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Lawyer of Utah man arrested in Venezuela confident he'll be released
Caracas, Venezuela – The lawyer for the U.S. man being held in a Venezuela prison under weapon charges says she is confident that her client, 24-year-old Joshua Holt, will be exonerated or at least temporarily released during a preliminary hearing set ...
Melania Trump, through a lawyer, details immigration history
Melania Trump has published a letter from an attorney who says he reviewed her immigration history and that she entered the country for the first time in 1996 and complied with all visa laws. "I am pleased to enclose a letter from my immigration ...
Old Lady Lawyer: How To Delegate By Really Trying
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer One reader (a relative newbie practicing only since 2007) and a refugee from Biglaw, finds that she's now wrestling with how best to delegate work to attorneys newer than her without ...
Lawyer rebuts woman's story of being punched after Trump rally
ASHEVILLE - A lawyer for a South Carolina man who police say assaulted a 69-year-old woman after Monday's Donald Trump rally is rebutting the woman's story, saying she made "multiple false statements." Asheville Attorney Ruth Smith on Wednesday said ...
'You are so out of it,' judge tells lawyer for Gov. Mike Pence in case about Syrian refugee policy
Attorneys defending Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's order to bar agencies from helping Syrian refugees resettle in his state faced unusually fierce questioning before a federal appeals court Wednesday, suggesting the panel might side with a lower court that ...
Lawyer who copied and filed substantial portion of draft brief of co-party on appeal held to have violated copyright ...
Lawyer who copied and filed substantial portion of draft brief of co-party on appeal held to have violated copyright ...
Greenberg's Lawyer Says Reinsurance Charges Built on 'Hearsay and Speculation'
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 ...
Lawyer of Derrick Rose's accuser claims NBA star couldn't define consent
(Lawyer Katherine Redmond Brown): I'm actually interested in what they think consent is. I'd love to ask them, what is consent? I don't think they could answer that. Anand: I can say actually that Derrick definitely could not, because we asked him that ...
Sandra Bland Family Reaches $1.9M Wrongful Death Deal: Lawyer
The family of Sandra Bland, the Texas woman found dead in a jail cell after a routine traffic stop last year, has reached a wrongful death settlement with authorities for $1.9 million, a family attorney said Thursday. In addition to settling the civil ...
Lawyer: $1.9 Million Settlement in Sandra Bland Lawsuit
Geneva Reed-Veal, left, mother of Sandra Bland, a black Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail after a contentious traffic stop last summer, talks about the $1.9 million settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit, at family's attorney's office ...
Western Digital Lawyer Says Firms Risk Losing Work Over Associate Salaries
Elevated first-year associate salaries seem to be the new normal at top law firms, but Michael Ray, Chief Legal Officer of Western Digital Corporation, thinks the new compensation schemes are “largely unsustainable.” “First-year lawyers, junior lawyers ...
Sandra Bland's Family Settles $1.9 Million Civil Suit, Lawyer Says
The family of Sandra Bland, the woman who Texas officials said committed suicide in jail last year after her arrest during a traffic stop, has agreed to a $1.9 million settlement in their wrongful-death civil suit, the family's lawyer said on Thursday ...
Sandra Bland's Family Reaches $1.9 Million Settlement, Lawyer Says
Updated at 1 p.m. ET. The family of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell in July 2015, has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit, according to one of the family's lawyers. Waller County will pay $1.8 million and ...
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 ...
Prenda lawyer Paul Hansmeier has his law license suspended
Paul Hansmeier, one of the masterminds behind the "porn trolling" scheme known as Prenda Law, has had his license to practice law suspended indefinitely. He can't ask for his license to be reinstated for at least four years. Hansmeier and his colleague ...
IP lawyer learns the hard way: Copying Newegg appellate brief is not fair use
(Reuters) – Just a few years ago, the New Jersey intellectual property lawyer Ezra Sutton was on the same side as the online retailer Newegg. Newegg and Sutton's client, the electronics company Sakar International, were among dozens of defendants sued ...
Lawyer's Powerpoint Slide Accidentally Creates A Classic Brazilian Meme
Instead, the lawyer's Powerpoint presentation has stolen away the Brazilian internet's attention. One slide in particular, with its jumble of incongruous bubbles and arrows, has Brazil in hysterics. For those who don't speak Portuguese, the slide shows ...
Taxpayers pick up tab for DA's lawyer in connection with federal probe
Philadelphia taxpayers will be picking up the tab for a lawyer representing District Attorney Seth Williams in response to a federal probe of his political, personal, and nonprofit finances. The city Law Department on Thursday said John Pease III, a ...
