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Mississippi's Top Lawyer Teams With Private Sector To Take On Drug Companies
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, with the help of private lawyers hired on a contingency fee, is suing a group of pharmaceutical companies, alleging they engaged in an “unlawful scheme” to force the state to pay for drugs that were not eligible ...
Lawyer shows up seven minutes late, judge starts without him
What if it were later shown that Noriega's lawyer was out of the courtroom for seven minutes, “or even half a minute,” during the seven-month trial and missed inculpatory testimony that was repeated after the attorney returned, Carnes said. You don't ...
Celebrity lawyer files $100m lawsuit against Fyre festival organizers
Celebrity lawyer files $100m lawsuit against Fyre festival organizers. Mark Geragos, who has represented Michael Jackson, has sued Ja Rule and Billy McFarland over the 'dangerous' situation created by the failed music festival. 'This is an unacceptable ...
Gov. Kay Ivey chooses lawyer, Baptist pastor as communication director
"Since taking office, I have worked to fill my team with men and women of the highest integrity. As we seek to restore Alabama's image, I am glad to add folks like Josh Pendergrass who will work every day to steady the ship of state and improve Alabama ...
It's 'Ask A Lawyer' day, with free legal advice, in honor of Law Day
In honor of “Law Day” today, which celebrates the United States' legal system, the Fourth District Bar Association is holding an “Ask-a-Lawyer” day in which people can call in to receive free legal advice. The event runs from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. MT today ...
Trump in 2009. Photo: Patrick McMullan / Getty Trump in 2009. Photo: Patrick McMullan / Getty
... and for which his daughter Ivanka also served as a board member, crumbled to the tune of over a billion dollars, it is certainly believable that someone in Trump's employ could've been sent to threaten the family of a lawyer representing those ...
Lessons From Prince's Lawyer: Know What Your Work Is Worth
Non-lawyers might not realize that there are dozens of potential deal structures, ranging from outright asset sales to short-term administration or distribution agreements, the choice of which should take into account the duration and scope of rights ...
You probably won't understand this keyboard unless you're a lawyer
On the surface, the Legalboard looks like any old rectangular keyboard. Upon closer inspection, however, you can see some irregular keys that probably won't make sense to the regular typist. Legalboard. The Legalboard is a keyboard specifically ...
Indiana court ends lawyer's legal quest for Pence emails
FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington. The Indiana Supreme Court is denying a request from Democratic attorney William Groth, who wanted his public records case ...
Lawyer: Kansas group home attacker was victim's brother
TOPEKA, Kan. - (AP) -- A lawyer says the man suspected of killing three people at a Kansas home for the disabled was the brother of one of the victims, who worked at the home. Police on Monday identified the suspected gunman as 25-year-old Joshua ...
Madison lawyer Tim Burns announces Wisconsin Supreme Court run for Michael Gableman's seat
MADISON - Contending courts have become a tool of special interests, Madison lawyer Tim Burns announced Monday he is running for state Supreme Court. Burns, of the firm Perkins Coie, is seeking the seat held by conservative Justice Michael Gableman ...
Austin defense lawyer to seek Democratic bid for U.S. House seat
Austin criminal defense attorney Chris Perri announced Monday he will run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Congress in District 21, where Republican Lamar Smith has held the seat for the past 30 years. “My wife and I are dismayed by the assaults ...
Vincent Asaro wants fast trial, is 'disoriented' in jail: lawyer
A longtime wise guy pushed for a speedy trial, saying jail is taking a toll on his health while he awaits justice. It's been less than two months since the feds wrangled 82-year-old Bonanno crime family capo Vincent Asaro and six others — including ...
Five weeks to trial for lawyer-less VR Labs
Fort Myers attorney George Knott told the court that his firm has reached out to VR Labs in an effort to see if a lawyer will be hired so that trial preliminaries can be handled. Individual owners of a company, such as VR Labs' principals Robert and ...
Dallas police shooting: Lawyer denies teens were driving in 'aggressive manner'
A Texas high school football player killed by a police officer over the weekend was hit with a rifle bullet, a medical examiner said Monday, amid conflicting reports over the circumstances leading to the teen's death. Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old ...
'Sexually violent predator' Christopher Lawyer now moving to Boulder
After failed attempts to move to Jamestown and then Longmont, Christopher Lawyer — a convicted rapist — will be moving to Boulder and will be staying at the city's homeless shelter. Lawyer, 42, has secured a parole bed at the Boulder Shelter for the ...
