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  • Lawyer (Gloria Allred) Won’t Say Who Connected Her To Whitman Housekeeper

    10/05/2010 4:31:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Lawyer Won’t Say Who Connected Her To Whitman HousekeeperOctober 5, 2010 2:23 PM LOS ANGELES (AP) – Attorney Gloria Allred refused again to disclose how she came to represent an illegal immigrant housekeeper Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman employed for nine years. At a news conference Tuesday, her third in a week, Allred said the former maid, Nicky Diaz Santillan, was referred to her by a fellow attorney. But she added that it’s her law firm’s policy not to disclose who made the referral. She also declined to say whether the attorney had any connection to Whitman’s opponent, Democratic state...
  • Madoff investors oppose payments to bankruptcy trustee

    09/03/2010 4:39:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 3, 2010 | Bruce Golding
    Hundreds of Ponzi king Bernard Madoff's victims today challenged the latest bill from his bankruptcy trustee, which seeks more than $34 million for 120 days of work. The Aug. 20 bill, for services rendered between Feb. 1 and May 31, works out to more than $5,000 a day for court-appointed trustee Irving Picard and more than $283,000 a day for his firm, Baker & Hostetler, court papers say. "On an annualized basis, this would be $104,900,950," according to the objection filed by Diane and Roger Peskin, Maureen Ebel and "several hundred" other unnamed Madoff investors. [Snip] Picard spokesman Kevin...
  • The lawyers wife.

    09/02/2010 6:46:02 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 5 replies · 1+ views
    FNC on air interview | Thursday, Sept 2nd, 2010, | DGHoodini
    First some background: An Iranian woman was convicted of adultery, and was sentenced to death by stoning. Her lawyr, in his commission of her defense and attempts to get het sentence to stoning reduced to a lesser punishment, angered the evil hardliners. The lawyer found out that the evil hardliners were going to arrest him and throw him in some horrible secret prison....He fled from Iran. *(Went to a N. European country) When the evil Hardliner Secret Police could not find him, they threw his wife and baby into the notorious Evin Prison, where she was subjected to who knows...
  • Las Vegas man sues Alpine attorney for $38 quadrillion

    08/24/2010 5:49:37 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 11 replies
    HeraldExtra ^ | August 24, 2010 | Janice Peterson
    A Las Vegas man has filed a $38 quadrillion complaint against an Alpine attorney. John Theodore Anderson, also known as John-Theodore:Anderson in his filings, claims attorneys Douglas Shumway, Benjamin Schramm and Michael Van fraudulently served him with a lawsuit, according to court records. The dispute stems from a complaint Anderson originally filed against clients of the law firm of Shumway, Van and Hansen for $918 billion. Shumway said his client, Private Capital Group et al, came into possession of mining property in Southern Utah recently after the original owner of the mine defaulted on a loan. The capital group then...
  • American Bar Association to study Hispanic legal issues

    08/07/2010 4:28:41 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/7/10 | Fabiola Santiago
    In an unprecedented move to address the legal issues of Hispanics in the United States, the 400,000-member American Bar Association -- under the new leadership of Stephen N. Zack, a Cuban-American lawyer from Miami -- will announce Monday the creation of the Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights. The ABA commission, to be headed by Miami lawyer César L. Alvarez, also a Cuban-American, will hold public hearings in major U.S. cities with Hispanic populations to study whether the legal system is addressing the needs of the country's largest and fastest-growing minority.
  • Blacks Can't Be Racist, Says Paris.

    07/19/2010 4:33:25 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 31 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 07/19/2010 | Scott Factor
    Now listen up, white people! You CANNOT BE A VICTIM OF RACISM, because according to Paris Lewis, the head of the Black Panther racists, black people cannot be racist. I’m not making this up…see the video. His assertion is that blacks cannot be racist because their ancestors suffered as slaves. So, by his assertion, if you are victimized by the Black Panther racists, you are not a victim. This guy Paris is a college educated lawyer. Does he know how to look up something in a dictionary? Racism has nothing to do with past experience, but rather a view of...
  • The Web's Worst Lawyer Commercials

