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Georges St-Pierre's lawyer calls UFC contract a 'form of slavery'
The language in that contract is something that St-Pierre's lawyer, James Quinn of New York firm Weil, Gotshal and Manges, suggested was a “form of slavery,” according to MMA Fighting. “They're basically tying him up for life,” Quinn said while stating ...
Today's Tech: How A Litigation Lawyer Prepares For Trial
My goal is to showcase how other lawyers are using technology in the hopes that by doing so, other lawyers will be encouraged to incorporate technology into their practices. That's why I recently caught up with Ellen Kenney, a litigation associate at ...
Fight Between Goldman Sachs and Libyan Fund Shadows Lawyer
Catherine McDougall, a former lawyer with the firm Allen & Overy, at her home in Brisbane, Australia. Credit Patrick Hamilton for The New York Times. LONDON — Within days of arriving in Tripoli in July 2008 to work on behalf of Libya's new sovereign ...
Teen loses leg after teacher 'body slam,' lawyer says
COLUMBUS, Ga. - A 13-year-old boy had to have his right leg amputated after a contractor at a Columbus, Georgia, school "body slammed" him repeatedly, an attorney for the boy's family said. Montravious Thomas was injured in September after an ...
Unique Northwestern program helps lawyer fighting to keep ability to speak
If there were a joke about lawyers who can't speak — surely there is one — there would have been a time when Caughey, known as a quick wit, would have been happy to tell it. Now he lacks the expressive capacity, the syntax, the timing required to be ...
Woman jailed 96 days without hearing or lawyer can't sue after charge is tossed, federal judge rules
A woman who was indicted on a charge that turned out to be unsupported by the evidence can't sue, even though she was jailed in Mississippi for 96 days without an arraignment or lawyer, a federal judge has ruled. The plaintiff, Jessica Jauch, had no ...
Father to get new lawyer in case of girl who starved to death
Alejandro Aleman makes his first appearance before a judge on Friday, September 30, 2016. He is charged with murder and aggravated child abuse in the starvation death of his daughter, Tayla, in April. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post). WEST PALM ...
Cook County, Illinois, Lawyer Who Posed as Judge Charged
The news of the 45-year-old role-playing a Cook County judge astonished the legal community and triggered the criminal investigation. Crawford has expressed regret but also said the matter has been blown out of proportion. Her lawyer has said ...
SEC charges lawyer with insider trading during board meeting
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a lawyer serving on the board of directors of Nashville-based bank holding company Pinnacle Financial Partners PNFP, -1.52% with insider trading. The SEC alleges he placed his first order to purchase ...
Mayor 'Publicly Hanging' NYPD Sergeant in Danner Case: Civil Rights Lawyer
Lawyer Norman Siegel speaks at a rally for alleged police brutality victim Ehud Halevy in Crown Heights.Surveillance video captured two officers from Brooklyn's 71st Precinct punching Halevy after he refused to leave the ALIYA Jewish outreach center on ...
Sacramento Co. to pay $45K to lawyer accused of sexual misconduct
Sacramento County agreed this week to pay $45,000 in damages and change its policy on lawyer-client visits at the jail as a result of a lawsuit brought by a female lawyer accused of sexual misconduct in a visiting room, said lawyer Stewart Katz, who ...
Clinton lawyer may have exposed entire server to China
Hillary Clinton's lawyer may have allowed hackers to obtain all of the former secretary of state's emails by reviewing the contents of her private server on a laptop tied to Chinese cyberspies, a House Republican charged on Friday. Heather Samuelson ...
Times Lawyer: Trump Not Libeled Just Because His Feelings Were Hurt
His letter responding to Donald J. Trump's lawyers was printed in The Times Credit Santiago Mejia/The New York Times; Stephen Hiltner, via The New York Times. Lawsuit against The New York Times for running an article about two woman who said they'd ...
The Addicted Lawyer: It's Okay To Say 'I Don't Drink'
The confident lawyer. Almost 10 years into my recovery and I still have that dream. It has occurred in one variation or another since I got sober. The pressure of trying to fit in as a non-drinking person in a profession (including law school) in which ...
Bush v. Gore lawyer: Trump's dangerous nonsense
Gore lawyer: Trump's dangerous nonsense. By Laurence Tribe. Updated 7:58 PM ET, Fri October 21, 2016. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Gloria Borger on Trump campaign's Al Gore comparison ...
Five Minutes with Alan Rifkin, sports franchise and business lawyer
The sports franchise and business lawyer — and primary outside counsel to the Orioles since 1994 — was instrumental in the approval and funding of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the 24-year-old, red-brick stadium that was the forerunner of a generation ...
