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NY schools already subject to transgender bathroom rules Obama wants, lawyer says
NY schools already subject to transgender bathroom rules Obama wants, lawyer says. Loretta Lynch, Vanita Gupta. Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division listens at left as Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks during a news ...
Uber Settlement Attacked by Drivers Saying Lawyer Sold Out
Some Uber Technologies Inc. drivers, unhappy with the company's $100 million offer to settle claims that it exploits them, are trying to get their lawyer removed with help from a competing attorney as a judge weighs the deal. By not providing ...
Explosive fire kills lawyer at North Dallas home
The man has been identified as lawyer Ira E. Tobolowsky, 68, by the Dallas Fire-Rescue chaplain. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but Deputy Chief Michael Price told told KXAS-TV (NBC5) that common chemicals, including gasoline, were ...
Rikers Island beatdown victim is 'lying stoned retard': lawyer
A lawyer for a Rikers Island bigwig charged with ordering the brutal beating of an inmate was chewed out by a judge Friday after blabbing online that the victim is a "lying stoned retard." "Your first incident making faces or rolling eyes, in my ...
St. John's lawyer Brian Wentzell reinstated, following court challenge
Justice Donald Burrage ruled Friday that the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador's decision to suspend him was unreasonable, said Wentzell's lawyer, Mark Gruchy. The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador's complaints authorization ...
Lawyer calls for impeachment of Secretary of State Reagan
PHOENIX (AP) - A Chandler lawyer is calling for the impeachment of Secretary of State Michele Reagan for failing to properly inform the public ahead of the May 17 special election. Attorney Tom Ryan said Friday that Reagan intentionally hid an error ...
Lawyer Working To Free Georgia Prison Escapee Who Lived In Sherman
The lawyer for a 71-year-old convicted robber who walked away from a Georgia prison camp and spent close to a half-century off the radar of law enforcement — including at least 25 years in a small Connecticut town — said on Friday that his client ...
Prosecutors rip lawyer and paralegal accused of bribing court worker
Prosecutors Friday blasted a criminal defense lawyer and a paralegal for corrupting justice by allegedly bribing a court staffer to steer them wealthy clients. “It was a complete scam carried out by these defendants to exploit and corrupt this system ...
Feds Seek Up to Five Years for Ex-Skadden Ponzi Lawyer
Federal prosecutors on Thursday urged a federal judge to sentence Charles Bennett, a former corporate lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, to more than four years in prison after he entered a guilty plea last year to running a $5 million ...
Man who posed as lawyer to Moonachie business gets five years probation
A man who posed as a lawyer and bilked tens of thousands of dollars from a Moonachie business was sentenced Friday to probation. Robert Paez, 41, of Queens, NY, also must reimburse the $44,000 he was paid by Beauty Plus to perform legal services to ...
Top civil rights lawyer says U.S. criminal justice reforms are falling short
The Equal Justice Initiative's Bryan Stevenson has become a leading voice for criminal justice reform, and blames the U.S.'s world-leading incarceration rate on deep-seated institutional racism that goes back to slavery. As some states move to increase ...
Prince: Lawyer reveals granddaughter of pop icon's late half-brother as potential new heir
Another half-brother, Duane Nelson, had headed security for the singer before becoming estranged from Prince and dying in 2011, lawyer Michael Padden said in a letter to a judge handling the case. Mr Padden represented Duane Nelson's son, who has ...
Lawyer found dead in fire may be homicide victim
DALLAS -- Multiple sources tell News 8 that the death of Dallas lawyer Ira Tobolowsky is now being investigated as a homicide, and the house fire that killed him was no accident. Sources say Tobolowsky had been doused with some sort of fuel and set on ...
Uber settlement attacked by drivers saying lawyer sold out
The lawyer who struck a $100 million deal with Uber Technologies Inc. is being accused of greed by some of the drivers covered by the accord who want her bumped. "She has single-handedly stuck a knife in the back of every Uber driver in the country," ...
Two Mexican Men Found Guilty Of Stalking US Cartel Lawyer Before He Was Killed
Guns seized from the Mexican Sinaloa cartel during "Operation Pipeline Express" are displayed at a news conference in Phoenix, Arizona October 31, 2011. Law enforcement authorities have arrested over 70 people in raids that dismantled a narcotics ...
Lawyer disciplinary process to be reviewed by North Dakota Supreme Court
The lawyer discipline system is the way by which attorneys in the state are held responsible for professional misconduct. Anyone can file a complaint against a lawyer. Complaints are reviewed by a regional inquiry committee comprised of lawyers and lay ...
Mark Lane, gadfly lawyer, author who promoted JFK conspiracy theory, dies at 89
Mark Lane, a crusading lawyer for often unpopular causes, who was best known as an early and persistent skeptic of the lone-gunman account of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and who wrote several books affirming his belief that the ...
