laundering charges. Attorney Ramon Negron Colon ...
Lawyer's oath signals special moment
To recognize this special moment, we are inviting all practicing attorneys who wish to voluntarily participate in reciting the new oath, along with justices of the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, at the new lawyers ...
Accused family killer's lawyer seeks dismissal of confessions
Timothy Fradeneck sits with defense attorney Steve Kaplan on Tuesday in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens for an evidentiary hearing. Fradenick is accused of strangling his wife and two children in their sleep. RAY SKOWRONEK -- THE ...
Lawyer asks court to order release of Internet search history of Department of ...
Lawyer asks court to order release of Internet search history of Department of ...
Lawyer asks court to order release of search history of Department of ...
Lawyer asks court to order release of search history of Department of ...
St. Paul lawyer who punched son suspended for 60 days
A St. Paul lawyer, convicted of terroristic threats four years ago, has been suspended from practicing law for 60 days. John Nwabuwane Akwuba, 56, also will be on probation for two years, according to a statement from the Minnesota Office of Lawyers ...
Robert De Niro's lawyer blasts plagiarism claim
De Niro's lawyer, Tom Harvey, told Page Six in a statement: “The idea that two-time Oscar winner [De Niro] provided Oscar winner Eric Roth with a script from an unknown Italian writer so that Mr. Roth could use it to write the 14-minute short film ...
Feds blew 'Goodfellas' case by relying on rats: Gotti's lawyer
The lawyer who won a shocking 1990 acquittal for late Gambino boss John Gotti said the feds took a big gamble by relying on rats in their failed prosecution of the sensational “GoodFellas” case — and paid dearly for it. “Prosecutors sometimes ...
Lawyer first confirmed fatality named after Paris terror attacks
A Paris-based lawyer has been the first confirmed fatality named from the coordinated gun and bomb attacks in Paris that left at least 128 people dead, with nationals from the UK, Sweden, Belgium Portugal and Romania also among those known to have ...
California college student Nohemi Gonzalez among the 129 killed in Paris ...
California college student Nohemi Gonzalez among the 129 killed in Paris ...
Court Bars Masquerade, No More America's Next Top Tax Lawyer
Will 'America's Next Top Tax Lawyer' catch on as a new reality show? Probably not, but maybe it should. There are lawyer shows, but not about tax lawyers, and what they do is more interesting than you might think. Imagine thirteen steely-eyed and ...
Brewster to appear at Lunch with a Lawyer
Lunch with a Lawyer is set to host Rich Brewster from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Wabash Senior Activity Center located at 300 S. Fifth St. in Terre Haute. Lunch with a Lawyer is a free educational program that invites the senior public to hear ...
Music Critic, Lawyer and US Student Are Among Victims in Paris Attacks
One of the first to be named was a 26-year-old lawyer named Valentin Ribet, who was killed at the Bataclan concert hall, according to his firm, Hogan Lovells. Mr. Ribet, who had degrees from the London School of Economics and the Sorbonne, specialized ...
1500 Mormons leaving church to protest same-sex policy, lawyer says
About 1,500 Mormons are resigning from the Church of Latter-day Saints to protest a new policy that labels same-sex couples apostate and bans children of same-sex relationships from being baptized, a lawyer said Saturday. Attorney Mark Naugle said ...
Lawyer charges feds admit spying on everyone
Bob Unruh joined WND in 2006 after nearly three decades with the Associated Press, as well as several Upper Midwest newspapers, where he covered everything from legislative battles and sports to tornadoes and homicidal survivalists. He is also a ...
Ask the Lawyer: Polygraph tests can't be taken lightly
Q. Criminal Investigation Command wants me to take a polygraph to clear me. Should I agree? A. First, if agents with the Criminal Investigation Command, Navy Criminal Investigative Service or Office of Special Investigations are asking you questions ...
Jacqueline A. Berrien | Civil rights lawyer, 53
Jacqueline A. Berrien, 53, the former chairwoman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a veteran civil rights lawyer who had earlier served five years as associate director-counsel of the NAACP's Legal Defense and Educational Fund, died ...
James W. Baumbach, 72, lawyer and political strategist
James W. Baumbach, 72, a lawyer and longtime political strategist in Philadelphia, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after becoming ill at his home in Lewes, Del. Mr. Baumbach was a political aficionado and shrewd ...
