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Labor-Rights Lawyer Paid Witnesses And Lied About It, Judge Says
The judge hearing an Alabama coal magnate's defamation suit against an international labor-rights activist has issued a blistering ruling against the lawyer, accusing him of repeatedly lying about making payments to witnesses and possibly assisting ...
Louis Katz, civil rights lawyer who represented Pete Seeger, dies
Louis Katz, a criminal defense and civil rights lawyer whose clients in five decades of practice included folk singer Pete Seeger and a defendant in the last death penalty case tried in San Francisco, died Dec. 2 at his home in Oakland, his family said ...
Plaintiff and Lawyer Ordered to Reimburse New York in False-Arrest Suit
Last week, the judge, Shira A. Scheindlin of Federal District Court, ordered Mr. Jimenez and his lawyer, Gregory P. Mouton Jr., to pay $19,075 to reimburse the city for a portion of its work in defending the case. “Plaintiff's claims were meritless ...
New Britain lawyer honored again
NEW BRITAIN — Adrian Baron may not be a superhero, but he is a Super Lawyer. The New Britain lawyer was recently named to the Super Lawyers' Rising Star list by New England Super Lawyers Magazine — again. It was the fifth time Baron has earned ...
Case Against Civil Rights Lawyer Tests Free Speech in China
BEIJING — Many Chinese Internet users are watching with great concern the case of the civil rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, in which prosecutors brought charges against Mr. Pu based on seven short posts he wrote from 2011 to 2014 on Weibo, a Twitter-like ...
After Years of Limbo, Lawyer Battling for Nazi Victims Wins Break in Italy's ...
After Years of Limbo, Lawyer Battling for Nazi Victims Wins Break in Italy's ...
China's president championed online freedom—two days after a lawyer was tried ...
China's president championed online freedom—two days after a lawyer was tried ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Undress for Success?
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer A bunch of us old lady lawyers get together for lunch from time to time, and yes, we may be old, but not addled, so we can figure out how to divide a lunch check without using fingers ...
Ending Racism in the Justice System: A Top Lawyer Speaks Out
The execution-style shooting of a black teen by a white Chicago police officer—and the subsequent cover up by government officials—has been just one more incident raising awareness about the need to eradicate institutional racism and the inequities ...
Every Lawyer Needs To Know How To Work A Room
dancing Ed. note: Indulge your inner nerd! Welcome to our daily legal trivia question. Lawyerly types are, at heart, type-A personalities that thrive on learning random bits of (mostly) useless trivia. Enjoy! Which fictional lawyer made this Freudian ...
Polsinelli lawyer is named president of the Metropolitan Bar Association
Russell Jones is the new president of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association for the coming year. Jones, a lawyer with the Polsinelli firm, has practiced law in the area for more than 35 years. He chairs Polsinelli's litigation department. He ...
N.J. Supreme Court rebukes lawyer who borrowed most of elderly client's savings
TRENTON — The state Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a stern rebuke to a Hasbrouck Heights attorney who violated ethics rules while borrowing money from an elderly client. The court found William J. Torre caused "substantial" financial and ...
Accused trial lawyer wants to represent himself at trial
Mikal Watts, right, walks to the federal courthouse in Gulfport, Miss. with his attorney Robert McDuff for an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate John Gargiulo on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. Mikal Watts, a Texas lawyer, his brother and a second ...
CFPB Selects a Top State Department Lawyer to Be General Counsel
WASHINGTON—The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau appointed a senior State Department lawyer to be its general counsel, placing a piece in a complicated personnel puzzle that has seen some prominent departures this year. Mary McLeod, who has ...
Feds: Lawyer killed hawks
The case was investigated by agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement and DNR. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Klumb of the Charleston office is prosecuting the case. Williams, a lawyer with the Williams and Williams law firm ...
Former lawyer pleads guilty to stealing $100K from client
LANSING -- A 67-year-old Petoskey man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from an elderly woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease while he was serving as a lawyer. Michael Aho Kennedy was charged in October with ...
Bennett to be sentenced today, will ask for new lawyer
FORT EDWARD | The Kingsbury man who is accused of killing his girlfriend's toddler daughter will be sentenced Thursday on drug charges, and will likely ask a judge to appoint him a new lawyer in the homicide case. Joshua J. Bennett's sentencing was ...
Ex-lawyer pleads guilty to stealing $100K from client
Lansing — A 67-year-old northern Michigan man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from an elderly woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease while he was serving as a lawyer. Michael Aho Kennedy of Petoskey was charged in ...
