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UP Lawyer Approaches SC Against Scrapping of Rs 500, Rs 1000 Notes
New Delhi: A lawyer from Uttar Pradesh has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court, challenging the Centre's move to scrap existing currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations. The PIL, filed by Sangam Lal Pandey, seeks to ...
Lawyer who suffered brain injury during procedure awarded €7m
A lawyer who suffered an acquired brain injury when he failed to regain consciousness after receiving an anaesthetic for a routine back procedure has settled his High Court action for €7.1 million. Frank Cowan, a father of two, of Clonee, Co Meath, was ...
Green County Lawyer Charged with Theft
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say a Greensburg attorney was arrested Wednesday morning on Hyde Park Road in Campbellsville on theft charges. Officers say 70-year-old Danny Butler has been charged with theft by unlawful ...
Immigration Lawyers Fear the Worst, Face Anxious Clients After Trump Victory
Maggie Dunsmuir, an immigration lawyer in Newark, N.J., started getting emails from clients on Tuesday night, around the time the West Coast polls were closing. These aren't the much-hyped liberals vowing to decamp for Canada. She walked into her ...
A Tale Of Two Lawyers: How Each Make The Same Amount Of Money But Live Different Lifestyles
A few weeks ago, I met with my tax preparer to put the finishing touches on my tax returns. In a moment of insecurity, I asked him how I did financially compared to other lawyers he works with. He responded by saying that lawyer income depends on ...
Toronto lawyer acquitted of smuggling drugs into jail
Courtroom spectators, many of them lawyers, whispered “yes” when Ontario Court Justice Jonathan Brunet — brought in from Ottawa — found Gravesande not guilty of drug trafficking. In a lengthy ruling, he said the Crown's case was “well short of the ...
E. Barrett Prettyman Jr., lawyer at center of celebrated cases, dies at 91
E. Barrett Prettyman Jr., a Washington lawyer who had an advisory role in the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 decision Brown v. Board of Education, which outlawed segregated schools, and who decades later investigated congressional corruption in the ...
Behind the tasing of Ammon Bundy's lawyer
A transcript gives a blow-by-blow account of the wild end to the Oregon refuge takeover trial when occupation leader Ammon Bundy's lawyer tried to gain his client's immediate release after a surprising acquittal for all seven defendants. Federal ...
Firm Leaders: We Must Safeguard the Rule of Law
"Given the election and its many implications, there has been no moment in recent memory when it has been more important for lawyers to fulfill their professional responsibilities," says William Lee, former co-chairman of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale ...
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€7m for back op that left lawyer with brain injury
A lawyer who suffered an acquired brain injury when he failed to regain consciousness after an anaesthetic for a routine back procedure has settled his High Court action for €7.1m. Stock Image. A lawyer who suffered an acquired brain injury when he ...
Lakeland lawyer continues to push for judge's seat - The Ledger
LAKELAND — A judge has agreed with a Lakeland lawyer who filed a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and Secretary of State Ken Detzner over the governor's ...
Ex-lawyer Alan Koslow facing federal prison term for money laundering
Alan Koslow, at right, and his lawyer Michael Orenstein arriving at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale in August whe he pleaded guilty to a money-laundering conspiracy charge. Koslow faces a maximum of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 ...
Women Accusing Trump Won't Be Intimidated After Election, Lawyer Says
Three of the women accusing Donald Trump of unwanted sexual advances will not be "intimidated" by Trump's ascension to the most powerful office in the world and remain ready to counter-sue the president-elect should he make good on campaign threats, ...
Lawyer: Bombings Suspect Has Serious Injuries From Shooting
Ahmad Khan Rahimi did not enter a plea Thursday. He previously pleaded not guilty in New Jersey to charges related to a shootout with police officers. His lawyer, David Patton, said Rahimi has medical concerns after eight to 10 surgeries, many for ...
NY, NJ bombing suspect faces judge; lawyer says he'll plead not guilty
The Afghan-born man suspected of setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York faced a Manhattan judge Thursday on federal terrorism charges, as his attorney said after court proceedings that he would plead not guilty. Ahmed Khan Rahimi previously ...
Suspect in NY and NJ bombings has serious injuries, says lawyer
NEW YORK — A man charged with setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York shuffled slowly into a Manhattan courtroom Thursday to face federal terrorism charges as his lawyer expressed worries that a federal lockup could not adequately care for ...
Defense lawyer Mukasey on Trump's short list to replace Bharara
Marc L. Mukasey, a top white-collar criminal defense lawyer who works at the same law firm as Rudy Giuliani, is on the Trump transition team's short list to replace Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara, The Post has learned. The 49-year-old is a ...