ESSENCE Network: Toyota's Top Lawyer Sandra Phillips Shares How to Talk Your ...
ESSENCE Network: Toyota's Top Lawyer Sandra Phillips Shares How to Talk Your ...
Robert De Niro's Lawyer Fires Back Against Plagiarism Allegations
Robert De Niro's lawyer, Tom Harvey, is firing back at Italian director Stefania Grassi after she accused De Niro of plagiarizing her work to use in his short film titled, Ellis. According to News Net 5, the Oscar winner stars in the 14-minute movie ...
Pillsbury Lawyer Heads West, Plus More Lateral Moves
After 35 years working as an environmental lawyer in Houston, Raffle and his wife relocated in September to Eugene, Oregon. Raffle will focus on conservation and land use issues, something he tried to gear his practice towards while at Pillsbury. “Now ...
Appeal court overturns lawyer's conviction for smuggling drugs into jail
Lawyer Deryk Gravesande's conviction for smuggling drugs to a former client at the Toronto (Don) Jail — a case that shocked and outraged the city's criminal bar — was overturned Friday by the Ontario Court of Appeal in a decision lambasting the trial ...
Local Lawyer (and Political Storyteller) Is Named Historian
A visit to Slater's office, where he works as a Social Security disability and general practice lawyer and mediator, is a vivid reminder of Slater's activities and service to the party since the 1960s. His desk sits amidst over 150 photographs hung on ...
Ever-changing laws ensure 'my work is never boring,' tax lawyer says
Steven Hollingworth, a partner at the law firm Solomon Dwiggins & Freer, is a tax attorney who advises clients on the tax treatment of settlements and litigation recovery, as well as forming and advising nonprofit organizations. What is your role ...
Morning Wrap: Hogan Lawyer Killed in Paris | Education Settlement | FEC Stalemate
Paris: A Hogan Lovells associates, Valentin Ribet, was among the victims of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. The American Lawyer reports that Ribet, a bilingual white-collar litigation associate, died in the massacre at the Bataclan concert hall ...
Bill Cosby Lawyer Sued For Defaming Alleged Victims
One of Bill Cosby's lawyers is now on the hot seat ... sued by 2 women who claim the attorney trashed them after they accused the comedian of sexually assaulting them. Tamara Green and Barbara Bowman claim attorney John Schmitt came out swinging ...
Dealmakers of the Year: Deadlines and Instructions
The American Lawyer is currently accepting nominations for our upcoming Dealmakers of the Year. The deadline for submission is Nov. 30; firms can submit a maximum of three submissions. Links to our online submission form were emailed to our managing ...
Criminal Defense Lawyer Barry Sorrels Named to Dallas 500 Business Leaders List
DALLAS, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The publishers of D CEO magazine have named Dallas attorney Barry Sorrels as one of only six criminal defense lawyers recognized in the Dallas 500, the inaugural publication devoted to the city's top business ...
Dancer, singer, lawyer: Amber Henning can do it all
Hailing from Fairfield, Henning takes to the stage dancing the lead role in Miss Linda's School of Dance production of White Christmas, Dec. 11,12,17,18, and 19. That's just part of her active life style that she brought to Great Falls two years ago ...
Philip Chism Killed Colleen Ritzer, His Defense Lawyer Said
Defense lawyer Denise Regan, began her opening statement Monday by telling the jury, “Philip Chism killed Colleen Ritzer.” Essex Assistant District Attorney Kate MacDougall detailed Chism's alleged actions in her opening statement, according to the ...
Minneapolis lawyer facing ethics complaint over porn suits
The state board that investigates ethics complaints against Minnesota lawyers filed a petition Monday seeking to suspend or disbar Minneapolis lawyer Paul Hansmeier, who built a career suing thousands of people nationwide for downloading Internet porn, ...
Baby, it's cold outside: Lawyer Mario Gallucci to go homeless to raise money ...
Baby, it's cold outside: Lawyer Mario Gallucci to go homeless to raise money ...
Nintendo Victory Against Piracy Mod Doesn't Set Precedent, Says Lawyer
Speaking to GameSpot, lawyer Jas Purewal said, although the decision affirms that PC Box breached Italian and EU copyright law, it does not unilaterally make modchips illegal in all member states. Instead, the judgement was a specific implementation of ...
