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Lawyer of officer who killed Castile 'not concerned' about criminal charges
The lawyer representing the St. Anthony police officer who shot and killed a black motorist in Minnesota on July 6 said Saturday that the officer was not reacting to race, but “the actions of the driver.” Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando ...
Manchester lawyer facing disbarment for misappropriating money
Manchester lawyer facing disbarment for misappropriating money. By PAT GROSSMITH New Hampshire Union Leader. CONCORD - A Manchester attorney is facing disbarment for misappropriating a "significant sum of money" that he held in a special needs ...
Canterbury: Lawyer ads can harm patients' health
Their effort doesn't stop on TV or the radio, it continues online where patients are driven to personal injury lawyer-funded websites that pose as factual health information. This is a particularly disturbing trend to me and the rest of the medical ...
Officer who shot Minnesota man reacted to gun, not race, lawyer says
A suburban Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black motorist was reacting to the man's gun, not his race, the officer's attorney said Saturday. Minneapolis attorney Thomas Kelly told Fox News that St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez ...
Ex-Sandusky lawyer pleads guilty
HARRISBURG (AP) — A lawyer who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial has pleaded guilty under a deal with federal prosecutors to charges he attempted to evade federal income taxes from 2006 ...
Rolling Meadows lawyer tough on outside, a Lego lover on the inside
"For a business lawyer like me, that used to mean golf or cigars or sports talk, ways of connecting to potential clients that just never felt comfortable," she said. "But I came to understand that there are great networks outside those well-worn paths ...
Former DOJ lawyer finds just 2 words in Comey's testimony that show AG Lynch rigged Hillary case
Many people were angered when FBI Director James Comey announced that he recommended the Department of Justice not prosecute Hillary Clinton. But a former lawyer for the DOJ said it wasn't Comey's fault. J. Christian Adams, who is also the president ...
Police officer's lawyer: Race had nothing to do with Castile shooting
Diamond Reynolds weeps after she recounts the incidents that led to the fatal shooting of her boyfriend Philando Castile by Minneapolis area police during a traffic stop on Wednesday, at a "Black Lives Matter" demonstration in front of the Governor's ...
Rockford attorney recognized as top Illinois consumer lawyer
ROCKFORD — Rockford attorney Frank A. Perrecone recently was recognized as one of the top 10 Illinois consumer lawyers who practice outside the Chicago area. The ranking was determined by surveys sent to Illinois lawyers throughout the state by ...
Lawyer: Castile pulled over because he matched robbery suspect
Provided Philando Castile, 32, a school cook from St. Paul, was killed by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights Wednesday night. Text size. share · tweet · email. Print. more. Share on: Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ ...
Activists, Reporter Won't Seek Release on Bail: Lawyer
BANGKOK — A human rights lawyer said four activists and a reporter arrested on suspicion of intending to violate a recent law which criminalized public criticism of the junta-backed charter will not seek bail and instead demand their release Monday ...
Secrets For Getting Noticed From Lawyer/Performer Tsufit, Now An Entrepreneur
On the recommendation of friend and entrepreneur Chris Spurvey (author of “It's Time To Sell”) I connected this week with another Canadian entrepreneur—Tsufit, a 9-year practicing attorney who left the field of law for show business, performing in ...
Philippines' top lawyer urges more killings of suspected criminals
The Philippine government's top lawyer called Monday for police to kill more suspected drug criminals, as he defended President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on crime against mounting criticism. Police have confirmed killing more than 110 suspects since ...
Chinese Rights Lawyers Demand Immediate Release of Colleague
More than 140 human rights lawyers in China have endorsed a joint statement calling on Chinese authorities to immediately release lawyer Ren Quanniu, who was arrested late last week on suspicion of “picking quarrels.” Ren, accused of having circulated ...
DA drops charges against publisher and lawyer who sought information on court reporter payment
A Georgia prosecutor moved to dismiss felony charges against a newspaper publisher and his lawyer last week after their controversial arrest spurred the Society for Professional Journalists to ask the state judicial ethics commission to investigate ...
Mississippi lawyer says Memphis is "out of control" following protest
Though many Memphians are speaking out in favor of city officials and how they handled Sunday night's Black Lives Matters protest, there are some that don't share the same enthusiasm. In a statement to FOX13, Mississippi civil rights lawyer Joe Murray ...
Dorsey Congratulates Partner Annette Jarvis on Being Named Utah State Bar Lawyer of the Year
Annette Jarvis, a partner in Dorsey's Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group and a member of the Firm's Management Committee has been named Utah's 2016 “Lawyer of the Year,” by the Utah State Bar. (Photo: Dorsey & Whitney LLP) ...
