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Lawyer calling to have DA removed from Troy officer-involved shooting case
TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The lawyer of a suspect who was shot in Troy is now asking the district attorney to step down. A two page letter calls for Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove to step away from the Dahmeek McDonald shooting ...
Former lawyer who slit dog's throat headed back to court on new abuse claims
A former attorney who pleaded guilty last year to domestic violence and animal cruelty for slitting the throat of his family's dog is headed back to court next week. James Stewart Robinson, 50, is being held in the Jefferson County Jail without bond ...
How To Exit With Grace: An Employment Lawyer's Perspective
Here are a few ways to make your exit smoother, regardless of what motivates it. By Beth Robinson. at 5:47 PM. 9Shares. One of the most entertaining things to experience from afar is the destructive employee send off. Nothing is more satisfying than a ...
Moody Street residents hire lawyer to push town for maintenance of road
Resident Charles Bolstridge and his three neighbors on the short, dog-leg street behind the Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge have hired a lawyer to fight the closing in court, if need be. Waterville attorney Bill Lee, representing Bolstridge, met in a ...
Lawyer who was driving force behind NFL's Rooney Rule will run for NFLPA executive director
Attorney Cyrus Mehri, who played a key role in the NFL's adoption of its minority interviewing rule for coaches and key front office positions, said Tuesday that he intends to run next year for executive director of the NFL Players Association. Mehri ...
The Latest: Inventor's lawyer reacts in submarine death case
The defense lawyer of the Danish inventor who is suspected of manslaughter in the case of Swedish journalist Kim Wall says her client stood by his "explanation that an accident happened" aboard a homemade submarine. Danish police confirmed ...
NH grand jury indicts Chelmsford lawyer on witness tampering charge
NASHUA, N.H. -- A New Hampshire grand jury indicted Chelmsford attorney John Gallant of a felony witness tampering charge, according to court documents. Gallant, 57, was indicted last week in Hillsborough Superior Court Southern District on a single ...
Private lawyers make big money off Norfolk's tax auctions – sometimes more than the city
But a Virginian-Pilot investigation found that in Norfolk, lawyers and other private companies – including The Pilot itself – sometimes make more money off the process than the city does. For example, Norfolk once got just $185 on a tax bill that ...
Senator's case may hinge on `official acts' meaning
Defense lawyers say Menendez's phone calls and meetings on Melgen's behalf were not official acts — but rather a longtime friend helping another out. The U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the definition of official acts last year when it set aside the ...
In-House Lawyer May Do Work for Employer's Corporate Siblings
A company with multiple subsidiaries may wish to obtain “advanced conflict waivers” if it wants in-house lawyers at one subsidiary to perform work for other entities in the corporate family, the Illinois bar's ethics committee advised in its most ...
Practicing Professionalism as a Lawyer
Lawyers were once among the most trusted professionals in America. In recent decades, however, public opinion of the legal profession has steadily declined. According to Gallup poll results released at the end of last year, only 18% of survey ...
'Pharma Bro' lawyer readies for his own day in court
“Pharma felon” Martin Shkreli's former lawyer soon heads to trial in the pair's alleged ponzi-like scheme — and he's begging the judge to switch up jury selection in order to spare him from the three-day roasting that his reviled ex-boss endured ...
Nevada Man Who Wants to Be Own Lawyer Skips Court Appearance
Nevada Man Who Wants to Be Own Lawyer Skips Court Appearance. A 28-year-old North Las Vegas man accused of abducting and keeping teenage girls as sex slaves refused to leave his jail cell for a hearing about serving as his own attorney at his ...
Lawyer No Longer Wants New Mental Exam for Bomb Plot Suspect
Lawyer No Longer Wants New Mental Exam for Bomb Plot Suspect. Attorney for man accused of attempting to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank has asked a federal judge to withdraw her request for a ...
Lawyer no longer wants new mental exam for bomb plot suspect
OKLAHOMA CITY — An attorney for a man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank has asked a federal judge to withdraw her request for a mental examination of the suspect. Defense ...
DLA Piper Hires Former Lawyer to President
Christopher Oprison, a former associate counsel to President George W. Bush, joined DLA Piper's litigation group as a partner in Miami. He joins from Akerman, where he was a partner who focused on white collar crime, and has represented a colorful cast ...
Fired Google Engineer Hires Lawyer Shortlisted as Trump Nominee
The engineer who was fired by Google after he criticized the company's diversity policies for ignoring differences between the sexes has hired civil rights lawyer Harmeet Dhillon, who was widely reported months ago to be a contender for a top job in ...
