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Mob lawyer's widow furious with kids suing her over dad's estate
The widow and children of a deceased lawyer to mobsters have settled their lawsuits against each after a sit-down with a mediator, but the family matriarch says she's ashamed of her children for suing her. "How do you do this to a mother?" Elinor ...
Lawyer: Release detained Shiite leader to save his eyesight
LAGOS, Nigeria – A human rights lawyer is demanding the release of Nigeria's detained Shiite leader for medical treatment abroad to save his eyesight. Ibraheem Zakzaky lost one eye in an army raid on his home and is in danger of losing sight in the ...
Roger Ailes Has Hired Hulk Hogan's Lawyer
Ailes has hired Hollywood libel lawyer Charles Harder, better known as the attorney who represented Hulk Hogan in his successful $140 million suit against Gawker, according to the Financial Times. The judgement forced the online media company and its ...
Secaucus lawyer's attempted murder retrial to start Tuesday
JERSEY CITY -- Jury selection begins today for the retrial of a Secaucus attorney charged with the 2011 attempted murder of his girlfriend, who has since committed suicide. Todd Gorman stood trial this winter on accusations that he tried to kill his ...
VW Lawyer Walks Out of Irish Case Before Manager Can Testify
Volkswagen AG challenged the right of an Irish court to a hear a case over cheating on diesel emissions tests as it fought to keep an employee from testifying for the first time in the scandal. Paul Fogarty, a lawyer for VW, walked out of the courtroom ...
Florida Bar seeks 'emergency suspension' of Jacksonville lawyer's license
Florida Bar seeks 'emergency suspension' of Jacksonville lawyer's license. 12:42pm. Disney to scan fingers of children between ages 3 and 9 to prevent fraud. 12:01pm. Frenchwoman who received world's 1st face transplant dies. 12:40pm. ITT Tech is ...
Steven Avery's lawyer says 'crucial witnesses' are coming forward in the 'Making a Murderer' case
Kathleen Zellner, Steven Avery's attorney, says new witnesses are approaching her regarding the case depicted on Netflix's "Making a Murderer." The lawyer, whose work has helped to exonerate 17 people of wrongful convictions, made the announcement ...
Lawyer: Employers Should Take Away Workers' Right To Sue; Arbitrators “Know Where Their Bread & Butter Comes ...
Lawyer: Employers Should Take Away Workers' Right To Sue; Arbitrators “Know Where Their Bread & Butter Comes ...
Ex-lawyer gets 4 years for stealing $1.6 M
Despite his plea for leniency, a former Louisville lawyer who said he stole $1.6 million from clients to feed a casino gambling addiction was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison. David Cary Ford, 53, had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money ...
AirPods and the Iris Engine: talking to the lawyer who thinks he found Apple's secret trademarks
If you read enough tech news, you're sure to see upcoming gadgets and features get leaked through regulatory filings, patent applications, and trademarks well ahead of their intended announcement. No company is immune to this, but Apple has largely ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Cites 'Racial Bias and Prejudice' Amid Sex Assault Allegations
Bill Cosby's lawyer said Tuesday that his client has been the victim of "racial bias and prejudice" as the sexual assault allegations against him have played out in the court of public opinion. The statement — which targeted lawyer Gloria Allred, who ...
Cincinnati lawyer files lawsuit against EpiPen manufacturer
Lawyer Carl Lewis called the price hike “outrageous.” “What I do see occurring is Mylan saying consumers are fed up,” Lewis said. “We're asking you to immediately reduce those prices, to take into consideration that we are the ones that are purchasing ...
DA's inquiry looks into county staff referrals to Beechview estate lawyer
That recommendation was at odds with county policies, under which members of the public with legal questions are referred to the Allegheny County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service. “Employees are not permitted to provide legal advice or make ...
Lawyer hired by Trump and Ailes to threaten the media once defended it
One might assume that a lawyer making his name by going after the media fails to appreciate the role of a free press, but Harder insists that is not the case. "Separate from my brief stint as managing editor of a college weekly, the Santa Cruz ...
Ammon Bundy's lawyer argues for his client's right to wear cowboy boots at trial
Ammon Bundy's lawyer J. Morgan Philpot argued that his client is innocent until proven guilty, and should be allowed to wear the civilian clothes that he chooses. "We would prefer our clients not look like disheveled slackers in front of the jury ...
Indian Lawyer Calls Pokémon Go Eggs Blasphemous In Court
“Those who succeed are rewarded with eggs,” Dave's lawyer told the high court of Gujarat State. Much of India's Hindu, Buddhist and Jain populations are vegetarian in religious observance of nonviolence. Eggs are not allowed in places of worship, which ...