Lawyer: Gareon Conley had consensual sex with rape accuser
More details involving Gareon Conley and his rape accusation have rolled out since he took a trip to the Cleveland Police Department on Monday. The Oakland Raiders cornerback and 24th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft (out of Ohio State) is now contending, ...
White House Considers Former EEOC Lawyer for Civil-Rights Post
The White House is considering Eric Dreiband, who filed discrimination lawsuits as the top lawyer at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and has also defended big businesses from such lawsuits, to lead the civil rights division at the Justice ...
Gareon Conley's lawyer claims consensual sex occurred
After witnesses in the hotel room where an alleged rape involving the Raiders first-round draft pick occurred last month claimed that Conley and the alleged victim did nothing together, Conley's lawyer now admits that Conley and the alleged victim had ...
Melania Trump's immigration lawyer criticizes Trump's immigration ...
Melania Trump's immigration lawyer criticizes Trump's immigration ...
Lawyer Argues Accused Polygamist's Trial Rights Violated
Lawyer Argues Accused Polygamist's Trial Rights Violated. A lawyer whose client is on trial for polygamy in Canada is arguing that evidence in the case was collected amid confusion over the legality of the country's laws on plural marriage. | May 1 ...
Despite clear inconsistencies, Gareon Conley's lawyer insists there are none
In the aftermath of Monday's meeting between Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley and Cleveland police, Conley's lawyer admitted for the first time that consensual sex occurred between Conley and the woman accusing him of rape. Conley's lawyer is now ...
Fyre Festival Stranded Guests Locked and Chain-Linked in Airport ... Lawyer Claims
Festival goers who showed up for the ill-fated Fyre festival in the Bahamas were locked in the airport terminal for hours as security put a chain-link fence around the building to make sure they didn't get out ... so claim the lawyers who are repping ...
Lawyer: Case Files in Attic Had Evidence Defense Never Saw
The Portland Press Herald reports ( (link) 2qsZOf2 ) the lawyer, Amy Fairfield, said in court filings that the boxes had been stored in the detective's attic for an unknown length of time. She says they contained witness statements, police ...
International Lawyers, Judges Call on Beijing to Release Detained Rights Lawyer Xie Yang
An international group of lawyers and judges on Tuesday called on Beijing to release human rights lawyer Xie Yang, who was detained during a nationwide crackdown on the legal profession beginning in July 2015, and whose trial at a court in the central ...
Lawyer argues accused polygamist's trial rights violated
Cranbrook, British Columbia • A lawyer whose client is on trial for polygamy in Canada argued Monday that evidence in the case was collected amid confusion over the legality of the country's laws on plural marriage. Attorney Blair Suffredine is asking ...
Convicted South Hills businessman granted new trial because of dozing lawyer
A South Hills businessman convicted of orchestrating the region's biggest mortgage fraud scheme will get a new trial because his lawyer fell asleep during the last one. U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose has decided that James Nassida's lawyer, Stan ...
Aurora man convicted in bid to aid terrorists wants to fire lawyer, be sentenced soon
In the one-page, typed letter, Tounisi, who has been in federal custody since his arrest in April 2013, cited a "breakdown of trust, conflict of interest and breakdown of communication" with his current lawyers as reasons for why he wants to go ahead ...
Lawyer and Crime Novelist to Lead Nobel Peace Prize Committee
OSLO — Berit Reiss-Andersen, a Norwegian corporate lawyer who moonlights as a crime novelist, will lead the committee that chooses the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, it was announced on Tuesday. Ms. Reiss-Andersen will succeed Kaci Kullmann Five, ...
Miami lawyer went high-tech to stalk, harass ex-girlfriend, police say
To stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend for months, a Miami lawyer secretly affixed a GPS tracker to her car, then used an online program known as Spoofcard to mask his phone calls to her, investigators say. But police found that Grant Sarbinoff used ...
Blatter did not speak to US investigators, lawyer says
ZURICH Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has not spoken to United States prosecutors in Switzerland, his U.S.-based lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday. Blatter told international news agency reporters last month that he had met lawyers from the U.S. ...
Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes, colorful Texas lawyer who got millionaire clients off the hook, dies at 90
Houston lawyer Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, famed for his flamboyant but successful trial defenses of millionaire and billionaire clients in some of Texas' most notorious murder cases, has died. Haynes died Friday at his home in the East Texas town of ...
Miami Beach Lawyer Charged With Cyberstalking Ex-Girlfriend
Miami Beach Lawyer Charged With Cyberstalking Ex-Girlfriend. A Miami Beach lawyer is facing charges of cyberstalking his ex-girlfriend, including accusations that he tampered with her electric utility service and made charges to her credit cards. | May ...