    07/09/2010 8:05:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    You're flipping channels late at night and come across what can only be a preview for the latest Public Access show. Turns out it's an ad for an overeager lawyer hoping to separate themselves from the (wolf) pack. A friendly tip from the Urlesque staff: don't try so hard. We've compiled the Web's worst lawyer commercials to show you that just because you went to law school (presumably via e-mail), doesn't mean you can't call someone an "illiterate boob" on television.
  • Lawyers Scramble for BP Claim Funds

    07/01/2010 5:48:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 1, 2010 | Dionne Searcey
    Plaintiffs' attorneys are scrambling to avoid being frozen out by a $20 billion fund aimed at compensating Gulf of Mexico oil-spill victims outside of court. The attorneys had hoped litigation against BP PLC and other companies involved in the spill would net them tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars in fees. Many quickly turned their attention to the spill in April from what was then the mass tort of the moment, suits against Toyota Motor Corp. tied to unintended acceleration. But the legal landscape shifted dramatically earlier this month when BP agreed to create a $20 billion...
  • Obama Nominee for Deputy Attorney General Says 9/11 Attacks Not Acts of War

    06/17/2010 4:40:12 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 18 replies · 466+ views
    CSNS News ^ | 6/14/10 | Fred Lucas
    Despite a resolution by Congress authorizing war against those responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama’s nominee to be the number two official at the Justice Department, James Cole, wrote an op-ed in 2002 likening the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to the domestic crimes of murder, rape and child abuse, while arguing that the attackers ought to be treated like domestic criminals. “But the attorney general is not a member of the military fighting a war--he is a prosecutor fighting crime,” Cole wrote in a Sept. 9, 2002 article in Legal Times that critiqued...
  • IL public defender charged in attack on prosecutor

    06/04/2010 8:13:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies · 410+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 3, 2010 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO — A public defender allegedly pushed and choked a prosecutor Thursday when an argument that started in a courtroom escalated into an attack in the hallway of a Chicago court building, authorities said. Henry Hams, a 47-year-old Cook County assistant public defender, was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated battery in a public place. Both are felonies.
  • Murder of Attorney Hemenway’s son in Virginia, same atty who represents LTC Lakin

    05/06/2010 11:30:19 AM PDT · by Man50D · 141 replies · 6,465+ views
    American Grand Jury ^ | May 6th, 2010
    Source note: I wanted to make sure you heard about this. I just did today. Was sent to me by my friend whom I know you know too. There was nothing in the news about this that I know of. Have some friends trying to find out the details from police reports, or whatever. This is really terrible and I pray for everyone’s safety who is bringing out the truth about Obama. Jeff Here is a snip regarding Terry’s Lakin’s lawyer’s son… BEFORE WE START: YOUNGEST SON OF LAWYER JOHN HEMENWAY, WHO BROUGHT A QUO WARRANTO ACTION AGAINST OBAMA, WAS...
  • White supremacist 'stabbed and beaten to death by his black neighbour' in Mississippi town

    04/25/2010 10:46:18 AM PDT · by pissant · 103 replies · 2,621+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 4/25/10 | staff
    A white supremacist lawyer was stabbed and beaten to death by a black neighbour who had done yard work for him at his home in Pearl, Mississippi. A preliminary post mortem showed Richard Barrett, 67, was stabbed multiple times in the neck and bashed in the head, Sheriff Ronnie Pennington said. He had burns over 35 per cent of his body, though investigators believe he was killed on Wednesday night and his house set on fire Thursday to cover up his death. Pennington did not disclose a motive but said neighbour Vincent McGee, 22, was charged with murder on Thursday...
  • Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince Bullying Case Get Death Threats

    04/16/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1,351+ views
    People Magazine ^ | Friday April 16, 2010 07:30 AM EDT | By Judy Rakowsky
    A defense lawyer is calling for calm after death threats have been made against teenagers charged in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after she was allegedly bullied by schoolmates. "Not to minimize what happened to Phoebe Prince in any way, but translating this into death threats and public harassment has got to stop," says Colin Keefe, who represents Sharon Chanon Velazquez, accused of tormenting Prince, who hanged herself on Jan. 14. "It's gotten way out of control," adds Keefe, who says Velazquez has been driven temporarily from her home.
  • Suit claims lawyers cheated aging mom

