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Texas lawyer defending himself against claims he stole victims' identities in Deepwater Horizon claims
SAN ANTONIO – The trial for a well-known Texas lawyer accused of falsifying claims against BP in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is currently underway in Mississippi. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill leaked 4.9 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of ...
Pakistani Taliban faction claims Quetta hospital attack
Pakistani Taliban faction has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack at the emergency department of a hospital in Pakistan's Quetta that left at least 70 people dead. Monday's attack targeted a group of mourning lawyers, who were gathered to ...
Vermont Supreme Court tosses suit against jailhouse lawyer
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit that accused an inmate acting as a jailhouse lawyer of practicing law without a license. The high court ruled Friday it had not found probable cause that Serendipity Morales had ...
Lawyer, wanting clients, sues to gain access to Ohio workers' compensation rolls
An Akron-area lawyer suing to overturn the ban on soliciting injured workers who file claims with the state faces opposition from some colleagues and, he said, Ohio's attorney general. Like firms whose bread and butter are drunken-driving cases or ...
VT Supreme Court tosses suit against jailhouse lawyer
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit that accused an inmate acting as a jailhouse lawyer of practicing law without a license. The high court ruled Friday it had not found probable cause that Serendipity Morales had ...
Attorney General Meese: Lawyers' Ethics Rule Is Fascist, Anti-Christian
In practical terms, this means a lawyer criticizing Black Lives Matter or a proposed amnesty for illegal aliens — both of which could be construed as “discriminating” on the basis of race and socioeconomic status (two of the forbidden categories ...
Woman blasts Cosby request to have lawyer attend deposition
Lawyers for Andrea Constand, who has accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her in 2005, say in a court papers filed on August 4, 2016, that his request to have his attorney attend her deposition in a civil case is “a continuation of his campaign to ...
Lawyer is charged in Connecticut bank robbery
A New York City lawyer has been charged with the robbery of a Greenwich, Connecticut, bank. Lawyer Meighan Marie McSherry, 46, was arrested in a car near the bank shortly after the robbery on Thursday, report the Hartford Courant, Greenwich Time and ...
Woman blasts Cosby's request to have lawyer attend deposition
Andrea Constand asked the court last week to deny Cosby's motion to have his lawyer present during her deposition in her lawsuit against former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor. Constand is suing Castor for defamation. Cosby settled a ...
Hospital Bombing In Pakistan Follows Prominent Lawyer's Slaying
The suicide bombing left over 60 people dead and dozens wounded. A lawyer had been gunned down, and his colleagues had gathered at the hospital to remember him, says Fahd Husain of Express News. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Here's what happened in ...
Suspension recommended for lawyer in Miami athletics probe
MIAMI (AP) - A lawyer who assisted the NCAA in its investigation of University of Miami athletics is facing a 91-day suspension from practicing law. Documents show that's what the Florida Bar recommended to the Florida Supreme Court in the case of ...
Second video surfaces showing Pasco lawyer altering official court records, filing states
A second video has surfaced that appears to show Pasco County lawyer Constantine Kalogianis altering official court records in a mortgage foreclosure case. Related News/Archive. Pasco lawyer accused of altering documents in foreclosure cases. 2 Months ...
Corrupt Silk Road agent's lawyer: This appeal is frivolous, I want out
Corrupt Silk Road agent's lawyer: This appeal is frivolous, I want out. After plea deal, ex-Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges makes spurious legal claims. Cyrus Farivar - 8/8/2016, 10:15 AM. Shaun Bridges was captured by CCTV security cameras, leaving ...
Why Is a Trailblazing Feminist Lawyer Defending Roger Ailes?
Few could be better equipped to help Ailes rewrite that narrative than one of the lawyers who has signed up for the job: the pioneering feminist Susan Estrich, who helped make the case, in the early 1990s, that sexual harassment was a serious problem ...
Suspension recommended for lawyer in University of Miami athletics probe
A lawyer who assisted the NCAA in its investigation of University of Miami athletics is facing a 91-day suspension from practicing law, according to new court documents. The documents show that's what the Florida Bar recommended to the Florida Supreme ...
Lawyer who won $9B Chevron judgment can't collect it; 2nd Circuit upholds RICO injunction
Lawyer Steven Donziger and his law firm were among the defendants who appealed the March 2014 ruling by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan. Donziger had represented the Ecuadorian plaintiffs in their suit over alleged environmental damage by Chevron ...
Lawyer Charged With Robbing Greenwich Bank Suspected In ...
