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Top N.D. 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 ...
Man who admits he tried to cash fake $1 billion bond was duped, his lawyer says
A man who now admits that he tried to cash a counterfeit $1 billion dollar bond in Broward County was duped, his lawyer said. But Hugo Barrios Brecino knows he committed a federal crime and that he should have done more to check whether the document ...
Man put on Brooklyn judge ballot after he was mistaken for lawyer
A Brooklyn man who shares the same name as a well-known lawyer says he's “annoyed” to find out he was put on the ballot for a major judgeship without his knowledge. John A. Meringolo is the Reform Party candidate for a countywide Brooklyn Civil Court ...
Poland's ruling party picks lawyer as rate-setter candidate
WARSAW Oct 26 Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has chosen Rafal Sura, a lawyer, as its candidate to replace an outgoing member of the rate-setting Monetary Policy Council, PiS Senator Grzegorz Bierecki said on Wednesday. Bierecki said the ...
Body found, SC lawyer gets prison time & First elk sighting: State news on Oct. 26
IRMO — Authorities say a body has been found in a wooded area outside of Columbia. The Richland County Sheriff's Department said a local resident found the body of a male Tuesday evening in Irmo. Lt. Curtis Wilson says investigators believe the body ...
New York high school student beat principal because his mom died, lawyer says
New York high school student beat principal because his mom died, lawyer says. Matthew Tossman, principal of Manhattan Early College School for Advertising, is seen in a school photo. Manhattan Early College School for Advertising. Comment; Share ...
Onondaga Nation lawyer heads to Standing Rock to help protesters
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Onondaga Nation Lawyer Joe Heath is headed to North Dakota today to provide legal services to the protestors against the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. More than 260 people have been arrested since the ...
Lawyer sentenced for stashing $234G from sorority in shoebox
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A South Carolina lawyer has been given a six-month prison sentence after stashing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a shoebox as part of a scam involving a $14 million sorority house at the University of Alabama. News outlets ...
Lawyer's dozing in court could lead to new trial in massive South Hills mortgage fraud case
The convicted target of one of the largest mortgage fraud investigations in the region will likely get a new trial because his lawyer nodded off during his recent trial in U.S. District Court. James Nassida, former owner of Century III Home Equity in ...
Former Perry lawyer, Tony Buzbee, is done with Trump 'completely'
AUSTIN - Tony Buzbee, the Houston lawyer who earlier this year welcomed Donald Trump to his River Oaks mansion for a fundraiser, has publicly washed his hands of the Republican presidential nominee and said he plans to write in veteran Dan Moran on ...
'Goliath': An Interview With Lawyer And Writer Jonathan Shapiro
Last year, as part of my book tour for Supreme Ambitions (affiliate link), I participated in a great event at the Pasadena courthouse of the Ninth Circuit. I joined two other lawyer-writers, Robert Rotstein and Jonathan Shapiro, to talk about lawyering ...
Lawyer Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison for Defrauding Her Sorority Kept $235000 in a Shoebox
A 40-year-old South Carolina attorney has been sentenced to six months in prison for defrauding her sorority sisters of money meant to furnish a new house. Jennifer Elizabeth Meehan was convicted in July of defrauding the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at the ...
Lawyer alleges federal prosecutor said he could listen to attorney-prisoner phone calls
An attorney for an inmate at the Leavenworth Detention Center alleges federal prosecutors not only obtained recordings of her client's phone calls with a lawyer, but also listened to them. Melanie Morgan said in court documents filed Wednesday that an ...
Former Berkeley schools spokesman, lawyer cited for 'frivolous' lawsuit
The former communications director for Berkeley County School District and her lawyer filed a frivolous lawsuit last year against the district and others, according to a judge's order filed this week. Former S.C. Chief Justice Jean Toal ruled Monday ...
NYC lawyer charged with tax evasion related to shelters
His lawyer, James Froccaro, in a phone interview said Katz "maintains his innocence." In June 2014, the government filed a civil lawsuit accusing Levine of cheating the IRS out of more than $129 million by participating in roughly 90 illegal tax ...
NYC lawyer charged with tax evasion related to shelters | Reuters
A New York lawyer has been criminally charged with failing to report to the Internal Revenue Service more than $3 million of fee income from tax shelter and ...
Delvin Shaw fires his lawyer in retrial
Shaw told the Herald he dismissed Baumann because the lawyer would not move to press charges against law enforcement, who Shaw claims tampered with evidence in his case. He said if the next attorney also would not help press charges against police, ...
