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Undue process: Poor people lose homes, children and money without a lawyer
It's not just access to a lawyer that pose a big problem to equal justice for the poor, according to the National Center for Access to Justice's index. Forty-five states don't dedicate staff to assist mentally ill people. In Indiana, you can actually ...
Former Lawyer Who Survived Suicide Attempt Is Sentenced
A one-time corporate lawyer who cheated friends and relatives of life savings in a $5 million Ponzi scheme before writing a 16-page suicide note and jumping into the Hudson River was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison as former friends watched ...
Lawyer says insurance giant tricked him
The former lawyer for a woman injured in an auto accident blamed an insurance company Thursday for misleading him about whether the woman was covered by the company's policy. But a lawyer for Charter Oak Fire Insurance attacked lawyer Jeff Cole's ...
Grand Jury: Lawyer Backed Use of Wrong Drug in Execution Try
The top lawyer for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin urged prison officials to go forward with a planned execution even though they received the wrong drug, telling a deputy attorney general to "Google it" to confirm it could be used, a grand jury said in a ...
Judge In Obama's Amnesty Case Orders Every Lawyer Involved To Take Ethics Class
In a stunning ruling, the judge overseeing the challenge by 26 states to President Obama's executive action in immigration has ordered all lawyers “employed at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. who appears, or seeks to appear, in a court ...
New York lawyer gets prison after detailing a multimillion Ponzi scheme during a failed suicide attempt
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York lawyer was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday for running a more than $5 million Ponzi scheme that he detailed in a lengthy suicide note that authorities discovered when they rescued him from the Hudson River ...
Virginia Beach lawyer suspended for 90 days for violating probation
A Virginia Beach lawyer who has been repeatedly reprimanded for rude and offensive behavior will not be able to practice his profession for 90 days beginning in June, the Virginia State Bar announced this week. John “Jack” Crandley's license was ...
Toronto developed robo-lawyer 'hired' by US firm
Andrew Arruda, co-founder and CEO of ROSS Intelligence and part of the original development team, said lawyers can ask ROSS a question the way they would a human colleague. “It understands what that lawyer's asking for,” Arruda said over the phone ...
Lawyer's greed holding up $40M charitable donation: suit
A lawyer is trying to siphon a $22 million fee from a $40 million gift to elder-care charities made by a late Hollywood talent scout and her husband, the Manhattan philanthropist's foundation charges in a new lawsuit. The Irene Diamond Fund ...
This Genius Lawyer Is Our Best Hope Against Deadly Food Poisoning
Listeria in frozen foods. E. coli at Chipotle. Salmonella-laced pistachios. Practically every week there's a new tainted food to avoid—and as a result, foodborne illness sickens 1 in 6 Americans, hospitalizes 128,000, and kills 3,000. The problem of ...
Ex-lawyer is sentenced for soliciting murder…
A former Texas lawyer was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday based on accusations that he solicited a client to kill his law-office manager. Former lawyer Paul Andrews of San Antonio pleaded no contest to the solicitation charge before his ...
Smich spars with Millard's lawyer at Tim Bosma murder trial
On Thursday, the court heard Dellen Millard's lawyer suggest that Mark Smich pulled a handgun on Bosma when all three men were in Bosma's truck. Nadir Sachak then suggested that the gun went off when Bosma tried to grab it, killing him and shattering ...
Oklahoma governor's lawyer didn't know how to kill inmates on death row — so he Googled it
A grand jury on Oklahoma issued a blistering report on Thursday after an investigation revealed that the governor's top lawyer insisted an execution go forward despite prison officials receiving the wrong drug. According to NewsOK, a deputy attorney ...
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Los Angeles Lawyer Who Wore KKK Hood to Council Meeting Arrested
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Trump Taps DC Lawyer Who Vetted Palin for VP Search
Donald Trump has hired the same D.C. power lawyer who vetted Sarah Palin in 2008 to conduct the legal review of his potential running mate. NBC News confirms that A.B. Culvahouse, a partner in the firm O'Melveny & Myers, will lead the process of ...
Lawyer: European Human Rights Court to Hear Amanda Knox Case
The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear Amanda Knox's case challenging her slander conviction during the trial for her British roommate's 2007 murder, her Italian defense lawyer said Friday. Carlo Dalla Vedova said the Strasbourg court's ...
Chicago real estate lawyer sued for shielding assets
A prominent Chicago real estate lawyer is being sued by a creditor saying he fraudulently shielded assets to dodge personal guarantees for more than $21 million in loans. Glenn Udell, and his wife, Pamela Udell, both are named in a lawsuit PNC Bank ...