The Latest: Lawyer Identifies Suspect in Fatal Cop Shooting
A defense attorney has identified the couple found dead at the house where one western Pennsylvania police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded. Attorney David Wolf says he represented 47-year-old Michael Cwiklinski in a domestic violence ...
Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock To Be Indicted, Lawyer Says
Illinois congressman Aaron Schock, a Republican who resigned following scrutiny of exorbitant spending on items such as Katy Perry concert tickets and decorating his office in the style of the television series Downton Abbey, expects to be indicted by ...
Schock accused of vast criminal misconduct
The Justice Department accused former Rep. Aaron Schock of running his congressional office and campaign committee like a personal money-making operation in a stunning, 24-count criminal indictment Thursday. Federal prosecutors allege that Schock ...
Former lawyer O'Brien admits defrauding clients
A former Winooski lawyer admitted Thursday he began paying back money to clients from whom he had improperly diverted funds after he learned about an investigation into his conduct. William M. O'Brien, 60, admitted the facts of the case as described by ...
Ammon Bundy's Lawyer Yells At Judge. Hilarity And Tasing Ensue.
His lawyer got himself TASED. In a courtroom! This actually happened a couple weeks ago, but now we have the transcript of just what got Bundy's attorney Marcus Mumford tackled and tased by federal marshals in an open courtroom. If you thought it might ...
Hartford Lawyer Brinson Surrenders License
Hartford lawyer and former city councilman Corey Brinson surrendered his law license Thursday amid signs that his law practice is a focus of investigators examining how a far-flung network of stock swindlers laundered millions of dollars in ill-gotten ...
Former Las Vegas lawyer gets prison time for stealing from clients
web1_winklersentence_111016_02_7363539.jpg Disbarred Las Vegas lawyer Jeanne Winkler, who pleaded guilty to theft for stealing from clients, appears for her sentencing at the Regional Justice Center on Thursday Nov. 10, 2016. Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas ...
Egyptian Rights Group Is Told Its Bank Account Is Blocked, Lawyer Says
CAIRO — An Egyptian human rights group that treats torture victims was prevented on Thursday from accessing its funds and was told that its account had been blocked, its lawyer said. The lawyer, Taher Abu al-Nasr, who represents the group, the Nadeem ...
Trump Lawyers Agree to Settlement Talks in University Suit
SAN DIEGO — Donald J. Trump's lawyers agreed on Thursday to enter settlement talks in a class-action fraud lawsuit involving the president-elect and Trump University, now defunct, raising the possibility of a quick end to the six-year-old case just ...
Breck Ruddick's lawyer, dog's owner disagree on abuse charge deferral
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) -- Breck Ruddick was suspended from the Missouri State University football team after being accused of animal abuse while dog-sitting an Australian shepherd, Luca, for his neighbor, Katie Riggs. When Riggs wrote about Luca's ...
Hartford lawyer surrenders law license amid stock probe
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Hartford lawyer surrendered his law license amid an investigation into an alleged stock fraud scheme involving millions of dollars that stretched from Connecticut to Gibraltar. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at ...
Bill Cosby expects to be cleared and resume his career, lawyer says
Bill Cosby expects to be cleared of a criminal sexual assault charge and restart his show business career. That's according to Cosby's lawyer in a defamation lawsuit filed in Massachusetts against Cosby by seven women. Attorney Angela Agrusa is urging ...
The Vulnerable Lawyer (And Law Student)
The lawyer, Randol “Randy” Schoenberg, played by Ryan Reynolds, struggled to get his law firm on board with the case. Ultimately, he would leave the firm so he could pursue the litigation. The final conversation about the case with the name partner (as ...
Bad Idea From Famed First Amendment Lawyer: Press Should Sue Trump For Libel
Floyd Abrams is one of, if not the most famous First Amendment lawyers in the country. He gets and deserves a ton of respect. His most famous case was defending the NY Times against the US government when Richard Nixon tried to block the NY Times ...
North Carolina lawyer sentenced to 17 years for fraud
Federal prosecutors say a former Robeson County attorney has been sentenced to 17 years in prison and ordered to pay his victims more than $23.7 million in restitution in connection with a bank fraud scheme. Local media outlets report 64-year-old Hal ...
Cosby lawyer: He expects to be cleared and resume career
BOSTON — Bill Cosby expects to be cleared of criminal sexual assault charges and restart his entertainment career, his lawyer argues in a lawsuit filed against him by seven of his accusers. Attorney Angela Agrusa, who also is part of his defense team ...
