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A Trial Lawyer's Conundrums for a Conservative Friend
A lawyer colleague of mine was representing a 20-year-old woman who had lost a hand in a workplace accident. Her employer had removed a safety screen from a meat grinder without instructing her how to use the altered machine. The injury occurred that ...
Reporter's Lawyer Demands Fox News Host Drop Lawsuit Over Lewd Texting Story
A lawyer representing journalist Yashar Ali demanded Friday that Fox News host Eric Bolling dismiss his $50 million defamation lawsuit against Ali, which stemmed from an Aug. 4 HuffPost report alleging that Bolling sent unsolicited lewd messages to ...
Investors' Lawyer Says $750M Suit Could 'Bankrupt' Duane Morris
The plaintiffs are oil and gas investors in AEU who claim Duane Morris lawyers failed to inform them of a claim Chesapeake intended to pursue against them, negotiated with Chesapeake about that claim without consulting them and failed to stop ...
Meth suspect fires lawyer, delaying trial
Ricketts asked Chavez-Loya through an interpretor if he could afford to hire a new lawyer, and the defendant said he could. Ricketts told the defendant he knew of a lawyer who could take the case if necessary. Another hearing is set for Aug. 23 to ...
Former Coralville lawyer gets 30 months of prison for mail fraud
A former Coralville attorney who eluded the FBI for nearly five years was sentenced to more than two years in prison on Friday. According to a news release from the United States Department of Justice, Dennis A. Bjorklund, 52, was sentenced to 30 ...
The Latest: Taylor Swift's lawyer says he's proud of singer
Samaria Alli talks about attending the morning session of a civil trail for pop singer Taylor Swift, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Denver. Swift testified Thursday that David Mueller, a former radio DJ, reached under her skirt and intentionally grabbed ...
Fresno lawyer arrested for alleged child sex crimes
Matlak was not only a lawyer for a Fresno law firm but also an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and is now sitting in jail. Sheriff's deputies say multiple children have come forward claiming Matlak inappropriately touched them ...
Taylor Swift's Lawyer Says He's Proud Of Singer
DENVER (CBS4)– Federal Court Judge William Martinez dismissed pop star Taylor Swift from the lawsuit filed by former Denver DJ David Mueller, who she accused of groping her at a photo op in 2013. Judge Martinez says Mueller and his legal team failed ...
UF Finds Evidence Ex-Lawyer Mishandled Public Records
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida says it has found evidence that its former top lawyer improperly handled public records requests seeking information about her own job performance. The Gainesville Sun reports the university's ...
A lawyer who has been a defender of USC now must investigate the ...
A lawyer who has been a defender of USC now must investigate the ...
Lawyer: Livestreamed, Deadly Crash Caused by Blown Tire
Lawyer: Livestreamed, Deadly Crash Caused by Blown Tire. The defense attorney for a teenage driver accused of driving drunk while livestreaming the crash that killed her younger sister says a mechanical problem may have caused the accident in ...
Lawyer: Livestreamed, deadly crash caused by blown tire
"We have reason to believe the accident was caused by wear and tear on the tire, causing it to blow out," said Ramnik Samrao, the court-appointed lawyer for Obdulia Sanchez. "That's where we are focusing our investigation." Sanchez was driving a car ...
'Lunch with a Lawyer' provides an educational outing for seniors
The free Lunch with a Lawyer program invites the local senior public to lunch to hear the lawyer of the month provide an educational legal presentation. Each month, an attorney donates their time in an effort to listen and answer legal questions. The ...
UF finds evidence ex-lawyer mishandled public records
GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida says it has found evidence that its former top lawyer improperly handled public records requests seeking information about her own job performance. The Gainesville Sun reports the university's investigation into ...
Defense lawyer says it's too soon to judge in dog abuse case
John Moyer, corporate outreach manager for the Humane Society of the United States' Stop Puppy Mills campaign carries one of the approximately 70 Great Danes rescued from a suspected puppy mill on Friday, June 16, 2017, in Wolfeboro, N.H. The ...
Carterville lawyer recognized in lawyer list
Calvert is a lawyer and strategic communications consultant in St. Louis and has represented clients in lawsuits, commercial transactions and public policy challenges in the St. Louis area. Clients include injured individuals to community leaders and ...
Lawyers looking out for Clark County foster kids
Resort lawyer Kim Sinatra has a very different clientele away from her day job: at-risk children. Sinatra, the general counsel for Wynn Resorts Ltd., represents foster children through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. The nonprofit represents ...