Lawyer: 20-year-old accused of sexual assault going through 'character assassination' - Channel3000.com
The lawyers for a University of Wisconsin-Madison student who is expected to face more than 30 counts related to sexual assault said he is going through a "modern-day character assassination." ...
Delvin Shaw fires his lawyer in retrial | Grand Forks Herald
Delvin Lamont Shaw walks through the Grand Forks County Courthouse following a procedural hearing Wednesday where he dismissed his court appointed ...
Dr. Luke's Lawyer Responds to Kesha's Body Shaming Claims: 'She Continues to Maliciously Level False Accusations'
Dr. Luke's lawyer, Christine Lepera, issued a statement to ET on Wednesday in response to Kesha's recent interview with New York Times Magazine, in which she claims she was body shamed by the producer. "The New York Times Magazine profile piece ...
Oregon's top civil rights lawyer alleges racial profiling
(AP) — Oregon's top civil rights lawyer filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against his boss and others in the state Department of Justice after learning that his colleagues surveilled his Twitter account because one of his posts turned up in a search ...
Metro Detroit lawyer, mentor 'had a charismatic heart'
Years later, the lawyer's connections helped link Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills with the village where he lived, officials said. Eventually, this led to the ongoing Namtenga Project, through which students have helped improve the villagers ...
Oregon's top civil rights lawyer alleges racial profiling
PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon's top civil rights lawyer filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against his boss and others in the state Department of Justice after learning that his colleagues surveilled his Twitter account because one of his posts turned up in a ...
Lawyer urges court to speed up 2001 Deutsche Telekom case ...
Lawyer urges court to speed up 2001 Deutsche Telekom case ...
Dynamic 3D Geosolutions v. Schlumberger: Lawyer Disqualifications for Conflict of Interest Result in Rebuke
Addressing conflict of interest issues in a case involving the plaintiff's in-house lawyer representing her new company in an infringement lawsuit against her former company over substantially related subject matter, the US Court of Appeals for the ...
Lawyer for driver in fatal Lamborghini crash withdraws
Adams told Criminal District Judge Robin Pittman that he intends to hire as his criminal lawyer David Courcelle, the same attorney defending him in the civil lawsuit Sadeghi filed against him in Jefferson Parish. Courcelle was not present in court ...
Nancy Fax Named DC Area's “Trusts & Estates Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Pasternak & Fidis, P.C. announced that managing partner, Nancy Fax, has been named the 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® for Trusts and Estates in the Washington, DC area. The “Lawyer of the Year” ...
Alaska lawyer says Justice Clarence Thomas groped her at a party in 1999, according to report
An Alaska lawyer said Justice Clarence Thomas groped her at a dinner party in 1999, a claim that Thomas said is “preposterous,” the National Law Journal reported Thursday. The publication said Moira Smith posted on Facebook about the alleged incident ...
Dr. Luke's lawyer responds to Kesha interview: 'She exiled herself' from the music business
Music producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald's lawyer issued a statement responding to a New York Times magazine interview with Kesha, saying it had "many innaccuracies." The interview was headlined "The Exile" and detailed the pop star's public dispute ...
Becoming a Lawyer
I am often asked why I decided to go to law school in the midst of a successful career as a cardiothoracic surgeon. The answer lies in the complexity of the laws that were affecting the practices of all health care providers. I did not understand these ...
WATCH: Alec Cook Lawyer Explains 'Kill' In Notebook of Accused Rapist
Alec Cook, a 20-year-old University of Wisconsin junior accused of committing multiple sexual assaults, appeared in Dade County, Wisconsin, court on Thursday. His lawyers there described him as “insecure” toward women, and claimed that all of the ...
Lawyer Accuses Justice Thomas of Groping Her at Party in 1999
WASHINGTON — An Alaska lawyer has accused Justice Clarence Thomas of groping her at a dinner party in 1999, a claim that Justice Thomas called “preposterous.” The lawyer, Moira Smith, who was a 23-year-old Truman Foundation scholar at the time, ...
Abuse inquiry dropped investigation into lawyer's conduct
The child sex abuse inquiry dropped an investigation of its most senior lawyer despite a disclosure of alleged sexual assault. Ben Emmerson was suspended in September over concerns about his conduct, but the suspension was lifted the next day when he ...
Looks Like Ed Schultz's Lawyer Lied At Appeals Court Hearing
Disgraced behemoth Ed Schultz's lawyer this week urged the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to reject his ex-business partner Michael Queen's appeal for a new trial. But at one crucial juncture during Tuesday morning ...
