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Israel's lonely lawyer fighting impunity
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 ...
4 decades later, disbarred lawyer charged in wife's 1973 Barrington Twp. murder
SUGAR LAND, Texas — A disbarred northwest suburban real estate lawyer and public official now living near Houston was arrested Friday afternoon on a warrant charging him in the 1973 death of his wife in Barrington Township. Donnie Rudd, 73, who was ...
Supreme Court won't take appeal from fired state lawyer
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court won't get involved in the case of a state lawyer who was fired after hounding a gay student leader at the University of Michigan. In a brief order, the court says it won't hear an appeal from Andrew ...
Lawyer spends night as 'homeless' in Salt Lake in advance of food, clothing drive
SALT LAKE CITY — In advance of the 26th annual Utah State Bar's Food and Clothing Drive, the event's longtime chairman, Leonard Burningham, decided to hit the streets to do a little research. The day before Thanksgiving, Burningham donned gloves, ...
Ex-Lawyer, Accused Of $47746 Theft From Disabled Man, Seeks 'Accelerated ...
Ex-Lawyer, Accused Of $47746 Theft From Disabled Man, Seeks 'Accelerated ...
China prosecutes a lawyer for speaking his mind on social media
THE CHARGE sheet in China's prosecution of lawyer Pu Zhiqiang is revealing. When he was first detained last year, the authorities said something vague, that he had created a public disturbance. Then, after being held in pretrial detention for more than ...
'Distraught' woman desperately in need of a good lawyer
Dear Distraught: You can see a lawyer immediately. Your husband no longer wants to be married to you, and you cannot force him to stay. If he is willing to try marriage counseling, fine, but we doubt he will make the effort. You can, however, most ...
The Indy Lawyer with a Manslaughter Conviction
When I first heard rumors of a local lawyer with a manslaughter in his past, I was skeptical. It sounded like the plot of a scrapped John Grisham novel. I thought I was on the receiving end of a tall tale over cocktails. But as I reported the story and ...
Lawyer: 'Real Housewives' star set to be freed from prison
A lawyer for Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) tells The Record ( (link) 1URVwGW) she will be released Wednesday from the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in Connecticut. She will then head home to her husband, Joe, and four daughters in ...
City Tries to Back Down from Denying Texas Cops' Bible Study, Lawyer for ...
City Tries to Back Down from Denying Texas Cops' Bible Study, Lawyer for ...
'Real Housewives' star set to be freed from prison, lawyer says
TRENTON, N.J. — One of New Jersey's “Real Housewives” is set to be freed from the big house just days before Christmas. A lawyer for Teresa Giudice tells The Record she will be released Wednesday from the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in ...
Michigan high court won't hear appeal from fired state lawyer who bullied gay ...
Michigan high court won't hear appeal from fired state lawyer who bullied gay ...
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 ...
Kenya: Ruto's Lawyer to File Case Against Colonial Injustices
Deputy President William Ruto's lead lawyer at The Hague Karim Khan has said he would lead a resolute fight for compensation from the British Government over colonial era ills allegedly committed against communities in Kericho. The British citizen and ...
Local lawyer, ex-Marine living Alaska dream
FAIRBANKS — If you're ever in trouble, Thomas Temple is the guy you want on your side. Calm, strong, intelligent and capable, this ex-marine combat veteran will have your back in just about any situation. Whether you need help shooting your way out of ...
Rocky Mount lawyer questions reasons for rejected bid on property
The Rocky Mount lawyer who raised concerns about fees associated with delinquent real estate taxes at last month's board of supervisors meeting fears things are getting personal. Holland Perdue spoke to the board about a client who was unable to ...
Lawyer gets jail time in mortgage assistance fraud case
PONTIAC, Mich. — A lawyer accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from people in Michigan that were facing mortgage foreclosures has been sentenced to a year in jail. Steven Barry Ruza of Orchard Lake and his company Home Legal Group ...
Joel Samuel Moldovsky, 76, noted defense lawyer
It was in the late 1970s, when Moldovsky was a hotshot Philly defense lawyer and the cops decided to crack down on gypsy fortune tellers. Moldovsky swooped in and represented 28 of the ladies of fortune, and got every one of them off. As quoted by the ...
