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Accused killer in Rock Hill slaying of wrong man fires lawyer
The Rock Hill teen accused of murder when police say he killed the wrong man during a street feud fired his lawyer Monday, likely delaying his trial. Quinteris Miller, 18 – who days earlier was charged with shooting into a house with nine people inside ...
What is a trial lawyer?
Almost every day a column appears in our local newspapers addressing the conflict between Gov. Rauner and Speaker Madigan. Unfortunately, these columns are usually very critical and disparaging of trial lawyers. The governor takes pleasure in ...
Lawyer criticizes Miami's dismissal of LB Jermaine Grace
SEPTEMBER 19: Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers is pressured by Jermaine Grace #5 of the Miami Hurricanes during a game at Sun Life ...
Lawyer who said growing marijuana was legal now faces lawsuit accusing him of racketeering
A local lawyer who told people they could legally grow marijuana despite a federal law saying the opposite now faces a lawsuit accusing him of profiting off crimes. Ian Christensen's law firm told couples like the Yandells that if they medically needed ...
Lawyer for Safyre Terry's mother asks for less prison time
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The lawyer for a woman who pleaded guilty to lying about a fire that killed several of her children and their father is asking for less time behind bars. Jennica Duell's lawyer is asking for her to be sentenced to only five ...
Prominent Tampa lawyer pleads guilty to helping hide drug money ...
Prominent Tampa lawyer pleads guilty to helping hide drug money ...
Lawyer wants mental exam for MSU instructor charged with murder
The lawyers representing a Missouri State University instructor accused of stabbing a former colleague to death said Monday their client might suffer from a mental disease or defect. Springfield defense attorneys Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise filed ...
This teen programmer built a robot lawyer that helps poor people ...
This teen programmer built a robot lawyer that helps poor people ...
Broward lawyer's political thriller about presidential scandal has local links
Well-known lawyer Robert Buschel has played a role in some of South Florida's most notorious real-life legal cases but his first work of fiction is a political thriller with plenty of Broward references and a timely link to presidential campaigns and ...
Lawyer: Don't punish client for buying car from drug dealer
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for a Massachusetts man found with 95 packets of heroin in his car says his client shouldn't be punished for unknowingly buying a vehicle from a drug dealer. The Republican newspaper ( (link) 2bOT6gd) reports ...
Brooklyn lawyer failed to pay back $500G from dead man's estate
A Brooklyn lawyer with hopes of becoming a civil court judge has failed to pay back over $500,000 he did not account for from a deceased man's estate, court documents reveal. Months before Elias Gelbwachs died in October 2004, he named Morton Avigdor ...
Ex-Monsanto Employee Gets $22 Million From SEC, Lawyer Says
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission awarded $22 million to a former Monsanto Co. employee who tipped the regulator off to improper accounting. The seed maker agreed in February to pay $80 million to settle a case with the regulator over ...
The Latest: Lawyer calls student visa scam charges 'bogus'
NEWARK, N.J. – The Latest on a New York City woman accused of participating in a student visa scam at a fake university federal authorities set up in New Jersey (all times local): 5:45 p.m.. A lawyer for a New York City woman indicted in a student visa ...
Victoria's Secret model's Airbnb listing deceived lawyer: lawsuit
That's what California lawyer Christian Pugaczewski says about the “fashionable” apartment he thought he was renting on Roosevelt Island this summer from a Victoria's Secret model. In papers filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, Pugaczewski said ...
Lawyer Investigating Lead at Indiana Housing Complex
An attorney for families in an Indiana public housing complex slated to be demolished because of lead contamination says he's investigating whether public officials knew about the problem and allowed children to be "poisoned." Officials in East Chicago ...
Jury finds Spokane lawyer not guilty of rape charge
(AP) - A jury has found a Spokane lawyer not guilty of rape and kidnapping charges. The Spokesman-Review reports ( (link) 2cppjLK ) that Bob Caruso was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting and kidnapping a 22-year-old woman. Caruso was ...
Chris Brown Arrest: His Lawyer Told Him To Stay In House — 'Target' For False Accusations
Chris Brown's lawyer is a pro at dealing with his client's problems, as he calmly gave an interview this morning while the singer was barricaded inside his home. Watch Mark Geragos suggest that his client is a 'target' for the kind of accusations he's ...