Lawyer Charged With Robbing Greenwich Bank Suspected In ...
Lawyer referral services need confidentiality privileges, ABA House says
Multiple local bar groups and sections joined the Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and Information Service in support of Resolution 106, which calls for disclosures to lawyer referral services to be treated as confidential lawyer-client ...
Widely Loathed Valeant Pharmaceuticals Gets New Top Lawyer and PR Exec
Even Bill Ackman said the company's PR was lousy. Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals VRX 2.23% on Monday named a new general counsel and announced the departure of its public relations head. Valeant, which has been under scrutiny for ...
Drug case delayed for Cincy lawyer, radio personality Lisa Wells ...
Drug case delayed for Cincy lawyer, radio personality Lisa Wells ...
Alabama lawyer seeks to remind school-based police that students ...
Alabama lawyer seeks to remind school-based police that students ...
Ex-husband's lawyer: Kane used campaign money for legal defense
Public records show state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane spent almost $300,000 in election campaign funds to defend herself from criminal charges, but her estranged husband's lawyer says it's more than $500,000. The higher amount showed up as ...
'He tells me a motorist gave it to him,' lawyer for Agawam panhandler arrested on heroin charge tells judge
SPRINGFIELD — When police arrested David Armitage on a panhandling charge Saturday night, they found more than money in his pocket. Armitage, 42, of Agawam, was approaching cars on the Memorial Bridge and "aggressively" asking for money, ...
This robot lawyer helps the newly evicted file for housing aid
The idea started with a desperate email from a woman in a U.K. hospital. She was scared of being discharged at the end of her treatment, because she had been evicted from her home and had nowhere to return to while in recovery. That email landed in ...
Lawyer defends mom accused of 'fabricating' son's sickness, symptoms
CLEBURNE, Texas — More than 72 hours after Danita Tutt was arrested for allegedly causing serious bodily injuries to her 13-year-old son, her lawyer is fighting back against the notion his client is anything but a concerned and caring mother. Chris ...
Divorce lawyer claims Kane put campaign funds toward defense
Public records show that state Attorney General Kathleen Kane spent almost $300,000 in election campaign funds to defend herself from criminal charges, but her estranged husband's lawyer says it's more than $500,000. The higher amount showed up as ...
Professors who ban guns in their classrooms will be punished, UT lawyer says
Professors and students from the University of Texas stood outside the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas on Thursday. Three UT-Austin professors are suing to temporarily block implementation of the state's campus carry law, which ...
Lawyer: Teen Girl, Not Soldier Boyfriend, Killed Her Mother
The lawyer for a soldier accused of killing his then-14-year-old girlfriend's mother after the woman objected to their age difference says only the daughter is to blame. The (Allentown) Morning Call ( (link) 2axKg5s ) reports 22-year-old Army ...
Lawyer: Only legal action will force NFL into “doing right by the fans”
If it wasn't clear that the NFL, not the Hall of Fame, bears responsibility for the Hall of Fame Non-Game, it now is. And if it wasn't clear that litigation is coming, is now should be. Lawyer Michael Avenatti confirmed via email to PFT that he will be ...
An entire generation of a city's lawyers was killed in Pakistan
Baluchistan is a place that desperately needs lawyers. Pakistan's largest province by area, it is the home of a decades-old separatist insurgency, fueled by real grievances over neglect and lack of political representation. It is also increasingly the ...
Teen girl, not soldier boyfriend, killed her mother, lawyer says
A soldier accused of fatally stabbing, strangling and burning the body of the mother of his then-14-year-old girlfriend argued Tuesday that only the daughter was to blame for her mom's death in Pennsylvania in 2015. Prosecutors claimed they unearthed ...
Gawker's lawyer defends 'bankrupt' founder's $1G party plans
A lawyer representing some of Gawker's creditors complained in court on Tuesday that founder Nick Denton plans on throwing a costly reunion party despite facing bankruptcy. "Apparently, the debtors are footing the bill for the party," said William T ...
Lawyer for Aisha Hiza wants meeting with Amherst school officials to address stay-away order, bullying
AMHERST — A lawyer for Aisha Hiza, the parent who was banned from school grounds earlier this year, has filed a request to meet with school officials to talk about what happened and plan for the future. Boston lawyer Matthew Cregor, of the Lawyer's ...
Coral Gables lawyer faces suspension for role in NCAA probe of UM
A Coral Gables lawyer who represented rogue University of Miami booster Nevin Shapiro faces a proposed suspension for her unethical conduct during the botched NCAA investigation that led to sanctions against the school. Attorney Maria Elena Perez ...