Rockford lawyer's license suspended
ROCKFORD -- The Iowa Supreme Court this week suspended the license of a Rockford attorney for 60 days for violating various rules of professional conduct. The disciplinary proceedings against Laurie Jean Pederson involved her conduct as an attorney in ...
Trump accusers could still sue for defamation, says lawyer – video
Gloria Allred, the attorney representing a number of women who have accused President-elect Donald Trump of sexual misconduct against them, held a press conference alongside one of the women on Friday and called for Trump to begin his term with a ...
Lawyer's suit claims friend's negligent handshake caused lasting pain
A Florida jury will soon consider the case of a lawyer in Delray Beach who claims another lawyer's negligent handshake caused him severe and lasting pain. Lawyer George Vallario Jr. is suing his onetime friend, Boca Raton lawyer Peter Lindley, the Sun ...
Lawyer accused of heroin trafficking
Rules of professional conduct for the Florida Bar mandate that a lawyer not commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects. Even if Burch is acquired, the accusation ...
Paris attacks suspect 'radicalized' since arrest: Lawyer
The main Paris attacks suspect, Salah Abdeslam, has become even more radicalized since being imprisoned for his presumed role in the slaughter of 130 people a year ago, his former lawyer has said. “He's got a beard, he's become a true fundamentalist ...
Paris attacks suspect 'radicalised' since arrest: lawyer
The Hague (AFP) - The main Paris attacks suspect, Salah Abdeslam, has become even more radicalised since being imprisoned for his presumed role in the slaughter of 130 people a year ago, his former lawyer has said. "He's got a beard, he's become a true ...
Lawyer: Cosby Expects to be Cleared in Trial and Resume His Career
Related: Cosby Lawyer Says Client Is Blind, 'Not a Meme'. Cosby, 79, also faces several lawsuits around the country filed by women who allege he defamed them when he publicly branded them as liars through statements made by his attorneys or other ...
Lawyer comments on Slender Man film
Late this week, HBO released a trailer for its documentary film, Beware the Slenderman, which explores the social, psychological and cultural context of the case of two 12-year-old Waukesha girls charged as adults with trying to kill their friend to ...
Randolph outside counsel named Super Lawyer
Paul DeRensis, outside counsel to the town of Randolph since 1981, was recently named a 2016 New England Super Lawyer along with three other members of his firm, Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis & Holland, P.C. He serves as town counsel to a ...
Lawyer: Grand jury will soon review case of Alabama officer who shot unarmed black man
As juries in Ohio and South Carolina last week considered evidence in the 2015 cases of white police officers charged in the deaths of unarmed black men, a grand jury could soon meet to decide whether to press forward with a similar case of an Alabama ...
Judge removes lawyer from Md. prison corruption case for posting to Facebook
In his order, Bredar wrote that "it is highly inappropriate for a lawyer, in reference to a case and in a semi-public setting to imply, even jokingly, that he might be out of practice, or that he is in need of some stimulation in his personal or ...
Disabled adults meet definition of family, says lawyer defending them in Forks zoning hearing
Residents at Chestnut Commons in Forks Township oppose a group home in their development. (MICHELLE MERLIN/THE MORNING CALL). Michelle MerlinContact ReporterOf The Morning Call. Lawyer says disabled be treated like people in any other ...
Lawyers file motion to delay Trump University trial
In the motion filed Saturday in San Diego federal court, Trump's lawyer Daniel Petrocelli argues that the extra months would give both sides time to possibly reach a settlement. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Petrocelli wants to postpone the trial ...
Lawyer in court to seek ban on speed guns
Lawyer Kipkoech Ngetich (right) with his lawyer Thaddeaus Martin Nyaingiri outside the Kericho Law Courts on November 14, 2016. He has sued in the High Court to challenge the use of speed guns by traffic police and the NTSA. PHOTO | TIMOTHY KEMEI ...
Wake Up Call: Trump Picks Lawyer to Lead Staff
President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday chose Reinhold “Reince” Priebus, a Wisconsin lawyer and chairman of the Republican National Committee, to serve as his chief of staff. (New York Times). • Banks and lawyers are advising potential Chinese buyers ...
Same 'shell company' tied to suspended lawyer, Suffield stock fraud
The lawyer, Corey J. Brinson, was placed on “interim suspension” from practicing law Thursday by Hartford Superior Court Judge Antonio Robaina after state lawyer discipline authorities alleged that he had failed to return a man's $2,500 investment in ...