Orchard Lake lawyer sentenced to jail in mortgage assistance fraud case
PONTIAC — A lawyer accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from people in Michigan that were facing mortgage foreclosures has been sentenced to a year in jail. Steven Barry Ruza of Orchard Lake and his company Home Legal Group ...
Bird Lawyer Game Comes To Steam Today
You've probably played Phoenix Wright. But have you ever played Phoenix Wright... as a bird? Successfully Kickstarted last year and released today on Steam, Avian Attorney puts you in the well-groomed talons of Jayjay Falcon, a defense attorney in ...
Convicted murderer, ex-lawyer to face off in court; hearing set on bid for new ...
Convicted murderer, ex-lawyer to face off in court; hearing set on bid for new ...
Florida lawyer charged with contempt of court for allegedly violating judge's ...
Florida lawyer charged with contempt of court for allegedly violating judge's ...
In Shkreli Case, a Company Lawyer May Have Crossed the Line
What makes the case interesting is that a lawyer, Evan Greebel, has been charged as an accomplice for not protecting his corporate client that Mr. Shkreli is accused of using essentially as a personal piggy bank. Lawyers are important players in ...
Court upholds $28.6M assault verdict against ex-Bush lawyer
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut appeals court has upheld a $28.6 million verdict in a lawsuit against an ex-Bush administration lawyer for beating his ex-wife nearly to death, saying his involuntary commitment to a mental hospital during the ...
Disbarred lawyer charged with stealing $3M from clients
A former New York lawyer was arrested by federal authorities on Thursday and charged with wire fraud for allegedly stealing some $3 million from clients over a seven-year period, starting in 2008. Stuart Schlesinger, 75, is charged with one count of ...
Judge denies bail for disbarred lawyer charged with killing wife in '73
A Cook County judge on Monday ordered a disbarred former local lawyer held without bail on charges he killed his young bride in the northwest suburbs more than four decades ago but staged her death to look like a car accident. Police arrested Donnie ...
Law school nonprofit buys Bill Henderson's Lawyer Metrics company
The Access Group announced the acquisition in a press release (PDF). Lawyer Metrics was co-founded by Indiana University law professor William Henderson and Pennsylvania State University statistics professor Christopher Zorn, and both will stay with ...
State's high court suspends Memphis lawyer
The Tennessee Supreme Court suspended a Memphis lawyer Monday for violating professional conduct rules, including the safekeeping of property and funds. Andrewnetta Melissa Boyd was suspended from practicing law for 30 days plus a term of ...
Lawyer accused of revealing confidential informant's name to her client; info ...
Lawyer accused of revealing confidential informant's name to her client; info ...
Lawyer Joseph 'The Shark' Lopez found not guilty of hitting client
Acosta's lawyer, Joe “The Shark” Lopez, said the threats were “puffery,” and called the charge a “garden variety drug case.” Acosta made millions as a record producer, Lopez said, but Acosta lost most of his wealth when he went bankrupt in 2011, after ...
Suspected wife killer Rod Colvin's lawyer says jury shouldn't hear about prior ...
Suspected wife killer Rod Colvin's lawyer says jury shouldn't hear about prior ...
Well-known lawyer Joseph 'The Shark' Lopez acquitted on misdemeanor charge
The case marked Genson's second recent victory defending lawyers accused of wrongdoing. In September, another client, attorney Beau Brindley, was acquitted in federal court of charges he coached witnesses to lie and obstructed justice by filing false ...
China rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang gets suspended sentence
A Beijing court has convicted prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang for online comments and given him a three-year suspended sentence, state television CCTV said. Pu has been found guilty of "inciting ethnic hatred" and "picking quarrels ...
Lawyer Accused With Shkreli Allowed to Travel to Mexico
Even a federal indictment won't get in the way of lawyer Evan Greebel's holiday vacation. Greebel, indicted last week on federal charges that he helped Martin Shkreli defraud investors, won a judge's permission on Monday to travel to Cancun, Mexico ...
Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang gets suspended sentence
Lawyer Shao Baojun said that Pu would go home and rest after nearly 20 months in detention. He said he would not appeal the verdict. "We of course hoped he would be acquitted of the charges, but we knew the chance was slim," he said. The U.S. Embassy ...
