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STL lawyer will mediate NASCAR wrongful death lawsuit
A wrongful death lawsuit involving NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will move onto mediation next month — with a St. Louisan running the proceedings. The New York Law Journal reports that attorney Glenn Norton of St. Louis, a former judge on the Missouri ...
Lawyer: Girl, 17, beaten at Rockville High; community wasn't notified
Rene Sandler, the lawyer for the family of a Rockville High student, said her client, a 17-year-old girl, was “jumped” and beaten in the main lobby of the high school the morning of March 7, and that parents, other than the parents of the victim, were ...
How a Muslim lawyer and critic of Showtime's 'Homeland' became a consultant for the show
A new character on "Homeland" — a hard-charging lawyer, fighting for Muslim American rights — is even modeled after him. “That's flattering," he says. "but there's a lot of great work that many people do all over the country.” At first, Kassem wasn't ...
Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky lawyer accused of conspiring to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments has entered a guilty plea. Eric C. Conn pleaded guilty Friday to stealing from the Social Security ...
Bush ethics lawyer compares GOP healthcare bill to Hindenburg ...
Bush ethics lawyer compares GOP healthcare bill to Hindenburg ...
Lawyer: State illegally kept him from client
In the suit, Benca accused prison officials of violating Jackson's constitutional right to an attorney as well as state law, Arkansas Code 16-85-101, which bars authorities from preventing inmates from talking to their lawyers. Breaking the law is a ...
A lawyer explains what you should do if your private photos are posted online
Emma Watson recently had some of her private photos leaked online. Getty Images / Andreas Rentz. Imagine, for a moment, that you're an up and coming singer and actor. Your debut album was well-received by critics and fans alike, and you've just been ...
When A Russian Lawyer Falls Out Of A Window, 'I Don't Think It's An Accident'
A Russian lawyer who's speaking out about corruption nearly died after falling from his Moscow apartment window. An American involved in the case, William Browder, thinks it was not an accident. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: More reminders this week at the ...
When A Russian Lawyer Falls Out Of A Window, 'I Don't Think It's An ...
When A Russian Lawyer Falls Out Of A Window, 'I Don't Think It's An ...
Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty for role in $550 million social security fraud scheme
A Kentucky lawyer who calls himself “Mr. Social Security” admitted to his role in a long-running fraud scheme that netted nearly $600 million in federal disability payments. Eric Conn on Friday pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government money ...
'Mr. Social Security' lawyer Eric Conn pleads guilty in massive disability scheme
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as “Mr. Social Security” pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability ...
State Supreme Court refuses to reinstate law license of Harrisburg-area lawyer
The state Supreme Court has refused to reinstate the law license of a Harrisburg-area attorney it suspended for a year and a day in 2010 for mishandling a client's case. The order dated Wednesday adopts the recommendation of the court's Disciplinary ...
Lawyer for Bomb Suspect Wants Attempted Murder Trial Moved
Lawyer for Bomb Suspect Wants Attempted Murder Trial Moved. A lawyer for the man accused of setting off bombs last year in New Jersey and New York is seeking a change of venue for his trial on attempted murder charges stemming from a shootout with ...
China Bars Professor at Australian University From Leaving, Lawyer Says
The lawyer, Chen Jinxue, said Professor Feng had not been arrested or formally charged. The professor has been staying in a hotel in Guangzhou, a city in southern China, and has been repeatedly questioned by national security officers after being ...
Mary Ann Shadd Cary: black suffragist, abolitionist, publisher, and lawyer
Watching and reading news stories about immigrants in the U.S. fleeing to Canada for fear of being deported by Donald Trump's xenophobic policies prompted thoughts of a past when black Americans fled to Canada to escape slavery. While U.S. schools ...
Lawyer for NJ, NY bomb suspect wants trial moved
ELIZABETH, N.J. — A lawyer for the man accused of setting off bombs last year in New Jersey and New York, injuring dozens, is seeking a change of venue for his trial on attempted murder charges stemming from a shootout with police. Deputy Public ...
AAP seeks action against lawyer who hurled 'life threat' at AAP members
NEW DELHI: AAP national treasurer and spokesperson Raghav Chadha on Sunday wrote a letter to Union home minister Rajnath Singh seeking appropriate action against a 'lawyer' who, AAP functionaries claimed, hurled "life threats" at members of AAP ...
