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'Grid-Kid' killer's lawyer slams original prosecutor for 'questionable' witness
The lawyer for the man accused of killing college football star Mark Fisher in Brooklyn in 2003 accused the prosecutor in the case Tuesday of putting up a questionable witness because she simply didn't have anyone else. Convicted killer John Giuca won ...
Lawyer seeks to reopen 2 police brutality suits
A lawyer representing two city residents in separate police brutality lawsuits is seeking to reopen the tentatively settled cases, saying the city hasn't produced a settlement agreement for either case after seven weeks. Joel Silberman, who represents ...
Sports betting pro snitched for authorities, ex-lawyer claims
Adam Meyer, the Florida betting tout facing federal extortion charges in Wisconsin, has been snitching for at least a dozen law enforcement agencies and helped the FBI seize $750million from offshore bookies, his former lawyer claimed in federal court ...
DraftKings Lawyer David Boies Lays Out His Legal Strategy
When DraftKings and the daily fantasy industry meets New York's attorney general in court on Wednesday at noon, it will be represented by one of the most experienced lawyers in the United States. David Boies, the 74-year-old chairman of Boies, Schiller ...
Lawyer for Chicago police officer says video 'distorts images': CNN
The lawyer for a white Chicago police officer charged in the 2014 murder of a black teenager said on Wednesday his client feared for his life and that dashboard camera footage released by police is unreliable because video "distorts images." Daniel ...
Back In The Race: Do Lawyer Blacklists Exist?
Solo practitioners and small firms don't have a lawyer blacklist database. A few may do background and credit checks before hiring, but most do not since lawyers have cleared the character and fitness examination before being admitted to the bar. I ...
Boston Man Allegedly Posed as Lawyer to Defraud Clients
Police have arrested a Boston man who they say posed as a Harvard-educated lawyer in order to defraud clients. David Koraca, 47, allegedly rented space in one of Boston's tallest office buildings and opened a law office as "David Corazza," one of his ...
Broward lawyer chuckles his way into Thanksgiving Day Parade
Chuckles, aka Broward bankruptcy attorney Charles “Chuck” Tatelbaum, will be among the clowns performing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Chuckles, aka Broward bankruptcy attorney Charles “Chuck” Tatelbaum, will be among ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Our Shared Nightmare — The Bar Exam
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer For whatever the reason, and it probably is because the State Bar of California announced the results for the July 2015 bar examination, I have been thinking about the rite of passage ...
Supreme Court disbars Breibart, former Lexington lawyer who swindled clients
Breibart, whose firm once employed 12 lawyers and even more employees, had been an interim suspension since June 2012, according to the Supreme Court ruling. Court documents said Breibart criminally swindled some clients out of money and took ...
Jodi Arias Ex-Lawyer Blasts Convicted Murderer's 'Sexual Escapades'
Jodi Arias' former lawyer, Kirk Nurmi, writes in his newly released book that he was forced to represent a manipulative and intimidating client who was sexually inappropriate and "very disturbed." He explains the title of the book, "Trapped with Ms ...
Sumner Redstone's lawyer denies claims challenging his competence
(Reuters) - A lawyer for Sumner Redstone denied claims made by his ex-girlfriend in a lawsuit that the executive chairman of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp was mentally impaired and unable to make decisions. The Los Angeles Times earlier reported that ...
Ex-lawyer: Charged betting pro was informant
MILWAUKEE - A former lawyer for a Florida sports betting pro facing federal extortion charges in Wisconsin has claimed the man worked as an informant and helped in the seizure of $750 million from offshore bookies. Adam Meyer is accused of extorting ...
Lawyer: Man facing terror charge is developmentally disabled
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man charged with trying to aid terrorists has developmental disabilities and an IQ in the 50s, his lawyer wrote in a court filing this week. A defense lawyer asked a judge to order a mental evaluation on Peyton Pruitt ...
San Antonio lawyer must forfeit $633000 in fees
A San Antonio lawyer was directed to return more than $633,000 in legal fees to former clients after an arbitrator found he engaged in “dishonest or deceptive conduct.” Attorney Ernesto Martinez Jr. double-billed the clients, including billing in ...
Lawyer, former judge blast gag order on media in Anderson County campsite ...
Lawyer, former judge blast gag order on media in Anderson County campsite ...
Lawyer Says McDonald Family Relieved After Charges Brought
While the family of a Chicago man fatally shot by police last year opposed the release of dramatic video showing the incident, their attorney said Wednesday that "now the whole world knows what happened." There have been protests in Chicago since ...