Heiress Kawananakoa: Lawyer is trying to take control of $200M estate
Heiress Kawananakoa: Lawyer is trying to take control of $200M estate. Sunday, August 13th 2017, 1:44 am PDT Sunday, August 13th 2017, 1:58 am PDT. By Daryl Huff, Special Projects Producer. Email. Connect. [email protected] ...
Inmate death spurs lawyer search
TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities anticipate a potential lawsuit following “some indications” of negligence or wrongdoing by corrections officers after an inmate was found dead in his jail cell, said Grand Traverse County Sheriff Tom Bensley. An unreleased ...
The Charlottesville driver isn't the only one who should lawyer up
All law students taking a First Amendment course, or even a constitutional law survey course, learn the rule of Brandenburg v. Ohio, a case that grew out of a 1964 Ku Klux Klan rally near Cincinnati. The defendant, Clarence Brandenburg, was convicted ...
How Will Mexican Drug Kingpin El Chapo's Pay His Lawyer?
Nearly seven months after his extradition to the United States, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera—the most notorious drug trafficker in the world, according to U.S. prosecutors—may finally be getting private legal representation. Jeffrey Lichtman, a ...
New lawyer for man charged in Pittsfield fatal hit-and-run crash
PITTSFIELD — The suspect in a January fatal hit-and-run crash has a new court-appointed lawyer. Robert D. Smith's original attorney, Nathaniel Green, had to withdraw from the case Monday due to conflicts of interest involving potential witnesses in ...
Clippinger fulfills longtime desire to become a lawyer
Don Clippinger has spent years as an established journalist and publicist, but he recently surpassed the milestone of completing law school and passing his bar exam. Clippinger's education began in suburban Pittsburgh, and he graduated college from ...
'El Chapo' seeking new lawyers in US drug trafficking case
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Guzman wants new lawyers in ...
Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' in Brooklyn court asking for mob lawyer
He's looking to ditch his public defenders and hire private attorneys, including one who previously represented the son of organized crime boss John Gotti. Guzman has pleaded not guilty to charges of running a drug trafficking cartel that laundered ...
Lawyer: Livestreamed, deadly crash caused by blown tire
"We have reason to believe the accident was caused by wear and tear on the tire, causing it to blow out," said Ramnik Samrao, the court-appointed lawyer for Obdulia Sanchez. "That's where we are focusing our investigation." Sanchez was driving a car ...
Lawyer of teen who livestreamed deadly crash says blown tire caused wreck
The attorney for a teenage driver accused of causing a fatal crash while livestreaming on Instagram says a mechanical problem may have caused the accident in Central California. KABC. Monday, August 14, 2017 10:42AM. MERCED, Calif. --. The attorney ...
Charlottesville Killer James Alex Fields Claims He's Too Broke to Afford a Lawyer
Fields, a 20-year-old resident of Ohio, indicated that he was unable to hire a lawyer. He told Judge Downer his income was approximately $650 every two weeks from his job at a security-guard company. Judge Downer assigned local attorney Charles Weber ...
Trump's 'TV lawyer' would rather talk about Loretta Lynch
LOS ANGELES (CNNMoney) -- In the first six weeks since he began representing President Trump, Jay Sekulow went on television so much on the president's behalf that Axios dubbed him Trump's "TV Lawyer." But lately, Sekulow's TV strategy has been to ...
Lawyer: British hacking suspect will be vindicated
The lawyer commented after Marcus Hutchins—who three months ago found a "kill switch" to stem the spread of the devastating WannaCry ransomware outbreak—pleaded not guilty to US charges of creating and distributing malicious software. Hutchins was ...
NFLPA will pay Elliott's legal fees, unless he wants his own lawyer
The NFLPA has had plenty of success with its own lawyers. Five years ago, it was litigation pressure from the NFLPA that ultimately forced Commissioner Roger Goodell to delegate the appeals of the Saints players suspended in the bounty scandal to an ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Swift in trial saying 'no means no'
Taylor Swift's attorney says she's standing up for all women in her federal lawsuit by taking on a man who she says groped her and is saying "No means no." In closing arguments Monday, lawyer Douglas Baldridge characterized the former DJ who sued Swift ...
What's the Next Hot Market for Law Firm Mergers?
A 13-lawyer firm in Indiana nabbed seven health care litigators from boutique Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman. Louisville's Stoll Keenon Ogden moved to absorb 10-lawyer, Evansville, Indiana-based Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn. In a deal ...
DJ's lawyer: Taylor didn't act like she was being groped
A lawyer for the former ​Denver radio DJ ​i​n the Taylor Swift grope trial pointed to a key photograph Monday in an attempt to persuade jurors that his client was innocent of fondling the “Bad Blood” songstress. “Look at Ms. Swift's face and ask ...
