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Do Law Firms Enable Alcoholism?
When Caplin & Drysdale founder Mortimer Caplin turned 100 last summer, he recalled his early years as a lawyer, and how his colleagues enjoyed liquor in the office each evening. He liked the tradition, so he kept bourbon and soda behind a globe on a ...
Legislature's lawyer says subpoenas in 'a gray area' for Gear Up agencies
PIERRE – Doug Decker, the Legislature's chief lawyer, told lawmakers Monday they might better serve South Dakota's taxpayers by changing state laws that allowed the Gear Up scandal to occur, rather than pursue a parallel investigation. Decker said ...
Lawyer: Warriors forward Draymond Green facing lawsuit for assault
Draymond Green is facing a lawsuit "alleging assault, battery and related claims based on his alleged acts of violence against a young man and woman." A press release from Lisa Bloom, who is representing the plaintiffs, also states that Green made ...
Book Review: A beach read for lawyers entitled 'Beach Lawyer'
Beach Lawyer, the tale of a California attorney's fall from almost making partner to being a fired, reputation-ravaged man out for revenge, is just that kind of a read. If you've missed the likes of the classic mystery novelist John D. MacDonald and ...
Why Houston Nutt, lawyer went nuclear on Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss
Mars used that rationale with his client, former Rebels football coach Houston Nutt, in explaining his bruising attack on Ole Miss – including leaking to media a salacious phone call that was not relevant to their lawsuit. Nutt sued the school earlier ...
R. Kelly Has Reportedly Hired Bill Cosby's Former Lawyer
According to The Daily Mail, sources said the 50-year-old R&B artist has enlisted the help of Monique Pressley, a Washington, D.C.-based lawyer who represented Bill Cosby in his sexual assault case before stepping down. Pressley was known as one of ...
For children, life without parole unjust, lawyer tells high court
Sentencing children to life in prison without the possibility of parole is cruel and unusual punishment no matter what they have done, and the state of New Mexico should stop doing it, civil rights attorney Gary Mitchell argued in front of the state ...
Lawyer who targeted tobacco companies encourages state suits against drug makers for opioid crisis
Among the lawyers is Michael Moore, who filed the first state lawsuit against tobacco companies in 1994 when he was attorney general of Mississippi. Soon after he left office in 2004, Moore got involved in lawsuits filed against OxyContin maker Purdue ...
Grievance filed against Burlington lawyer
BELLINGHAM — A grievance has been filed against a Skagit County lawyer for his alleged role in enabling a Bellingham man to practice law without a license. According to the Whatcom County Prosecutor's Office, a grievance letter against Burlington ...
Ex-Bush ethics lawyer: Trump calling for Clinton to be prosecuted is an 'impeachable offense'
Former President George W. Bush's chief ethics lawyer on Tuesday said President Trump calling for Hillary Clinton · Hillary Rodham ClintonRyan: It's Trump's 'prerogative' to fire Sessions GOP lawmaker: Trump attacks on Sessions beneath 'any held office ...
Charlie Gard's parents want to take him home to die, lawyer says
LONDON – A lawyer for the parents of Charlie Gard told a judge Tuesday their last wish is to take their critically ill son home to die. Lawyers for the family of the 11-month old infant and the hospital treating him returned for a hearing before ...
Gang Offering $1 Million Bounty for Colombia's FARC Rebel Leaders: Lawyer
BOGOTA (Reuters) - A criminal gang is offering bounties of $1 million to assassins who kill leaders from Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group, a lawyer for the guerrillas said on Tuesday, as the group prepares to take seats in Congress as part of a ...
Manafort testifies to Senate Intelligence Committee, turns over notes from Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer
Before his testimony, he submitted to the committee notes that he took at a meeting with a Russian lawyer he and other campaign aides attended during the presidential campaign, a person familiar with the investigation said. The notes could provide a ...
Magnitsky lawyer: Will 'fight for justice' despite risk to life
Magnitsky, a Moscow lawyer working for Hermitage Capital, an investment firm run by American-born financier Bill Browder, uncovered a $230 million tax fraud. He also discovered evidence Russian government officials were involved in carrying it out, and ...
Martin Shkreli nastily berated lawyer, said his attorneys are 'lazy and stupid and paid too much'
The "pharma bro" Shkreli had a nasty habit of berating his business lawyer, and current criminal case co-defendant Evan Greebel, according to evidence shown jurors Tuesday at Shkreli's securities fraud trial in Brooklyn, New York, federal court. One ...
Ivanka Trump retains defense lawyer for Russia investigation
Both lawyers will now advise Trump throughout the investigation. Ira Sorkin, the lawyer known for his defense of the famous Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff, said hiring the defense lawyer was a good move. "You have to be ready to go just in case Mr ...
