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Suspect in slaying told to hire lawyer
SEARCY -- A White County man charged with capital murder in his wife's death last month has until October to hire an attorney, a prosecutor said Thursday. Bobby Moss, 55, of McRae told Judge Robert Edwards in White County Circuit Court on Tuesday that ...
Oxford lawyer Grady Tollison gives back to law school
After serving in the military at a time when the United States was not at war, he was unable to use the G.I. Bill to fulfill his lifelong dream of going to Law School. With undergrad debts piling up from his time at Southwestern College (now Rhodes ...
Meet the Lawyer who Saved John Lennon and Yoko Ono
In the 1970s, President Richard Nixon, displeased with John Lennon and Yoko Ono's anti-war efforts, attempted to deport them. Lennon hired lawyer Leon Wildes in New York City to fight the case and won. The precedent established formed the basis of ...
Business Awards: DelCotto named a Lawyer of the Year; St. Joseph East receives $50000 Crusade for Children grant
Laura Day DelCotto, a member of DelCotto Law Group, with offices in Lexington, Danville and Louisville, has been named Best Lawyers' 2017 Lexington Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year. Only a ...
A lawyer's life: Lawsuits v. the weirdness of everyday life
Some lawsuits are legitimate. Other "legal" matters beg the question "What were they thinking" in ways that range from the horrible to the insane. Screen capture from Australian YouTube video of an accelerant-induced "fire test" pitting a Samsung ...
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's lawyer bills: More than $10M
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell still owes more than $10 million to the lawyers who ultimately got his federal corruption conviction overturned. His sister Maureen McDonnell told reporters Friday that he's still in debt to two law firms in ...
Meet the lawyer who saved John Lennon and Yoko Ono when Nixon tried to deport them
In the 1970s, President Richard Nixon, displeased with John Lennon and Yoko Ono's anti-war efforts, attempted to deport them. Lennon hired lawyer Leon Wildes in New York City to fight the case and won. The precedent established formed the basis of ...
Lawyer Describes The Emotional Toll Of Calculating Victims' Compensation
After Sept. 11, the difficult conversation began about compensating survivors and assessing the long-term value of a lost human life. It fell to Special Master Kenneth Feinberg to administer it. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email ...
Lawyer warns lenders on illegal repos
The U.S. Department of Justice is rigorously enforcing the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and auto lenders had better take note, a lawyer who represents financial services clients says. The act doesn't apply to dealerships. But dealership F&I ...
Marshfield lawyer trains for boxing title
There is, however, a tougher question to ask someone who became a champion and a lawyer within a decade: What do you do for a living? “Outside the gym, I'm an attorney. It is what I truly consider my profession after all the education and work,” Lopes ...
Holland & Knight hires ex-government trade lawyer
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Somalia: The Speaker Should Lead the Country As Acting President - Lawyer
Ali Halane, who is a Somali lawyer said the speaker of the parliament is to lead Somalia as acting president until new president is sworn in October 30, in line with the country's constitution. He said Somalia's president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud 4-term ...
Wake Up Call: Looking at Roger Ailes' Feminist Lawyer
Davis Polk & Wardwell is buying a membership in a start-up that connects junior lawyers and other professionals with a network of nearly 500 nonprofit organizations seeking associate board members, and other elite law firms and companies are in ...
Lawyer likens Christie's email habits to Clinton's private server
But a lawyer working on behalf of a New Jersey newspaper seeking public records from the governor recently argued Christie engaged in somewhat similar behavior. Samuel Samaro, who represented North Jersey Media Group in a Open Public Records Act ...
Here's How Google's Blind Lawyer Does His Job
On his daily commute from New Jersey, Jack Chen, a lawyer in Google's New York offices in Chelsea, navigates two train stations, the subway, and busy sidewalks using only what he can hear and smell, the feedback he gets from his cane, and the mental ...
West Palm lawyer, David Spector, to head state's biggest firm
Florida-headquartered Akerman LLP, one of the nation's biggest law firms, has named David I. Spector, a member of its Executive Committee and co-chair of Akerman's Fraud & Recovery Practice Group, to be its next chairman and CEO. Spector was elected ...
What Should Happen to Edward Snowden? A Q&A With His Lawyer
Ben Wizner speaks on what would happen in an espionage trial and why Obama should issue a pardon. By Jon WienerTwitter. Today 9:45 am. Facebook; Twitter; Email; Print. Snowden at a Canadian high school. Edward Snowden, appearing live via video ...