Bill Cosby a victim of 'racial bias and prejudice,' his lawyer says
Bill Cosby's lawyer said Tuesday that his client — who will stand trial in June for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman — is a victim of “racial bias and prejudice.” In a written statement, Mr. Cosby's legal team blasted attorney Gloria Allred, who ...
ICE Denies FOIA Request From Lawyer Because It Might Help Her Better Defend Her Client
It's refusing to turn over FOIAed records to a defendant's lawyer expressly because they could be used to mount a defense against the government's charges. Of course, ICE doesn't say so in those exact words, but the words it does use leave that ...
Are You a Rich Lawyer? You May Not Be Rich Enough for JP Morgan
The latest in its crosshairs: lawyers from top firms. Attorneys, who often work closely with J.P. Morgan on deals and other matters, are among the clients most affected by the private bank's recent decision to double its minimum to $10 million in ...
Lawyer fired in judge impersonation case now faces a challenger in election
A law clerk who was fired from her government job after allegedly impersonating a judge now faces a new opponent in this fall's Cook County judicial race. Judge Maryam Ahmad filed papers Tuesday with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to ...
Lawyer's Douchey Response To His Child's Teacher Is Everything Wrong With Lawyers
Why do lawyers insist on writing these everyday communications on law firm letterhead (though it has been redacted to protect the identity of the student here)? It's like an advertisement that you're a jerk lawyer who assumes everyone you deal with is ...
Old Lady Lawyer: The Value of Presence
For those of us who remember our interviews all those years ago, they were always in a lawyer's office filed with paper and law books (remember those?) The lawyer(s) interviewing us wore suits and ties. We did, too. In those days, women wore “power ...
Rep. Brown's new lawyer vows fraud case will go to trial
(AP) - U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown has a new lawyer who is vowing to take the government's fraud case against her to trial. The Florida Times-Union ( (link) 2bTCH4Q) reports that Brown's new attorney, James Smith of Orlando, appeared with her on ...
Lawyer Nominated By Obama Would Be First Muslim Federal Judge
"He's a brilliant lawyer," says fellow partner Ruemmler, "but his temperament and his demeanor and his collegiality and just general kindness toward colleagues is legendary." The National Law Journal says Qureshi's clients include a student loan ...
Microsoft's Top Lawyer Becomes a Civil Rights Crusader
Smith, 57, has been fighting the government for much of his career as a lawyer at Microsoft, which he joined in 1993. When he rose to general counsel in 2002, one of his first tasks was to settle antitrust charges with the Department of Justice and ...
EU-Canada Air Data Deal Is Illegal, Warns Top Lawyer
An agreement between the European Union and Canada over the sharing of air passengers' personal data is illegal in its current form, according to a top legal advisor. The agreement was signed in 2014, but the European Parliament asked the Court of ...
Send Lawyers, BleachBit, and Money
The same day the Times report was published, the committee zipped a letter to David Kendall, Clinton's lawyer at the prestigious Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. (Clinton has a legion of lawyers, but W&C's Kendall is her main outside-the ...
Louisiana public defenders: a lawyer with a pulse will do
To fill the void, judges were randomly assigning the neglected cases to all the lawyers in Shreveport, including those specializing in real estate, personal injury, taxes and adoption. Anyone with a law license, a professional address in the parish and ...
The Grace Of A Criminal Defense Lawyer
Prison sad Those who have represented people accused of crimes know that there is no more terrifying moment than realizing that your client is innocent. Our criminal justice system is deeply flawed. Knowing that you and your resources — meager as they ...
'Super lawyer' resigns under cloud
Thomas Murtha, who has been a lawyer since May 1981 with an office on Clinton Avenue, submitted his resignation to Superior Court after the state's Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel filed notice it is seeking to have Murtha suspended pending further ...
The Latest: Lawyer Who Won Gun Ownership Case Expects Appeal
A lawyer for two men who've won a federal appeals court decision saying they can legally own guns despite criminal convictions says he expects the Justice Department to appeal. Attorney Alan Gura said Thursday he can't see a public interest in keeping ...
Marvin Gittler, prominent Chicago labor lawyer, dead at 77
Once the negotiating was done, opposing lawyers “would come up to him afterward and say, 'It was great working with you,' '' D'Alba said. “He trained us to be respectful of the lawyers we worked against.” Mr. Gittler never lost touch with working ...
Lawyer suspended for 91 days in Miami athletics probe
MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer from practice for 91 days for her actions in the NCAA investigation of University of Miami athletics. The court Thursday agreed to the Florida Bar recommendation in the case of attorney ...