ABA releases report on improving lawyer well-being
In an effort to reverse a trend toward increasing mental health and addiction issues among legal professionals, several national lawyer well-being groups have partnered together to release a new report, which offers recommendations for both preventing ...
Taylor Swift Testimony Inconsistent in Groping Trial, Says DJ's Lawyer
A lawyer for the former radio DJ accused of groping Taylor Swift told jurors Monday that the pop star's account is inconsistent with the testimony of every other member of her team. As the pop star cried in federal court during closing arguments, he ...
Lawyer calls Taylor Swift's testimony inconsistent in groping case
DENVER -- A lawyer for the former radio DJ accused of groping Taylor Swift claimed that the singer's testimony was inconsistent with that of every other member of her team. As the pop star cried in federal court during closing arguments of her ...
Minn. lawyer appointed to gather assets in megafarm bankruptcy case
U.S. District Judge Donovan W. Frank in Minneapolis granted the receivership motion last week and appointed Philip Kunkel, a St. Cloud, Minn., lawyer, as receiver. McMartin was the sole-owner of McM Inc., of St. Thomas, N.D. The farm had operations in ...
Lawyer: Yahoo Lost Sec. 230 Immunity Because It Didn't Hand Over Personal Info; Court: GTFO
Lawyer and author Thomas Hall originally sued three individuals for alleged online harassment. According to his first complaint, Hall had drawn the ire of supposed white supremacists who bombarded him with hundreds of "threatening and disparaging ...
DA: Suspended Islip lawyer charged with stealing client funds
DA: Suspended Islip lawyer charged with stealing client funds. Updated August 14, 2017 8:46 PM By Zachary R. Dowdy [email protected] · Reprints + -. Nancy Enoksen stole the funds from a $400,000 personal injury settlement that her client ...
A Top Lawyer Has Asked The Supreme Court To Hear A Major Death Penalty Case
WASHINGTON — One of the country's top lawyers is asking the Supreme Court to take up a case that could reshape — or even end — the death penalty in America. The aggressive filing comes as the Supreme Court is already set to hear a high-profile ...
LGBT Rights Lawyer Running for Michigan Attorney General
LGBT Rights Lawyer Running for Michigan Attorney General. A lawyer who helped win a historic legal battle to strike down Michigan's gay marriage ban is running for state attorney general. Aug. 15, 2017, at 11:55 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon ...
What to look for when hiring a lawyer with Greene & Phillips
With so many lawyers to pick from, it's hard to know which attorney to choose after an accident. David Greene from Greene & Phillips joined Studio10 to give us some pointers on what to look for in a lawyer. What kind of experience should you look for ...
Cozen O'Connor Adds Longtime NLRB Lawyer to L&E Practice
Cozen O'Connor is once again adding to its growing labor and employment department, this time tapping a lawyer fresh off more than four decades with the National Labor Relations Board. The firm's latest addition is Barry Kearney, former associate ...
In NYC, every tenant facing eviction is now entitled to a lawyer
To counter this, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has enacted a law that provides a city-funded lawyer to any tenant facing eviction, where the tenant's income is 200 percent of the federal poverty level or less. In NYC eviction proceedings ...
Lawyer: Day care owner accused of sex assault is innocent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The lawyer for a man accused of sexually assaulting two children at a day care he runs in Philadelphia says his client is completely innocent. Fifty-three-year-old Duncan Round, of Medford Lakes, New Jersey, is charged with rape, ...
Teamsters did nothing wrong, labor lawyer says
To a Boston labor lawyer, the acquittal of four Teamsters accused of trying to strongarm the “Top Chef” television show was a just outcome. “The very fact that the case was prosecuted was considered by many of us [labor lawyers] to be an abuse of ...
Miami lawyer is named president of American Bar
On Tuesday, Miami lawyer Hilarie Bass took the reigns of the American Bar Association. She will be steering the nation's 400,000-member professional association as the group's 141st president. The organization's mission includes improving the ...
Second Cosby lawyer quits as November retrial looms
In court papers, Angela Agrusa — a Los Angeles-based entertainment lawyer who sat by Cosby's side during his trial earlier this summer — asked Judge Steven T. O'Neill for permission to withdraw from the case before the retrial Nov. 6. Cosby ...
Lawyer Well-Being: Creating A Movement To Improve The Legal Profession
Busy lawyers are maxed out as they deal with the stress and pressure of a demanding profession, and law firms and organizations are looking for new strategies to attract and retain top talent. Lawyers just out of law school are expected to be “practice ...