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Bronx teen fatally stabbed days before high school graduation
MOUNT HOPE, The Bronx — An aspiring Mount Hope teenager who was just days from graduating high school and wanted to be an attorney was stabbed to death over $2. "I'm broke my son is gone," said Angela Ducasse. "He went like 5 minutes outside ...
Lawyer: Continue bomb case
The lawyer for a Stock Island man accused of trying to buy a bomb from undercover FBI agents to detonate on a Key West beach wants a judge to continue the July trial due to the mass shooting in Orlando and grant him withdrawal as counsel due to his ...
Donald Trump's early lesson from legendary New York lawyer Roy Cohn: 'Tell them to go to hell'
Donald Trump was a brash scion of a real estate empire, a young developer anxious to leave his mark on New York. Roy Cohn was a legendary New York fixer, a ruthless lawyer in the hunt for new clients. They came together by chance one night at Le Club, ...
Keller @ Large: Lawyer Calls For 6-Month Halt To Immigration
BOSTON (CBS) – The Orlando killer may have been born in the United States, but last weekend's massacre has put immigration issues front and center once again. Middleton-based immigration lawyer Marisa DeFranco, who has made past runs for office as ...
Morgan Stanley lures M&A lawyer to head UK unit
Unlike the US market, where several top bankers have had experience working at elite law firms, it is rare for an established UK lawyer to jump into investment banking. The appointment is set to be announced on Monday, according to people briefed on ...
Men face bias at women's prison, too, lawyer says
LANSING — It's not just female corrections officers who are being discriminated against at Michigan's only women's prison, according to those pressing a class action on behalf of male corrections officers at Women's Huron Valley prison. On June 13 ...
Nigeria: Buhari Certificate - Presidency Accuses Lawyer of Prejudicial Conduct
Abuja — The Presidency has condemned the attempts by a private lawyer, Mr. Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, to prejudice public opinion against President Muhammadu Buhari concerning his alleged lack of certificate by declaring the president guilty on the ...
Rome Just Elected This 37-Year-Old Lawyer As Its First Female Mayor
Raggi, a lawyer turned politician, trounced her center-left opponent Roberto Giachetti by securing 67.2% of the vote, compared to Giachetti's 32.8%. “I will be a mayor for all Romans,” she said. “I will restore legality and transparency to the city's ...
No lawyer? Municipal court offers self-help center
Franklin County residents who can't afford an attorney to handle civil cases such as landlord-tenant disputes or the sealing of criminal records now have a place to go for guidance. The Municipal Court has established a self-help resource center in the ...
Suit by lawyer for startup claims he received…
A California lawyer for a startup called QuickLegal claims in a lawsuit that he was never paid for more than three months of work he performed as in-house general counsel for the company and its predecessor. The lawyer, Justin Lowenthal, says in the ...
Join the Lawyer Corps, or Perhaps Not
Many of them, after losing all that law school/casino money, can't get jobs as lawyers or even pass a bar exam. There's something wrong with this picture. Part of the problem is that law schools are admitting less-qualified students, and according to ...
Prince's lawyer plans release strategy for unreleased music
According to a New York Post report, former EMI head Charles Koppelman and Prince's longtime lawyer and manager L. Londell McMillan have been appointed to manage Prince's entertainment assets. “We're going to be having a good time,” Koppelman ...
Rockville Lawyer Says Online Poker Helped His Career
In 2007, IJay Palansky, a Toronto native applying for U.S. citizenship, confidently approached his U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services interview in Baltimore. The young attorney had excellent references and a good record at the D.C. law firm ...
Teen accused of pretending to be doctor wants a new lawyer
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —The teen charged with pretending to be a doctor says he wants a new lawyer. Related. Shanti Bars breaks business barriers · Local church service dedicated to... Silver Alert issued for missing West... Pool party ends with one ...
Texas 'affluenza' mom has curfew eased: lawyer
Her lawyer said after the session that the change will make it easier for her to find a job. He did not provide other details on the curfew. Couch, and her son, Ethan, 19, drew international attention last winter after fleeing the United States. He had ...
Maria Sharapova is owed an apology, lawyer says
Maria Sharapova is owed an apology for a statement made by WADA president Craig Reedie, according to her lawyer. At a World Anti-Doping Conference in London, Reedie was quoted as saying, “For me the only satisfactory element in Madame ...
Face of Defense: Air Guardsman Fulfills Dream of Becoming a Lawyer
PHOENIX, June 20, 2016 — For Senior Master Sgt. Alex Brown, a 20-year Air Force veteran and Arizona Air National Guard member, a life-long calling to practice law set him upon an arduous journey to fulfill a dream. The dream became reality when he ...
