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StanChart hires former top Barclays lawyer as new General Counsel
LONDON Dec 1 Standard Chartered has hired Barclays' top regulatory lawyer Chris Allen as its new general counsel, client and products, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. Allen will join StanChart on Jan. 16 and oversee legal ...
Kelley Drye Enters Texas With Acquisition of 14-Lawyer Boutique
New York-based law firm Kelley Drye & Warren has merged with Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, a 14-lawyer Texas-based firm best known for its prowess in environmental litigation. "The attorneys at Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs are highly respected and they bring a ...
Bahraini rights lawyer charged with insulting state institutions: HRW
DUBAI Bahraini authorities have put a prominent human rights lawyer on trial for charges that include insulting state institutions, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday, in a further crackdown on dissent. The New York-based rights group said that ...
Prominent Albany lawyer suspended 3 years
Castillo, a prominent and respected lawyer in Capital Region legal circles who has been practicing law since 1981, called his previous six-month suspension "one of the saddest days of my life." At the time of his suspension, Castillo was representing ...
Keith Lamont Scott Family Lawyer Says Civil Suit Still A Possibility
"We still have real questions about the decisions that were made that day, about how they confronted Keith," lawyer Chuck Monnett said, according to USA Today. The Scott family issued a statement shortly after the decision was announced, noting that ...
Onondaga Co's budget to provide free lawyers for poor doubles to $10 million
Syracuse, NY -- Onondaga County is getting a windfall in state money to provide better legal representation for the poor. Onondaga County's Assigned Counsel Program (ACP) -- contracted to pay court-appointed defense lawyers -- is roughly doubling its ...
Lawyer: Greenville superintendent fired, but seeks reversal
Dorian Turner, the lawyer for the Greenville school board, wrote in an email to The Associated Press Thursday that board members voted in closed session Oct. 31 to fire Taylor. The AP was unable Thursday to obtain a copy of the board minutes ...
To Move Into White House, Trump May Have to Dump DC Hotel
Since his election, government ethics lawyers have been urging Trump to sell his assets and put the money in a blind trust controlled by an outside party, not his children. They say that is the only sure way to avoid conflicts between his pursuit of ...
Harper Lee's Lawyer Planning to Turn Author's Hometown into Tourist Destination
Harper Lee's lawyer is planning to bring the author's beloved novel To Kill A Mockingbird to life by transforming Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, into a major tourism destination. A small coalition, including Lee's lawyer Tonja Carter, is ...
Lowering Our Lawyer Shield
lawyer briefcase shield fear scared frightened I just returned from a vacation to Southeast Asia, as in I typed this on the red-eye return flight and hit send once I had service, so please forgive me if this reads like it was authored by some guy who ...
Netanyahu's controversial lawyer also connected to PM's son-in-law
It appears that the prime minister's lawyer David Shimron – who is also his cousin – was also the lawyer for Netanyahu's son-in-law, Daniel Roth, who in 2014 founded the China Israel Exchange (CIE), a company that promotes business interests between ...
Family in Turmoil After Woman Sends Bikini Selfies to Divorce Lawyer She Claims Seduced Her
A New York couple was in the midst of a divorce when the wife and her $450-per-hour lawyer had an affair. The trouble began when Atesa and Anthony Pacelli reluctantly decided to get a divorce after eight years of marriage. “Neither one of us really ...
Lawyer: Tutor Thought Child Had Gun; Injuries Were Accident
A tutor in a Baltimore school who is charged with slamming a 7-year-old boy against a wall thought the child had a gun, his lawyer said. The now-fired tutor, Timothy Korr, 25, of Baltimore, had a bail hearing Thursday. His lawyer, Kurt Nachtman, said ...
Chinese Human-Rights Lawyer's Legal License Is Suspended
BEIJING—Chinese authorities stripped a prominent human-rights lawyer of his license to practice law, the latest in the government's efforts to rein in legal activists. The Justice Bureau in the provincial capital of Jinan said in a notice dated Friday ...
As South Korean president lawyers up, she turns to her 'Bulletproof Vest'
SEOUL When South Korean President Park Geun-hye turned to a lawyer known as her "Bulletproof Vest" to defend her in a corruption case that could lead to impeachment and criminal prosecution, she may have had little choice. Although Yoo Yeong-ha is ...
Federal government doubles down on tasing fiasco with Bundy lawyer citation
But the federal government is doubling down by insisting on prosecuting the lawyer for failing to comply with marshals' directions. As The Oregonian/OregonLive's Maxine Bernstein reported, the U.S. Marshals Service filed a probable cause statement ...