Sex tape banker's lawyer says investigation was bungled
The three women sex partners secretly videotaped by ex-Morgan Stanley banker John C. Kelly aren't the only ones unhappy with what they call a wrist-slap sentence he got on Tuesday. Kelly's lawyer called the 10 days' community service a raw deal ...
Prosecutor and small-town lawyer vie to be Vermont AG
Vermont is about to elect a new top lawyer for the first time in nearly two decades. Attorney General William Sorrell, first appointed in 1997 under Gov. Howard Dean, held on to the seat through nine campaigns. He's not seeking re-election this year ...
A lawyer's responsibility: take care of clients, self and others
A lawyer's responsibility goes beyond taking care of clients. A lawyer must also take care of themselves and the legal profession. That was the message that Linda Thomas, Oklahoma Bar Association Board of Governors 2016 president-elect, gave recently ...
Former Bush ethics lawyer backs Clinton, warns on foundation
Hillary Clinton is the "only qualified candidate in the race and she should become president," President George W. Bush's former chief White House ethics lawyer wrote in a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, while calling on the Democratic ...
Florida lawyer arrested in child-sex case fatally shot himself, authorities say
Robert Livingston, an assistant county attorney, fatally shot himself after being arrested on suspicion of attempted sexual battery on a child. Robert Livingston, an assistant county attorney, fatally shot himself after being arrested on suspicion of ...
Vijay Singh Is Prepared to Take the PGA Tour to Trial, Lawyer Says
In an interview with GOLF.com, Singh's lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, explained the implications of the case and why he believes his client was wronged by Tour officials. When reached for comment about Ginsberg's allegations, the Tour issued the following ...
Lawyer who filed 'multiplicity of suits' over use of his skyline photo is ordered to pay $22K
U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of Indianapolis ordered lawyer Richard Bell of McCordsville to pay the fees last week, the Indiana Lawyer reports. Pratt issued the order (PDF) after the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reduced the ...
Shelton Lawyer Arrested, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor
A lawyer who police say used his status as an attorney to coerce a boy into having sex with him has been arrested, police said. Peter Kruzynski, 49, was charged Tuesday with first-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, and with two counts ...
The lawyer who argued South Florida's most scandalous cases
He was the low-key lawyer for the infamous lawyer who created the novel nymphomaniac defense for the Broward couple charged with running a $2,000-a-week brothel out of their home. He was a prosecutor in the Gold Plumbing Caper that flushed the ...
Whitehall murder suspect threatens to fire lawyer, then doesn't
ALLENTOWN — Larry R. Yaw, facing the death penalty after being charged with beating a Whitehall Township man to death with a baseball bat, tried to fire his lawyer Wednesday morning. "I've been misrepresented, lied to and I don't feel I have the ...
Old Lady Lawyer: It's a Bucket Test, Not A Bucket List
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer So many people talk about their bucket lists, all the things, places, and the like they want to do and do before taking that final and irrevocable dirt nap. I don't have a bucket list ...
Female Lawyer's Gender-Bias Suit Challenges Law Firm Pay Practices
Last month, Traci M. Ribeiro claimed in a lawsuit that the “male-dominated culture” of her employer Sedgwick, a law firm based in San Francisco that ranks among the 200 largest firms in the United States, resulted in women lawyers being denied equal ...
Chris Brown lawyer calls assault allegations 'demonstrably false'
Chris Brown took to social media Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, posting videos on Instagram while police gathered outside his Tarzana home. (Image from Instagram). Los Angeles police say they are preparing to send Chris Brown's case to the Los Angeles County ...
Lawyer accused of meddling in dog-mauling case may face suspension
The lawyer accused of illegally soliciting business from the daughter of a Dallas woman killed by dogs faces possible suspension in his home state. The State Bar of Florida on Wednesday asked that state's Supreme Court for an emergency order to stop ...
Defendant accused of punching lawyer in Seattle courtroom
Joel Randich, who is facing prosecution for assaulting a King County corrections officer last fall, attacked his lawyer, sources say witnesses have told police. Newcomb's nose was broken. On Wednesday, Randich, 23, of Bothell, was back in court, where ...