Accused fake teen doc fires lawyer; has three days to find a new one
“Throw a stone, you'll hit 10 lawyers,” Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Krista Marx told Love-Robinson while approving his request to fire his current lawyer but rejecting his request for 30 days to hire a new one. Attorney Craig Lawson, who was in ...
Midland Park lawyer disbarred by state Supreme Court
A lawyer who practiced in Midland Park has been disbarred by the state Supreme Court for taking $15,000 in client funds for his own use. The lawyer, William E. Gahwyler Jr., also was accused of other ethical violations, including continuing to practice ...
Meet the DC Lawyer Helping Hillary Clinton Pick a Running Mate
Unlike her probable opponent Donald Trump, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a long list of suitors to join her ticket as she becomes the Democratic Party's nominee for President. Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of ...
Former lawyer surrenders for 10 year prison term for theft of $1.5 million
A former Coconut Creek lawyer began serving a 10-year state prison term Monday for stealing more than a million dollars from property owners who'd lost homes in foreclosure transactions in 11 Florida counties, authorities said. "There is no excuse for ...
Lawyer for Alabama players addresses court's decision
It was announced Monday that Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Laurence Jones will not be prosecuted for the drug and weapons charges they were arrested for on May 17. Louisiana district attorney Jerry D. Jones cited insufficient evidence as ...
'Anxiety War' vigilante seeks help to afford lawyer
In a video posted Monday to his YouTube channel, “Anxiety War,” he said he was being sued for slander and asked viewers to contribute to a GoFundMe account so he could afford a lawyer. “I'm really looking for an attorney,” he said in the video. “I need ...
Joe DiMaggio's lawyer bobbles promo for Yankee legend's streak
This season marks the 75th anniversary of Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak — but baseball's most revered and enduring record won't be celebrated with a Yankee Clipper bobblehead. The Yankees had planned to commemorate DiMaggio's historic ...
Lawyer's $1 million sanction was reversed but still threatens her career
The panel, whose opinion was written by President Judge Susan Gantman, then excoriated the plaintiffs lawyers who sought the sanctions, Matthew D'Annunzio and Joseph Messa Jr. In unusually harsh language, Gantman wrote that they had "embellished" ...
Hearing resumes in allegations against Redmond lawyer
The allegations against Klemp span reams of legal and financial records but concern two main issues: her dealings with a client, Ted Andrach, and Andrach's wife, Lauren Wells; and her dealings with a former client, Kathleen Boyce, a lawyer who was also ...
Lawyer swaps sides in $100m divorce case, sparking call to remove legal firm
A woman embroiled in a multimillion-dollar divorce in Western Australia tried to kick her former partner's lawyers off the case after their firm hired a lawyer who used to work on her side of the dispute. The de facto couple are in a long-running ...
Israeli lawyer uses inside knowledge against settler group
The lawyer, Stephen Berman, left his post as legal adviser to the Jerusalem municipality's real estate department and went into private practice in 2003. He is now using his inside knowledge of the system to expose what he says is the settler group's ...
Israeli Lawyer Uses Inside Knowledge Against Settler Group
The lawyer, Stephen Berman, left his post as legal adviser to the Jerusalem municipality's real estate department and went into private practice in 2003. He is now using his inside knowledge of the system to expose what he says is the settler group's ...
Lawyer says charges against Cam Robinson were weak from the start
The lawyer added that only half a gram of marijuana was in the car, and there was no clear possession. (And as we have learned from the NFL rulebook, if the weed hits your hands but you don't establish yourself as a smoker or make a marijuana move, ...
Court suspends Delaware lawyer for ignoring charges
The law license of a Delaware lawyer was suspended today for her failure to respond to a disciplinary complaint. The Ohio Supreme Court suspended Jennifer Lynn Coriell for ignoring complaints from the Columbus Bar Association and court disciplinary ...
Mother's Lawyer: She Was Insane When She Killed Her Children
A woman who shot her young daughter and son as they slept suffered from bipolar disorder and paranoia so intense that she had been hospitalized for delusions and her doctor had warned her husband to lock up the guns, her lawyer said. Suzanna Brown ...
A Confounding "Ask A Lawyer" Lightning Round
Welcome back to Ask a Lawyer, where I, a lawyer, respond to your questions. Got a vexing legal issue? Send it over. Today, we're tackling some of the weirdest emails we've gotten since the last Lightning Round, all at once. Let's go. If I wore a ...
Lawyer: Judge acted fairly in the Stanford sexual assault case, and judicial independence is fundamental
Roderick O'Connor is deputy public defender in Santa Clara County, Calif., where the trial of a former Stanford University swimmer generated intense national controversy and a well-funded effort to recall the judge in the case. Brock Turner was ...