Family of slain Raleigh man hires high-profile civil rights lawyer
Raleigh, N.C. — The family of a man who was shot to death early Sunday by a Raleigh homeowner says an attorney who has represented the families of black men who were killed by white police officers will represent them as well. Kouren-Rodney Bernard ...
Lawyer seeks contempt over inmate care
A Milwaukee County judge has ordered someone from Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.'s office to explain why an inmate with a brain tumor was not taken for a follow-up appointment despite another judge's specific order to do so in June. "This is serious ...
End the Middle-Aged-Lady-Lawyer-Who-Doesn't-Play-By-the-Rules Trope
Let's share a vision together in which we are, as the entertainment industry likes to put it, “an actress of a certain age” who's just been cast as a bitchy lawyer. You're an acclaimed actress that rose through the ranks as acclaimed actresses do ...
Ask the Lawyer: Who's the boss -- the lawyer or the client?
On the other hand, if the attorney is told by the client to take action that would violate legal ethics and/or good faith, the lawyer can advise the client he or she will not do so. If a dispute then arises that cannot be resolved, an “irreconcilable ...
Amber Heard Cried, Screamed and Refused to Be Deposed, Says Johnny Depp's Lawyer: 'She Appeared Manic'
Amber Heard broke down in tears at her scheduled deposition hearing and refused to testify under oath on Saturday, according to Johnny Depp's attorney. Legal docs filed by Depp's attorney Laura Wasser and obtained by PEOPLE claim that Heard arrived ...
Princes Shady Lawyer Is Back
In June, as lawyers continued to sort out Prince's will-free estate in a probate case dubbed “unique and extraordinary” by one judge, Cousins signed away ownership of an historic Minneapolis church owned by Prince's charity, Love 4 One Another ...
Oracle fights back against Google's attempt to sanction a lawyer after trial
Those figures should have stayed confidential, say Google lawyers, but once a Bloomberg reporter got hold of a transcript of the hearing, they became headline news. Yesterday, Oracle filed court papers (PDF) responding to the accusations. Oracle points ...
Seth Gelblum, Lawyer to Theatre Professionals, Dies
Seth Gelblum, who served as legal counsel to producers, writers, directors, composers and others involved many theatrical productions over the past 30 years, died August 8. Mr. Gelblum was partner at the law firm of Loeb & Loeb, where he was chair of ...
Lawyer for accused La. deputy asks if witness was hypnotized
The lawyer for one of two Louisiana deputy city marshals accused of killing a 6-year-old boy last year wants prosecutors to say whether any of their witnesses in the case were hypnotized. George Higgins III, the attorney for Norris Greenhouse Jr ...
Vandenburg's lawyer withdraws from case
One of former Vanderbilt University football player Brandon Vandenburg's lawyers has gotten off the case, citing in court filings a conflict with his client. Troy Bowlin, of Morristown, asked in a motion to be removed from 23-year-old Vandenburg's case ...
NY investment adviser, lawyer indicted for alleged insider trading
Tibor Klein, who owned advisory firm Klein Financial Services, and Robert Schulman, a Washington, D.C., patent lawyer who at the time was with the law firm Hunton & Williams, were charged in an indictment filed in Central Islip, New York. Prosecutors ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Lawyer Jokes Are Exactly That — Jokes
As I said then, I love lawyer jokes, not only because I find them funny, but also because I think we need to jab a needle in the pomposity that seems to be our specialty. I don't know why we're so good at pomposity, but we are. Pomposity 101: another ...
Non-lawyer ownership laws in UK allow some firms to thrive
The first such firm in the UK to allow non-lawyer ownership, Knights Solicitors, has experienced rapid growth in both revenue and headcount, according to chief executive officer David Beech. He says the firm is bringing in five times as much revenue ...
Lawyers, stop saying 'honey,' 'sweetheart' in court
Lawyers should face punishment for sexist comments or behaviors, according to a proposed ethics rule. The American Bar Association on Monday revised a rule to clearly state that lawyers cannot make comments or harass someone based on race, sex, ...
Wife of Detained Lawyer Accuses Beijing Police of Harassment - VOA
August 10, 2016 5:29 PM. HONG KONG—. The wife of a detained human rights lawyer in China has accused Beijing police of harassing her landlord and ...
Lawyer, Adviser Charged With Insider Trading
Prosecutors said Robert Schulman, an intellectual property lawyer at Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Va., tipped off his investment adviser, Tibor Klein, in 2010 about a pending merger between Pfizer and King Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Klein, 43 years old ...