Milford lawyer to offer immigration services
A Milford lawyer is bringing immigration legal services to the increasingly diverse town of Milford during uncertain times for undocumented immigrants. Attorney Melanie Soloman is now offering the services through her law office thanks to the recent ...
Senate confirms Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton to lead SEC
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of Jay Clayton, a Wall Street lawyer with decades of experience helping companies to weather regulatory scrutiny, to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission. As chairman of the SEC, Clayton will ...
Judge grants man new trial because his lawyer fell asleep
PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh-area businessman will get a new trial on mortgage fraud charges because his defense attorney was seen sleeping by the judge, witnesses and federal court jurors who convicted him last year. U.S. District Judge Donetta ...
South Florida lawyer charged with stalking ex-girlfriend
A Miami Beach lawyer was arrested Tuesday and charged with harassing his ex-girlfriend for seven months, trying to hack into her social media and store service accounts, using her e-mail address and phone apps to set up dinner and massage reservations ...
Trump's lawyer raises concerns about remaining in Paris climate accord, sources say
President Donald Trump's top White House lawyer is raising concerns about the legal ramifications of the U.S. remaining in the Paris climate change agreement, according to sources familiar with the discussions — a development that could bode ill for ...
DOJ Lawyers Insist Laughing At Their Boss Jeff Sessions Can Be A Criminal Offense
WASHINGTON ― Laughing at the claim during a congressional hearing that Attorney General Jeff Sessions treats all Americans equally is ― in and of itself ― enough to merit a criminal charge, a Justice Department lawyer argued before a D.C. jury on ...
Thailand: Rights Lawyer Feared 'Disappeared'
(New York) – The Thai government should immediately disclose the whereabouts of Prawet Prapanukul, a prominent human rights lawyer and critic of the monarchy, who has been missing since security forces raided his Bangkok home on April 29, 2017, ...
In court, tabloid lawyer defends topless photos of Kate Middleton
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all smiles in France in March on their first official visit to the country during an official photo shoot. But it's the unplanned one that happened at a chateau in 2012 that has them firing back at French media ...
How an M&A lawyer with $206000 in student debt escaped after finding herself crying in the bathroom
Natalie Bacon had always known she wanted to be a lawyer, yet she never imagined the high-stress, high-paying career would push her to the brink. In early 2015, she was a young associate at a law firm in Columbus, Ohio, working with a team that ...
Assange lawyer asks Sweden court to drop arrest warrant
Public statements by US officials saying the United States wanted the arrest of Julian Assange are grounds for Sweden to repeal the WikiLeaks founder's arrest warrant, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Assange, 45, has been holed up in the Ecuadorian ...
Lawyer: Sanctuary Campus Status May Make Immigrants Targets
Lawyer: Sanctuary Campus Status May Make Immigrants Targets. José Galarza wants Hood College to be a place that protects and supports all of its students. | May 3, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Lawyer: ...
Trump administration taps lawyer as acting comptroller
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday named a banking lawyer to be the interim head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as part of the administration's efforts to overhaul bank regulation. Treasury Secretary Steven ...
Trump Administration Taps Lawyer as Acting Comptroller
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday named a banking lawyer to be the interim head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, as part of the administration's efforts to overhaul bank regulation. Treasury Secretary Steven ...
Lawyer Accused of Stalking, Harassing Ex-Girlfriend Gets $262000 Bond
Despite the breakup, the lawyer contacted the victim nearly every day until his arrest, the warrant said. Sarbinoff accessed his ex's computer without her permission to impersonate her online and tried to gain access to the victim's Hulu, Etsy ...
Lawyer for Fox Employees Opposes Murdochs' Attempt to Acquire Sky Network
Earlier this week, LawNewz's Rachel Stockman wrote about how the reason why 21st Century Fox was parting ways with people like Bill Shine, could very well be in order to increase their chances of acquiring the profitable Sky Network. While Fox already ...
Lawyer: Former La Salle star was relieving himself, not exposing himself
Lawyer: Former La Salle star was relieving himself, not exposing himself. 11 minutes ago · Eagles might not be as short as you think at running back. May 2 - 10:32 PM. jera13s2. Camera icon Charles Mostoller. File photo: Doug Overton is joined by ...
Lawyer Seeks Release Of Teen Accused Of Killing Her Allegedly Abusive Dad
Lawyer Seeks Release Of Teen Accused Of Killing Her Allegedly Abusive Dad. Today was Bresha Meadows' 279th day behind bars. By Melissa Jeltsen. Melissa Jeltsen/HuffPost. Bresha Meadows, in center chair, appears in court Wednesday as her lawyer ...