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37-year-old who says she can't get a lawyer job after applying to 150 firms loses her lawsuit against her school
During the trial, a lawyer for the TJSL graduate, Anna Alaburda, argued that the school promoted a misleading employment rate for its graduates. That lawyer claimed TJSL neglected to disclose that many graduates it touted as "employed" were actually ...
NFL's lawyer in Brady appeal is pressed to correct misstatements to Court
When NFL appellate counsel Paul Clement made misstatements of fact to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the SECOND Circuit in connection with the Tom Brady case, NFLPA lawyer Jeffrey Kessler didn't correct him. After the hearing ended, another lawyer with ...
Embattled lawyer faces new fraud allegations, challenge from bankruptcy trustee
A U.S. bankruptcy trustee filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to deny lawyer Paul Hansmeier protection from his creditors, citing “fraudulent” filings, false testimony about his assets and $178,000 in “hidden cash” stashed in a closet. Hansmeier's ...
Convicted former Manchester lawyer says defense failed her in trial on child porn
In a motion filed Wednesday in federal court, a new lawyer for the woman, Lisa Biron, said both Biron's mental health and the credibility of government witnesses should have been investigated before the trial, and that the trial itself should never ...
Lawyer compares Adirondack-based editor's actions to Hitler invasion of Poland
A Glens Falls lawyer likened a magazine editor to Adolf Hitler before the state's top court Thursday. Dennis J. Phillips made the jaw-dropping comparison to the Court of Appeals because Phil Brown, editor of the Saranac Lake-based Adirondack Explorer ...
The Festival Lawyer Talks Okeechobee Arrests, Civil Rights & The Future Of Festival Law
Cameron Bowman is the festival scene's inside man in the legal world. Known as the Festival Lawyer, his long career as an attorney has seen him involved in cases ranging from the death penalty and to criminal abuse. However, his true passion is ...
Lawyer for Russian officer in Ukraine found buried in farm
In this grab taken from Associated Press Television footage on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, Yuri Grabovsky speaks during a trial hearing at the Holosiivskyi District Court in Kiev, Ukraine. A lawyer for two Russian servicemen on trial in Ukraine has been ...
Woman Posed As Lawyer For A Decade Without Law License
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A former president of a county bar association has been convicted of using forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade even though she didn't have a law license. Kimberly Kitchen was convicted Thursday on ...
Orlando lawyer wants to represent Volusia in state House
He notes in his news release that he decided to become a lawyer at age 10 when his family was defrauded in a "rent-to-own" scheme that caused his family to lose their home and savings. He earned a bachelor's degree from Florida State University and a ...
Judge Convicts Woman Who Spent Years Posing as a Licensed Lawyer
Becoming a lawyer can be prohibitively expensive, with elite schools charging more than $150,000 for a three-year law degree. But there's a much cheaper and quicker way to start working as an attorney: forge documents and pose as one. The downside is ...
Status of Released Christian Rights Lawyer Still Unknown
Beijing human rights lawyer Zhang Kai, detained last August after he gave legal advice to dozens of Protestant churches facing the demolition of their crosses, has been released from detention and sent back to his birthplace in the northern region of ...
Amanda Carpenter Fires Back: 'Categorically False …They Can Talk to My Lawyer'
The segment, which started out as a discussion about a tweet from GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump about Cruz's wife, transitioned to The National Enquirer report when Cohen referenced it regarding Cruz's character. Carpenter went on to ...
Corrine Brown's lawyer argues that old district lines follow historical precedent
A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown on Friday told a panel of federal judges that Florida's new congressional map flies in the face of 100 years of history and would do violence to the voting rights of her black constituency. William Sheppard argued ...
In heat of legal fight, lawyer says he got a shocking phone call from Donald Trump
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Donald Trump had a problem. He'd met two people who seemed as stubborn as he: a feisty widow whose house stood in the way of his Atlantic City casino expansion, and her attorney. Trump's approach struck his adversaries as ...
Gary Weiss: Confessions of a trial lawyer
Louisville Today magazine once proclaimed him the city's top civil trial attorney – “the Frank Haddad of torts,” it said, in a nod to the city's preeminent criminal defense lawyer. “Gary Weiss doesn't have to chase ambulances these days – they chase ...
Ghomeshi lawyer describes trial as "exhausting and devastating"
Marie Henein, the high-profile defence lawyer of Jian Ghomeshi, released a statement yesterday following the not-guilty verdict. In it she states her client was rightly acquitted based on evidence heard in court, despite any scrutiny and pressure from ...
Undocumented immigrants accuse DM lawyer of betrayal
After spending $7,000 for a failed bid to win legal status in the United States, Irma Luna, an undocumented immigrant who has been living here for nearly two decades, demanded that her attorney return her money. Instead, she said, lawyer Michael Hocine ...
