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Lawyerly Lairs: A Disbarred Lawyer's $11 Million Beach House
Instead, think about becoming a plaintiffs' lawyer. It's not an easy way to make a buck, but the higher risk brings higher (potential) reward. Recall, for example, the late Joe Jamail, who became a billionaire through representing plaintiffs on a ...
Accused killer's lawyer wants records in Oakland detective probe
The attorney for a defendant in a shocking 2013 Oakland killing took the first steps Wednesday in trying to get the charges tossed after it was revealed last week that the lead detective in the case is under investigation for having his girlfriend help ...
Appeals court revives 'phony lawyer' case against CAIR
A controversial Muslim advocacy group will have to stand trial for allegations of fraud against hundreds who claimed that they were provided with a sham lawyer by the organization, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Council on American-Islamic ...
Wayne board seeks to get rid of member with ethics complaint, lawyer says
WAYNE — The Board of Education has started ethics proceedings against member Catherine Kazan, claiming she has joined a legal action against the board concerning full-day kindergarten. But a lawyer this week downplayed the aims of the petition that ...
Ex-UN General Assembly president in US bribery case dies: lawyer
The death of Ashe, a former U.N. ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda who served as General Assembly president from 2013 to 2014 and was arrested in October on federal charges, was confirmed by his lawyer, Jeremy Schneider. Asked if his client had ...
How a Lawyer Gave Up Corporate Work to Help Exonerees Re-enter Society
When Dean Gillispie walked free from prison in December 2011 — 20 years after his wrongful conviction for raping three women — he knew the emotional and mental scars of his incarceration might never go away. But he also bore a physical reminder of ...
Bahrain summons senior Shi'ite clerics for questioning: lawyer
The court adjourned the hearing until September 4 to give al-Wefaq time to prepare its defense, the group's lawyer Abdallah al-Shamlawi said on his Twitter account. An interior ministry spokesman was checking the report. The Bahraini government says it ...
Top Lawyer: Ban Referendums To Save EU Project
In the wake of a potential 'Brexit' a top French lawyer has demanded that the European Union (EU) “stop sacrificing the European project” and ban referendums. Laurent Cohen-Tanugi called direct democracy “populist suicide” and claimed that people's ...
Lawyer whose firm brought hundreds of claims against British troops is charged by professional body
A lawyer whose firm has brought hundreds of claims against British troops and was partly blamed for the collapse of a multi-million pound inquiry into war crimes has been charged by the solicitors' professional body. Phil Shiner, from Public Interest ...
Heavily Armed Anti-Heroin Trio's 2nd Amendment Rights Were 'Trampled,' Lawyer Says
The three Pennsylvania residents who were trying to "rescue" a teenager from Brooklyn but got caught with an arsenal of guns and ammunitions before entering the Holland Tunnel remain in custody, and one of their lawyers is accusing the Port Authority ...
Accused fake teen doc gets a new lawyer and new trial date
Malachi Love-Robinson, a 19-year-old accused of practicing medicine without a license, got a new lawyer and a new trial date on Thursday. Malachi Love-Robinson leaves court after a hearing Wednesday morning, April 20, 2016. Malachi Love-Robinson ...
The Latest: Kansas Districts' Lawyer Criticizes Funding Plan
An attorney representing four Kansas school districts that are suing the state over education funding says a new plan from Republican lawmakers won't satisfy the state Supreme Court. Lawyer John Robb said the plan is flawed because it shuffles some ...
Lawyer: Condemned Inmate Mentally Incompetent for Execution
A lawyer for 65-year-old Vernon Madison on Thursday told a panel of 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges that stroke-induced dementia has made Madison unable to understand why the state plans to execute him. Madison was convicted in the 1985 ...
White Boy Rick's lawyer upset at appeal ruling, 'it's ridiculous'
“Every other young person who had been convicted under the old statute that had committed a violation of that statute prior to the age of 18 have all been released," said Ralph Musilli, a St. Clair Shores lawyer. "Every single one of them – except ...
Sons Of Deceased Dallas Lawyer “Looking For Justice”
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The three sons of the Dallas lawyer found dead inside his burning home on May 13 announced along with North Texas Crimestoppers announced a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in Ira ...
The Latest: Lawyer says prosecution faced uphill battle
Baltimore's prosecutors always faced an uphill battle obtaining criminal convictions against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. That's according to Washington-based defense lawyer A. Scott Bolden. He says "the biggest obstacle is and always ...
Reynoldsburg lawyer faces charges of stealing from client
A Reynoldsburg lawyer who was suspended last week by the Ohio Supreme Court now faces felony charges of stealing from a client. Raymond L. Eichenberger, 62, was indicted on Tuesday by a Franklin County grand jury on one count of theft and one count ...