Former St. Louis lawyer being considered as Trump's labor secretary
WASHINGTON • One of the names being mentioned as Donald Trump's secretary of labor is that of Andrew “Andy” Puzder, a former St. Louis lawyer who is now chief executive of CKE Restaurants Inc., the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's. Puzder is ...
Lawyer sues 20-year-old student who gave a bad Yelp review, loses badly
Lawyers from the Tuan A. Khuu law firm ignored her contacts, and at one point they came into her bedroom while Cai was sleeping in her underwear. "Seriously, it's super unprofessional!" she wrote on Facebook. (The firm maintains it was invited in by ...
From The Career Files: Practical Advice For New Lawyers
Q: Everyone says that new lawyers should ask questions without worrying about being judged. But I know of lawyers who have gotten negative reactions to questions. What's your advice about when to ask questions and when to keep quiet? A: New lawyers ...
Lawyer for Holyoke murder defendant Alejandro Rosario questions late autopsy report
SPRINGFIELD -- A judge this week denied a bid by the lawyer for murder defendant Alejandro Rosario to review emails between the prosecution and the state medical examiner's office. Rosario, 27, of Holyoke, is charged with murder in the shooting death ...
Blockchain Company Seeks First In-House Lawyer in Developing Space
SAN FRANCISCO — An unusual startup is looking for its first in-house counsel. The lawyer will inherit typical responsibilities—managing contracts, drafting and structuring software licenses, overseeing vendors and handling outside counsel. But the ...
Architect's lawyer seeks to shift blame in Center City collapse trial
On Friday, the lawyer for Philadelphia architect Plato A. Marinakos Jr. worked to counteract that impression by focusing on Marinakos' contract limiting him to monitoring demolition of the vacant building that collapsed and crushed the adjacent ...
Philadelphia City Lawyer Involved in Anti-Trump Vandalism
Philadelphia City Lawyer Involved in Anti-Trump Vandalism. More. Philadelphia City Solicitor Duncan Lloyd was seen carrying a wine glass as he walked with a suspect who vandalized a grocery store. 2:16 | 12/02/16. Share. Title. Description. Share From ...
Bush Ethics Lawyer: Electors Shouldn't Vote For Trump With Current ...
Bush Ethics Lawyer: Electors Shouldn't Vote For Trump With Current ...
Lawyer: 'Superfly' Snuka In Hospice, Has 6 Months To Live
(AP) – Former pro wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka is in hospice care in Florida and has six months to live, his lawyer said Friday. The disclosure was made during a hearing to re-evaluate the 73-year-old Snuka's mental fitness six months after a ...
If you can't afford a lawyer
If you can't afford a lawyer, one will be appointed to you – that's how it's supposed to work. But in New Orleans, Chief Public Defender Derwyn Bunton, the lawyer in charge of representing poor people accused of crimes, is saying no. His office doesn't ...
Fraud-case lawyer seeks legal fees
In an unusual move, the attorney for one of two former One Bank & Trust executives acquitted of bank fraud charges Oct. 31 is asking a judge to order the government to pay the man's litigation expenses. Citing the Equal Access to Justice Act, attorney ...
Lawyer: 'Superfly' Snuka in hospice, has 6 months to live
(AP) - Former pro wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka is in hospice care in Florida and has six months to live, his lawyer said Friday. The disclosure was made during a hearing to re-evaluate the 73-year-old Snuka's mental fitness six months after a ...
Lawyer: Charges against ex-TV reporter to be dropped
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Virginia TV reporter accused of sexual assault says the charges against him will be dropped. Attorney Deborah Caldwell-Bono tells local news media outlets that the county prosecutor's office said that the ...
Lawyer Sues Client: Lan Cai Lawsuit Alleges She Left Bad Review, Was Told To Take It Down
A lawyer sued his client for leaving a bad Yelp review on his firm. This ironic case only gets stranger, as the attorney lost the Lan Cai lawsuit. Lan Cai is a 20-year-old waitress who had been driving home after 1 a.m. this Summer, a common time for ...
Meet your new hero: a wine-swilling lawyer busted for anti-Trump graffiti
A Philadelphia lawyer busted for anti-Trump graffiti last week did his part to make the whole scenario as cringingly memorable as possible. Duncan Lloyd, an assistant city solicitor, was caught on surveillance tape standing by while a second man ...
On “America's Lawyer,” You Can Be the Jury
In recent weeks, Mike Papantonio and the crew of “America's Lawyer” have been busy gearing up for the premiere of the new, hard-hitting legal show on RT America set to premiere in December. “America's Lawyer” will be a show unlike anything ever aired ...
Lawyer: 'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka is in hospice, has 6 months to live
Former pro wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka is in hospice care in Florida and has six months to live, his lawyer said Friday. Advertisement. Related Content. Judge won't drop Pa. murder charge against 'Superfly' Snuka · Judge: 'Superfly' Snuka ...
