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Boulder rapist Christopher Lawyer sentenced to 180 days in prison for parole violation
Convicted rapist Christopher Lawyer, a court-designated "sexually violent predator" who was arrested after reportedly being found with pornographic material in violation of his parole, is being sent back to prison for 180 days after the state parole ...
Fake lawyer caught for scamming clients — again
Mikhail Perlov, 31, who has no license to practice law, now faces up to seven years behind bars for still passing himself off as an attorney, despite entering into a civil agreement last year with the state Attorney General's Office that barred him ...
Dylann Roof Wins Bid to Reinstate Lawyers in Church Massacre Trial
Mr. Roof then gave up the first chair at the defense table, which he had taken last week, and moved two seats down, next to Mr. Bruck, an experienced death penalty lawyer, and Kimberly C. Stevens, an assistant federal public defender. Mr. Roof's ...
Lawyer's Death Brings Personal Sadness To Dallas County Judge
“For years, I have known Brian Loncar as a close friend and a gifted lawyer, a man who had a heart as big as Texas. Many times, I've seen him help people in need, even strangers he'd heard about or met on the street. Brian didn't just believe in second ...
Walter Scott's Mother and Lawyer React to Mistrial
L. Chris Stewart, the lawyer for the family of Walter L. Scott, the black man who was shot dead by the former South Carolina police officer Michael T. Slager, spoke after news of his mistrial, as did Mr. Scott's mother. Mr. Stewart said that the ...
'Several' clubs paid out hush money - lawyer
The lawyer who helped set up a new trust to raise money for footballers who were sexually abused as young players has claimed gagging orders have been used by "a number" of clubs. Chelsea on Saturday apologised to former player Gary Johnson for the ...
Justice Dept. lawyer argues that Aetna-Humana deal would violate antitrust law
A Justice Department attorney told a federal judge on Monday that health insurer Aetna's planned acquisition of Humana would break antitrust law by reducing competition in Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act exchange businesses, kicking off a ...
White lawyer sues state bar over minority rules
Aided by the same organization that sued the University of Texas over its race-sensitive admissions policy, a white Austin lawyer has sued to overturn a law requiring that four positions of the State Bar of Texas governing board be held by women and ...
Lawyers argue honest mistakes versus lies in police perjury trial
The arrested man's lawyer, unbeknownst to the officers, had dashboard camera video from one of the Glenview police cars. The officers' testimony did not line up with the video. The man, James Sperling, is seemingly handcuffed swiftly, not after ...
Lawyer pens petition asking Jefferson DA to charge admitted Joe McKnight shooter
NEW ORLEANS – A lawyer is starting a petition to ask Jefferson Parish's top prosecutor to charge the man who authorities said admitted shooting ex-NFL player Joe McKnight. Just hours after pulling the trigger Thursday afternoon, 54-year-old Ronald ...
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Graduate Sues Oxford University For Preventing Him From Becoming A Lawyer
An Oxford graduate is suing the prestigious university for 1 million pounds ($1.27 million), claiming that its “appallingly bad” teaching prevented him from having a successful career as a lawyer. Faiz Siddiqui, who graduated with a degree in modern ...
Top UK Judges Grill Government Lawyer on Brexit Plans
A British government lawyer said Tuesday that the Supreme Court will fall into a "serious constitutional trap" if it rules that Parliament must have a vote before ministers start the U.K.'s divorce from the European Union. Three lower court judges ...
Trump's lawyer suggests the president-elect's fraud claim isn't true
As you've probably heard, there are progressive efforts underway to force recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania – three traditionally “blue” states where Donald Trump narrowly prevailed. Had these three states, where literally every ...
Lawyer's disclosure of sealed filing didn't require dismissal of whistleblower suit, SCOTUS rules
Mississippi trial lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs' disclosure of Hurricane Katrina fraud allegations against State Farm didn't require dismissal of a whistleblower complaint against the insurer, even though the revelation violated a seal requirement ...
Matt Barnes' lawyer contacts DA's office over alleged choking
A lawyer for Sacramento Kings forward Matt Barnes contacted the Manhattan DA's office over his alleged choking of a woman at a New York night club — but there's no warrant out for his arrest, a high-ranking police source told The Post. Lawyers for the ...
Lagarde to seek postponement of trial in Tapie case: lawyer
PARIS IMF chief Christine Lagarde will ask for a postponement of a trial aimed at establishing her role in a 400-million-euro ($428 million) payout to businessman Bernard Tapie as another investigation of the case is ongoing, her lawyer told Reuters ...