New Haven loses 'Champion of Liberty' with death of lawyer Diane 'Cookie' Polan
New Haven loses 'Champion of Liberty' with death of lawyer Diane 'Cookie' Polan. Diane "Cookie" Polan.Contributed photo. By Randall Beach, New Haven Register. Posted: 10/21/16, 8:11 PM EDT | Updated: 3 mins ago. # Comments. NEW HAVEN ...
Smooth move: Clinton's lawyer may have exposed entire email server to China
Using a brand of laptop that's been banned by the federal government since 2006 because of the creator's ties to the Chinese government, one of Hillary Clinton's lawyers perused through the former secretary of state's private email server. That ...
George Leighton, pioneering African-American judge, lawyer turns 104
Leighton arrived in Chicago as newly minted lawyer in 1946 at a time when African-Americans weren't allowed to join bar associations or rent office space downtown. Five years later, he was indicted for conspiracy to incite a riot after violence broke ...
Top 5 Best Truck Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles
In this case, hiring a truck accident lawyer is the best solution. There are so many renowned truck accident lawyers in Los Angeles. It is very important to select a good lawyer for your case. Here we have collected some well-renowned truck accident ...
The brash lawyer who won NBA player Derrick Rose's rape trial
“The system worked,” said the lawyer. “We picked the smartest jury we possibly could because we believed the plaintiff would act on the stand. Smart jurors can see past the tears.” Doe's lawyers, in contrast, said that underhand tactics prevailed. They ...
Lawyer: Ex-deputy mayor backs up firm's pay-to-play allegation against Brown
Casey's lawyer wouldn't comment on NRP's claims or the possibility that his client might become a key witness against a mayor he was instrumental in electing 11 years ago. “Mr. Casey has no agenda and his only loyalty is to the truth," said his ...
Lawyer demands USA Swimming boss Wielgus be banned
Allard says he has not heard back from USA Swimming's lawyers and does not expect he will. Allard represents two women, Debra Grodensky and Jancy Thompson, who both say their Olympic swimming dreams were derailed because of the abuse they say ...
Miami lawyer Elizabeth Schwartz: Gay or straight, read my book before you say 'I do'
Elizabeth Schwartz, the Miami family law attorney who helped win marriage equality in Florida, has an updated message for same-sex couples thinking of getting wed: Just because you can doesn't mean you should. “Now that we are over a year past ...
'El Chapo' Guzman's health worsening after extradition setback, lawyer says
Ciudad Juarez – Following a major legal setback in their battle to avoid notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman's extradition, his defense attorneys appear to be laying the groundwork for a possible argument that he is unfit to ...
John Grisham's 'The Whistler': a corrupt judge and a lawyer bent on stopping her
His first novel, “A Time to Kill” (1989) , written when he was a young lawyer and state legislator in Mississippi, was a searing look at Southern racism, as a black man went on trial for killing two men who raped his daughter. In “Sycamore Row” (2013 ...
10 questions for Avery lawyer Dean Strang
Since the release of “Making a Murderer,” Dean Strang has become a social media sensation, a highly-sought-after speaker and a powerful voice for those who question the fairness of the justice system. And none of it was by design. Strang, the attorney ...
Lefty Lawyer Says Trump Accusers Face Uphill Battle If He Sues
“If Trump sued the news outlets that published the stories, motions to dismiss would be granted,” explains a veteran civil rights lawyer who has represented libel defendants. “But suits against the women would be impossible to dismiss, I think, because ...
Incumbent on Forsyth Superior Court faces challenge from Winston-Salem lawyer
A Forsyth Superior Court judge appointed two years ago is facing a challenge from a Winston-Salem lawyer in a race to keep his seat. Eric Morgan, 51, is running for his first full term as a Forsyth Superior Court judge after Gov. Pat McCrory appointed ...
Rights activists urge Thai junta to drop sedition charge against lawyer
BANGKOK Human rights activists on Monday called on Thailand's junta to drop sedition charges against a rights lawyer in the first such case against an attorney since the military took power in a 2014 coup. Sirikan Charoensiri was charged with sedition ...
Amy Royal Receives Recognition as New England Super Lawyer
Royal's accolades also include Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's 2012 Top Women of Law award recognizing her as a top female lawyer in Massachusetts, as well as BusinessWest's prestigious 40 Under Forty award, recognizing her for outstanding ...
Lawyers for Adnan Syed, of 'Serial' Podcast, Ask Court to Free Him on Bail
Lawyers for Adnan Syed, whose murder case was spotlighted on the popular “Serial” podcast in 2014, said on Monday that they had filed a motion in a Maryland court asking that Mr. Syed be released on bail. If the motion is granted, Mr. Syed, 35, , who ...