2016 Profiles: Best Lawyer
“I became a lawyer just because I always knew since I was a child that that's what I was going to do. ... I felt that I could be (an) advocate for those who may have been disenfranchised or who may have been disadvantaged.” What do you like best about ...
As trial ends, surreal scene leaves defense lawyer stunned with Taser, tackled by U.S. Marshals
Moments after the Oregon standoff defendants' acquittals were announced in court Thursday, Ammon Bundy's lawyer Marcus Mumford stood before the judge, and argued that his client should be released from custody immediately and allowed to walk out of ...
Big Law's Most Famous Practicing Lawyer is…
David Boies and John Quinn are the most famous practicing lawyers in Big Law according to two polls Big Law Business conducted. Boies was the winner of a poll of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg BNA executives, editors, and reporters, while Quinn was the ...
Man whose home searched after Dallas lawyer's slaying arrested on prostitution charge
A man whose home was searched after the May slaying of a Dallas lawyer was arrested last week on a prostitution charge, according to court records. Steven Benton Aubrey was arrested Oct. 20 by Dallas police as part of an undercover investigation into ...
Lawyer: Steven Avery had 'no motive' for murder
Steven Avery's former lawyers revealed a great deal in an interview published by Newsweek this week, but perhaps nothing in the interview is as significant as an item near the end of the story. Avery "just never had a motive" to commit murder ...
This girl dressed up as Austin's most famous lawyer for Halloween
Austin attorney David Komie's billboard posted in Austin. He's “The attorney that rocks.” He's the guy who had really epically bad television commercials in which he famously said, “I may not look like a lawyer, but it helps me sneak up on them.” Enjoy ...
Uber ruling 'an enormous decision' says employment lawyer – video
Richard Fox, a senior solicitor and head of Kingsley Napley Solicitors, hails the legal ruling in favour of two Uber drivers that they should be classified as workers, not as self-employed. Speaking on Friday, Fox says employment law is now catching up ...
Hillary Clinton's Forgotten Career: Corporate Lawyer
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—One of Hillary Clinton's first assignments as a corporate lawyer landed her far from her roots. She helped overturn a ballot measure that increased electric rates for businesses and lowered them for the poor. “Instead of defending ...
Prominent SF lawyer James Gilliland slain outside El Cerrito home
Susan Spaeth, the firm's managing partner, said Gilliland was “an absolute pillar.” "He was our trusted colleague and close friend, as well as a mentor and role model to so many,” she said in a statement. “Jim will be missed deeply. He was truly a ...
Passaic lawyer sentenced in mortgage fraud
A Passaic County lawyer was sentenced to four years in prison Friday for conspiring to steal about $800,000 in a mortgage fraud scheme. Michael Palmer, 57, of Clifton, who formerly had a law office in Passaic, entered a guilty plea in March to a ...
After phone tap revelation, Hernandez attorney lawyer possible retrial motion
After phone tap revelation, Hernandez attorney lawyer possible retrial motion · Bob McGovern Friday, October 28, 2016. Credit: AP. BAD CALL: According to authorities, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's jailhouse phone calls were tapped by an ...
Buffalo lawyer brings depression out of the darkness
Dan Lukasik, pictured above with his daughter, Iliana, 16, left, and wife, Kelsey, has addressed his depression. He reaches out to others through his website and tells his stories to various groups. “He really is remarkable. He's helped so many people ...
Drunken judge sucker-punches Legal Aid lawyer after party
A boozed-up state judge, after bragging that he was a killer, sucker-punched a Legal Aid lawyer who was left unconscious on a Chelsea sidewalk, according to cops and eyewitnesses. Robert Beltrani, 53, an administrative law judge with the state ...
Justice Clarence Thomas Calls Lawyer's Claim He Groped Her 'Preposterous'
An energy company lawyer said Thursday that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas touched her inappropriately at a 1999 dinner in suburban Washington. Thomas denied the allegation. Lawyer Moira Smith said in a statement that she was 23 when ...
Lawyer Speaks About Why He Filed Lawsuit Against Issue 7
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Nearly 300 protesters lined the steps of the Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday trying to reverse the justices' decision on issue seven. Attorney Patrick Benca, the man who filed the lawsuit to challenge issue seven and ultimately get ...
Mark Hunt retains lawyer, exploring legal options against UFC for Brock Lesnar situation
The popular heavyweight fighter has retained a lawyer and is exploring the possibility of taking legal action against the UFC with regards to Brock Lesnar and UFC 200, MMA Fighting confirmed Friday with San Diego attorney Christina Denning. MMA Mania ...