Ivanka Trump Hires Defense Lawyer for Russia Investigation - The ...
Ivanka Trump Hires Defense Lawyer for Russia Investigation - The ...
Wells Fargo Lawyer Who Released Client Information Wants It Back
Wells Fargo & Co.'s attorney who mistakenly released reams of sensitive data about wealthy clients asked a judge to order the records returned to the bank and they not be spread any further, after being leaked to a newspaper. Lawyers representing Gary ...
Philadelphia lawyer gives $7.5 million for continuing education classes for Pa. judges
On Tuesday, Duquesne University announced that law alum and Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline will donate $7.5 million to establish a center at Duquesne to work with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts and Pennsylvania's law ...
Cardinal Pell will plead not guilty, his lawyer confirms
Cardinal George Pell will plead not guilty to all accusations of sexual assault against him, his lawyer has told a Melbourne court. The Vatican treasurer, 76, appeared in person for the brief administrative hearing on Wednesday. Cardinal Pell is ...
Ex-priest's release upsets lawyer for sex abuse victims
The scheduled release from prison of an ex-priest convicted of raping a child shows the need for changes in the state's civil commitment law, an advocate for clergy sex abuse victims said. BOSTON – A lawyer for victims of clergy sex abuse said the ...
Syracuse lawyer accused of making bomb threat to avoid court hearing
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Syracuse lawyer is accused of calling in a bomb threat to a day care center at the federal courthouse on the day she was scheduled to argue against a judge sanctioning her. Jacqueline B. Jones, then a lawyer with the Mackenzie ...
OJ Simpson rebukes notion that visiting Nicole's grave is insensitive, lawyer says
July 26, 2017, 10:26 AM | During an interview with "CBS This Morning," O.J. Simpson's lawyer, Malcolm Lavergne, slammed reports that his client has plans to visit the grave of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, after his release from prison. Simpson ...
Snap Loses Top Lawyer as Stock Continues to Sink
Beleaguered social media company Snap Inc. (SNAP) has lost its top lawyer, general counsel Chris Handman, amid a steep decline in the stock, which now trades below its initial public offering price of just a few months ago. According to media reports ...
Imran Awan's Lawyer Is Long-time Clinton Associate
Chris Gowen, Imran Awan's lawyer, is a long-time campaigner for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a member of an attorney team that brought a fraudulent lawsuit against energy giant Chevron. Pakistani-born ...
Gowdy Acted Like Kushner's Lawyer Behind Closed Doors, Democrat Says
Republican Trey Gowdy acted behind closed doors like a lawyer for President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, during questioning Tuesday by the House Intelligence Committee, said the top Democrat on the panel. "Mr. Gowdy took the role as a ...
House IT Aide's Lawyer Is Longtime Clinton Associate
Then-Sen. Hillary Clinton makes a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, with her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, and husband, former President Bill Clinton, Dec. 31, 2007. Chris Gowen, who is representing a House IT aide who was arrested Monday, worked on ...
Travis Kalanick Hires Former US Attorney Haag as Lawyer
Ex-Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick hired former San Francisco U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag and one of her colleagues at Orrick to represent him as the ride-hailing giant heads toward a trial in Waymo's trade-secrets lawsuit over driverless ...
This Man's Lawyer Used Wikipedia for Legal Research—Texas Plans to Execute Him Anyway
On July 27, Texas is scheduled to put Taichin Preyor to death for the 2004 murder of Jami Tackett in San Antonio. Preyor's guilt was never in much doubt, but according to his petition for clemency, the competence of the lawyers who had represented him ...
Was Donald Trump Jr.'s Meeting With A Russian Lawyer Actually An Intelligence Operation?
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks to the media outside the White House in Washington, Monday, July 24, 2017, after meeting behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee on the investigation into possible collusion between ...
Lawyers upon lawyers upon lawyers: In Trump World, everyone has ...
Lawyers upon lawyers upon lawyers: In Trump World, everyone has ...
Lawyer: No Bribe Money Earmarked for US in Oligarch Case
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago lawyer for a Ukrainian oligarch charged in an international bribery case says new claims that some bribe money was earmarked for people in the U.S. are false. Dan Webb's statement on Dymitro Firtash's behalf Wednesday ...
Trump's newest Russia lawyer: 'I think very highly' of Mueller
Cobb, a prominent Washington white-collar lawyer who in the 1990s represented several Democrats under investigation during the Clinton era, was hired in part to help spearhead the internal Trump White House effort to respond to the expanding Russia ...
Lawyer's 'Inadvertent' E-Discovery Failures Led to Wells Fargo Data Breach
A massive Wells Fargo customer data breach was not the work of a hacker, but of the bank's own lawyer who failed to review the bank's entire set of discovery documents, including information about the bank's wealthy customers, before it was shipped to ...