    04/14/2010 2:28:12 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 9 replies · 606+ views
    San Antonio Epress News ^ | 04/12/2010 12:00 CDT | John MacCormack
    EDINBURG — As wrongful death cases go, the one that almost predictably followed the fatal fall of construction worker Antonio Rivas in McAllen in May 2002 was unremarkable in every respect but one. A lawsuit against the company that employed Rivas was quickly filed by lawyers from the Watts Law Firm on behalf of Rivas' widow, Maria Zuniga, and his aging mother, Cayetana Rivas, who lived across the Rio Grande in a small border village. In August 2003, the case was settled for $1.8 million, but that did not end the matter. Now pending in Hidalgo County is another suit,...
  • Lawyer threatens suit over canceled Bill Ayers speech (pal of the rookie/radical Hussein)

    04/13/2010 7:55:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 603+ views
    Google ^ | 4/13/10
    <p>LARAMIE, Wyo. — A Denver lawyer says he'll sue the University of Wyoming unless it lets former 1960s radical William Ayers speak on campus.</p> <p>David Lane sent the school a letter Monday saying he had been retained by student Meg Lanker. He contends the university violated the First Amendment when it canceled a speech Ayers was scheduled to give in March.</p>
  • Letter Writing Campaign For Phoebe

    04/12/2010 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies · 268+ views
    Mind Of Niuhuru | April 12 2010 | Niuhuru
    Why don't we start a letter writing campaign to the court to encourage them to give solid, real sentences to these monsters and not give them a slap on the wrist? By doing that we'll ensure that justice is done.
  • Attorney wants Phoebe Prince’s medical records (Mass. bullying case)

    04/11/2010 8:52:46 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 89 replies · 1,646+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 04/10/10 | Marie Szaniszlo
    The attorney for one of six South Hadley High School students accused of bullying Phoebe Prince in the months leading up to her suicide is asking for highly personal information about her, a move decried by a former prosecutor and victims advocates as “unconscionable.” In a six-page motion filed in Northampton Superior Court, Terrence M. Dunphy, the lawyer for Austin Renaud, asks for the names of any physicians, psychologists or rape counselors Prince saw; any medical and psychological records viewed by the prosecutor; details of any prior allegations of rape or abuse by Prince; and a statement as to whether...
  • Reports blaming Pope for mishandled sex abuse case are inaccurate, Church judge reveals

    03/30/2010 4:13:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 828+ views
    cna ^ | March 30, 2010
    Fr. Thomas Brundage. Anchorage, Alaska, Mar 30, 2010 / 04:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Reports in the New York Times and other media about a Wisconsin priest who sexually abused deaf children have been “sloppy and inaccurate,” the then-judicial vicar of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has said. Correcting the public record, he said the claim Pope Benedict XVI was involved in the case is “a huge leap of logic.”Fr. Thomas Brundage, JLC, former judicial vicar of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, wrote in Anchorage, Alaska’s Catholic Anchor about the case of Fr. Lawrence Murphy, a principal of St. John’s School for...
  • Boring from within (New York Times edition) (Obama nominates NYTs lawyer to Army post)

    03/25/2010 10:14:01 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 425+ views
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 03/25/10 | Scott Johnson
    Solomon B. Watson IV was the top legal officer of the New York Times back in 2005 and 2006 when, notoriously, it published two stories compromising top-secret counterterrorism programs. I wrote about what the Times had done at the time in "Exposure," as Gabriel Schoenfeld did in "Has the New York Times violated the Espionage Act?" Indeed, Schoenfeld's forthcoming book Necessary Secrets was inspired by the recurring issues raised by the Times's -- oh, let's say it --- violations of the Espionage Act. The Obama administration has now nominated Watson to be general counsel of the Army. This has raised...
  • Pregnant and Upset (Whining Student Wants More Government $$)