Fired Google engineer James Damore hires prominent Republican lawyer
Dhillon is a trial lawyer who is well known for her work with the California GOP. She delivered a Sikh prayer at the Republican National Convention in 2016, and was reportedly under consideration to lead the civil rights division in President Trump's ...
Who Is The Richest Lawyer In Trumpland?
Now, we've spent some time — okay, an awful lot of time — in the past digging into the estimated worth of lawyers in the Trump administration because, well, everyone is just a little bit nosey, so it is fun to take a glimpse into the bank accounts of ...
Lawyer appears in court for alleged lewd groping rampage
A Legal Aid lawyer appeared before a judge in Manhattan court this week — only this time, he was the defendant. Anton Ditchev, a 34-year-old Brooklyn Law School grad, is accused of launching into a lewd rampage that included groping two female ...
Former US attorney remembered as prankster, outstanding lawyer
Former colleagues remember Robert Bruce Green as a "lawyer's lawyer" with a sense of humor — and someone to look up to. The former United States attorney, who also had a long-time law practice in Muskogee, died Monday. Services for Green, 83, are ...
Can Trump's Ex-Lawyer Jason Greenblatt Achieve Middle East ...
Can Trump's Ex-Lawyer Jason Greenblatt Achieve Middle East ...
Do Lawyers Make Better CEOs Than MBAs?
We were interested in how lawyer CEOs might influence firm decision making more broadly — and whether they differ from CEOs without a law degree. I collaborated with Irena Hutton, Danling Jiang, and Matt Pierson to compare the behavior of CEOs with ...
The Fired Google Engineer Has Hired a GOP Lawyer
Google found itself at the epicenter of controversy this month after a 10-page anti-diversity manifesto written by one of its employees, which had circulated internally at the company, went viral. James Damore, the employee who wrote the memo—which ...
He was Andrea Yates' lawyer. Now he's raising awareness about postpartum depression.
The notorious case of Andrea Yates was the first time many people — including George Parnham — had ever heard of postpartum depression. Sixteen years later, he's working to help other mothers get the help they so desperately need. Sixteen years ago ...
This New York Lawyer Wants to Bring More Diversity to the Mrs. America Pageant
That curiosity lead Giannetta, a lawyer who has also worked as a model, to begin researching the pageant online. She quickly learned the history of the contest, which was founded in 1977 and celebrates married women who devote considerable time to ...
Lawyer arrested for not answering questions gets settlement
TRENTON, N.J. — A lawyer arrested for not answering questions during a traffic stop for suspected speeding in New Jersey will receive $30,000 under a settlement with the state. NJ Advance Media ( (link) 2g83qCt ) reports Wednesday that the ...
Lawyer arrested for not answering questions gets settlement
TRENTON, N.J. — A lawyer arrested for not answering questions during a traffic stop for suspected speeding in New Jersey will receive $30,000 under a settlement with the state, court records show. NJ Advance Media ( (link) 2g83qCt ) reported ...
Jon Gosselin's lawyer speaks out after his public verbal altercation with Kate
Jon Gosselin is doing everything to protect his children following a "verbal domestic dispute" with his ex-wife Kate Gosselin at a a Pennsylvania orthodontist's office. Wyomissing Police responded to the scene after the couple could not come to an ...
Lawyer who stole $1.3 million from his elderly grandmother sentenced to eight years in prison
A Lakewood lawyer who stole $1.3 million from his 89-year-old step-grandmother was sentenced to eight years in prison last week. Glenn Gregory, 55, was the trustee for the Martha Violet Villano Trust Fund, bleeding the account down to $24 between 2006 ...
Civil rights lawyer accuses AT&T of discriminating against low-income communities
Civil rights attorney Daryl Parks filed a formal complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Thursday on behalf of three black women who say that their Cleveland neighborhoods don't have access to the same broadband services as the ...
Rally Cat Now Has A Lawyer
It was all fun and games when a cat ran onto the field during a St. Louis Cardinals game earlier this month. An employee wrangled him, the cat bit him, and Yadier Molina hit a grand slam on the next pitch. Rally cat! But then the cat went missing; it ...
Ex-Philly narcotics cop swapped drugs for sex, his lawyer says
Prosecutors make no mention in their filings of the car wreck that Davis' lawyer said eventually exposed the illicit conduct. But police reports from the incident suggest that the driver, Rosie Dorothy Forsyth, 28, was high when the car she was driving ...