Alleged pickpocket makes famed defense lawyer a courtroom accuser
But on Thursday, Center City lawyer Theodore Simon, 65, was in a Philadelphia courtroom as the accuser. The case was Commonwealth v. Rico Clark - the defendant being a 27-year-old Norristown man accused of picking a rubber-banded wad of cash from ...
Slain lawyer's cellphone signals followed suspect, witnesses say
Signals from a slain lawyer's cellphone followed the man accused of killing her on the day after the crime, witnesses told a Broward jury Thursday. Melissa Britt Lewis, 39, was strangled on March 5, 2008 during a struggle in the garage of her ...
Lawyer Says He Told Penn State Official to Report Sandusky
Penn State's former top lawyer said in a deposition made public Thursday he advised the university's vice president in 2001 to notify a state agency of a complaint from an assistant football coach about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy in a team ...
Lawyer says he told Penn State official to report Sandusky
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Penn State's former top lawyer said in a deposition made public Thursday he advised the university's vice president in 2001 to notify a state agency of a complaint from an assistant football coach about Jerry Sandusky showering with a ...
Led Zep Plaintiff Lawyer: 'Case Was Tried in an Alternate Reality'
Attorney Francis Malofiy, the lawyer for the plaintiff that brought a copyright lawsuit against Led Zeppelin, has responded to the verdict. On Thursday, a Los Angeles jury ruled in the legendary group's favor, shooting down the allegation that the band ...
Twitter Suspended A Conservative Lawyer Over Seven Times, And Won't Explain Why
A conservative lawyer from Pennsylvania has had his Twitter account, an essential part of promoting his practice, suspended multiple times with no explanation. Josh Smith, a Cornell graduate who runs a private legal practice in Pennsylvania, had his ...
A Lawyer Finds a Niche as an Agent for Rabbis
While other lawyers periodically represent rabbis, the concept of an agent for religious leaders is even rarer in the Christian and Muslim parts of the American theological landscape, according to clergy members, scholars and seminary officials. The ...
Lawyer: High court vote will hurt immigrants
Attorney Jasmine McGee, the executive director of The Immigration Project, is shown in her office in 2015. McGee said Thursday a Supreme Court ruling will hurt immigrants. prev. next. BLOOMINGTON — More than 50,000 immigrants in downstate Illinois ...
US--Defense Attorney Becomes Accuser
Clark's attorney got Simon to acknowledge that he wasn't hurt and that he got his money back. Simon, a former president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said he's found that his new courtroom role is uncomfortable. "I'm a ...
Amanda Knox's Lawyer Testifies Against Pickpocket Suspect
A Philadelphia attorney who's defended high-profile clients including Amanda Knox and Robert Durst found himself on the other side of the courtroom, testifying against a man charged with picking a wad of cash from the lawyer's pocket. Philly.com ...
Amanda Knox's lawyer testifies against pickpocket suspect
Dozens of homes burned to the ground as a wildfire raged over ridges and tore through rural communities in central California, authorities said. Dozens of homes burned to the ground as a wildfire raged over ridges and tore through rural communities in ...
Interviewing the Country's Preeminent Bed Bug Lawyer
A segment of lawyers has appeared who specialize in the growing field of bed bug law. These lawyers generally work to protect the rights of tenants and other defendants who are in situations where they have been affected by bed bugs and the property ...
PSU Lawyer Says He Told Officials About Sandusky in 2001
The former top lawyer for Penn State said he told the university's vice president to notify a state agency about child abuse allegations against assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky in 2001. The claim was included in a deposition given on May 31st ...
John Cramsey's lawyer will again seek bail reduction
Though he hasn't filed a motion yet, John Cramsey's lawyer, Stephen Goldstein, said on Friday that he plans to ask Superior Court Judge Sheila Venable in Jersey City, N.J., to lower Cramsey's bail by reinstating his option to pay 10 percent of the bail ...
Lawyer-Turned-Distiller Gives New Meaning to 'Entrepreneurial Spirit'
Back when Paul Hletko was an attorney, he would unwind after work with a whiskey on the rocks. He enjoyed it so much—and liked lawyering so little—that he ultimately ditched the bar to open a craft distillery. “Being a lawyer is just miserable. Your ...
Lawyer: Coach with nation's longest football win streak resigned over school's racial bias
Serving as the lawyer for several dozen families of players seeking transfers from Edgewood following Carr's abrupt departure, Mickey McDermott accused the school's board of trustees of forcing the coach's resignation because they did not support his ...
Lawyer says sex charges dismissed against former ed tech
PREGNANT. WMTW NEWS 8'S DAVID CHARNS LAWYER THIS AFTERNOON. DAVID, WHAT IS HE SAYING? DAVID: PROSECUTORS HAD CHARGED ZACHARIAH SHERBURNE WITH GROSS SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR, ...