Rep. Brady's Lawyer Denies Wrongdoing
The campaign of Rep. Robert Brady, D-Pa., reportedly transferred $90,000 in total to a primary opponent in 2012. (CQ Roll Call file photo). Eric Garcia · @Eric Garcia. Posted Jul 27, 2017 8:37 AM. Save for later. A lawyer for Pennsylvania Rep. Robert ...
Trump's newest Russia lawyer: 'I think very highly of Mueller'
Newly appointed White House lawyer Ty Cobb is offering praise for Robert Mueller, saying he thinks “very highly" of the special counsel. “I have a very respectful and professional relationship with Bob Mueller. I think very highly of him,” Cobb, who ...
Leominster Council lifts ban on calling city's lawyer
LEOMINSTER - After a mostly civil debate Monday, the City Council voted 5-4 to overturn its decision in February to prohibit individual councilors from contacting the city's contract solicitor. "I believe we should have the ability to pick up the phone ...
A healing response to 'The Lawyer, the Addict'
When I became a lawyer in 1989, there were already studies about a crisis in the legal profession. Back in 1990, a study showed lawyers had high rates of depression. The profession has high rates of suicide. Sometime in the 1990s, a state bar study ...
Lawyer for Wasserman Schultz' ex-IT aide: Fraud count might be 'placeholder' for more charges
Lawyer for Wasserman Schultz' ex-IT aide: Fraud count might be 'placeholder' for more charges. Published July 27, 2017. Fox News. Facebook; Twitter; Email; Print. Now Playing. Feds arrest Debbie Wasserman Schultz's former IT staffer. Close. The ...
TaiChin Preyor Tries to Stop Execution, Says Lawyer Used Wikipedia
A Texas inmate scheduled for execution on Thursday was pressing last-minute appeals that argued his former lawyer collaborated with a disbarred attorney, relied on Wikipedia for research and double-billed his family and the court. TaiChin Preyor, 46 ...
Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian lawyer was about sanctions, financier tells Senate panel
Aside from Trump Jr., Trump top adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort also attended the June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer, who, according to Trump Jr., was purported to have damaging information about ...
Duquesne professor's lawyer: Car keying was a 'misunderstanding'
The lawyer for Duquesne University professor Audrey Guskey, who is accused of keying multiple vehicles, issued a statement calling the incidents a “misunderstanding.” “My client like most folks have disputes with their neighbors from time to time and ...
This Is Every Lawyer's Worst Discovery Nightmare
I've spent more than my fair share of time in the document review mines. I know that mistakes happen; after all, those reviewing the documents (or those programming the AI) are only human. But sometimes that mistake is so large and potentially harmful ...
Lawyer argues women who deny husbands sex are guilty of abuse
Women who deny their husbands sex are guilty of psychological and emotional abuse, according to a Malaysian lawmaker who is now under fire for the remarks. Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh, from the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, a right-wing political ...
The Latest: Lawyer says Shkreli never bilked investors
FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2015, file photo, Martin Shkreli, center, the former hedge fund manager under fire for buying a pharmaceutical company and ratcheting up the price of a life-saving drug, is escorted by law enforcement agents in New York after ...
Miami businessman convicted of jailhouse plot to murder witness, his own lawyer
Adam Barnett, a polished Miami penny-stock salesman with a penchant for beautiful women and expensive sneakers, spent weeks on trial accused of paying a fellow inmate to arrange the murder of a key witness and his ex-defense lawyer. When he took to ...
Lawyer: Police at wrong address fired through closed door in fatal shooting
SOUTHAVEN, Mississippi -- Attorneys for the family of a Mississippi man shot dead by police after they apparently responded to the wrong home say the bullets were fired through a closed door, in contrast to local officials' version of events, reports ...
Bracing for another lawsuit from candy giant, Madison lawyer strikes first
About a month ago, a federal judge in Virginia threw out a trademark lawsuit filed by candy giant Mars Inc. against Madison small-batch chocolatier and lawyer Syovata Edari. But knowing that Mars probably hasn't gotten in its last licks, Edari now has ...
Martin Shkreli's lawyer says former drug company chairman tried to 'seduce' the 'pharma bro' with salacious emails
Martin Shkreli's lawyer suggested Thursday that his "pharma bro" client had a sexual relationship with the gay former chairman of the board of Retrophin, the drug company Shkreli had founded. "What didn't Steve Richardson do for the two years he was on ...
Dolphins ex-cheerleader, lawyer getting divorced -- and Trump's a factor
A Florida couple is divorcing for a series of reasons, including conflicting support for President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). An ex-cheerleader and lawyer in Florida are calling it quits -- partly because she's a fan of President ...