Sumner Redstone lawyer refutes tell-all lawsuit
A lawyer for Boston-raised media mogul Sumner Redstone yesterday refuted allegations by a former companion that the 92-year-old head of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. is incapacitated, portraying her claims as a fight over the billionaire's holdings ...
Video of Chicago cop killing Laquan McDonald is 'two-dimensional' and can't ...
Video of Chicago cop killing Laquan McDonald is 'two-dimensional' and can't ...
Gao Yu's lawyer: 'Still a better verdict'
An appeal court in Beijing has sentenced DW correspondent Gao Yu to five years in prison for betraying state secrets. Her lawyer, Mo Shaoping, talks to DW about the verdict and Gao Yu's future course of action. Chinese journalist Gao Yu attending a ...
Special Report: Egypt locks up lawyers in Islamist fight
One of the lawyers he represents is accused of distributing leaflets supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group banned by the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. According to Bahnasy, his client, a lawyer, was in a police station ...
Lawyer For Displaced Disney Workers: 1200 American Workers In NY Are Training ...
Lawyer For Displaced Disney Workers: 1200 American Workers In NY Are Training ...
High profile lawyer to talk about new book at Greenwich Library
Dershowitz, a Jewish lawyer himself, will be coming to Greenwich for the UJA-Federation of Greenwich's annual meeting. Dershowitz has made a name for himself as a high-profile lawyer, a New York Times best-selling author, and a nationally-renowned ...
Conemac presented with the 'Young Lawyer of the Year' award
Elizabeth "Liz" Conemac was presented with the “Young Lawyer of the Year” award at the Napa County Bar Association's annual president's dinner on Nov. 5. The award was presented to Conemac based upon her outstanding dedication and contributions to ...
New York lawyer's soccer team to honor Paris victim
New York legal eagle Joe Tacopina — who's also president of soccer team Venezia F.C. — has decided, in agreement with the family of Valeria Solesin, who lost her life in the Paris attacks, to honor her memory. During a home game last Sunday against A ...
Lawyer: Deadly shooting in teen's traffic stop justified
GRAND RAPIDS — A lawyer representing Eaton County and Sgt. Jonathan Frost in a federal civil rights lawsuit stemming from Frost's fatal shooting of an unarmed teen in February said the case is "very defensible." James Dyer said Frost didn't violate ...
Lawyers' Intensive Social Media Investigations Carry Risks
Nov. 17 — Lawyers who investigate jurors and opposing parties online may cross the ethical line if they engage in “repetitive viewing of an individual's social media profile” with knowledge that “the other person would receive notice each time the ...
Brazilian lawyer arrested in Rio for planning bribes with senator
The lawyer, Edson Ribeiro, was in the United States when Brazilian police jailed Senator Delcidio do Amaral and the chief executive officer of Brazil's biggest independent investment bank on suspicion of obstructing the corruption investigation into ...
Clayton lawyer to argue before US Supreme Court
Clayton attorney Mark F. (Thor) Hearne will argue Dec. 8, in a legislative redistricting case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case — Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission — looks at the constitutionality of legislative districts ...
Lincoln: rail-splitter, lawyer, statesman ... and newspaperman?
Abraham Lincoln didn't just read newspapers voraciously throughout his adult life but "wrote anonymous editorials, drafted articles, befriended and berated journalists, and continued devouring so many papers that his wife, Mary, once chased a newsboy ...
Lawyer arrested for alleged role in obstructing Petrobras investigation
Brazilian police on Friday arrested a lawyer suspected of involvement in a prominent senator's alleged attempt to obstruct the probe into the massive Petrobras scandal, officials said. Edson Ribeiro, who represented a former director of the Brazilian ...
War Machine's Lawyer Argues Ex's Work In Porn 'Pointed To Consent' In Assault
His lawyer Brandon Sua argued that Mackinday's work caused the "desire, the preference, the acceptability towards a particular form of sex activities that were outside of the norm." Outside of the courtroom, Sua said that the jury should know "the ...
Bevin names Lexington lawyer to staff
FRANKFORT, Ky - Gov.-elect Matt Bevin on Friday announced that Chad Meredith, a Lexington attorney with the firm of Ransdell & Roach, will be hired as deputy general counsel for the Governor's Office. Meredith, 34, is native of Leitchfield who got his ...