U.S. Lawyer Asks Court to Reinstate MetLife Too Big to Fail Tag
The government correctly labeled MetLife Inc. “too big to fail,” a U.S. lawyer told a federal appeals court, urging the judges to overturn a ruling that dealt a major blow to efforts to rein in risk in the financial system. The lawyer, Mark Stern, said ...
Immigration lawyer accused of bribing federal agent cuts deal
Less than one week after being outed in an immigration scam, a Birmingham attorney accused of paying bribes to a federal agent to help his clients avoid deportation has cut a deal with the federal government and is scheduled to plead guilty next month, ...
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Alleged stalker of Kendall Jenner meant her no harm, lawyer says
LOS ANGELES — The defense lawyer for a man charged with stalking Kendall Jenner has urged a jury to acquit the Florida native because he never intended to scare the model and reality television star. Attorney Taylor Shramo told the panel on Monday ...
Lawyer says accused Kendall Jenner stalker meant her no harm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The defense lawyer for a man charged with stalking Kendall Jenner urged jurors not to be star struck by the model and reality television star and acquit his client, who he said posed her no harm. Attorney Taylor Shramo said a ...
Lawyer agrees to pay for removing cameras in client's apartment building
Lawyer Arthur Schwartz dislodged the surveillance equipment from above client Ruth Berk's door in 2015 because he felt the landlord was trying to intimidate the elderly woman, and drive her out of her rent-controlled, penthouse apartment on Christopher ...
Lawyer Says Accused Kendall Jenner Stalker Meant Her No Harm
Model Kendall Jenner is interviewed during Target + IMG's NYFW kickoff at The Park at Moynihan Station. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images). LOS ANGELES (AP) — The defense lawyer for a man charged with stalking Kendall Jenner urged jurors not to ...
Councilman suspended as lawyer, now owes debt
The New Orleans City Council's online biography of James Gray states that he works as a practicing attorney, even though that hasn't been the case since he was suspended by the Louisiana Supreme Court in March 2015. Gray was suspended for two years ...
The Alaska lawyer who took 22 cases to protect kids from domestic violence -- for free
"I remember my father, who was a very successful lawyer, and he used to say he liked the law so much that he would do it for free," Katcher said. "As I get older, I think I really understand what he means, which is that yes, you're doing it for free ...
Ex-Sandusky lawyer Karl Rominger gets federal prison time for tax evasion
"He was a good lawyer," Costopolous said, who had high-profile clients and also those for whom he did pro bono work. But Costopolous said the prosecution has not shown that Rominger impeded or obstructed justice. In the throes of a gambling addiction, ...
Dancer's family takes legal action against New Orleans strip club; lawyer seeks criminal investigation
An adult dancer is in a hospital intensive care unit and her lawyer is asking for a criminal investigation into the popular club where she works. Advertisement. Maggie Sanchez, 29, worked until last month as an exotic dancer at Visions Men's Club on ...
Lawyer: Man accused in Walmart shooting is innocent
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The attorney for a man who turned himself in Monday night after police said he was wanted in connection with a shooting death at a Walmart in the Regency area says his client is innocent. Michael Wayne Carter II, 21, was wanted by ...
Gudorf named Super Lawyer
DAYTON — Gudorf Law Group LLC is pleased to announce attorney Ted Gudorf has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Ohio for 2017 in the Estate Planning and Probate category. Each year, less than five ...
How CST Brands' CEO Went From Lawyer to C-Suite
Trained as a lawyer, most of the jobs Lubel held were on the legal side of the business as the lead attorney and negotiator in numerous merger deals. She confesses that becoming CEO was never a career goal. But when CST was spun off from energy giant ...
Cliven Bundy has new lawyer in Bunkerville standoff case
His previous lawyer, Joel Hansen, was allowed to withdraw from the case because of back troubles that would prevent him from participating in the trial. Bundy is facing criminal charges stemming from the April 12, 2014, armed standoff with law ...
WMass Dial-a-Lawyer program offers free legal advice to residents of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire ...
WMass Dial-a-Lawyer program offers free legal advice to residents of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire ...
Hall of Fame game lawyer takes aim at David Baker's history
The lawsuit arising from the cancellation of the Hall of Fame game is getting nearly as nasty as the ongoing presidential campaign. The latest salvo comes not in the form of a court filing, but through comments from lawyer Michael Avenatti to Julia ...
Court approves new lawyer discipline rules
Anyone can file a complaint against a lawyer, ranging from failing to return calls to stealing clients' money. Complaints are reviewed by a volunteer regional inquiry committee composed of lawyers and lay people and then may be prosecuted before the ...