Lawyer: 'Charles Pugh was worst kept secret in Detroit'
After years of arguing that Charles Pugh used his political power and TV popularity to seduce teenage boys, attorney William Seikaly says he feels vindicated. While vacationing in Europe this week, the lawyer who sued Pugh in a 2015 civil case got a ...
As judge grants Exxxotica trial by jury, lawyer asks what's bigger threat: 'hot coals or hot girls?'
There's no trial date just yet. Both Exxxotica and the city, which is being represented by outside attorneys, have until Jan. 16 to complete discovery and let the judge know how settlement negotiations are going, if they're going at all. Either party ...
This is what the NYPD hooker wore to meet her lawyer
The ex-hooker who helped the feds crack the NYPD corruption scandal showed up for a Friday afternoon meeting with her lawyer wearing purple eye shadow, a sparkly black-and-gold mini-dress — and a pair of sexually suggestive stockings. Gabi Grecko's ...
Text: Lawyer seeks plea deal, doubts Manziel can stay clean (Jun 24, 2016)
DALLAS (AP) A text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press shows that Johnny Manziel's lawyer is seeking a plea deal in his domestic violence case, but has doubts about the quarterback's ability to stay clean. The text message is from defense ...
Manziel's lawyer who sent accidental text withdraws from case
The attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case who expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean is no longer associated with Manziel's case. Manziel's publicist confirmed the news Monday on ...
Manziel's lawyer accidentally texts case strategy to AP
Johnny Manziel may need a new lawyer. The AP eventually may need a new lawyer, too. To cap a week that has consisted of plenty of renewed discussion regarding the manner in which the prosecutors in the 1995 O.J. Simpson trial botched the case, ...
Johnny Manziel's Lawyer Accidentally Sends Unfortunate Text About His Client To AP
Johnny Manziel was in Dallas Thursday for his initial hearing regarding charges from his alleged assault of ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley in January. In an unrelated incident, Manziel told police that he was the victim of a hit-and-run on Monday. When ...
Lawyer accuses detective and lawyer of withholding evidence in child porn case
In this July 2014 file photo, former North Naples doctor Nicholas Franco leaves a hearing at the Collier County Courthouse. Franco's lawyer, Yale Freeman, is arguing the Collier County Sheriff's Office detectives have withheld evidence, conducted an ...
Brexit could affect Bale's future - lawyer
Sports lawyer Carol Couse of Mills & Reeve told AS: "From a football perspective I guess we have the likes of Gareth Bale and when we're talking of those sorts of players, yes, in theory there may be constraints on their employment elsewhere. "The ...
Lawyer claims in text he doubts Manziel can stay clean as father calls for jail time
An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case accidentailly texted The Associated Press expressing doubts that the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback could stay clean, as the athlete's own father said Friday his "druggie" son deserved to ...
Lawyer drops out of high-profile bribery case involving real estate mogul Ng Lap Seng
The American attorney Benjamin Brafman, known for taking high-profile cases, withdrew as lawyer of Ng Lap Seng, real estate mogul under investigation by the US authorities for allegedly bribing a top United Nations official. Hugh H Mo, a reputable ...
Former OJ Simpson Lawyer F Lee Bailey Files for Bankruptcy
Former O.J. Simpson defense attorney F. Lee Bailey filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Maine on Friday, reporting $5.6 million in debt to the IRS. According to the Portland Press Herald, Bailey owes the money due to a dispute over his reportable income ...
Estate, mediation lawyer to share lunch with seniors
Senior Education Ministries, Inc. has scheduled a Lunch with a Lawyer event for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18 at the Wabash Valley Banquet Center at Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, 3901 S. U.S 41 in Terre Haute. Lunch with a Lawyer is a free educational ...
Lawyer: Local drunk driving enforcement to feel impact of SCOTUS ruling
Lawyer: Local drunk driving enforcement to feel impact of SCOTUS ruling. By Dick Uliano June 25, 2016 6:31 pm. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court issued a ruling this week that could have a greater impact on those driving on the Baltimore-Washington, ...
Political Activist Detained in China Is to Stand Trial, Lawyer Says
BEIJING — A longtime political activist and artist who has been detained for more than a year in China after visiting the gravesite of a victim of the violent Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989 is expected to stand trial on Thursday, according to his ...
Bahraini activist to be tried for tweets: lawyer
DUBAI Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab will face trial for tweets condemning the Gulf Arab kingdom's prison system and its involvement in the war in Yemen, his lawyer said on Sunday, and he could face up to 13 years in prison. Rajab was ...