Lawyer Gloria Allred reaches settlement in Cosby comedy show suit
His lawyers attacked Allred by name in a lengthy statement Tuesday that claimed the comedian now accused of sexually assaulting more than 50 women has been the victim of racial prejudice. "Mr. Cosby is no stranger to discrimination and racial hatred ...
Lawyer: Former Mississippi officer indicted in 2015 shooting
JACKSON, Miss. – A lawyer says a former Mississippi police officer has been indicted in the October 2015 shooting death of a black man. Attorney Jim Waide said Thursday that a prosecutor told him Canyon Boykin, a white former police officer in Columbus ...
Lawyer: Former Mississippi Officer Indicted in 2015 Shooting
A lawyer said Thursday that a former Mississippi police officer who is white has been indicted in the October 2015 shooting death of a black man. Attorney Jim Waide said a prosecutor told him Canyon Boykin, a white former police officer in Columbus ...
Lawyer: 'Working on' deals in Vanderbilt rape case
The defense lawyer said Banks' trial could take place next year if negotiations are not successful. Banks and McKenzie, both 22, also face rape charges. Both have pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors would not discuss the negotiations. Jodie Bell, McKenzie ...
Revenues Climb at China's Biggest Firms
Thanks to its sheer size—more than 6,500 lawyers—and global reach, Dentons topped the list with $2.1 billion in revenue. Another international Chinese firm, King & Wood Mallesons, came second at $1 billion. The China revenue alone for those two ...
Asking for a lawyer? Ask clearly
Sean Moreland, second from left, and his attorney, Paul DerOhannesian, third from left, in Albany County Court on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Albany, N.Y. Moreland was the getaway driver in the Jacquelyn Porreca homicide. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union) ...
Bill Cosby's lawyers claim racism for the first time
PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby has long preached the gospel of personal responsibility to fellow blacks, irritating those who fault racism for holding the community back. But now lawyers for the 79-year-old comedian have suggested for the first time that ...
Lawyer wants liquidation of Bayern Munich eV
A lawyer has demanded the liquidation of FC Bayern Munich eV, the registered club that owns 75.01 percent of Bayern Munich AG, the company in charge of the football club's operation, from the register of associations. Lars Leuschner, a professor for ...
Lawyer says FIFA young player rule an example of 'absolute inequality'
A Spanish lawyer has claimed FIFA's Article 19 rule on the transfer of underage players shows "absolute inequality," with its victims being the young footballers themselves. This week, Real and Atletico Madrid lost UEFA appeals against bans on signing ...
Bill Cosby's lawyers claim racism for the first time
Bill Cosby has long preached the gospel of personal responsibility to fellow blacks, irritating those who fault racism for holding the community back. But now lawyers for the 79-year-old comedian have suggested for the first time that racial bias is to ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Charges against cop should be dismissed
DECATUR, Ga. – The Latest on a hearing on a motion to dismiss the indictment against a former Atlanta-area police officer who shot an unarmed, naked man (all times local): 9:45 a.m.. A lawyer for a white former Atlanta-area police officer who shot an ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Deceased Marine's Family Weighs Options
An attorney for the family of a Marine who investigators say killed himself at the Parris Island training center in South Carolina says the family is reviewing its options after the release of a military investigation report. The results of ...
City hires Cosby lawyer for Henon in FBI probe
The city has hired a criminal defense lawyer for Councilman Bobby Henon, whose offices were searched by the FBI in August. On Thursday Majority Leader Bobby Henon said he had spoken with outside counsel, but did. Slideshow icon Slideshow ...
ICE Denies FOIA Request From Lawyer Because It Might Help Her Better Defend Her Client
It's refusing to turn over FOIAed records to a defendant's lawyer expressly because they could be used to mount a defense against the government's charges. Of course, ICE doesn't say so in those exact words, but the words it does use leave that ...
“Citizen Lawyer” Sonia Sotomayor
Sotomayor, who calls herself a “citizen lawyer,” said while she cannot discuss the internal deliberations of the court, she thinks it is important for her to inform the public about how the court works and to change its perception as a “distant and ...
Prominent black lawyer denied entry into exclusive club while whites were buzzed in
Selwyn Pieters is a prominent black lawyer in Toronto and when the security guard denied him entry to the law society's headquarters he said he was humiliated. He was visiting the headquarters in July with a group of black students. The guard asked to ...
Supermodel talks business; Retired lawyer salutes 'odd jobs'
Delaney, a straight-talking lawyer who doesn't put on airs, never forgot his working-class roots and the common folk he represented early in his career. Volunteering with his wife for Catholic Charities reminded him of how many of us are one job loss ...