Prominent Philly lawyer was taken into custody in courthouse scuffle
Haines is a prominent Center City lawyer and former city prosecutor who started his own firm, Haines & Associates in 2004, specializing in civil litigation. He was chancellor of the 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association in 1997 and president of ...
'Are you cool with me being 15?' The sex-sting question that led a lawyer to jail.
A longtime Maryland defense lawyer was sentenced to six months in jail Thursday for soliciting a minor for sex, concluding a case that turned on an online police sting and stunned the local legal community. Michael D. Dobbs, 57, stood solemnly as the ...
'UES Mommas' lawyer-up over Facebook racism allegations
The two conservative women retained criminal- defense lawyer Yifat Schnur, of Edison NJ, who penned a cease-and-desist message and said his clients were unfairly called racists. “Your continuous engagement in libelous, tortious, wrongful and illegal ...
Man convicted of murder punches lawyer
A 28-year-old Houma man found guilty of murder Thursday had to be restrained by deputies after physically assaulting his attorney in court. Following two days of testimony during a bench trial, District Judge Randy Bethancourt found Kenny Veal, of 64 ...
Lawyer outed as Facebook spoofer posting as politicians | New York ...
Lawyer outed as Facebook spoofer posting as politicians | New York ...
Lawyer for South Korea's Samsung Chief Lee Says They Will Appeal
SEOUL (Reuters) - A lawyer for Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee said on Friday the defense team could not accept a court ruling to jail Lee for five years for bribery and will appeal against the decision. "We are confident the ruling will be overturned ...
Prosecution lawyer says a court in north India has convicted flamboyant guru of rape in 2002 case
Prosecution lawyer says a court in north India has convicted flamboyant guru of rape in 2002 case. By The Associated Press. PANCHKULA, India — Aug 25, 2017, 5:52 AM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Prosecution lawyer says a court in north ...
Hiring a lawyer? Here's what you need to know
Life situations can occur that require an attorney's expertise. Friends or family members might be a starting point, but lawyers specialize in specific legal areas. For example, the attorney who did a terrific job with your friend's divorce may not ...
Lawyer: Former Cop to Plead Guilty to Trading Drugs for Sex
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer says a retired Philadelphia police narcotics officer will plead guilty to swapping drugs for sex with two women, including one who was accused of driving under the influence in a crash that killed her grandmother. The ...
Stung by his lawyer's bill
“Mr. Beaver, I just got my lawyer's first bill and can't believe it! If you gave me a choice between being stung by killer bees or this bill, I'd take the bees in a New York minute,” Sacramento reader Daniel's email read. Attached was a scanned copy ...
Top lawyer: Trump not liable if supporters hurt reporters at rallies
President Trump would not be legally liable if his supporters hurt reporters in responding to his broad demand this week that they "challenge the media," according to a top Constitutional lawyer and professor. "He's probably OK as far as that goes ...
Lawyer: My $900 frog missing after would-be client stole it
A South African tree frog given to a Nassau County lawyer in lieu of a fee 22 years ago has gone missing after it was stolen by a potential client this week, the attorney said Friday. Shortly after the theft a man showed up at the office of another ...
Lawyer Arrested For Not Talking To Police, Wins Settlement But The Cops Are Still On The Beat
Philadelphia lawyer Rebecca Musarra stuck to her basic training, even as the cops harassed and eventually arrested her. She was stopped in 2015. She gave over her license, registration, and insurance. But when the New Jersey state trooper started in ...
Why A Lawyer Filed Suit On Behalf Of Five Transgender Service Members
The White House is expected to send guidance to the Pentagon in the coming days regarding transgender service members. NPR and The Wall Street Journal report transgender members of the U.S. military would be subject to removal at Defense Secretary ...
Man convicted of killing his reality TV lawyer girlfriend in Redondo Beach
The boyfriend of Los Angeles police officer-turned-reality-TV attorney Loredana Nesci was convicted of second-degree murder on Friday, Los Angeles County prosecutors said. Nesci, the star of SundanceTV's "Loredana, Esq.," was killed inside the home she ...
Tampa lawyer leads campaign opposing voting rights for felons ...
Tampa lawyer leads campaign opposing voting rights for felons ...
Many families struggle to afford a lawyer. This FIU program could help.
Hiring a lawyer can be pricey — which is partially why many people, particularly in family court, lack legal representation. Florida International University's College of Law is aiming to fill that gap. In an initiative launched Friday morning, FIU ...