Lawyer reacts to $750k Killington gondola ruling
This week a Rutland County Civil Court jury awarded a Pittsfield woman three quarters of a million dollars after she was stuck in a gondola at Killington for more than five hours. The incident happened in 2011 and is centered around Post Traumatic ...
LI lawyer Michael DerGarabedian charged with DWI, police say
Michael DerGarabedian, a prominent Long Island defense attorney, is seen on July 10, 2014, in Mineola. (Credit: Howard Schnapp). Long Island attorney Michael DerGarabedian was arrested Friday night by Nassau County police in Old Brookville and ...
Lawyer, ex-sheriff head to state Senate special election
A Lynchburg attorney will face a former Fluvanna County sheriff in a Jan. 10 special election to fill the state Senate seat of Thomas Garrett Jr., who won a seat in Congress. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( (link) 2gZXk2k ) lawyer and GOP ...
Ban lawyer-client sex? Women don't need this kind of help
The State Bar investigated 205 complaints of sexual misconduct by lawyers with their clients between September 1992 and January 2010, but it took action against an attorney in only one case. Perhaps it is “difficult to prove a violation.” Or maybe the ...
Maryland Republicans choose Hogan campaign lawyer as chair
FREDERICK, Md. — The next chairman of the Maryland Republican Party is the group's longtime counsel. Dirk Haire also served as counsel to the successful campaign of Gov. Larry Hogan in 2014. The party says on its Facebook page that members elected ...
'Strong Arm' Dallas lawyer Brian Loncar dies a week after teenage daughter's suicide
Dallas lawyer Brian Loncar died Sunday, two days after the funeral for his 16-year-old daughter, who killed herself on Nov. 26. It's unclear where the 56-year-old was found, but police responded Sunday morning to the downtown offices of his law firm ...
Patten named a Best Lawyer
James A. Patten has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, bet-the-company litigation and litigation ...
Texas lawyer found dead outside firm after daughter's suicide
A prominent Dallas attorney was found mysteriously dead near his law firm early Sunday, two days after his daughter's funeral, local reports say. Brian Loncar — known as “The Strong Arm” appeared in several TV commercials promoting his firm — was ...
Lawsuit: Hecht lawyers secretly aired deposition
A woman who claims Nikos Hecht raped her in Mexico in 2014 says the Aspen developer's attorneys secretly live-streamed her deposition in the case this fall, according to court documents. The alleged victim's lawyers didn't learn that the audio and ...
Why Being an In-N-Out Manager Is Better Than Being a Lawyer
Being the manager of an In-N-Out or working as a lawyer? If you're inclined to pick the latter, it's understandable -- lawyers receive a solid paycheck and spend their days in fancy suits. But being the manager of an In-N-Out can pay just as well (plus ...
Brexit: Government's most senior lawyer issues stark warning against Supreme Court judges
The Attorney General is to warn Supreme Court judges that they should steer clear of getting involved in political decisions as the Government goes to the Supreme Court in the latest stage of the legal battle over Brexit. Attorney General Jeremy Wright ...
Lawyer: Trump Tweet Shocked, Silenced Ohio State Attacker's Family
The lawyer representing the family of Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the man who wounded 11 people at Ohio State University last week, has said U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's Twitter response to the attack shocked the family and kept them silent and ...
Greek court rules against extradition of three Turkish soldiers: lawyer
ATHENS A Greek court ruled against the extradition to Turkey of three Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece after an abortive coup attempt against President Tayyip Erdogan in July, their lawyer and court officials said on Monday. Turkey alleges the three ...
Gambia court frees prominent lawyer, 18 others jailed for protest
BANJUL A Gambian court freed a prominent lawyer and 18 other political prisoners on bail on Monday pending an appeal of their jail sentence for "unlawful assembly", in a sign that President Yahya Jammeh's shock election defeat last week could end years ...
Dylann Roof Allowed to Hire Lawyers Back, for Now
A federal judge agreed Monday to let a white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners rehire his attorneys until a verdict is reached, but to remain his own lawyer if he is found guilty and the trial moves into a penalty phase. The ...
Need Legal Help? Give This Robot Lawyer a Try
Bill Doogue, a partner at the defense law firm Doogue O'Brian George, is launching a robot lawyer in Melbourne, Australia to help arm people with legal advice before representing themselves in court. This will be the first application of this ...
Judge grants Roof's request for lawyers to again represent him
CHARLESTON — Dylann Roof's defense lawyers are back on the job as his attorneys during the guilt part of his trial, but Roof will represent himself in the penalty phase if convicted, U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel ruled this morning. Roof, accused ...