Supreme Court disbars defense lawyer Brian Bloomfield
Defense lawyer Brian Bloomfield is taken into custody on Monday, March 7, 2016, at the conclusion of his sentencing at the Regional Justice Center for his role in a courthouse scheme. The scheme provided false certificates of completion on behalf of ...
Fake lawyer convicted for decade-long scam posing as an attorney
A former president of a county bar association has been convicted of using forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade even though she didn't have a law license. Kimberly Kitchen was convicted Thursday on charges of forgery, unauthorized ...
Ukrainian lawyer of Russian soldiers was kidnapped, robbed and shot to death
The body of a Ukrainian lawyer for one of two Russian servicemen on trial in Ukraine was discovered Friday south of the capital, Kiev. Officials said Yuri Grabovsky had been kidnapped, beaten, robbed, shot to death and then buried with an explosive ...
Court not arbiter of truth, Lucy DeCoutere's lawyer says
During the courtroom drama in which former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi was tried on four counts of sexual assault and one of overcoming resistance by choking – charges of which he was acquitted this week – Gillian Hnatiw had a moment of fame. The lawyer ...
LETTER: If you feel cheated, get a lawyer
After reading the March 22 letter titled, “Employers abusing older workers,” I feel compelled to reply. After working for more years than I would like to mention, one of the things I've learned is that most people who are employed are employed as ...
The Latest: NC top lawyer worries for law's sports backlash
People protest outside the North Carolina Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 24, 2016. North Carolina legislators decided to rein in local governments by approving a bill Wednesday that prevents cities and counties from passing their ...
Ex-Berkeley law dean s lawyer wants an apology from UC s president
Former Berkeley Law Dean Sujit Choudhry, who stepped down after his former assistant sued him and the university for sexual harassment, read in the Los Angeles Times this month that he would be banned from the Berkeley campus - and neither he nor his ...
38 Degrees Too Hot To Go On, Pleads Lawyer In Headley's Cross-Examination
In a bizarre turn of events, the defence lawyer in the 26/11 trial sought to adjourn his cross examination of approver David Headley because he said 38 degrees was "too hot" for him. Advocate Wahab Khan - who represents accused Abu Jundal - told the ...
Peter Brant II's Lawyer Tells It Like It Is, Calls Brant an "Idiot"
If there's anything more humbling than being pulled up in front of a judge for starting a fight at the JetBlue check-in desk, it might be that even your lawyer thinks it was a dumb move. While moving to get Brant released on $5,000 bail, his lawyer ...
Fight ensues over body of famed Houston lawyer
For years, the body of famed Houston litigator John M. O'Quinn rested inside a mausoleum built on his former ranch along the Blanco River and engraved with "OUR HERO." Then, on the morning of Nov. 1, 2014, funeral home workers arrived with a hearse ...
Lawyer claims prison guards had inappropriate contact with inmates
Six months after former Lackawanna County Prison guard Joseph Black pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting five inmates, an attorney for one of his victims says he uncovered evidence that other guards abused inmates years before Mr. Black's crimes came ...
Lawyer vs Zimbabwe vice-president
Coltart is Zimbabwe's top human rights lawyer who began his legal career as state violence against civilians erupted in the Matabeleland provinces and parts of the Midlands from 1983 to 1987. He was involved for more than 20 years in opposition ...
Lawyer representing alleged Russian terrorists in Ukraine found dead
Yury Grabovsky, a defense lawyer representing Russian citizen Alexander Alexandrov, had been missing for several weeks before authorities dug up his body on a farm 138 kilometers from Kiev early Friday. He was last seen on March 5, and police opened a ...
NPP's Capt. Koda sick in BNI cells – Lawyer
The Head of the private security detail for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Flagbearer, Nana Akuffo Addo, Captain (rtd) Edmund Koda, who was re-arrested on Thursday by the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI), for his alleged role in the invitation of ...
St. Anthony: Lawyer turns knack for data into Shepherd Data Services
In order to gain a very favorable settlement in a 2015 gender-equity case with international players, lawyer Sheila Engelmeier had to crack a big data problem. Engelmeier represented Ellen Ewald, a Minnesota businesswoman who also had lived in Norway ...
KUJ angered by lawyer's threat tweets
In a statement Sunday, the union accused lawyer Nelson Havi of smear campaign and intimidation against the journalists, and demanded he pulls down the offensive tweets and apologise within 48 hours. KUJ Secretary General Erick Oduor condemned Mr ...