Famed S.A. lawyer Marynell Maloney dies at 60
She met Michael Maloney, son of famed local trial lawyer Pat Maloney Sr., in a philosophy class in the late 1970s. They married, and she studied law, then worked in her father-in-law's firm before opening a practice with her husband. They divorced in ...
Drunken driving defendant gets new lawyer, new trial date in Agawam pedestrian ...
Drunken driving defendant gets new lawyer, new trial date in Agawam pedestrian ...
Lawyer slapped with max fine after law license suspended about 3 weeks
RACINE COUNTY — A lawyer was hit with a $500 fine on Wednesday after he practiced law while his license was suspended for about three weeks. Racine County court officials say Racine lawyer Robert Baratki worked as a lawyer in 16 cases in Racine ...
Ask the Lawyer: Security clearance revocation can be avoided
Ask the Lawyer: Security clearance revocation can be avoided. The receipt of a Statement of Reasons does not mean you will automatically lose your security clearance. Loading… Post to Facebook. Ask the Lawyer: Security clearance revocation can be ...
Westford lawyer tops in her field
WESTFORD -- If you told Andrea Peraner-Sweet 25 or so years ago that she would become a successful, established lawyer, she would not have seen it in her cards for the future. So now, as a partner at Sally & Fitch LLP who recently was named one of the ...
Iowa City attorney receives trial lawyer award
Diaz, 57, of Solon, was honored with the association's Verne Lawyer Outstanding Member Award during the annual convention Nov. 5 in Des Moines. The award recognized Diaz's “monumental career spent seeking justice for injured Iowans, especially ...
Top Kurdish lawyer killed in southeast Turkey, protests expected
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey/ANKARA An unidentified gunman killed a prominent Kurdish lawyer and rights activist on Saturday in what the pro-Kurdish HDP Party called a "planned assassination", urging people to take to the streets in protest. Witnesses said Tahir ...
Warning signs of a dishonest lawyer
Last week we answered this question: “If my lawyer rips me off, is there any official organization that can help me be reimbursed?” As we learned, fortunately California and all state bar Associations have a Client Security Fund. “While a slow process ...
Prominent pro-Kurdish lawyer killed in Turkey
The Diyarbakir Bar Association tweeted Saturday that "our president of the association, lawyer Tahir Elci was murdered by an assassination." The HDP, or Peoples' Democratic Party, an opposition party with Kurdish roots, also said in a statement that ...
Turkey: Human Rights Lawyer Murdered
(Istanbul) – The November 28, 2015 assassination of Tahir Elçi, one of Turkey's most prominent human rights lawyers and defenders, is a huge loss for the human rights community and all those who seek rule of law, democracy and justice, Human Rights ...
Officer gunned down just before pro-Kurdish lawyer killed
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Arrest Warrant Awaits Retired Lawyer Who Allegedly Took Disabled Man's Money
Michael Schless, a 78-year-old former lawyer from Newington who retired to Florida years ago, may make a return trip in a few weeks to his old hometown — but his purpose won't be to spend the holidays with friends and family, as might be expected ...
John A. Daniels, political leader and lawyer, dead at 92
John Daniels, a real estate and banking lawyer, also was general counsel and vice president for HemisFair '68, the city's world's fair in 1968. John Daniels was born May 23, 1923, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He moved to San Antonio from Los Angeles at age ...
Black lawyer in Bemidji made his mark a century ago
With a small Twin Cities black community numbering about 1,500, St. Paul's first black lawyer, Frederick McGhee, suggested that Scrutchin open a practice outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. There was only so much business for the handful of black ...
Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci shot dead in Turkey as Istanbul erupts in clashes
Police and protesters are clashing in violent skirmishes in the streets of Istanbul tonight, following the 'assassination' of a prominent lawyer and human rights defender today. Tahir Elci, who was facing a prison term on charges of supporting Kurdish ...
Lawyer and his father, a retired judge, launch firm together
Former Georgia Court of Appeals Chief Judge J.D. Smith has recently gone into practice with his son, Brian R. Smith. Their law firm, The Smith Law Practice, specializes in handling appeals, professional liability matters, business litigation and ...
Hundreds of thousands bid farewell to killed lawyer and activist Tahir Elçi
The president of the Diyarbakır Bar Association and a Kurdish rights advocate, Tahir Elçi, who was killed in a gun battle on Saturday right after he called for an end to ongoing clashes in the Southeast, was buried on Sunday with hundreds of thousands ...