Lawyer: Hugh Hefner Gives Testimony in Bill Cosby Sex Case
An attorney for a woman suing Bill Cosby for sexual battery says Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has given sworn testimony in the case. Gloria Allred says Hefner provided a deposition on Wednesday at the Playboy Mansion but the contents of the testimony ...
Lawyer: Hugh Hefner gives testimony in Bill Cosby sex case
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2011 file photo, Hugh Hefner arrives at the premiere of "The Rum Diary" in Los Angeles. Attorney Gloria Allred said Friday, May 20, 2016, that Hefner gave sworn testimony at the Playboy Mansion on Wednesday in a case filed by ...
Jared Fogle's lawyer tries to shed time off his sentence
A lawyer for the jailed aficionado of child pornography and underage hookers argued Friday before an Illinois federal appeals that his sentencing judge erred in hitting Fogle with a term of 15 years and eight months. Fogle received a stiffer sentence ...
The Latest: Lawyer objects to continued stun-gun use on man
Mary Ann Sherman weeps while taking about her son Chase Sherman, seen in photos at right, during a news conference at her attorney's office Friday, May 20, 2016, in Atlanta. Two deputies yell "Stop fighting!" and "He's got my Taser!" as they repeatedly ...
International Lawyer Gathering in Cuba Abruptly Cancelled
An intercontinental association of lawyers in the Western Hemisphere has been forced to abandon plans to gather in Havana for its upcoming annual gathering. The reason, according to organizers, was the Cuban government's concern about who would be ...
Arceneaux: The Louisiana lawyer's oath
I watched with pride while the Honorable John Tarleton Olivier administered the Lawyer's Oath to more than 200 new Louisiana lawyers on Thursday, May 12. One of them was my son, Jordan Montgomery Lewis, who added a Louisiana license to his 2014 ...
A Child Soldier Turned Lawyer Won't Be Voting For The Libs Thanks To Peter Dutton
You may remember Adut from this story: he's the Sudanese refugee and former child soldier who has been living in Australia since he was 15 years old and is now a successful lawyer in Sydney. Adut's story went viral after he was featured in a ...
Francis Pileggi, Delco lawyer
Francis G. Pileggi, 87, of Chester, a lawyer active in Catholic organizations and the father of Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Dominic F. Pileggi, died Tuesday, May 17. Mr. Pileggi died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Hospital of the ...
NY / Region|A Manhattan Lawyer's Slip and Fall
Stuart A. Schlesinger spent half a century building a reputation and a practice as a personal injury lawyer in New York, representing clients in lawsuits and negotiating settlements on their behalf. But when he appeared recently before a federal judge ...
Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle's lawyer says judge was mistaken about child porn
FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2015, file photo, former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle leaves the federal courthouse in Indianapolis, following a hearing on child-pornography charges. Fogle is scheduled Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, to face a federal judge in ...
Legal-Ease: Thinking like a lawyer
Among the professors' promises made to me when I started law school, the biggest was that I would be taught to “think like a lawyer.” In today's world, much of the world's knowledge is easily accessible through the internet or in local libraries ...
Why this lawyer is defending Jason Van Dyke in the Laquan McDonald case - In Other News - Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago lawyer Daniel Herbert doesn't accept every cop who comes to him as a client. But he did take the toughest case to come along in years—the murder rap against Jason Van Dyke, the defendant in a 2014 police shooting that made both the officer and ...
A lawyer rewrites the circumstances of a martyrdom
CHANDIGARH: Panipat-based lawyer Momin Malik, who has been representing relatives of the Pakistani nationals who were killed in the Samjhauta train twin blasts in 2007, is now writing a book titled Judicial Murder of Bhagat Singh. Through this book ...
Ron Medich wants Sydney taxpayers to pay for lawyer for Michael McGurk murder case
His criminal trial is yet to start but he has already asked for it to be delayed on the grounds that he cannot afford celebrity defence lawyer Winston Terrracini's fees. Medich applied for legal aid in March but was turned down, a decision he ...
Lawyer: I wasn't told of hearing
SCRANTON –-- A lawyer for accused murderer Joseph Thornton said he was late to his client's preliminary hearing Friday because he received no notice the hearing was scheduled. Defense Attorney Christopher Osborne, who was about 75 minutes late, ...
Convicted murderer Tristan Wolusky back in court; lawyer says star witnesses lied
DOVER - Convicted murderer Tristan Wolusky was in court Friday morning, smiling and even laughing as his attorney asked Judge Steven Houran for a hearing on a motion to set aside the jury's verdict. Mark Sisti, who represents Wolusky, 20, of Rochester, ...