How a Muslim Lawyer and Critic of Homeland Became a Consultant for the Show
A new character on "Homeland" — a hard-charging lawyer, fighting for Muslim American rights — is even modeled after him. “That's flattering," he says. "but there's a lot of great work that many people do all over the country.” At first, Kassem wasn't ...
Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as “Mr. Social Security” pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal ...
Campaign on to save disgraced lawyer's Abe Lincoln monument
Abraham Lincoln was considered such as straight dealer, he was known as "Honest Abe." As for Eric Conn, a lawyer who erected his own version of the Lincoln Monument in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, not so much. Conn built the 19-foot statue ...
Lawyer for suspected drug 'mule' says hospital shouldn't have called police
But in this case, the lawyer argued, she “became an investigator” when she called police and then suggested that Rodriguez was a drug mule. “Police receive information from citizens of all kinds,” said Judge James Lang during a hearing Friday. “That ...
ICE agents detain Oregon 'Dreamer' who has misdemeanor for DUI, lawyer says
Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez was picked up at his home by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, immigration lawyer Stephen Manning said. The leader of an immigrant rights group said the agency detained him because he has a ...
Atletico Madrid lawyer optimistic over success of transfer ban court appeal
Atletico Madrid should be able to sign players in the summer after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hears their appeal against a FIFA transfer ban, the club's lawyer has said. In January 2016, Atletico and Real Madrid were banned from all ...
Lawyer Sues Trump, Saying He'd Rather Not
What's it like to sue President Trump? For Jeffrey Lovitky, with a one-lawyer firm in Washington, D.C., it's not a great feeling. "It is intimidating. I am intimidated," he said in an interview with NPR. "I mean, I would rather not be doing this." But ...
The Lawyer Burying America's “Living Dead”
Last spring, a Phoenix lawyer named Thomas Asimou got an email from Alicia Jimenez. Her husband, she explained, had gone missing two and a half years earlier. She suspected he was dead. But his body had never been found. Nor had the car he was ...
The Lawyer Burying America's 'Living Dead'
One morning in the fall of 2013, Ignacio Jimenez said goodbye to his family and left their home in Sierra Vista, Ariz. He would never be heard from again. At the time, the family had been suffering through a rough patch financially. Ignacio, 31, had ...
Lawyer is surprised by vitriol over her representation of Trump's son-in-law and daughter
The lawyer considered to be a front-runner for attorney general in a Hillary Clinton administration is now representing President Trump's daughter and son-in-law, to the consternation of some Democrats. Jamie Gorelick has represented Ivanka Trump and ...
Lawyer-turned-Internet radio host loves new gig
Al Weissman was a lawyer for about 25 years, handling real estate and other cases. He never expected to be an entertainer. When he retired in 2003, he planned to travel all over the country in an RV with his wife, Delores Weissman. But after visiting a ...
Mickelson to Take 5th If Called in Gambler Case, Lawyer Says
Professional golfer Phil Mickelson won't be called to testify at gambler Billy Walters's insider-trading trial because he'd invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, a defense lawyer told a judge. The disclosure came at a sidebar ...
Lawyer: If New Zealand troops didn't kill civilians, who did?
The military denies it was ever in the area where a number of civilians died, but lawyer Deborah Manning said the chief of the Defence Force needs to back an independent inquiry to completely absolve them. She said six people were killed by military ...
Where Are They Now: Lawyer Milloy
Now: Lawyer has delved into several ventures during his post playing career, including his own charity, the Lawyer Milloy Foundation. He has done a lot of philanthropic and community work in Seattle, both through his own foundation and others. Recently ...
Lawyer: Kidnap-girl Elizabeth Thomas didn't want to go with pervy teacher, Tad Cummins; forces her with threats
Jason Whatley and his partner Corey Ricci, lawyers for Elizabeth's father, Anthony Thomas, revealed that Tad Eric Cummins, 50, has an extreme dark side that hasn't yet been spoken about. The revelation recently surfaced when investigators began deeply ...
Lawyer says man was shot by ICE agent 'without cause'
A small brick house at West Grand Avenue and North Melvina Avenue in Chicago is the scene of a shooting that involved a law enforcement officer on the morning of March 27, 2017. (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune). Elvia Malagon, Peter Nickeas and Jeremy ...
Ask the Lawyer: Animal cruelty laws
(WTNH) — New Haven attorney Tara Knight joined us to talk about animal cruelty laws. A recent case in Branford raised a lot of questions about this. Hope the dog was found emaciated on the side of the street. Vets say she was badly neglected, but the ...