Lawyer blames daycare for slap mark on 5-year-old's face
Bamberg, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT)-- The lawyer representing the teen charged with hitting a five year old girl on a school bus says he has proof Tavon Walters did not leave the slap mark on Jazmyn Peters' face. Jazmyn's father took a picture of the mark after ...
7 Benefits To Being A Sober Lawyer
For example, if you really hate being a lawyer, sobriety isn't going to help at all. (Fortunately, I like being a lawyer, so this wasn't an issue.) Same goes for if you're in a relationship that's not quite clicking. (No comment.) There's also usually ...
Chadbourne Class Action Lawsuit Gets Juicy AF — Lawyer Fires Back Against Criticism
As you may know, many states, including New York, where the complaint was filed, prohibit lawyers from soliciting clients with whom they have no prior relationship. You represent that our firm “made no effort” to contact any of you and that this is an ...
Henderson police reopen investigation into lawyer's 2015 death
For 20 months, Avis and Danny Winters have been on a mission to learn the truth about the untimely death of their daughter, Susan Winters, a lawyer and part-time North Las Vegas judge. The Clark County coroner's office determined that their daughter ...
Lawyer: Derrick Rose Said He Doesn't Know What Consent Means
The woman who says Derrick Rose and two friends raped her in 2013 spoke to reporters again Thursday, a day after granting interviews to the Associated Press, New York Daily News, and Think Progress. Alongside her lawyers and activist Katherine ...
Leading Lawyer Reveals "Question" Over Liberty's $8 Billion F1 Buyout
A leading sports lawyer says that the legitimacy of the $8 billion sale of Formula One auto racing to conglomerate Liberty Media could be called into question due to a potential conflict of interest. It confirms our exclusive last week that the ...
How Do You Make the Fake NASA Documentary Operation Avalanche? Hire a Really Good Lawyer
Johnson asked around and learned that the lawyers at Donaldson + Califf in Los Angeles successfully argued that the film was protected by the parody provisions of Fair Use. Johnson and Miller, who produced Avalanche, called Chris Perez, the lawyer who ...
The Addicted Lawyer: Silence Is Deadly
He'll offer insights on how other lawyers can start on their roads to recovery. July 2005. A dark room. Table, desk, chairs. I'm with a staff psychiatrist of the Green Oaks Psychiatric Facility in Dallas, Texas. My brothers, Mark and Jeff, are sitting ...
Judge Rules Nick Gordon 'Legally Responsible' in Bobbi Kristina Brown's Death, Lawyer Says
Gordon failed to appear – for the second time – in Atlanta, Georgia, court Friday morning in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Brown's estate last year, Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford said. Because Gordon has failed to appear ...
5 Minutes With Revered South African Lawyer, Brian Kahn
Kahn, who is one of South Africa's most revered Lawyers, has acted for various departments and organs of state in the Republic of South Africa as well as for sitting and former Heads of State in Africa as well as for African royalty and Ultra High Net ...
Nathan Deal appoints his lawyer's son to state ethics commission
Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday named Jake Evans, an Atlanta attorney to the state ethics commission. Evans replaces Tricia Pridemore, a former member of his administration, whom Deal appointed to the board in July. Pridemore, however, apparently ran afoul ...
Longtime Rockland lawyer surrenders license over fraud claims
ROCKLAND, Maine — A local attorney who has practiced law in Maine for nearly 40 years has surrendered her license amid allegations that she mismanaged an elderly client's finances and submitted a false application for the woman to receive state ...
Lawyer Talks Industry Trends, Improving WI's Startup Scene, & More
Joe Boucher, a Madison, WI-based attorney, has been advising early-stage businesses for more than 30 years. He is a co-founder of Neider & Boucher, and bestlawyers.com recently named him 2017 Madison-area lawyer of the year for closely held ...
Shelton lawyer faces federal child porn charges in blackmail rape case
Peter Kruzynski, center, leave the Derby courthouse Aug. 31, 2016. Kruzynski, 49, of Shelton, was arrested Tuesday on charges of first-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault, two counts of risk of injury to a ...
Lawyer: DPS is retaliating against Leslie Merritt Jr.
PHOENIX - Attorneys for Leslie Merritt, Jr. said Friday they believe law enforcement is retaliating against their client for filing a lawsuit this week against the Department of Public Safety. Merritt, Jr. was suspected in 2015's Interstate 10 freeway ...