A-Rod, former lawyer settle legal fees dispute
Alex Rodriguez and his former attorney, David Cornwell, have settled their long-running dispute over about $380,000 in unpaid legal fees, according to a court document filed last week. Cornwell, part of the Yankee designated hitter's team of lawyers in ...
Twin Peaks lawyer: Stop legal chaos, start biker trials today
In this May 17, 2015 file photo, authorities investigate a shooting in the parking lot of Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. The family of a biker slain in a shootout outside the Waco restaurant has sued the restaurant's parent company alleging ...
We thought Silver's fees might be illegal: lawyer
A lawyer for the real-estate developer at the center of the corruption charges against Sheldon Silver testified Monday that his company knew their dealings with Silver might be illegal — and put details of it in a side letter to keep the shady ...
Lawyer sued over 'distraction' allegation
Jeff Stern, second from right, voluntarily surrendered to the Houston Police Department this morning Feb. 1, 2011 at 1200 Travis Street, Houston, TX. His attorney, Paul Nugent, right, accompanied him. Bellaire lawyer Jeffrey Mark Stern was charged with ...
The Latest: Lawyer Says Recusal Gives Gay Couple Fair Shot
A lawyer for a lesbian couple who stood to lose their foster daughter after a judge ordered the baby placed with a heterosexual couple says the women feel much more likely to get a fair shot at adopting her now that the judge has recused himself from ...
Condemned man's lawyers stop helping, cite 'false hope'
AUSTIN — From his cell on death row, Raphael Holiday drafted letter after desperate letter to lawyers who represent the condemned. He begged for their help to plead for mercy from Gov. Greg Abbott, to try any last-ditch legal maneuvers that might ...
Twin Cities lawyer faces disbarment over porn copyright suits
Now, Minneapolis attorney Paul Hansmeier is facing disbarment. Minnesota's Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility filed a petition Monday with the state Supreme Court seeking disbarment or "otherwise appropriate discipline," citing Hansmeier's ...
Lawyer: Twin Peaks chaos stops if first biker gets immediate trial
Veteran defense lawyer and former prosecutor Rusty Hardin has said that from what he has seen of the case, prosecutors will not be able to convict everyone. "It is going to be nearly impossible for them to sustain convictions on appeal; they just aren ...
Defense Lawyer: Philip Chism Killed Colleen Ritzer
Chism is charged with raping and killing his high school math teacher, Andover native Colleen Ritzer. His lawyer told a jury that he killed her and “did unspeakable things to her body,” according to WBUR.com. Lawyers for Chism, who was 14 years old at ...
Lawyer for notorious PBC jailhouse snitch wants phone calls secret
A Palm Beach County Circuit Court judge is deciding whether to seal transcripts of recorded jail conversations of a notorious jailhouse snitch from public view after the inmate's attorney argued that they are “sensitive, intimate conversations” that ...
Lawyer's testimony shows there's no escaping Shelly's 'schemes'
But picture your firm trying to do an honest day's business and even employing a compliance lawyer to make sure every single detail is up to code — when, suddenly, you realize you've unwittingly been paying off Silver. It's like the horror movie when ...
Porn trolling lawyer; 'Star Wars' ballet; Rachael Ray, Evander Holyfield mix it up
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A ballet based on "Star Wars" has made its debut at a western Michigan theater. The Star Wars Tribute Ballet was performed Saturday at the Frauenthal Center in Muskegon. The performance featured characters such as Princess ...
Lawyer, activist Yasui earns Presidential Medal of Freedom
COURTESY OF YASUI FAMILY - Minoru Yasui, a longtime activist for Japanese American civil rights Oregon lawyer and civil rights activist Minoru Yasui will be honored this month with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It was Yasui's legal fight against ...
Lawyer: Doubts remain about death row inmate's guilt
A Georgia death row inmate shouldn't be executed this week because doubts remain about his guilt, his lawyers argue. Marcus Ray Johnson, who was convicted in the March 1994 rape and murder of Angela Sizemore in south Georgia, is set for execution ...
Lawyer For Adam Skelos Downplays Talk of Plea Deal
A lawyer for Adam Skelos—the son of former State Senate Leader Dean Skelos who is standing trial alongside his father on corruption charges—today downplayed talk of his client seeking a plea deal. “There was nothing to it,” Christopher Conniff, the ...