Roy A. Hammer, 81, trusts and estates lawyer had chaired Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
As a trusts and estates lawyer, Roy A. Hammer oversaw mountains of old money in Boston for decades, and he managed the business affairs of one of the nation's wealthiest families with a tight lip, a wry sense of humor, and a reputation for the highest ...
Briefs: Rumson lawyer honored by professional group
Rumson lawyer honored by professional group. Divorce and family law attorney John P. Paone Jr. of Rumson has been selected as a diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. The college is made up of 100 of the top family law trial ...
ACT lawyer disbarred for professional misconduct
A Canberra lawyer has been banned from practising law after he admitted misusing more than $47,000 of clients' money. The ACT Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal recommended the name of the lawyer, which has been suppressed, be struck from ...
Kiviaq, Canada's first Inuit lawyer, won right to use his name
Kiviaq, the half-white, half-Inuk lawyer and politician, took advantage of his dual identity to stand up for his fellow Inuit. “I don't want them to go through what I went through down here or what my relatives' children went through up there,” said ...
Tatad lawyer backs Marcos' poll fraud claim
This is one damning evidence that might prove Bongbong Marcos' claim of results manipulation,” the lawyer alleged. For instance, he said the results transmitted from Isulan town to the provincial board of canvassers (PBOC) “did not actually match the ...
Lawyer Says Arrested Gun Broker Had Amazing Access To Cops
The Daily News reports that all gun license holders in NYC must be interviewed by the police, and now John Chambers, a lawyer representing many of Lichtenstein's clients whose licenses have been suspended, said the "clients, especially the more recent ...
Pee Dee lawyer dead in car crash - WBTW
James was 99, just 15 days shy of turning 100 when he died. He was a well-known lawyer in the Pee Dee and entire state for most of his life. “He was a great man and a true credit to Darlington, the Pee Dee and the state of South Carolina for almost a ...
Prominent lawyer indicted for child porn
BATON ROUGE, La. – A Federal grand jury indicted Christopher Young this week, the brother of former Jefferson Parish President John Young, this week on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography. Young is a prominent attorney and ...
A Major Law Firm Will Soon Be Using A Robotic Lawyer
An “artificial-intelligence attorney” created using technology from IBM's Watson has snagged its first customer, but that doesn't mean it'll be appearing in the courtroom anytime soon. Law firm Baker & Hostetler said this week that it will use the “AI ...
Dallas police warns judge to be on alert as prominent lawyer killed in 'revenge' house fire
Judge Hon. Eric V Moyé from the 14th Judicial District and his staff have been warned to be cautious after father-of-three Ira Tobolowsky's mysterious death. The married 68-year-old's burned body was found inside a garage at his $800,000 North Dallas ...
Police Patrol Judge's Neighborhood After Lawyer's Death
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The death of a high-profile attorney has at least one judge concerned about his safety. Officials with the Dallas County Sheriff's Office have confirmed that deputies are patrolling the neighborhood where District Judge Eric Moye ...
Trey Gowdy's Former Top Lawyer Undercuts The Benghazi Committee
WASHINGTON — Shortly before the House Benghazi committee ramped up its battles with the Department of Defense in its probe of the 2012 terrorist attack, the committee's own top lawyer admitted at least four times in interviews with military officials ...
De Blasio lawyer did event for group with ties to state Dem party
Here is an expanded version of the second item from my "Albany Insider" column from Monday's editions: At the same time allies to Gov. Cuomo hammer Mayor de Blasio and his campaign lawyer Laurence Laufer for branding probes by state entities into the ...
IndyStar Call for Action hosts Ask A Lawyer
Do you have a legal question about a consumer issue? Would you like a free answer? Maybe even a legal advocate to take on your case? IndyStar Call for Action can help. We have a team of Indianapolis attorneys focusing on consumer law who will answer ...
Lawyer who killed client last year is arrested…
An Oklahoma City lawyer who shot and killed a client last year was arrested early Friday in a shooting outside a bar. The client's death last year was determined to be self-defense and the lawyer, Jay Silvernail, was never charged. Silvernail was ...
Mark Smich faces cross-examination by Dellen Millard's lawyer at Tim Bosma murder trial
Mark Smich will face questions from the lawyer for his co-accused, Dellen Millard. Smich, of Oakville, Ont., and Millard, of Toronto, have both pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Tim Bosma's death three years ago. Last week, Smich told court ...
Did Uber Driver Settlement Lawyer Win at Expense of Drivers?
The lawyer who struck a $100 million deal with Uber Technologies Inc. is being accused of greed by some of the drivers covered by the accord who want her bumped. “She has single-handedly stuck a knife in the back of every Uber driver in the country,” ...