China Lawyer Gets Suspended Jail Term
One of China's most prominent human rights lawyers was handed a three-year suspended jail sentence, Xinhua reported on Monday. A Beijing court found Pu Zhiqiang guilty of "inciting ethnic hatred" and "provoing trouble" for writing social media posts ...
Lawyer busted with Martin Shkreli gets permission to go on vacation with ...
Lawyer busted with Martin Shkreli gets permission to go on vacation with ...
China Human Rights Lawyer Convicted, But Avoids Jail
A Chinese court convicted one of China's most prominent human rights lawyers on Tuesday on charges of inciting ethnic hatred and provoking trouble, but handed down a three-year suspended sentence that could see him released from custody. There were ...
Ex-lawyer 'a monster' who needs to be kept from son: attorney
A former patent lawyer is a “monster” who should be barred from seeing his 2-year-old son, said an attorney for the child's mother amid an ugly custody battle. Anthony Zappin's estranged wife, Claire Comfort, 32, claims he beat her nine times, and is ...
'People's Lawyer' has holiday wish: Get the people's business done
As he prepares to ring in his 92nd year, the state's and nation's longest-serving attorney general is reflecting on his life in his new book, "The People's Lawyer" written with journalist Jack Lessenberry. The guy who was paid to issue opinions is now ...
Judge allows defamation claim against lawyer who admitted drinking and emailing
A New Jersey judge has refused to dismiss a defamation claim against a lawyer who admits he had been drinking when he sent an email that appeared to accuse a former client of extortion. Judge Charles Powers Jr. of New Jersey allowed the claim against ...
Lil Wayne Is Getting Sued By The Lawyer He Hired To Help Him Sue Cash Money
Lil Wayne is suing Birdman and Cash Money as his dispute with the label persists, but now he's the defendant in a similar suit for alleged missed payments — from his lawyers in the Birdman and CM case, no less. According to XXL, Michael Kramer ...
Lawyer busted in Shkreli 'fraud' headed to Cancun
Lawyer Evan Greebel (right) and pharma jackass Martin Shkreli were both arrested on December 17. Photo: AP, Getty Images. FOLLOW THE STORY. Lawyer busted in Shkreli 'fraud' headed to Cancun · Jackass drug CEO gets another pink slip ...
Martin Shkreli's Lawyer Sentenced to One Week Vacation in Cancun
Martin Shkreli's lawyer will have a white sand Christmas after a federal judge ruled he could spend his time out on bail out of the country with his family. Evan Greebel, a 42-year-old corporate attorney who served as general counsel to Shkreli's ...
Law School Group Acquires Lawyer Metrics
On Monday, a non-profit comprised of about 200 law schools announced that it had acquired Lawyer Metrics, a legal data business founded by professors William Henderson and Christopher Zorn. Henderson, who studies the legal profession, teaches law at ...
Argument erupts between lawyer and activist on same side of DWP lawsuit
The dispute erupted when Tom Merriman -- one of several lawyers representing DWP ratepayers -- tried to rebut some of the claims made to a small crowd of reporters by Jamie Court, president and chairman of the nonprofit Consumer Watchdog. Court and ...
Chinese Court Convicts Prominent Rights Lawyer Of 'Inciting Ethnic Hatred'
BEIJING, Dec 22 (Reuters) - A court convicted one of China's most prominent rights lawyers on Tuesday of "inciting ethnic hatred" with posts criticizing the government, handing down a suspended sentence that means he avoids jail but will not practice ...
The Latest: Family Lawyer Denounces Police Shooting in Video
An attorney for the family of a man who was fatally shot by a San Diego police officer says surveillance video shows the killing was unprovoked. Lawyer Skip Miller says 42-year-old Fridoon Rawshan Nehad was walking alone in an alley without bothering ...
Chinese rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang convicted, but to be released soon after ...
Chinese rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang convicted, but to be released soon after ...
Benton County Lawyer Arrested On Suspicion Of Patronizing A Prostitute
BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) -- A Benton County lawyer is behind bars, after he was arrested on suspicion of multiple misdemeanor charges. Bryan Powell, 41, was booked into the Benton County Jail on Tuesday afternoon after the sheriff's office arrested him ...