Miss America Contestant Longs To Be A Lawyer
Miss America Contestant Longs To Be A Lawyer. By Staci Zaretsky. at 3:03 PM. 0Shares. Miss Massachusetts Alissa Musto. Meet Alissa Musto, who's perhaps better know these days as Miss Massachusetts. Musto is a talented pianist who recently graduated ...
Rockland lawyer Burton Dorfman charged with lying to federal investigator
Burton Dorfman, a well-known lawyer for decades in Rockland, made his first appearance on the criminal complaint Friday in U.S. District Court in White Plains. He has yet to enter a plea, but a representative of the U.S. Attorney's office said Dorfman ...
Meet The Triathlon-Running, Kilimanjaro-Climbing Patent Lawyer Who Happens To Be Blind
Yeah, he is a lawyer — Fordham Law alum — who put in his time at big firms, a combination of Baker Botts and Kenyon & Kenyon. But he has finally broken into the promised land of in-house work. Now he is product counsel for Google's Chrome, meaning he ...
El Salvador's “Abortion Lawyer”
Few know the prison better than the 37-year-old lawyer. For the past eight years, he's made countless visits to his clients there. In addition to being young and poor, the women all have one thing in common: they suffered miscarriages or complications ...
Lawyer hopes to be the best fighter outside of court
Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes, a Massachusetts lawyer, says she likes to fight—literally—and it's nothing like litigation. Besides her practice doing workers' compensation work, she's training for the World Boxing Council World female super welterweight ...
Trump lawyer wants Trump U. trial postponed to January
Donald Trump's lead lawyer is asking a federal judge to delay to next year the jury trial currently set to begin in November in a class-action fraud lawsuit over the Trump University real estate seminar program. Trump attorney Daniel Petrocelli made ...
Ex-New Mexico lawyer gets 37-month prison term in fraud case
Ex-New Mexico lawyer gets 37-month prison term in fraud case. The Associated Press September 12, 2016 07:41 PM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A former lawyer for the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration has been sentenced to 37 months ...
Ask the Lawyer: Jury Duty
(WTNH)–It's Monday, and that means it's time for our “Ask the Lawyer” segment with New Haven-based attorney Tara Knight. On this edition, we're talking about jury duty. When it comes to jury duty, a lot of people look at it like a root canal, but Tara ...
Lawyer for Imprisoned Whistleblower Chelsea Manning: Ongoing Pattern of Abuse Led to Hunger Strike
We speak with Chase Strangio, lawyer for imprisoned Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, about the hunger strike she launched Friday to protest her prison conditions. In a statement, Manning said she would only consume water and medication until she's ...
Lawyer for Gay Police Chief Says She Was Fired Illegally
The lawyer for a fired gay police chief says she should get her job back because the South Carolina town of Latta didn't follow the law. Attorney Malissa Burnette sent a letter to Latta saying the Town Council did not vote in open session last week to ...
Exclusive: With new lawyer, 'Outerbridge Cowboy' set to 'sue to ends of Earth'
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The "Outerbridge Cowboy" and his lawyer say Staten Island stole his property and that they will not stop until it's returned. Tod L. "Doc" Mishler, 80, of Ulster Park, N.Y., had his two horses, Hope II and Charity, confiscated in ...
This Lawyer Will Beat The Crap Out Of You
Meet Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes. As a female boxer with a 16-3-2 record, she's the current World Boxing Council Silver welterweight champion. Her next match is this weekend in Poland, where she'll compete against Ewa Piatkowska for the WBC World ...
Jacksonville lawyer convicted in Allied case has appeal heard in Daytona Beach
A Daytona Beach appellate court appeared open Tuesday morning to throwing out the conviction and sentence of a Jacksonville lawyer who was the only one sentenced to prison in the Allied Veterans of the World scandal. Kelly Mathis, 53, was sentenced to ...
Gay SC police chief fired illegally, lawyer says
LATTA, S.C. The lawyer for a fired gay police chief says she should get her job back because the South Carolina town of Latta didn't follow the law. Attorney Malissa Burnette sent a letter to Latta saying the Town Council did not vote in open session ...
Drunk Tries To Fake Being A Lawyer, Hilarity Ensues
Drunk Tries To Fake Being A Lawyer, Hilarity Ensues. By Atticus T. Lynch. at 2:49 PM. 0Shares. drinker drunk My name is Atticus T. Lynch, I am an attorney in Any Town, Any State, U.S.A. Through this column I intend to represent the work and practice of ...
Appeals Court Rules Against Lawyer Suspended for Shielding Social Security Number
A federal appeals court has ruled against a lawyer who claimed that a Maryland law requiring him to disclose his Social Security number violated his privacy rights. The case centers on Michael Tankersley, an attorney who works at the Federal Trade ...