Oklahoma lawyer's files being held for ransom by encrypto virus
The encrypto virus was uploaded to his law firm's servers on Tuesday night. The virus holds information for ransom, demanding payment before you have access to them. The clock is ticking for McIntyre to pay $700 ransom to get his data back. The same ...
Judge who warned lawyer about 'witless observations' fines him for failing to ...
Judge who warned lawyer about 'witless observations' fines him for failing to ...
Lawyer for Martin Shkreli Hikes Fees Five Thousand Per Cent
BROOKLYN (The Borowitz Report)—A criminal lawyer representing Turing Pharmaceuticals chief Martin Shkreli has informed his client that he is raising his hourly legal fees by five thousand per cent, the lawyer has confirmed. Minutes after Shkreli's ...
Judge Who Threatened to Fight Lawyer Removed From Bench
A judge who was captured on video berating and threatening to fight an assistant public defender has been ordered removed from the bench by the Florida Supreme Court. Brevard County Circuit Judge John Murphy got into an argument last year with ...
Four Held in Criminal Detention After Beijing Rights Lawyer's Trial
Authorities in the Chinese capital are holding four supporters of detained human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang after they showed up outside a Beijing court during his trial on Monday. Police and court officials scuffled with journalists and a crowd of Pu's ...
'Seconded' Lawyer Remained 'Associated' With Firm Under Rule 1.10
Dec. 3 — A law firm that includes a former in-house counsel of a medical technology company is disqualified from suing the company even though the lawyer was “seconded” to another client of the firm and in that capacity is doing no work on the firm's ...
The lawyer who dealt with GM's ignition recall claims has been hired by VW
Volkswagen has hired lawyer Kenneth Feinberg to help bring a resolution to the company's emissions cheating scandal. With VW, Feinberg's role will be to design and administer a resolution program for claims resulting from the company's use of emissions ...
Hastert suffered stroke in November, lawyer says
"During the first week of November, our client, Dennis Hastert, was admitted to the hospital," Tom Green, Hastert's lawyer, said in a statement. "Mr. Hastert has suffered a stroke and has been treated for sepsis. While in the hospital, two surgeries on ...
Family Lawyer Says Lousy Fed Probe Of 9-Year-Old's Death Was 'Nonsense'
Tommy Botell was hiking the National Park Service-run trail at Lassen Volcanic National Park in California with his family when a retaining wall collapsed on him and his 13-year-old sister. The collapse killed him and seriously injured her. Court ...
Activists: Arrest of Vietnam Rights Lawyer a Misstep
A well-known Vietnamese human rights lawyer was arrested Wednesday on anti-state "propaganda" charges, the latest incident in what rights groups are calling an alarming crackdown on government critics. Nguyen Van Dài's arrest came 10 days after he ...
Lawyer Linked to Martin Shkreli Arrested on Fraud Charge
A well-pedigreed corporate lawyer with extensive experience in high-stakes mergers and acquisitions played a critical role in helping pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli orchestrate a series of allegedly fraudulent transactions, according to a ...
After Shkreli Lawyer's Indictment, Law Firm Faces Test
Thursday's indictment of Kaye Scholar partner Evan Greebel served as a reminder to the legal community that being a Big Law lawyer is a high-risk business. When your job is representing people who may or may not engage in corporate wrongdoing, it can ...
Shkreli's Lawyer Indicted For Representing The Wrong Client
It's unusual for a lawyer to get indicted along with his client. But the key thing here is Shkreli wasn't Greebel's client. Greebel was lead outside counsel for Retrophin, the pharma company where Shkreli was chief executive from 2012 to 2014. He is ...
Lawyer will have to explain informant ID release
After Whitaker admitted to giving Jones a copy of the packet on Tuesday, Kaufman assigned another lawyer to represent Jones. Whitaker will have to “show cause” as to why the court should not hold her in contempt of for violating an Oct. 23 order ...
LI lawyer arrested for stealing $3M in personal-injury settlements from clients
A disbarred lawyer was arrested Thursday for pocketing more than $3 million in personal-injury settlements he won for clients, authorities said Thursday. Stuart Schlesinger, 75, is charged with one count of wire fraud after allegedly failing to pay at ...
Doctor's lawyer says lack of a speedy trial is causing harm
In the civics classes of yesteryear, our country's constitutional guarantee to a speedy trial separates the U.S. justice system from many of its peers. In the everyday reality of underfinanced courts, undermanned prosecutors and public defender staffs ...