'Ask a Lawyer' call-in program set for tonight
Partnerships like this one are just one way we can serve as lawyer leaders and give back to North Carolina's communities. By sharing information and directing callers to appropriate legal resources, we help people solve problems and recognize the law ...
Obama's Supreme Court lawyer ends 'intense' tenure
WASHINGTON — The power struggle that has played out over the past five years between the Obama administration and the Supreme Court is about to lose its central player. Even as the high court prepares to issue major rulings on abortion, immigration ...
ETE trial could hinge on whether tax lawyer acted in good faith
Williams has been trying to show that ETE's chairman and chief executive officer, Dallas billionaire Kelcy Warren, directed his lawyers and advisers to find a way out of the deal in January, as energy prices went into a deep swoon. The two companies ...
Lawyer: Navy SEAL did not kill Santa Monica man
The 28-year-old sailor is being held in Los Angeles County jail following his June 14 arraignment, on charges that he killed a man whom he'd detained earlier for allegedly taking pictures of underage girls at the Santa Monica pier, his lawyer said. "It ...
GR NAACP, lawyer question decision to shoot suspect
GR NAACP, lawyer question decision to shoot suspect. Lamont Gulley was fatally shot by a Kentwood police officer on Feb. 8. Barton Deiters Published: June 21, 2016, 6:22 pm Updated: June 21, 2016, 6:46 pm. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new ...
NY / Region|'Who's Miranda?' Suspect in Kayak Killing Didn't Understand Her Rights, Lawyer Says
In his cross-examination of the investigator, Ms. Graswald's lawyer, Richard A. Portale, sought to show that his client, a native of Latvia, did not grasp the implications of the 11-hour police interrogation that preceded her arrest on second-degree ...
County rejects $10 million claim by defense lawyer injured in courthouse fight
Lawyer James Crawford says he suffered a sinus fracture and blunt trauma to the head, face and left eye in the March 9 altercation with investigator Dillon Alley. The fight, in a hallway at Orange County Superior Court, came on the heels of Crawford's ...
A Chinese lawyer is challenging Beijing over Hong Kong's missing booksellers
One widely-publicized response, however, is more unexpected: A mainland Chinese lawyer based in Shenzhen, Liu Hui, sent an open letter on Monday to China's National People's Congress (NPC) calling for an independent organization to investigate ...
Wozniak lawyer not entitled to more information about jailhouse informants, judge says
The attorney for convicted Costa Mesa double murderer Daniel Wozniak does not need to be given any more information about Orange County sheriff's deputies' use of jailhouse informants, an Orange County judge ruled Monday, calling the issue a "dead ...
Handicapped parking dispute prompts Blackshear lawyer to give free representation to those city cops cite
After a heated disagreement over a parking space, Blackshear attorney John R. Thigpen Jr. is using his bar license to battle the city police department: He's offering free representation to people who've been cited in the Pierce County seat. “DO NOT ...
Houston lawyer sues Starbucks for alleged burns from spilled coffee
A Houston lawyer says in a lawsuit that a barista spilled hot coffee on her, causing burns to her lap and such excruciating pain that she had to remain on her hands and knees while a colleague rushed her to the hospital. The lawyer, Katherine Mize ...
Henry Hayes to get new lawyer
A Jacksonville teenager, charged with murdering a toddler in a drive-by shooting, was back in court Wednesday and will be getting a new lawyer. It's unclear why the change will be made in his legal representation. Henry Hayes, 16, is awaiting trial in ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Words, Words, Words
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer Just like food, concepts and the words that embody them, come in and out of fashion. Right now, kale seems to be the buzzword for foodies; even out here in oven-like SoCal, billboards ...
Troy Ave Putting Together Bail Package, Lawyer Says
Troy Ave's defense team is working toward a bail agreement, which will likely be set at $500,000 and involve GPS monitoring, according to John Stella, one of Troy Ave's lawyers. Investigators believe that Troy Ave accidentally shot himself in the leg ...
A corporate lawyer-turned-traveler shares the 7 biggest misconceptions people have about her 8 years on the road
When Jodi Ettenberg quit her job as a New York corporate lawyer to travel in 2008, she planned to return to the law a year later. Now it's been eight years, and her life in the legal profession and in New York remains firmly in the past. Ettenberg ...
Jay B. Harris, a Philly lawyer 'at the top of his career'
Mr. Harris had been hospitalized since the May 29 accident. He died at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. Mr. Harris was known nationally and internationally as an expert on insurance defense litigation and cases involving ...