Torrent Site Founder Faces Outrageous Damages Claim, Lawyer Says
A lawyer who represents Julian Assange and took part in The Pirate Bay trial says a file-sharing case he's currently involved in has the most unreasonable claims for damages he's ever seen. Per E. Samuelson says the case against the founder of torrent ...
Nick Gordon's Former Lawyer Speaks Out on Bobbi Kristina Brown Civil Case Ruling
Because Gordon had failed to appear twice, Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford said Friday that anything alleged by the plaintiff is admitted through omission. But Gordon's former family lawyer, Atlanta Trial Lawyer Randy Kessler ...
Judge asked to expunge abuse case involving dead lawyer
In an unusual case that raises open records questions as well as the specter of special treatment within the legal community, a Milwaukee judge has been asked to strip from public court records the case of a lawyer who killed himself on the eve of his ...
Eric Walden: The lawyer in me says, 'No more Rams on TV'
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt, right, is tackled by San Francisco 49ers defenders during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) ...
ISU alumn Racop to speak at Lunch with a Lawyer
Lunch with a Lawyer is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wabash Valley Banquet Center at Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, 3901 S. U.S. 41. Lunch with a Lawyer is a free educational program that welcomes the local senior public to hear the lawyer of the ...
Lawyer who tried to get Susan Hawk fired among those who want to be next Dallas DA
Former Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk (left) survived an ouster lawsuit from fired prosecutor Cindy Stormer (right), only to later resign. Now, Stormer has applied for Hawk's old job. (Nathan Hunsinger/Staff Photographer) ...
Lawyer Blames Day Care for Slap Mark on 5-Year-Old's Face
The lawyer representing a South Carolina teen charged with hitting a 5-year-old girl on a school bus says he has proof his client did not leave a slap mark the girl's face, NBC affiliate WAGT reported. Jazmyn Peters' father took a picture of the mark ...
Melania Trump turned to N.J. lawyer to defend her immigration status
Michael Wildes, a New York City lawyer who was mayor of Englewood from 2004 to 2010, wrote a letter released Wednesday that refuted rumors that Trump, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, violated immigration policies. Melania ...
Lawyer: Suspect who fought with BART police had 'right to fight'
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco public defender will argue that an African American man charged with battery and resisting arrest in connection with a scuffle with BART officers had every right to fight police — a legal strategy that comes amid ...
Lawyer charged with thefts from estate
A partner at a Milwaukee business law firm has been charged with stealing from the estate of a Brookfield man for whom the lawyer was serving as the personal representative and successor trustee. Thad Jelinske, 56, of Mawicke & Goisman, faces three ...
Robert Durst assigned to medical prison in Indiana, lawyer says
NEW ORLEANS – Real estate heir Robert Durst has been assigned to an Indiana prison which has a medical unit, rather than the California prison requested because he faces a murder trial in Los Angeles, attorney Dick DeGuerin said Sunday. Durst, 72, has ...
Michael Schumacher's lawyer denies magazine's claims: 'He cannot walk'
Michael Schumacher's lawyer has denied, in a court case against a German magazine, claims that the seven-times Formula One world champion can walk again. Schumacher's family is suing Bunte after it quoted an unnamed friend of the 47-year-old's who ...
Today's CLO's Are Tomorrow's Lawyers
Today's Chief Legal Officers Are Tomorrow's Lawyers. Edith Wharton, the novelist and social chronicler, remarked “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. “ Chief Legal Officers are both candles and ...
Melania Trump turned to Clinton-supporting lawyer to defend her immigration status
TRENTON -- After questions arose last month about whether she followed immigration law when she arrived in the United States 20 years ago, Melania Trump turned to a prominent attorney -- who once ran a New Jersey town. Michael Wildes, a New York ...
Michael Schumacher: Walking claims untrue, says lawyer
(CNN) Michael Schumacher's lawyer says the former Formula One world champion "cannot stand even with the aid of his special therapists." Felix Damm told CNN he spoke in a German court about Schumacher's health as part of the family's lawsuit against ...
Nick Gordon's Former Lawyer Speaks Out on Bobbi Kristina Ruling
Nick Gordon was declared civilly liable for his girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown's death by a Fulton County judge last week, but that doesn't mean he's guilty — at least, according to his former attorney. Randy Kessler, who previously represented ...
Lawyer Questions Release of Ohio Suspect's Juvenile Records
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, file photo, Columbus, Ohio, Police Chief Kim Jacobs displays a photo of the type of BB gun police say Tyre King pulled from his waistband before he was shot and killed by a police officer investigating an armed ...