Lawyer Reveals Details About the Man Behind Bitcoin's $4.5 Million Ponzi Scheme
A lawyer for the man who was convicted of what is believed to be the first criminal fraud case in the US related to Bitcoin has revealed new details about the case and his client. In 2012, an anonymous Bitcoin entrepreneur known by the handle ...
Georgia 'psychoeducation' case gets outside lawyer
But the state has hired a lawyer to mount its defense, and talks with the U.S Department of Justice are under way, officials acknowledged this week. Not that anyone is saying much about the federal investigation of the Georgia Network for Educational ...
Disbarred Lawyer Arrested For 1973 Murder Of His Wife
CHICAGO (CBS) — A former Chicago attorney has been arrested in Texas for the 1973 murder of his wife. Police in Sugar Land, Texas, said 73-year-old Donnie Rudd waived extradition to Illinois, and should be headed back to Cook County soon. Arlington ...
A Lonely Lawyer
Avigdor Feldman, a lawyer, informed the Attorney General that he was going to apply to the Supreme Court, asking it to open a criminal investigation against the soldier. He wants the court to order the authorities to investigate all cases in which ...
LSU law school's Cheney Joseph remembered as 'great lawyer, professor, gentleman'
Cheney C. Joseph Jr., an attorney and interim co-dean at the LSU Law Center who served the state's legal profession in multiple capacities over four decades, died this morning at his home. He was 73. “He was probably as pleasant a person as there ever ...
Lawyer for cop in Laquan McDonald shooting wants case out of Chicago
CHICAGO — An attorney for a Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of a black teen that has set off weeks of protest in the the city says he will seek a change of venue. Officer Jason Van Dyke's attorney, Dan ...
Lawyer: Lago SEQR was 'pre-ordained'
WATERLOO — The Washington, D.C., lawyer representing opponents of Lago Resort & Casino argued that a single word allowed the town of Tyre to circumvent further environmental review. Daniel Katz also suggested the Town Board “pre-ordained” the ...
The Latest: Lawyer Thinks Deal Exonerates 4 in Alaska Death
Marvin Roberts, right, and Tanana Chiefs Conference President Victor Joseph, left, dance with friends and family at the Rabinowitz Courthouse on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, in Fairbanks, Alaska. A judge in Alaska approved terms of a settlement Thursday ...
Lydia Edwards: The lawyer with the heart of an activist
Armed with two law degrees, a sharp intellect, and an activist's heart, Edwards has taken on bankers, lawyers, and foreign officials who flout US labor laws. And whether it's fighting for a live-in nanny's overtime pay or helping a woman who's had to ...
Edward Maron, Nassau judge, transferred after lawyer complaints, sources say
A Nassau judge will no longer hear matrimonial cases after he was transferred following complaints from attorneys that included allegations questioning his fairness, sources familiar with the situation said. State Supreme Court Justice Edward Maron is ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyers Fight Deposition of His Wife in Lawsuit
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Bill Cosby said Friday they will fight an attempt to require his wife to give a sworn deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who accuse the comedian of sexually assaulting them decades ago. A lawyer for the ...
Poulsbo lawyer is Bar's first choice for judge
The applicants made their pitches for the job at a Kitsap Bar luncheon at McCormick Woods Clubhouse earlier this month, and although the field featured several lawyers who have applied for recent Superior Court openings, Clucas and Kelly were new ...
Mechanicsburg lawyer asks federal judge to reconsider $5000 sanction
WILLIAMSPORT — A Mechanicsburg lawyer has asked a federal judge to reconsider his $5,000 sanction for failing to adhere to court orders. Devon Jacob and Jacob Litigation point out in a motion filed Friday in U.S. Middle District Court that although ...
County judge, in rift with defense lawyer, disqualified in murder case
A rift between Clark County District Judge Douglas Smith and defense lawyer Kristina Wildeveld has forced the judge off a murder case. Chief Judge David Barker ruled this week that the relationship between the two "deteriorated to a point where a ...
Griffin picks lawyer as new ethics panelist
Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Friday that he's appointing Ashley Driver Younger of Little Rock, currently executive director of Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals, to the Arkansas Ethics Commission. Younger, a 30-year-old attorney, has worked for ...
Bryant names Eupora lawyer to fill circuit judge vacancy
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant is naming a Eupora lawyer to fill a judicial vacancy being created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Clarence Morgan III. The appointment of George Mitchell Jr., announced Friday, is effective Jan. 1. A special ...