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Trivia: New Bedford's famed civil rights lawyer
George Leighton, a Cape Verdean child from a large New Bedford family, grew up to become a famed civil rights lawyer and a U.S. District Court judge in Illinois, appointed by President Gerald R. Ford. As a youngster, he was forced to leave school ...
Worcester lawyer receives Access to Justice Award
WORCESTER — The Massachusetts Bar Association has presented its Legal Services Award to Valerie Fisk of Worcester at its Access to Justice Awards ceremony held April 28. The awards to seven attorneys and one firm were made at the MBA annual ...
Lawyer claims Danville let Corning dump hazardous materials in parks
by Pam Wright. A lawyer representing a group of plaintiffs in a class action suit brought against Corning Inc. and Philips Lighting claims the city of Danville allowed the corporations to illegally dump hazardous materials on several properties owned ...
Lawyer helps veterans win their legal rights | Di Ionno
When Lech Sierpowski goes to the screening of "Thank You for Your Service" at the Montclair Film Festival Tuesday night, it will trigger some of the anger and despair he lives with every day. He will leave it agitated; he will wonder why, again, the ...
Kangana will never succumb to pressure, says her lawyer
Kangana Ranaut's lawyer has said his client will not succumb to pressure despite some "common people" trying to scare the actress away in her legal battle with Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan. Kangana, 29, gave her statement to police on Saturday in ...
PNG lawyer pushes Australia to take back Manus detainees
The lawyer representing hundreds of asylum seekers on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island will this week seek a court order to make Australia legally liable for those at the detention centre. no caption. Asylum seekers protest at Manus Island in January ...
Key's help for lobbying lawyer limited
Prime Minister John Key says he had nothing to do with his lawyer's lobbying against a review of the foreign trust industry. The Green Party last week revealed documents showing Ken Whitney, long-time lawyer for Mr Key and partner in The Antipodes ...
Broker/lawyer matches buyers with St. Pete buildings
Hoping to speed up that process, Mayor Rick Kriseman has hired a real estate broker and land-use lawyer whose job will be to match interested buyers with available properties. Shaun Amarnani, 34, joined the mayor's staff in April as the neighborhood ...
Manus Island asylum seekers could get more than $125000 in compensation, lawyer says
An application will be heard today in Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court seeking compensation for detainees at the Manus Island immigration detention centre, after the courts ruled their detention was and remains illegal. Ben Lomai, the lawyer leading ...
Defense lawyer, with guide dog's help, carries welfare-related caseload
KOBE – Lawyer Kimiko Yoshie walks through a narrow aisle in court, led by a guide dog. Taking a seat on the defense side, she gently pats the dog's head and smiles at him as he stretches at her feet. Being visually impaired, 45 year-old Yoshie from ...
Law limiting lawyer fees in workers' comp cases tossed out
(AP) — The Florida Supreme Court has struck down a law limiting lawyer fees in workers' compensation cases, saying the $1.53 hourly rate a lawyer was paid to help an injured worker was “absurdly low.” The decision last week is a victory for injured ...
Duterte lawyer asks BPI to certify P211M didn't exist
The legal counsel of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Monday requested the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) branch on Julia Vargas Avenue to issue a certification that at no time has there been P211 million in the presidential hopeful's bank ...
Teacher, Union Leader, Labor Lawyer: Profile of Chris Williams Social Justice Advocate
A labor lawyer for the last 12 years, law was Chris Williams' third career. He taught school in Chicago for a decade. For another decade he was a union organizer. Only then did he become a social justice lawyer specializing in advocating for and with ...
Tunsil's lawyer says stepdad had nothing to do with hacking
As Laremy Tunsil dropped in the draft as a result of embarrassing information being put on his social media by a hacker, suspicion turned to his stepfather, who recently filed a lawsuit against Tunsil. But Tunsil's lawyer says he and his client don't ...
Thomas B.K. Ringe Jr., 88, pilot and lawyer
Services are planned for Saturday, June 18, for Thomas B.K. Ringe Jr., 88, of Berwyn, a former Navy pilot, lawyer, and businessman. He died Saturday, April 9, from complications of pneumonia at Paoli Hospital. Mr. Ringe became an associate at Morgan, ...
Burned out BigLaw lawyer vents about glass…
“I became disgusted by luxury lifestyle and lawyers who would give anything and everything to make millions,” Johnson wrote. “I encountered blatant gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and a very clear glass ceiling. Having a baby apparently makes ...
Miami Immigration Lawyer Julie C. Ferguson, 49, Died in Washington, D.C.
“Julie was a highly skilled, determined, and compassionate immigration lawyer. She cared deeply about her clients and fought for them relentlessly,” says Roger Bernstein, a fellow immigration attorney. “She was a tenacious litigator and had the special ...