Platinum founder's lawyer says FBI may have leaked about fraud probe
(Reuters) - A lawyer defending Platinum Partners founder Mark Nordlicht against fraud charges said on Monday an FBI agent who admitted to leaking to the press on an insider trading probe of sports gambler William "Billy" Walters may also have leaked ...
Lawyer: Company 'deeply apologetic' for mistakes on 1690 House
NEWBURYPORT – The lawyer for the company accused by a local historic preservation group and the chairman of the Historical Commission of “gutting” an 18th century house on Merrimac Street said Monday the company “is deeply apologetic for any ...
Turkish trader in Iran sanctions case adds lawyer close to Trump in legal team
A Turkish gold trader jailed for allegedly violating the United Statessanctions on Iran has added a former New York mayor and federal prosecutor, Rudolph W. Giuliani, who is close to President Donald Trump to his legal team, the New York Times reported ...
Should you consider a student loan lawyer?
To help you figure out if a student loan lawyer could be the right choice, NerdWallet contacted two student loan attorneys — Adam Minsky in Boston and Stanley Tate in St. Louis — to find out when to seek legal advice and how to handle debt collectors ...
After helping to deport undocumented immigrants, lawyer now fights for them
Michael A. Schwarz/For The Washington Post Elena Albamonte gets a surprise visit from one of her first political asylum clients. Her immigration law practice is in Americus, Ga., 45 minutes from the Stewart Detention Center. MUST CREDIT: photo for The ...
Sandy Springs human trafficking suspect's lawyer speaks out - CBS46 News
The lawyer for the man at the center of an alleged human trafficking case maintains Kenndric Roberts is innocent. Roberts could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of holding eight women against their will. Police say it happened inside a ...
Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey
GENEVA – Authorities say a prized 2nd-century B.C. coffin in sculpted marble depicting the 12 labors of Hercules is set to return to Turkey. It ends a legal battle over an artifact that mysteriously turned up in Geneva's secretive customs-office ...
One lawyer stole more than half a billion dollars from Social Security
This is one of those stories that just sounds as if it can't be real. I mean, we all know that dishonest actors engage in fraud and rob the taxpayers by bilking the Social Security and Medicare systems. Some false claims are filed or relatives keep ...
Trump admin wanted to curtail former AG's Russia testimony, lawyer alleges
The Republican chair of the House Intelligence Committee postponed a hearing featuring former acting Attorney General Sally Yates after her lawyer advised the Trump administration that she was planning to testify about internal discussions about Donald ...
Trump administration denies it tried to block Sally Yates from testifying on Russia
In a letter to White House counsel dated Friday, Yates' lawyer said she intended to testify at the hearing despite Trump administration concerns that the information she shared could be covered by executive privilege. The lawyer, David O'Neil, wrote ...
White House stopped Yates testimony about Russian meddling in presidential election, lawyer says
Former Deputy Atty. Gen. Sally Yates, shown testifying on Capitol Hill in 2015, was fired by President Trump on Jan. 30. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press). A lawyer for former Deputy Atty. Gen. Sally Yates said in letters last week that the ...
Trump lawyer to sex-assault accuser: You can't sue him while he's President
A former contestant of "The Apprentice" can't sue President Trump — because he's now the President, Trump's attorney argues in new papers, invoking the Supreme Court case pitting Bill Clinton against Paula Jones. Longtime Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz ...
T14 Law Professor Backs Out Of Privacy Debate With 'Most Hated ...
T14 Law Professor Backs Out Of Privacy Debate With 'Most Hated ...
Yeah, I Can't Be Sued Right Now
0328-donald-trump-summer-zervos-TMZ-GETTY-01 Donald Trump doesn't think he'll have time to deal with civil lawsuits while he's running the USA ... and he's asking a judge to agree with him. Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, filed court docs this week in ...
Indicted Prosecutor, Fighting Money Woes, Needs a New Lawyer
The city paid his lawyer during a nearly two-year FBI investigation but stopped paying once he was indicted last week, leading that lawyer to step down. A lawyer friend who accompanied him to his arraignment for free last week was told he might be in ...
Rockville rape suspect's lawyer: Messages point to consensual encounter
WASHINGTON — The lawyer for one of the defendants in the reported rape of a 14-year-old Rockville high school student says there are text messages indicating the sexual encounter was consensual and that charges in the case should be dropped. Andrew ...