    03/23/2010 11:26:56 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 135 replies · 3,144+ views
    WSVN-TV ^ | 03/22/2010 | Patrick Fraser
    In two months Christine graduates from law school. In four months she takes the bar exam. Christine Young: "I am pregnant."... But, Christine's student loan runs out next month and without assistance, she has no idea how she will make to the delivery date. Christine Young: "The thing is I have no income. I am a student and I have no money coming in."
  • (Video) The Lawyer and the Blind Sheik - USA (Lynn Stewart, the Blind Sheik's "honorable" lawyer)

    03/10/2010 12:40:53 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 2 replies · 199+ views
    YouTube ^ | ? | BBC via ?
    A blast from the past in regards to those who eagerly defend terrorists...And we are not allowed to scrutinize... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9kdgRDUu3U BTW: Stewart was disbarred and sent to prison for 26 months...The ACLU plague rat got off easy IMO.
  • Roethlisberger hires high-profile Atlanta (defense) lawyer

    03/08/2010 1:14:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 266+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/8/10 | Kate Brumback - ap
    ATLANTA – A high-profile Atlanta defense attorney said Monday that he's been hired to represent Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as police investigate a Georgia woman's claim he sexually assaulted her. Roethlisberger has not been charged. Police said a 20-year-old college student reported the assault after an encounter with Roethlisberger early Friday at a nightclub in central Georgia. Police in Milledgeville planned a news conference Monday afternoon on the case. Steelers President Art Rooney II said in a statement the team is closely monitoring the situation. "All of us in the Steelers family are concerned about the recent incident involving...
  • To be (a lawyer) or not to be... [BHO a FRAUD!]

    03/08/2010 10:37:44 AM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 33 replies · 186+ views
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 01 March 2010 | Doug Ross
    I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back, and he did not have many nice things to say about "Barry." Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn't even considered. A few weeks later the law school got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find him an office, put him on the payroll, and give him a class to teach. The Board told him he didn't have to be a member of the faculty, but they needed to give him a temporary position. He...
  • Former Toyota lawyer alleges culture of concealment

    02/05/2010 4:18:32 PM PST · by Flavius · 21 replies · 586+ views
    reuteurs ^ | 2/5/10 | reuteurs
    Toyota Motor Corp's (7203.T) massive safety recall comes as no surprise to Dimitrios Biller, a former company attorney fighting a lawsuit against the world's No. 1 automaker alleging Toyota has concealed evidence from courts and the U.S. government.
  • Proof That There Are Too Many Lawyers?

    01/23/2010 7:17:50 AM PST · by mattstat · 41 replies · 799+ views
    Most lawyers are like the opportunistic infections that attack the weakened immune system of heroin addicts. You can scrape off the scabs that encrust the skin, but if you don’t treat the underlying addiction, they’ll just grow back. Or more plainly, lawyers are the symptoms and not the disease. That there are so many is an indication of deeper trouble, signs of a fundamental imbalance with the body politic. In many “tort” lawsuits of the slip-’n-fall kind, at least three things have gone wrong: 1. A greedy plaintiff, with no notion of personal responsibility, decides that “somebody” has to pay...
  • China says missing lawyer 'is where he should be'

    01/22/2010 9:13:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 451+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/10 | Cara Anna - ap
    BEIJING – A Chinese human rights lawyer missing for almost a year has been judged by legal authorities and "is where he should be," a Foreign Ministry official said in China's first public comment on the case. Gao Zhisheng, one of China's most daring lawyers, has drawn international attention for the unusual length of his disappearance and for his earlier reports of the torture he said he faced from security forces. In a memoir, he described severe beatings, electric shocks to his genitals and cigarettes held to his eyes. His brother said earlier this month that the Beijing police officer...
  • Bachmann to Obama: Don't let terrorists "lawyer up"

    01/08/2010 2:42:58 PM PST · by pissant · 17 replies · 734+ views
    Minn Star Tribune ^ | 1/8/10 | Eric Roper
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, a well-known critic of the Obama administration, took a fresh swipe at the president this afternoon for giving the failed Christmas Day bomber access to a lawyer. "We should be using all legal means necessary to push this terrorist to release all his information, not allow him to lawyer up," Bachmann said -- in a statement that appeared to channel former Vice President Dick Cheney. "He should not be afforded the rights of American citizens like you and me. He is a terrorist, and he should be treated like one. "Abdulmutallab’s actions were an act of war...
  • Abdulmutallab’s Lawyer is Public Defender Who Forged Documents in Detroit Terror Cell Trial