Berkeley lawyer on the secret to avoiding lawsuits
Lainey Feingold is a long-time Berkeley resident, a disability civil-rights lawyer, and an author. She has worked with the blind community for more than two decades to increase access to information and technology. Feingold, her co-counsel, and clients ...
Prominent Antitrust Lawyer to Join Weil Gotshal
Mr. Arquit, who has led Simpson Thacher's antitrust practice, is among the notable business competition lawyers in the country. He worked at the Federal Trade Commission from 1986 to 1992, serving as general counsel and then director of the antitrust ...
After Shooting, Lawyer's Fake Twitter Account Presses 'Pizzagate' Conspiracy
Jeffrey Marty, a criminal defense lawyer based in Trinity, Florida, outside Tampa, has for years run a Twitter account impersonating a mock Georgia politician, "Rep. Steven Smith," from a fictitious 15th District in the state. Today, he has nearly 24 ...
San Antonio lawyer takes 5th more than 25 times - San Antonio ...
San Antonio lawyer takes 5th more than 25 times - San Antonio ...
'Deep fits of passion' fueled Dallas lawyer Brian Loncar, his family says
Days after he penned his teenage daughter's obituary following her suicide, Dallas lawyer Brian Loncar was memorialized by his family. The obituary speaks of Loncar as a softer, gentler man than the "Strong Arm" character made famous over the years by ...
Rapper 50 Cent Gets $14.5 Million in Malpractice Settlement
When Sleek did pursue IP claims against 50 Cent, lawyers from GSB continued to advise the rapper. Jackson's complaint against GSB alleged multiple issues with the firm's representation in a Florida arbitration with Sleek, which landed the company a $16 ...
Montgomery lawyer ranked among Alabama's top 40
The National Trial Lawyers, a national legal trade organization, has added a Montgomery lawyer to its Top 40 Under 40 membership. Joe Hubbard of the Joe Hubbard Law Firm was selected for membership in the group, which is limited to 40 top lawyers per ...
UN wants case of disappeared Chinese rights lawyer probed
UN human rights experts have urged an immediate investigation into the fate of a prominent Chinese rights lawyer who has been missing for over two weeks, the latest example of a growing crackdown on legal activism. Jiang Tianyong took on numerous ...
Lawyer: Springfield Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Guyer not required to live in city
Springfield City Councilors Justin Hurst, left, and Bud Williams, right, have stated that Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Guyer, center, should be fired for his alleged failure to move to Springfield within a one-year deadline since his promotion. Guyer's ...
Lawyer: Teen charged in Newburgh shooting "disarmed shooter"
GOSHEN - As Nija Johnson fired a pistol into the crowd at a Halloween party, Rainier Hamilton stepped in and disarmed him, Hamilton's lawyer told a judge Wednesday in Orange County Court. The Oct. 30 shooting left Tabitha Cruz, 20, and Omani Free, 18, ...
Sofia Vergara's Lawyer Responds to Reports She Was Sued by Her Own Embryos
Vergara's lawyer, Fred Silberberg, responded to the lawsuit reports in a statement to Us Weekly on Wednesday, December 7. "Next week the judge presiding over the case was to rule on Ms. Vergara's request for sanctions against Mr. Loeb for refusing to ...
Latest: Lawyer: Police 'Dropped Ball' in Officer Shooting
A defense attorney says authorities "dropped the ball" while investigating the fatal shooting of a Detroit college police officer, which led to charges being filed and dropped against her client. Nicole James says in a statement that police and ...
A Lawyer for a Lawless EPA
If he is confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Pruitt could order the EPA's lawyers to inform the courts that the agency no longer stands by the legal interpretation behind the Clean Power Plan. Democrats will attack Mr. Pruitt as a climate-change “denier,” but ...
Kardashians' Trademark Lawsuit Against Blac Chyna Is a 'Shock,' Says Lawyer
Blac Chyna's lawyer was “shocked” to learn that the Kardashians are opposing the reality star's request to trademark her name as “Angela Renée Kardashian.” After Chyna (real name Angela Renée White), 28, filed to legally trademark her name as “Angela ...
Lawyer ordered to pay $175k for fabricating email, offensive comments
Jim Harrington is founder and Director Emeritus of the Texas Civil Rights Project. U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Lane sanctioned Austin attorney Omar Rosales for fabricating an email and making “baseless and offensive attacks” against Harrington in court ...
Lawyer: Students were caught up in Babson College 'witch hunt' following Donald Trump win
In the letter obtained by the Herald, attorney Jeffrey Robbins — who represents accused Babson student Parker Rand-Ricciardi — tells Babson lawyers he is “gravely concerned” about the way the college has handled its disciplinary probe into the ...