Former Bush Lawyer Should Just Switch Parties
Former Bush Lawyer Should Just Switch Parties. Photo of Jenny Beth Martin. Jenny Beth Martin · President, Tea Party Patriots. 10:40 AM 05/02/2016. Pinterest. Reddit. LinkedIn. WhatsApp. Share. TOP. Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland speaks in the ...
Va. Republicans hire lawyer in bid to stop restoration of felons' voting rights
RICHMOND — Virginia Republicans have hired a high-powered Washington lawyer to challenge Gov. Terry McAuliffe's authority to give more than 200,000 ex-convicts the right to vote in the fall presidential election and beyond. GOP legislative leaders ...
Lawyer: 'Bombshell' 911 call emerges before Caz man's retrial for 1987 murder
Syracuse, NY -- A long-buried cassette tape in the 1987 investigation into the murder of a Syracuse woman points to a different killer than the man who has spent 22 years in prison for the crime, a lawyer revealed today. Hector Rivas was granted a new ...
Lawyer: Threatening white powder sent to exotic car drivers accused of speeding on I-394
Submitted photo A traveler eastbound on Hwy 394/Hwy 12 snapped pictures of some of the sports cars that were racing in the west metro on April 23, 2016. Text size. comment. share · tweet · email. Print. more. Share on: Share on LinkedIn Share on ...
Citing Deaths, Lawyer Calls For Ban Of Duck Boats
BOSTON (CBS) — “How many deaths will it take for cities and organizations to wake up and ban the ducks?” That's the question Philadelphia attorney Bob Mongaluzzi has been asking for years regarding duck boats, which he says are dangerous “both on ...
Theatre Interview: The Lawyer show takes on Hairspray
The Lawyer Show is now in its 15th year in Vancouver. In 2006, Touchstone Theatre partnered with Carousel Theatre for Young People and the two companies have been co-producing this fundraiser ever since. The Lawyer Show is co-directed by Katrina ...
After Supreme Court denial, ex-lawyer for 'D.C. Madam' mulls releasing names
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request from the former attorney of “D.C. Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey to release him from a judge's 2007 restraining order, which prohibited him from sharing telephone records from her escort ...
Lawyer optimistic Barrington murder suspect can make bail
Larry Lotz, right, has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his wife, Karen Lotz, a longtime employee of Harper College, officials said. Larry Lotz, right, has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his ...
Time-Traveling Conspiracy Theorist Lawyer Running For President
Enter Andrew Basiago, a lawyer in the Pacific Northwest (many sites report Basiago as a “Seattle” lawyer, but Avvo tags him in Vancouver, WA, which is a suburb of Portland, OR) who claims in radio interviews that he spent his formative years — from ...
Doubts cast on Key's lawyer claim
Mr Whitney runs the Antipodes Trust Group, which manages foreign trusts. Mr Robertson said Mr McClay would have been under immense pressure to ditch the planned review of New Zealand's foreign trusts, with both Mr Key's lawyer and the prime minster ...
Boston Globe publishes pictures taken by lawyer of suspect in famous art heist
One way to look at the lawyer's photos is that they represent quick thinking by the Globe staffers who wrote the story, two of whom – Shelley Murphy and John Ellement – are long-ago college classmates of yours truly. They've got the lawyer on the line ...
Tom Brady Bunch: Morgan Lewis Lands Lawyer With QB Ties
Thomas Brady & Associates hired Weinstock—an estate planning lawyer who previously spent time as a Nixon Peabody counsel and K&L Gates senior associate—to be its in-house legal chief in October 2013. Weinstock said Monday that the general ...
I told McClay about lawyer, says Key
In 2014 John Key's long-time lawyer Ken Whitney wrote to the then Revenue Minister Todd McClay claiming Mr Key had advised him the government had no plans to change the foreign trust regime in New Zealand. Mr Key said that was a misrepresentation of ...
Susan Schmader, lawyer for Labor Department
Susan M. Jordan Schmader, 57, of Newtown Square, a U.S. Labor Department lawyer for more than three decades, died Thursday, April 28, of ovarian cancer at home. Mrs. Schmader was born and reared in Absecon, N.J. She graduated from Holy Spirit High ...
Northumbria Police was a 'boys' club' rife with sexual discrimination, says lawyer
An employment tribunal is expected to hear claims today that one of Britain's biggest police forces was a “boys' club” where sexual discrimination was rife. The allegations against Northumbria Police, including sexual misconduct and misuse of public ...
Lawyer Gordon Shaw, court volunteer information officer John Monteiro get awards at Law Day
SPRINGFIELD — Lawyers, professors, judges and students gathered in a Hampden Superior Court courtroom Monday to celebrate Law Day under the theme "Miranda: More Than Words." The theme of Law Day, celebrated throughout the nation, explores ...