    01/02/2010 6:07:25 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 1,688+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | December 28, 2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    ... [M]eet Umar Abdulmutallab’s lawyer, Miriam Siefer, whose salary you are paying. [...] During the Detroit terror cell case, she represented Karim Koubriti, an Islamic terrorist in a cell, which plotted to blow up the U.S. Air Force Base in Turkey, where U.S. AWACS and Israeli F-16s are based and from where they took off. They also plotted to blow up hotels and casinos in Las Vegas and planned to detonate in Disneyland. During the course of her “representation” of terrorist Koubriti, Siefer and her fellow public defender, Richard Helfrick a/k/a Rick Helfrick (who will probably also assist her in...
  • Lawyer Has Terror-Case Track Record

    01/02/2010 5:28:29 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies · 561+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 2, 2010 | Amir Efrati
    The lawyer appointed to represent the man accused of attempting to bomb Northwest Flight 253 had prior success helping to defend an alleged terrorist. Miriam Siefer, the chief public defender in Detroit, also has handled cases involving disturbances on other Northwest flights, including one in which a man pleaded guilty after illegally transporting ammunition and saying he was traveling overseas to kill Osama bin Laden. Defense lawyers with experience in terrorism-related cases say Ms. Siefer's latest job -- representing 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who was charged with trying to blow up a Christmas Day flight to Detroit -- will be...
  • Did anyone hear who the hi buck attorney Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian, hired is?

    12/30/2009 3:18:02 PM PST · by HD1200 · 16 replies · 1,071+ views
    Heard something about it on CNN but missed the name. Anybody hear something or was I imagining it.
  • Memphis attorney bit off part of man's nose in restaurant scuffle (Incl. video)

    12/21/2009 2:05:28 PM PST · by Stoat · 49 replies · 1,462+ views
    WMCTC / New York Post ^ | December 17, 2009 | Janice Broach
      MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Memphis attorney has admitted to biting off part of a man's nose during a confrontation at a popular Midtown restaurant.According to a lawsuit filed by Greg Herbers, Mark Lambert bit off and swallowed part of his nose during a dispute last June at Dish on South Cooper Street.Lambert is a trial attorney with the Cochran Firm.      The incident at Dish began in the men's room when Herbers became annoyed because the urinal and stalls were occupied.Herbers says two men were together inside the same stall. He says Lambert carried on a conversation with...
  • Hiring Lawyer Rejects Federalist Society Members

    12/10/2009 7:09:03 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 1,077+ views
    ABA Journal ^ | Dec 7, 2009 8:43 AM CST | By Debra Cassens Weiss
    A hiring lawyer from Greenwich, Conn., wrote to The Ethicist of the New York Times with this question: Is it ethical to recommend rejection of members of the Federalist Society simply because you disagree with their conservative politics? The Ethicist, Randy Cohen, said politics should not be a factor.... The lawyer, who made recommendations on summer and full-time associates, had noted the review was intended to take account of judgment and personality. The Ethicist countered that reasonable people differ over politics. “I am tempted to believe that those whose politics differ from mine lack ‘judgment and personality’ and taste in...
  • Lawyer loses appeal in Minnesota terror case (Lynne Stewart to begin serving her prison sentence)

    11/17/2009 8:37:29 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 73 replies · 3,392+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 11/17/09 | BOB VON STERNBERG
    A federal appeals court has ordered a civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case that originated in Minnesota to begin serving her prison sentence. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan today also upheld Lynne Stewart's conviction, which was based in part on illegally aiding her client, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, during a visit with him at the federal prison in Rochester, Minn., in May 2000. She was convicted of smuggling messages between Abdel-Rahman and a terrorist group. Stewart was sentenced to a little more than two years in prison.
  • Fort Hood shooter's attorney receives death threats