Miami trade lawyer predicts the end to Cuba embargo
Only a legal career tied to global commerce — and a specialty in both enforcing the embargo during his tenure as a Customs lawyer and in fending off government penalties tied to it for clients of his private practice. His trips brought him a new sense ...
Steve Overmyer Sits Down With Famed Trial Lawyer Linda Kenney Baden
But as of last week, the two giants of daily fantasy leagues are no longer operational in New York. But will these gambling sites return or are they gone for good? CBS2's Steve Overymyer sat down with famed trial lawyer and co-founder of Sports Court ...
'Billionaire' tradesman may have used fake banking app to dupe lawyer
A duty lawyer acting for Phillip Johnathan Harrison told Brisbane magistrates court he had shared police concerns about his client's mental health until he logged into an online account showing the bricklayer and carpenter held $596m in cash and $1 ...
Jailed Azerbaijani Lawyer To Be Freed
Prominent human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev, who has been imprisoned in Azerbaijan since 2014, was expected to be released on March 28 after his jail term was changed to a suspended sentence. The award-winning activist was arrested in August 2014 ...
Sole witness to Berta Cáceres murder fears he might be framed, lawyer says
He has not been required to give further assistance to investigators, apart from to hand in his shoes. In an interview with the Guardian, his lawyer Miguel Ángel de los Santos said he was concerned for Castro's safety and called on Mexico's president ...
There hasn't been a criminal defense lawyer on the Supreme Court in 25 years. That's a problem.
It's been a quarter-century since a former criminal defense lawyer sat on the Supreme Court. Since then, crime has fallen by half. Incarceration has risen, then fallen (slightly) again. Americans are becoming more and more critical of the "tough-on ...
Dispatches: Top Rights Lawyer Freed in Azerbaijan
The mood today in Baku was one of elation, as dozens of friends, family, colleagues, and supporters cheered in front of the Supreme Court, welcoming its decision to release Azerbaijan's leading human rights lawyer, Intigam Aliyev. The court converted ...
Dead Lawyer's Body — Moved Twice Already — Subject Of Cross-Border Custody Battle
Probably not the dying wish of a multimillionaire lawyer who bought a 5,000-acre ranch. What is it with screwing with bodily remains these days? This is the second wild tale rooted in misplacing remains that we've recently covered. Darla Lexington has ...
A noted conservative lawyer praises Merrick Garland — with a caveat
Lawyer Charles J. Cooper has spent his career as a leading conservative warrior in constitutional law, from his time heading the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel under President Ronald Reagan to his longtime representation of the National ...
The Latest: Blagojevich Lawyer Reacts to High Court Decision
A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich is disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the imprisoned former Illinois governor's appeal of his remaining corruptions convictions, including his attempt to sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat once occupied by ...
The Latest: Blagojevich lawyer reacts to high court decision
A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich is disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the imprisoned former Illinois governor's appeal of his remaining corruptions convictions, including his attempt to sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat once occupied by ...
Tunji Braithwaite, lawyer, author, politician, dies at 82
Mr. Braithwaite fought the case through the High Court to the Supreme Court, leading other notable lawyers, including Olu Onagoruwa and Alao Aka-Bashorun, among others. A lawyer, politician, pro-democracy activist, author, Mr. Braithwaite was married ...
Lauriane Visart, 27, Belgian Lawyer, Dies in Brussels Attacks
Only four years out of law school, Ms. Visart, 27, had landed a job at the Union Nationale des Mutualités Socialistes, an association of organizations that offers Belgians health insurance to supplement their government-provided benefits. She ...
Antonio Christian's lawyer blames victim's daughter in slaying
Antonio Christian, 28, of Roosevelt, is on trial on charges of murdering Saundra Simonée, 59, at her East Norwich home early on Sept. 26, 2015, before dumping her body in Bay Shore the next day and using the victim's bank card to withdraw money and buy ...
Assistant DAs lack civil rights protection, lawyer for Niagara County contends
LOCKPORT – The lawsuit a Niagara County prosecutor filed over alleged sexual harassment and gender discrimination by former District Attorney Michael J. Violante should be thrown out, the county's lawyer contended last week. In a dismissal motion in ...
Man Who Acted As Own Lawyer A Decade Ago Released On Bond
DETROIT (AP) — A 28-year-old Flint man who acted as his own attorney at trial a decade ago and maintains he was wrongfully convicted has been released from prison. WXYZ-TV reports that a U.S. District Court judge in Detroit released Omar Pouncy ...
Police beating: Deputies offered onlookers cash for silence, lawyer alleges
Police beating: Deputies offered onlookers cash for silence, lawyer alleges. By Dan Lawton, [email protected] Posted: 03/28/2016 05:06:40 PM PDT | Updated: about 7 hours ago ...