Dispatch From Tunisia: The (Early) Right To A Lawyer
The scene is sadly familiar. A hot, sweltering courtroom packed with anxious and sometimes crying family members. Court officers yelling to tell the audience to turn off their phones, sit down, and stay silent. Clerks and prosecutors shuffling through ...
State Lawyer Defends Case Against Former AIG Boss Greenberg
The state pressed on for more than a decade with civil fraud claims against a 91-year-old former chief executive of insurance company American International Group Inc. as a warning to other executives that wrongdoing won't go unpunished, a state ...
State lawyer defends case against former AIG boss Greenberg
NEW YORK – The state pressed on for more than a decade with civil fraud claims against a 91-year-old former chief executive of insurance company American International Group Inc. as a warning to other executives that wrongdoing won't go unpunished, ...
With sentencing looming, Kane adds another lawyer - Philly.com
Facing sentencing next month, convicted former state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has hired yet another lawyer. Kane has retained Montgomery County ...
Oregon Refuge Occupiers Were Protesting, Lawyer Says
Marcus Mumford, the lawyer for Ammon Bundy, one of seven defendants on trial here on federal conspiracy and weapons charges, said in an opening statement that the group was trying to draw attention to the government's mismanagement of public lands, ...
Chelsea Manning Told She Can Have Gender Reassignment Surgery, Lawyer Says
Chelsea Manning, who announced the day after being sentenced to prison in 2013 for leaking government files that she was female, has been told that the United States military will allow her to proceed with gender reassignment surgery, her lawyer said ...
Chelsea Manning will undergo gender transition surgery, lawyer says
Her lawyers say she has been denied medical treatment for her gender dysphoria, a condition in which there is a conflict between a person's physical sex and the gender he or she identifies with. The government's refusal to treat her for her condition ...
Williamsburg lawyer pleads guilty in time-share fraud case - Daily ...
Williamsburg lawyer pleads guilty in time-share fraud case - Daily ...
Minn. Supreme Court Suspends Lawyer Who Filed Dozens Of ADA Lawsuits
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An attorney who blindsided small businesses by suing them has been indefinitely suspended from practicing law for the way he handled past copyright cases. The Minnesota Supreme Court upheld a recommendation to discipline ...
Immigration lawyer: Why Trump's wall won't work - USA Today
In early 2015, I entered a stuffy, packed courtroom in downtown Los Angeles known as the Federal Immigration Court at Pershing Square. I was the Immigration ...
Melania Trump releases letter from her lawyer on immigration status
Melania Trump released a letter from her lawyer on Wednesday in response to media questions about when and how the potential first lady arrived in the United States and received her green card. “I am pleased to enclose a letter from my immigration ...
Accused of hypnotizing women, former Ohio lawyer pleads guilty to kidnapping
ELYRIA (AP) — A former Ohio attorney accused of hypnotizing female clients for his sexual gratification has pleaded guilty to kidnapping charges under a deal with prosecutors. Michael Fine, of Avon, pleaded guilty on Monday. Fine is scheduled to be ...
Melania Trump immigrated on visa her husband wants to end: lawyer
An immigration lawyer for Donald Trump's third wife said Wednesday the former model arrived in America legally — on a visa her husband has vowed to eliminate if elected president. But the campaign still withheld all records relating to Mrs. Trump's ...
Lawyer: Gloucester chief's suspension 'nothing to do with his duties'
... Leonard Campanello, who rose to national prominence for spearheading a treatment-based approach to handling the city's opioid crisis, expects to return to his job “quickly and expeditiously” after an internal investigation is completed, his lawyer ...
Luminance Automates Mergers With Robot Lawyer A.I.
Company mergers may not sound like the sort of thing that could be automated, but the truth is, not even a lawyer's job is safe. Luminance, a UK startup, widely released an A.I. on Wednesday that can read through reams of papers and flag up potential ...
Melania Trump never worked illegally in the US: lawyer
“It has been suggested by various media outlets that in in 1995 Mrs. Trump illegally worked as a model in the United States while on a visitor visa,” the lawyer said. “Following a review of her relevant immigration paperwork, I can unequivocally state ...
Lawyer for Lesbian Police Chief Says She Was Fired Illegally
LATTA, S.C. — The lawyer for fired gay police chief Crystal Moore says she should get her job back because the South Carolina town of Latta didn't follow the law. Attorney Malissa Burnette sent a letter to Latta saying the Town Council did not vote in ...