This deaf-blind lawyer thinks your app needs work
Haben Girma can't see your app's design. She can't hear the sounds it makes or listen to a voice-over of the text. But she has some notes. The first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law, Girma is on a mission to get more developers to design ...
Lawyer requests Grand Jury records in fatal hit-and-run case
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The lawyers representing a former bar owner who is accused of driving the SUV that hit and killed a man in 2013 is asking a judge to give him access to the Grand Jury minutes as the case continues. Gabriele Ballowe was indicted ...
DeRay Mckesson's lawyer to ask judge to let him leave Louisiana
The lawyer for DeRay Mckesson said Monday she plans to make a motion today asking a judge to allow the well-known Black Lives Matter activist to return to Maryland. Mckesson, 31, who is the chief of human capital for the Baltimore public schools, was ...
Chris Christie met privately over weekend with Trump's Veep-vetting lawyer
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie remains on the short list in Donald Trump's search for a running mate, and he privately met with the lawyer leading the candidate's vetting effort on Saturday, according to two people familiar with the process. During ...
Algerian Lawyer Gets 2-Year Sentence for Insulting President
A lawyer for Algerian journalist Mohamed Tamalt says his client has been sentenced to two years in prison and a 200,000 dinar ($1,800) fine for insulting President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Tamalt's sentence is the latest in a series of worrying signs for ...
Argentina Likely to Reimpose Gas Hikes Quickly, Lawyer Says
Argentine President Mauricio Macri will look to quickly sidestep a court-ordered re-imposition of gas subsidies, said a lawyer specializing in public utility regulations, limiting the cost to a government struggling to narrow the biggest fiscal deficit ...
Cop who shot Philando Castile thought he was a robbery suspect: lawyer
MINNEAPOLIS — A suburban St. Paul police officer who killed a black driver pulled the man over in part because he believed he resembled a suspect in a robbery, his attorney said. SEE ALSO. Woman records horrific scene after boyfriend is fatally shot ...
Is Your China Lawyer Real?
I thought about fake law firms this week because I heard from someone who had just discovered that his company had paid a fake lawyer to register a couple trademarks in China and nothing had ever been filed and because my own law firm has for the third ...
Prominent lawyer points to "larger disease" behind deadly police shootings
As the country continues to mourn, protest and express outrage over last week's deadly police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota, one prominent lawyer who challenges discrimination in the criminal justice system is convinced the racial tensions ...
Ruling another blow to lawyer pay in class-actions
The case began almost a decade ago, when Northbrook certified public accountant Ira Holtzman filed a class-action lawsuit against Skokie lawyer Gregory Turza for sending biweekly faxes to advertise his services. In 2013, Holtzman's lawyers, Anderson ...
Lawyer Points Out Pokemon Go Might Be Illegal
The law is stepping on Pokemon Go's funk — lawyers say the wildly popular augmented reality mobile-app raises a fascinating bevy of legal questions. For the neophyte; Pokemon Go is a mobile augmented reality (AR) application in which a game-purposed ...
What to Know About the Washington Lawyer Vetting Trump's Potential VPs
In the spring of 2009, Washington D.C. lawyer Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr., who goes by “A.B.," spoke at the National Press Club about his work playing running mate matchmaker to 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain. With his ...
Bill Cosby Axes His Main Lawyer After Less Than A Year
EXCLUSIVE: Less than a year after Christopher Tayback took over from Marty Singer as Bill Cosby's main lawyer, the Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan attorney and the firm itself have parted ways with the actor, Deadline has learned. Representatives ...
Lawyer: Officer Thought Castile Resembled Robbery Suspect
A lawyer for a Minnesota police officer who shot a black driver said Monday his client thought he was approaching someone who resembled a suspect in an armed robbery — an assertion that could be pivotal as investigators review how the deadly traffic ...
Broward lawyer Alan Koslow enters rehab after testing positive for cocaine three times while on bond
Broward lawyer and lobbyist Alan Koslow has entered a residential drug rehab program after testing positive for cocaine use at least three times since he was charged with a federal money-laundering conspiracy last month, court records show. Koslow, 62 ...
Minnesota cop's lawyer: Castile resembled robbery suspect
An attorney for the Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black man during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn., last week says his client believed Philando Castile resembled an armed robbery suspect. Thomas Kelly, the lawyer for St ...
Brockton's lawyer cites 'Ferguson factor' in winning verdict for policeman accused of excessive force
BROCKTON – Brockton's top lawyer successfully defended the city and one of its K9 officers from a lawsuit alleging excessive force with a police dog – and then got credit from a legal magazine for coining the term “Ferguson factor” for his jury ...
Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group
Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group. Jillian Weiss, a professor who also has been behind cutting-edge employment litigation on behalf of transgender people, will take the helm of the Transgender Legal Defense and ...
America's Lawyer Mike Papantonio To Release New Legal Thriller In September
On September 20th, America's Lawyer Mike Papantonio will be releasing his first novel titled Law and Disorder. The book is a legal and political thriller, drawing on Mike's experience both as a skilled trial lawyer and as a nationally-syndicated ...
Lawyers to invade 13 NEWS studio Wednesday for monthly 'Call-A-Lawyer' event
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- Lawyers are taking a time out from their daily routine to help 13 NEWS viewers get a better grasp of any legal issues they may be having. The Kansas Bar Association and Topeka Bar Association will host their monthly Call-A-Lawyer ...
Clinton Lawyer: More Questions About Email Server 'Futile'
Hillary Clinton's lawyer said in a court filing Tuesday it would be "futile" for a federal judge to order the former secretary of state to answer questions under oath about her use of a private email server. Clinton lawyer David Kendall said a request ...
Clinton lawyer fights bid to depose candidate, says more questions on server 'futile'
Hillary Clinton's lawyer said in a court filing Tuesday it would be "futile" for a federal judge to order the former secretary of state to answer questions under oath about her use of a private email server. Clinton lawyer David Kendall said a request ...
US lawyer who led Philippines' case says Beijing's boycott made his job harder in South China Sea arguments
It might sound like the legal team that argued the Philippines' case against China over claims in the South China Sea had it easy — after all, Beijing refused to take part in the proceedings, declaring them “unlawful” and “unjust.” But Paul Reichler ...
7th Circuit limits attorney fees in lawsuit against faxing lawyer to percentage of actual claims
Instead the lawyers are entitled to fees based on the number of accountants who step forward to claim $500 in damages, according to the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Crain's Chicago Business covered the July 8 decision (PDF), written ...
TV's 'Judge Hatchett' Signs On as Lawyer for Philando Castile's Family
A familiar face is representing the family of Philando Castile, the black Minnesota man shot and killed last week by police — Glenda Hatchett, the former host of TV's syndicated "Judge Hatchett" show. Hatchett, 65, a former chief judge of Fulton ...
Suspended lawyer charged with forging client's signature
A suspended Westerville lawyer has been charged with improperly practicing law and forging a widow's signature on court papers while handling her late husband's estate. The law license of Paul L. Wallace was suspended in 2014 for mishandling client ...
Lawyer: Gun in '08 Schenectady murder 'gone'
Horan ended up using all his peremptory challenges, which allow lawyers to block a potential juror from sitting on a case without giving a reason. The Appellate Division deemed Drago's mistake a reversible error because the juror should have been ...
Gregory White, a lawyer whose curiosity opened the world to those around him, dies at 57
Let's go!' ” In his exuberant, hibbidy hobbidy life, Mr. White was a lawyer by profession and a teacher at heart, so fluently multilingual that he easily read Norwegian and preferred books written in French. As a coach and a camp counselor, a father ...
'Harry Potter' lawyer fails to attend disciplinary hearing that clashed with his birthday
An eccentric lawyer who was criticised by a judge for dressing "like something from Harry Potter" failed to turn up for his own disciplinary trial, saying the hearing clashed with his birthday. Alan Blacker was due to appear to face allegations from ...
Conservative Lawyer Sues Obama, Black Lives Matter Activists For Inciting 'Race War'
klayman Controversial conservative legal activist Larry Klayman has filed a class action lawsuit against President Obama, Rev. Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and a host of other Black Lives Matter activists, alleging ...
Officer's Lawyer: Police Had 'Reasonable Suspicion' Philando Castile Looked Like Robber
Tom Kelly, the lawyer for the Minnesota police officer who shot Philando Castile to death, says police “had a reasonable suspicion he may match the description of the suspect in the earlier robbery,” according to KARE 11 television in Minnesota. He ...
Lawyer of Paris Attacks Suspect in Court to Oppose Videos
The lawyer for the suspected sole survivor of the group that attacked Paris in November was going to court on Wednesday to try to halt the 24-hour video surveillance of his client. It was unlikely Salah Abdeslam would attend the Versailles court ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Effective Lawyering Is More Than Just Knowing The Law
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer Raise your hand if your LSAT scores sucked. Don't be bashful; can't you see my hand waving in the air? My LSAT scores were, in a word, dreadful, but that didn't deter me from going to ...