    11/12/2009 4:40:46 AM PST · by LA Woman3 · 24 replies · 596+ views
    KXXV ^ | 11/11/09 | Henry Rosoff
    BELTON - Fort Hood shooting suspect Nidal Malik Hasan's high profile civilian attorney, a retired army judge, has a lot of pressure on him John Galligan was an army lawyer for 30 years before retiring. He officially became Hasan's representative Monday. "I never, ever regretted a decision to support our uniform service members," Galligan said. However, Galligan told New Channel 25 he never expected the level of publicity that now surrounds him. More importantly, he was not ready for the death threats that started coming his way in recent days. "There's people condemning my acceptance of the case," he said....
  • Lawyer asks investigators not to question Hasan

    11/09/2009 2:14:23 PM PST · by 1066AD · 54 replies · 1,814+ views
    Yahoo-AP ^ | 11/9/2009 | MIKE BAKER,
    KILLEEN, Texas – The attorney for a man suspected in a deadly shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, says he's heading to San Antonio to meet his client. Retired Col. John P. Galligan says he was retained by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's family on Monday. He says he has asked investigators not to question Hasan and doesn't know if he's been medically cleared to talk. Hasan is accused of opening fire on the Army post on Thursday, killing 13 people and wounding 29 before civilian police shot him. He remains at a U.S. Army hospital in San Antonio, where a...
  • Scottish lawyer denies reports Lockerbie bomber dead

    10/31/2009 11:22:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 418+ views
    Asia One ^ | 10/22/09
    Scottish lawyer denies reports Lockerbie bomber deadThu, Oct 22, 2009 AFP LONDON, UK- A lawyer for Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi denied Wednesday a report that he had died, two months after being freed from a Scottish jail. Sky News television, quoting unidentified sources, said there were reports that Megrahi had died. He was freed from a Scottish prison and returned to Libya on August 20, on the grounds that he was dying of prostate cancer. "It's not true... he's alive and I know that for a fact," Scottish lawyer Tony Kelly told AFP, while declining to give details...
  • Obama Administration "Scandal Free" Start?

    10/25/2009 8:16:16 AM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 32 replies · 1,298+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 10/25/9 | Peter Andrew
    "...White House Lawyer for “ethics and government regulation,” Norman Eisen, had this to say, "We think it is no accident that we have had one of the most scandal-free starts of any administration in modern history.” ...Eisen said there have been only three waivers in some 2000 posts filled...Mr. Eisen, check your math, sir. Lobbyists working for the Obama Administration include…Bill Lynn, William Corr, Mark Patterson, Jocelyn Frye, Cecilia Munoz, Naomi Walker and Patrick Gaspard... Assistant Secretary of State Richard Verma was a lobbyist (team Obama decided he didn’t need a waiver because…well, because they decided he didn’t need one),.....
  • Lawyer accused of demanding sex for job

    10/23/2009 7:38:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies · 2,057+ views
    Chicago breaking news.com ^ | October 23, 2009 | Steve Schmadeke
    Lawyer accused of demanding sex for job October 23, 2009 4:21 AM A Chicago immigration attorney is facing sanctions after he demanded "sexual interaction with me and my partner" as a job condition from a woman seeking a position as legal assistant at their firm. After the woman responded to an ad that Samir Z. Chowhan placed in the "Adult Gigs" section of Craigslist, he told her in a follow-up e-mail that she would also need to "perform for us sexually" as "part of the interview process." Chowhan is accused of lying to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission...
  • Obama lawyer says no position on Bush-era wiretaps

    10/09/2009 4:20:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 350+ views
    Rueters ^ | 10/9/09 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for the Obama administration said on Friday it had no position on the legality of the former Bush administration's program to intercept Americans' e-mails and phone calls without a warrant. The lawyer spoke at a 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on a lawsuit in which 16 lawyers representing Guantanamo Bay detainees demanded the government release records of electronic surveillance they believe was conducted without a warrant concerning their clients' cases.
  • Personal injury lawyers bribe hospital employees for patient information to commit fraud