Revealed: Malcolm Turnbull lunched with slain lawyer Joseph Acquaro
The mob lawyer, who in 2015 became aware he had an alleged $200,000 contract on his life, was gunned down on the footpath near his ice-cream parlour. He was shot five times by an unknown assassin. He had spoken to the Herald Sun several times in ...
Lawyer sues state for 'hurtful' comments
Mr Weston alleges the meeting included a discussion regarding a survey QGIF was proposing to conduct of lawyers employed by Crown Law, to obtain feedback about the insurer's staff. It is alleged during the meeting Ms Freemantle said: “We won't get ...
Marcos lawyer: 'We will challenge every COC'
(READ: Audit of vice presidential votes? Here are the hurdles). “We vow to scrutinize each and every COC for vice president and highlight the impossibility of the partial unofficial result,” lawyer George Garcia, head of Marcos' legal team said in a ...
Clinton Lawyer Loses George Soros-Funded Lawsuit Fighting Virginia Voter ID Law
On Thursday, judges of the U.S. District Court in Virginia dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the state's voter ID law SB 1256. “Mindful that the Court's mission is to judge not the wisdom of the Virginia voter ID law, but rather its constitutionality ...
Kelantan lawyer is Malaysia's first Clever Girl
SHAH ALAM: Luck was certainly on Fatin Nuraisya Mohd Hanipha's side when she was crowned as Malaysia's first Clever Girl tonight in the finale of TV3's reality game show Clever Girl. The 28-year-old lawyer from Kelantan was initially eliminated in the ...
UPDATE: Lawyer and son dead in domestic shooting on Jennifer Ln.
HCSO says one victim was shot at 9012 Jennifer Lane, the suspect left and went to 9015 Jennifer Lane. The first victim transported via EMS to Erlanger, where he later died. HCSO Deputies located the suspect at 9015 Jennifer Lane, deceased from what ...
A Chattanooga lawyer and his son are dead after a domestic shooting
A Chattanooga lawyer and his son are dead after a domestic shooting. May 22nd, 2016 by Staff Report in Local Regional News Read Time: < 1 min. A father and son are dead in what police are calling a domestic shooting. Photo by Emmett Gienapp /Times ...
On the Record With: Marengo attorney, Super Lawyer recipient Steve Greeley
Greeley recently was named a Super Lawyer, based on a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process included peer nominations and ...
Big four bank ANZ names former lawyer Michelle Jablko in chief finance role
Ms Jablko, a former lawyer who is currently managing director and co-head for Australia at investment bank Greenhill and Co, will start as ANZ's CFO in mid-July. She will also have responsibility for ANZ treasury, mergers and acquisitions and investor ...
Britain Grants Refugee Status To Ex-President Of Maldives, Lawyer Says
COLOMBO, May 23 (Reuters) - Britain has granted refugee status to Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives who was jailed in 2015 after a trial that drew international criticism, his lawyer said on Monday. Nasheed, the Maldives' first ...
Employment lawyer Paul Gilroy arrives at Carrington: Louis van Gaal nears Man Utd exit
LOUIS VAN GAAL's Manchester United exit is edging closer as employment lawyer Paul Gilroy was spotted at their Carrington training ground this morning. By James Cambridge. PUBLISHED: 10:16, Mon, May 23, 2016 | UPDATED: 10:34, Mon, May 23, 2016 ...
Lockerbie lawyer seeks $33M from Putin, Russia for MH17 disaster
The U.S. aviation lawyer who won compensation for victims of the 1988 Lockerbie aircraft bombing and is now seeking $330 million from Russia for the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 in 2014, says Russian President Vladimir Putin must be held ...
When his $5 million Ponzi scheme collapsed, a NY lawyer tried to kill himself. He survived — but so did his confession.
Charles Bennett stood on a Manhattan pier and stared at the cold, dark water below. Once a successful lawyer at a powerful firm, he was now a wreck. His once promising career had been consumed by addiction. Meetings with clients had given way to ...
Brady appealing Deflategate suspension, lawyer tells 'GMA'
The court overturned a ruling by a Manhattan judge while siding with the league in its battle with the NFL Players Association. Since then, Brady and the NFLPA have filed documents adding new lawyers to their team, including Olson, a former solicitor ...
NFL's Brady to appeal 'Deflategate' ruling, lawyer tells ABC News
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will appeal the federal court ruling reinstating his four-game suspension for "Deflategate" to the entire U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Brady's lawyer told ABC News on Monday. "The facts here are so ...
Starting a Company? Don't Hire a Cheap Lawyer
Consider, for example, lawyers. Noting that many company founders think they don't need a lawyer at all, Rose writes, “More often than not, I've seen startups skimp on legal expenses in the early days only to learn a hard lesson…. The peace of mind ...