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Gay lawyer spearheads Panama same-sex marriage efforts
Carlos Ernesto González is the lawyer from Morgan & Morgan who specifically represents the plaintiffs in the marriage cases. “If they decide strictly on the law, we're supposed to win,” said Chanis, referring to the Supreme Court. The Inter-American ...
School stabbing victim's parents hire top lawyer
The parents of school stabbing victim Ariane LaBoy have hired a high-powered Manhattan attorney. “My client and his family are completely devastated by this tragedy that could have and should have been prevented,” lawyer Matthew Blit told The Post on ...
Judge Removes Lawyer From Running Troubled Pension Plan
Judge Removes Lawyer From Running Troubled Pension Plan. A judge has removed a lawyer who was overseeing a troubled Mississippi hospital pension plan. Oct. 1, 2017, at 10:55 a.m.. Judge Removes Lawyer From Running Troubled Pension Plan ...
At the Center of the Equifax Mess: Its Top Lawyer
The board of Equifax Inc. is reviewing the actions of the credit-reporting company's top lawyer in connection with share sales by executives there in the aftermath of a massive data breach, according to a person familiar with the matter, as it tries to ...
Nigerian lawyer wins award for educating Boko Haram children
He is lawyer by profession, a negotiator and now educator. Mustapha ventured into teaching a decade ago after establishing his school, Future Prowess, in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria. This was shortly after the Boko Haram Islamists forced all ...
Equifax reviews its top lawyer's role in executive stock sales: WSJ
FILE PHOTO: Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File Photo. (Reuters) - Equifax Inc is reviewing its Chief Legal Officer John Kelly's involvement in ...
Brian Bowen Hires Lawyer, Seeks Reinstatement
Brian Bowen, the recruit that is at the center of the college basketball recruiting scandal, has reportedly hired a lawyer and is seeking reinstatement. Bowen is believed to be at the center of a probe into bribery and corruption in college basketball ...
Lawyer: Jailing addict for relapse is 'unfair'
Attorneys for a recovering opioid addict will try to convince the state's high court today ordering her to stay drug-free as a condition of probation is “cruel, arbitrary, and fundamentally unfair.” Julie Eldred, 29, of Acton, whose lawyers argue ...
Equifax's top lawyer under the spotlight
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) is reviewing its Chief Legal Officer John Kelly's clearance of stock sales by company executives made weeks before the credit reporting service disclosed a massive data breach, WSJ reports. Top brass, including the firm's chief ...
Lawyer says charges should be thrown out against Webster County man in ambush killing
An attorney representing a Fordland man accused in a 2016 ambush killing believes the case against her client should be thrown out. Rita Sanders represents 18-year-old Joshua Applegate, who is one of several people suspected in the April 2016 killing ...
Five Things You Shouldn't Pay A Lawyer To Do
Nothing says you are on the path to greatness like an oversized lawyer's bill. There are legal services you need when you first start your business. And then there are those you will need down the road. Most of those services fall into the latter ...
Grateful lawyer bequeaths $140 million to 3 NC universities
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three private North Carolina universities will share $140 million bequeathed by a Charlotte attorney and business investor, the schools said Monday. The money left by Porter Byrum are for scholarships for students to attend Wake ...
Top CBS lawyer: No sympathy for Vegas victims, 'probably Republicans'
Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says at least 515 were injured during Stephen Paddock's attack on Route 91 Harvest Festival; FBI has currently identified no connection to international terrorism. A top lawyer for CBS said she is “not even sympathetic” to ...
Supreme Court won't weigh in on Cliven Bundy lawyer issue
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is declining to weigh in on conservative activist Larry Klayman's efforts to represent state's rights figure Cliven Bundy during a trial over the 2014 standoff near Bundy's Nevada ranch. The court said Monday that it won ...
Mintz Levin picks up ex-Partners chief lawyer
Mentoring younger health care lawyers will be an important part of Henry's Mintz tenure, he said. “When I started out there weren't a whole lot of health care lawyers of color,” he said, “and one of my goals is to make sure there is more diversity both ...
Lawyer: Client Shouldn't Have a De Facto Life Sentence
Lawyer: Client Shouldn't Have a De Facto Life Sentence. A lawyer says his client's multiple life sentences amount to a de facto sentence of life without parole, which he says is not allowed since his client was 17 when at the time of his crimes. Oct. 2 ...
Report: The player Louisville allegedly paid $100K for hires lawyer to fight suspension
Louisville freshman Brian Bowen, the former five-star recruit who was suspended indefinitely this week following a report from the FBI alleging an improper payment was made to his family to get him to sign with the school, has retained an attorney in ...