What to ask your doctor, lawyer, and accountant about protecting your personal data
If you already have a relationship with the business, ask your accountant, doctor or lawyer for information about the security and how they protect your information. They may not know, but they should be able to refer you to the person in the office ...
Dana Stubblefield's lawyer declares his innocence
Kenneth Rosenfield, who represents former NFL defensive lineman Dana Stubblefied, says that the pending rape charge against Stubblefield is “a false and completely untrue allegation.” “This is nothing but a money grab, and an attempt to get money and ...
Tajik Islamists' lawyer goes on trial on fraud, extremism charges
Human rights lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov was detained last October, after a court banned the opposition Islamic Renaissance Party whose members he had represented, and has since been charged with fraud and extremism. Yorov has dismissed the charges ...
Dana Stubblefield's Lawyer Accuser Is Not Mentally Disabled ... We Can Prove It
"This is an issue that is very close to me. One of my primary charities is Special Olympics, something that is true and dear to my heart. That is why these allegations hurt me so badly. I'm not a perfect man, however these allegations coming against me ...
Lawyer for Teresa Giudice's creditors wants to reopen bankruptcy case
The lawyer who represented the Giudices' creditors wants to reopen the bankruptcy proceeding in case Teresa wins her pending legal malpractice lawsuit against her bankruptcy attorney James Kridel of Clifton. That way, her creditors could get a cut of ...
Anti-Abortion Activist Tried to Intimidate Doctor, Lawyer Says
An anti-abortion activist intended to intimidate a Wichita physician when she sent a letter suggesting someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car, a Justice Department lawyer told jurors in opening statements in her civil trial Tuesday ...
Kesha Replaces Mark Geragos, Lawyer Who Filed Dr. Luke Lawsuit
Kesha has formally replaced Mark Geragos, the controversial lawyer who sued Dr. Luke on her behalf in October 2014, was later sued by Dr. Luke for defamation, and more recently represented her through a pair of major legal setbacks. Earlier, Geragos ...
Right-Wing Lawyer Urges Governors To Enforce Abortion Bans In Defiance Of Roe
Herb Titus, a Christian Reconstructionist attorney and longtime lawyer for Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, spoke to a radical anti-abortion conference last month, where he called on governors and other state officials to defy Roe v. Wade and ...
Startups Need Lawyers, Whether They Realize It Or Not
law-technology-legal-technology-legal-tech-300x240 The risk-averse attorney may be leery of the often unstructured, right-brained world of tech startups. Indeed, tech entrepreneurs are probably just as off-put by the idea of a lawyer hanging around ...
Accused stalker canceled lease after Southlake cartel lawyer's killing, prosecutors say
A South Texas man accused of stalking a Southlake cartel lawyer canceled his lease on a Grapevine apartment and switched phone numbers soon after the lawyer was killed in 2013. Federal prosecutors spent most of Tuesday presenting evidence that ...
Southlake lawyer murder-for-hire case delves into evidence details
“They themselves were being tracked,” said Ledezma Cepeda's lawyer, Wes Ball, referring to Gato's requirement that they keep a GPS tracker in their vehicle at all times. Gato's real name is Rodolfo Villarreal Hernandez. He is a Beltran Leyva cartel ...
Lawyer's home now a farm animal sanctuary
ELFIN FOREST — Just over a year ago, John Fiske believed he was doing right by cows and the planet by eating only grass-fed beef. Then the 32-year-old attorney had a “light bulb moment” and decided the toll that animal agriculture takes on animals and ...
Volusia County lawyer accused of sex, drug usage with clients
A former longtime public defender in Volusia County who started her own defense practice, has been disbarred over allegations that she had intimate relationships with clients and used illegal drugs. Florida Bar records show Linda Hadad admitted to ...
Further revelations don't blunt PMs faith in lawyer
In 2014 Mr Whitney wrote to the then-Revenue Minister, Todd McClay claiming John Key had advised him the Government had no plans to change the foreign trust regime in New Zealand. Mr Key said he had complete faith in Mr Whitney. "Lawyers ultimately ...
Linda Lacewell, longtime Cuomo lawyer, is leaving his administration
ALBANY — Linda Lacewell, a long-time aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will leave the administration before the legislative session concludes next month, an administration source confirmed to POLITICO New York. Lacewell, whose most recent title was chief ...
Poles accuse lawyer of spying for Russia
The lawyer was arrested for three months in October 2014 by a district court. On the same day, a Military District Court in Warsaw arrested an officer with the rank of lieutenant colonel who worked for the Polish defence ministry. Both men are ...
This Bar-Brawling Lawyer Might Just Take Down Led Zeppelin
The lawyer's 1972 Chevy pickup, parked in front of his building, won't start. He summons a friend who works at Philadelphia's Navy Yard. Minutes later, a 1984 Oldsmobile lowrider with peeling, red paint pulls up, and we jump in. Arriving at the ...