Brexit case simple enough for a child, Supreme Court told
A six-year-old child would understand why the government does not have the power to trigger Brexit, a lawyer has told the Supreme Court. Richard Gordon QC attacked the government's claim it does not have to consult Parliament, suggesting this could ...
Lawyer: FBI agent who shot at Michigan officer felt paranoid
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A lawyer for an FBI agent arrested in western Michigan for firing his gun at a police officer outside a fitness club says the agent was feeling paranoid and only vaguely recalls what happened. No one was injured in the shooting ...
Fox Rothschild lawyer dies at 104; he was still practicing law
A senior counsel at Fox Rothschild who rejected the idea of retirement died on Monday at the age of 104. Murray Shusterman began practicing law in 1936 and continued to practice at the Philadelphia law firm that he had joined in 1969, report the ...
LA-based lawyer sues FBI over Clinton email warrant
A Los Angeles-based lawyer who gained notoriety by reclaiming Jewish-owned art looted by the Nazis has filed a lawsuit in New York against the FBI seeking information on the warrant that led to its seizure of Anthony Weiner's computer in the Hillary ...
Sofia Vergara's lawyer says frozen embryos lawsuit is 'unnecessary'
8 (UPI) -- Sofia Vergara's lawyer says the frozen embryos lawsuit against the star would be an "unnecessary legal battle." The 44-year-old actress' attorney issued a statement in response to reports that Vergara is being sued by her own embryos in her ...
Lawyer-turned-'Bachelorette' eyes return to the courtroom
Former “Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman is well aware reality-TV fame won't last forever, which is why the former assistant district attorney doesn't rule out a return to the law. “I look at my life now, which is crazy, but I know that if it all ended ...
Citing 'inconsistent rulings,' collapse lawyer demands mistrial, judge's recusal
Veteran lawyer Richard A. Sprague, representing the owner of the Center City building that collapsed and killed six people inside a Salvation Army thrift store, called for a mistrial Thursday and for the Philadelphia judge to step down, accusing her of ...
Trump expected to nominate former St. Louis lawyer Puzder as labor secretary
WASHINGTON • President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate St. Louis lawyer Andrew “Andy” Puzder, the current CEO of the fast-food chain CKE Restaurants, to be the next labor secretary. Both the Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press ...
Judge in Van Dyke case grills city lawyer on 'transparency'
In this May 5, 2016, file photo, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the October 2014 shooting death of a black teenager, sits in court for a hearing in his case in Chicago. Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan said ...
Achieving Lawyer Nirvana – Here Is How I Do It
lawyer nirvana meditation meditating How does one achieve nirvana in one's job as a lawyer? It is incredibly easy – and at the same time kind of hard for most people – to do this. In a nutshell, it is as follows: Make your job your hobby. That is all ...
Columbia man convicted of threatening lawyer
COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was convicted Wednesday of obstruction of justice for threatening a lawyer who represented a co-defendant in a drug trafficking case against his son. The man later threatened the lawyer's family. Bruce Wayne Stephens, 70, ...
Stein Using Recount to 'Line Her Pockets,' Trump Lawyer Says
Former Green Party candidate Jill Stein is using her Pennsylvania recount effort to “line her pockets” with cash from fearful supporters, President-elect Donald Trump's lawyer said in a court filing. Stein, who garnered 1 percent of the state's votes ...
This badass lawyer fights for victims of 'revenge porn'
“The judge told me, 'Ms. Goldberg, I know you are a lawyer but I recommend you get a lawyer because you've got a First Amendment problem,” she recalled of going to court against an ex-boyfriend who threatened to post the intimate selfies she'd once ...
SJC justices grill Thomas Finneran lawyer
A lawyer for ex-House Speaker Thomas Finneran faced a barrage of pointed questions yesterday from the state's top court, which is weighing whether the former pol with a felony conviction deserves his $33,000-a-year pension. The Supreme Judicial Court's ...
Brexit Vote Lawyer “Confident” Of Supreme Court Victory | The ...
Brexit Vote Lawyer “Confident” Of Supreme Court Victory | The ...
Another Google employee jumped ship to join identify-checking startup Onfido
The company, which helps businesses like car sharing platform BlaBlaCar to verify that their customers are who they say they are, announced this week that it has hired Emma Jelley, who led Google's legal affairs for the UK and Ireland. Jelley, who ...
China Charges Lawyer Treason After Recent Disappearance
FILE - Human rights activist Jiang Tianyong speaks to journalists outside a hospital after his failed attempt to see blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who is believed to be seeking treatment in Beijing, China, May 2, 2012. The wife of one of China ...