OJ Simpson's lawyer blasts Bondi as 'stupid,' says Simpson definitely coming to Florida
OJ Simpson's lawyer Malcolm Lavergne is outraged with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, blasting her as "possibly the stupidest person on the planet." Related News/Archive. Where is O.J. Simpson moving to in Florida? 1 Month Ago. O.J. Simpson ...
For Firms' Addicted Lawyers, Staff Plays Key Role
For a variety of reasons, staffers are theoretically often in the best position to know when a lawyer is struggling with an addiction or mental health problem, yet practically speaking, they are frequently either ill-equipped or not empowered to make ...
CBS lawyer fired for social media comment on country music fans
It could also renew focus on U.S. interrogation strategies that Abu Khattala's lawyers have argued were illegal. During his trans-Atlantic trip, he faced days of questioning aboard the USS New York from separate teams of American interrogators, part of ...
CBS fires lawyer for social media comment on Las Vegas
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS has fired a corporate lawyer who said on social media about the Las Vegas mass shooting that she wasn't sympathetic because "country music fans often are Republican gun-toters." The network said Monday that Hayley ...
Detectives Accused of Sexual Assault Should Be Arrested, Lawyer Says
BROOKLYN — Two detectives accused of sexually assaulting a handcuffed teenager following a traffic stop should be arrested after the victim and a witness picked one of the officers out of a photo lineup, the woman's lawyer said Monday. The detectives ...
Better Call Becerra: The Planet's Lawyer
The state already had more lawyers in the attorney general's office than any other. Then a few months after Becerra took the job in January of this year — succeeding Kamala Harris, who has also taken up the fight against Trump as California's newest U ...
Commissioners clash over lawyer's bill for representing Bradley County Sheriff's Office
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Some Bradley County commissioners clashed Monday over a local attorney's $2,675 bill for representing the Bradley County Sheriff's Office during a forensic audit. Sheriff Eric Watson hired attorney Andrew J. Brown on Sept. 4 after ...
George W. Bush's Ethics Lawyer Has A Good Idea For How We Could Change Gun Laws
Richard Painter, a former ethics chief in the George W. Bush White House, has had it with lawmakers' refusal to take on gun control. In wake of the Sunday night massacre in Las Vegas, which left nearly 60 dead and more than 500 injured, Painter called ...
Georgia lawyer: Client shouldn't have a de facto life sentence
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man's multiple life sentences amount to a de facto sentence of life without parole, which is not allowed since he wasn't yet 18 at the time of his crimes, the man's lawyer told the state Supreme Court on Monday. Robert Veal ...
CBS Fires Lawyer For Saying Republican Las Vegas Victims Deserve No Sympathy
CBS has sacked one of its senior lawyers for criticizing victims of the Sunday night Las Vegas massacre. After a 64-year-old man named Stephen Paddock opened fire on people attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on the Vegas strip ...
CBS fires lawyer for saying Republican Las Vegas victims deserve no sympathy
CBS has sacked one of its senior lawyers for criticizing victims of the Sunday night Las Vegas massacre. After a 64-year-old man named Stephen Paddock opened fire on people attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on the Vegas strip ...
Lawyer: Syracuse man admits felony for dumping flour on TV reporter Farah Jadran
That alarming substance? It was later determined to be flour, defense lawyer Mike Allen said. Devin Helmer, 21, of 1408 Butternut St., pleaded guilty to placing a false hazardous substance, causing public alarm. That's a felony. The entire incident was ...
Saakashvili asks for political asylum in Ukraine — lawyer
KIEV, October 3. /TASS/. Former Georgian president and leader of the Movement of New Forces political party Mikheil Saakashvili has filed a request to provide him political asylum in Ukraine, his lawyer Markiyan Galabala told TASS on Tuesday ...
Judge requests investigation of Lansing lawyer, removes her from cases
LANSING -- An Ingham County probate judge has asked for an investigation into a local lawyer and removed her from several cases in which she served as conservator or guardian. The request sent to the Attorney Grievance Commission by Ingham County ...
'Possibly the stupidest person on the planet': OJ Simpson's lawyer blisters Florida's attorney general
The subject of where O.J. Simpson will live now that he has been released from prison has infuriated his lawyer, who ripped the Florida attorney general for stating last week that the parolee is not welcome in her state. Calling Pam Bondi “possibly the ...
Lawyer: Pennsylvania crossbow killing a failure of mental health system
Lisa Caplan had bounced in and out of mental health facilities, moving back home with her 71-year-old mother after her latest psychiatric stay ended in May. Neighbors say Caplan behaved strangely, carrying a shovel around the neighborhood and knocking ...