GOP committee's lawyer undercuts Benghazi conspiracy theory
Shortly before the House Benghazi committee ramped up its battles with the Department of Defense in its probe of the 2012 terrorist attack, the committee's own top lawyer admitted at least four times in interviews with military officials that there was ...
The world's first artificially intelligent lawyer was just hired at a law firm
Lawyers get a bad reputation for being slimy and conniving, but ROSS has neither of those qualities. Ask ROSS to look up an obscure court ruling from 13 years ago, and ROSS will not only search for the case in an instant — without contest or complaint ...
LIVE UPDATES: Dellen Millard's lawyer questions Mark Smich
A heated day of questioning is expected as Mark Smich is cross-examined by Dellen Millard. Smich and Millard are accused of killing Hamilton resident Tim Bosma, who disappeared in May 2013 after taking two men for a test drive of his truck. They have ...
Was Prominent Dallas Lawyer Ira Tobolowsky Killed in Revenge 'Suspicious' Fire?
( JTA ) — The “suspicious” fire that killed a longtime civil rights lawyer from a prominent Jewish family in Dallas reportedly may have been revenge by a client or former client. Ira Edwin Tobolowsky, 68, was found dead in his garage on Friday morning ...
Ex-bank teller waives hearing in coverup case; her lawyer won't testify
MUSKEGON, MI – Michelle Renee Crouch, a former bank teller accused of forging a loan document to cover up a $100,000 theft from a deceased customer's account, has waived her probable-cause hearing "for strategic reasons." That decision, which moves ...
Husband of Fired Lawyer to Stand Trial in Brutal Attack on Law Firm Partner, Wife
The husband of a fired Virginia lawyer is going on trial in a brutal attack on another lawyer and his wife in their McLean home. Andrew Schmuhl is accused of torturing and nearly killing the couple in 2014 before one of the victims was able to activate ...
Lawyer punished for giving records to journalist
While representing two former employees of a nanny training school in a wrongful-termination lawsuit, lawyer Peter Pattakos told the editor of Cleveland Scene about the action and provided court filings about the case shortly before the trial was to ...
Faraday Future's Top Lawyer Just Left Tesla
James Chen is part of a growing group of Tesla alumni at the electric car startup. Faraday Future, the Chinese-backed electric car startup that wants to take on Tesla, has hired away the California-based auto maker's head of government relations ...
Uber Lead Driver in Suit Calls Deal Sell-Out by Lawyer
Douglas O'Connor said in a court filing Monday that the agreement isn't in his interest or that of any Uber driver and that he felt “utterly betrayed” by the lawyer. While O'Connor describes himself in the filing as the lead plaintiff in the case, his ...
SEC Suit Targets 'Patent Troll' Owner, Big Law Alum
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission took aim Friday at a pair of Texas lawyers—one with ties to a notorious patent assertion entity and another with Am Law 200 grooming—accusing them of furthering a multimillion-dollar scheme to cheat small ...
Lawyer for police officer in fatal shooting: Victim was intoxicated
PHOENIX (AP) -- A lawyer for an Arizona police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed man underscored that the victim had lied to police about being intoxicated. Attorney Craig Mehrens also said at a court hearing Monday for ...
District judge removed from civil case after Dallas lawyer's suspicious death
A district judge on Monday was removed from overseeing a civil suit involving a Dallas lawyer who was found dead under suspicious circumstances last week in a house fire. Judge Eric V. Moyé presided over a lawsuit between attorney Ira Tobolowsky and an ...
Lawyer in suspected homicide case received email threatening to kill him
It's a sign of Moyé and his court staff's nervousness brought on by the possible homicide of a prominent Dallas lawyer last week. There have been no arrests made in the case. A woman posted a photo on Facebook of Moyé's Mercedes-Benz coupe on ...
Lawyer who scammed widow out of $800K gets prison time
A grieving widow lashed into a crooked attorney for swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the estate of her late husband as the disgraced lawyer was sentenced to 2 ¹/3 to 7 years in prison Monday. “He preyed on the whole family in our most ...
N.Y. lawyer gets prison for stealing $800G from clients
A Manhattan lawyer with a shady past got up to seven years in prison Monday for stealing $800,000 from clients and using it to pay for country club memberships and luxury car payments, prosecutors said. John Todorovich, 63, pleaded guilty to grand ...
Lawyer Says Prince's Niece, Grandniece 'Entitled To Their Share'
*A lawyer representing Prince's niece and grandniece says his clients intend to make a joint claim against his multi-million dollar estate by the end of next week. Brianna Nelson, 31, and Victoria Nelson, 11, are the daughter and granddaughter of Duane ...