Why Solos & Smalls May Need Non-Lawyer Ownership To Survive
For many years, I opposed non-lawyer ownership of law firms for a variety of reasons. For starters, I never bought the argument that non-lawyer ownership is necessary to raise capital to drive innovation — which always seemed like lazy thinking by the ...
Lawyer: Couple who built McKennan Park house followed rules
VERMILLION – A Sioux Falls couple that was sued after building a McKennan Park home that towers above their neighbors' house followed the rules required by the city of Sioux Falls to build a new home, their lawyer told the South Dakota Supreme Court ...
Lawyer: Delco man, accused of hiding Liberian warlord past, is a victim
As his federal trial opened Tuesday, a Delaware County man accused of hiding his past as a Liberian war criminal was cast by his defense lawyer as a victim – first of an authoritarian regime that drove him to seek asylum in the United States, and now ...
Lawyer: White Officers Terrorized, Then Paralyzed, Black Man
Lawyer: White Officers Terrorized, Then Paralyzed, Black Man. An attorney for a black man shot by one of three white Pittsburgh police officers involved in a 2012 traffic stop has told a federal court jury his client was wrongly "terrorized" and ...
GOP Congressman Met in Moscow With Kremlin-Linked Lawyer at Center of Russia Investigation
Dana Rohrabacher met with the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya during a 2016 trip to Moscow, a previously undisclosed tête-à-tête that sheds additional light on the extent to which Moscow-based political operatives sought to influence American ...
Justice Department appeals lawyer on Mueller Russia probe
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Justice Department appeals lawyer is on special counsel Robert Mueller's team probing interference in the 2016 presidential election, Reuters has learned. Scott Meisler, an appellate attorney with the Justice Department's ...
Justice Department appeals lawyer on Mueller Russia probe - Reuters
A U.S. Justice Department appeals lawyer is on special counsel Robert Mueller's team probing interference in the 2016 presidential election, Reuters has ...
Fox Buys 'Midnight Lawyer' Legal Drama Produced By Danny Strong With Penalty
Written and executive produced by Manhunt: Unabomber co-executive producer Schenk, Midnight Lawyer is about a lawyer who gets his clients out of trouble they get into after dark. He used to live the NYC after-hours life and now he's always striving to ...
California jewelers scammed US sailors and Marines with threats from imaginary lawyer
According to prosecutors, the couple went so far as to create a fake law firm — the Thomas Parker Collection Agency — and an imaginary lawyer, Thomas Parker, who threatened service members who fell behind on payments. “Parker” would even warn ...
Dalia Dippolito lawyer survived Las Vegas mass shooting Sunday
Dalia Dippolito whispers to defense attorney Brian Claypool before closing arguments in her third attempted murder trial June 16, 2017. Claypool, of Los Angeles, attended the Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, and survived the ...
Dershowitz: FBI Must Convince Shooter's Girlfriend Not to Get Lawyer
Alan Dershowitz said the FBI must play its cards right to get the most information possible from the girlfriend of the gunman responsible for murdering dozens in Las Vegas on Sunday. Stephen Paddock allegedly encouraged Marilou Danley, 62, to leave the ...
Lawyer: Egypt arrests 7 Nubians protesting detentions
CAIRO – A lawyer says Egyptian police have arrested seven Nubians who were protesting outside a courthouse against a judge's decision to extend the detention of relatives and friends who were also detained for protesting. Moustafa al-Hassan said ...
Lawyer's illness delays election hearing
BRIDGEPORT — A court hearing to determine whether Robert Keeley should get another chance to run for city council has been put on hold after his lawyer became ill. Keeley, who is trying to get back into city politics after an 8-year absence, is asking ...
California Rep. met Kremlin-linked lawyer in Moscow
Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., met with the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya during a 2016 trip to Moscow, a previously undisclosed tête-à-tête that sheds additional light on the extent to which Moscow-based political operatives sought to influence ...
Cathy O'Neil, 53: top lawyer who directed, starred in 'Atlanta Bard'
Last November, two months after being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing major surgery, O'Neil returned to direct her final show, “Mock The Vote.” Playing a defense lawyer, she sang the Meghan Trainor song, “No,” wisely instructing her client not to ...
Lawyer likens client who killed pregnant friend, cut baby from her to bullied Bronx school stabber: 'Words can be ...
Lawyer likens client who killed pregnant friend, cut baby from her to bullied Bronx school stabber: 'Words can be ...
Litigator of the Week: Dallas Lawyer Wins $42 Million for Clients' Horrific Injuries
When a litigator wins a multimillion dollar negligence award before a Texas jury, more often than not the verdict is bolstered with punitive damages meant to punish a defendant. But Dallas lawyer Todd Tracy just won a stunning $42 million award in a ...