    09/24/2009 3:14:13 AM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 1 replies · 302+ views
    silive.com ^ | 23 September 2009 | Nicholas Rizzi
    Bronx hospital employees, lawyer charged in insurance fraud scam Employees of the city's Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) received bribes to deliver confidential patient information to personal injury lawyers, city and state officials allege. Six HHC employees and a former HHC employee who worked at Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, and a private attorney, were arrested today on bribery charges in connection with the insurance scheme. According to the office of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo -- who filed the charges -- the information was allegedly used to lure patients into receiving unnecessary treatment and then submitting over a million dollars in phony...
  • Obama missed chance to set &#8216;Full Ginsburg&#8217; record

    09/21/2009 5:43:41 PM PDT · by westcoastwillieg · 3 replies · 247+ views
    9/21/09 | Joe Lynch
    Obama missed chance to set ‘Full Ginsburg’ record The "Full Ginsburg" refers to an appearance by one person on five major television Sunday morning interview shows on the same day. While Monica Lewinsky’s lawyer, William Ginsburg, was the first person to accomplish the task others have completed the 'Full Ginsburg'. By not including the Fox network, Obama missed the chance to set a new record. If the talker-in-chief had included Fox, the 'Full Ginsburg Plus One' would present a formidable challenge to any future president.
  • S. Korea: Lawyers Worldwide Struggling Under Recession

    08/28/2009 5:00:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 413+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/12/09 | Kim Hong-jin
    Lawyers Worldwide Struggling Under Recession During the Great Depression of the 1930s, U.S. law firms downsized by laying off their attorneys. Lawyers who lost lucrative contracts to big law firms went after petty dispute claims, such as divorce settlements, but work was hard to find. They were lawyers in title only, and their life was no better than that of beggars. In New York, 1,500 lawyers were only able to receive social welfare benefits after they formally declared they were destitute. Perhaps that is why American lawyers are infamous for jumping at any opportunity if money is there. Harvard Law...
  • Goldman Sachs Lawyer Caught In Pervert Sting

    07/29/2009 11:11:46 AM PDT · by FromLori · 11 replies · 2,275+ views
    A lawyer for Goldman Sachs has been accused of luring an underage teenager with explicit internet chat and then trying to consummate the cyber-affair by traveling to Westchester. Todd Genger, was caught in a sting operation aimed at perverts who solicit young girls for sex, the Daily News reports. From the Daily News: In reality, the "girl" Genger was chasing was an undercover investigator posing as a teen in the chat room, the Westchester County district attorney's office said. Genger, a Manhattan resident who is married and has three children, was snared after a series of Internet conversations that began...
  • DA: Goldman Sachs lawyer caught soliciting '15-year-old'

    07/29/2009 9:41:23 AM PDT · by BGHater · 13 replies · 801+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 29 July 2009 | William Sherman
    A lawyer for Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs was caught in a sting operation aimed at perverts who solicit young girls for sex, officials said Tuesday. Todd Genger, 33, is accused of trying to lure an underage teen with explicit chat on the Internet and then traveling to Westchester to consummate the cyber-affair. In reality, the "girl" Genger was chasing was an undercover investigator posing as a teen in the chat room, the Westchester County district attorney's office said. Genger, a Manhattan resident who is married and has three children, was snared after a series of Internet conversations that began...
  • Lawyer Leads Local Fight Against Illegal Immigration

    07/20/2009 11:13:48 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 696+ views
    NYTimes ^ | July 20, 2009
    Lawyer Leads Local Fight Against Illegal Immigration JULIA PRESTON July 20, 2009 DALLAS — On a recent morning, Kris W. Kobach, a conservative law professor, rushed late into a federal courtroom here with his suit slightly rumpled and little more than a laptop under his arm. His mission was to persuade the judge to uphold an ordinance adopted by a Dallas suburb that would bar landlords from renting housing to illegal immigrants. Kris Kobach outside the Dallas courthouse, where he argued that an ordinance barring landlords from renting to illegal immigrants should be upheld. A team of lawyers from a...
  • Lies Becomes Cops’ Way Of Doing Business(ct)

    07/07/2009 5:03:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 80 replies · 2,253+ views
    Conneticut Law Tribune ^ | 6 July, 2009 | NORM PATTIS
    By NORM PATTIS Candor is more than a cardinal virtue among lawyers. It is a professional requirement, something like the air we breathe. Whether dealing with the court or third parties, lawyers are expected to be truthful and fair. Perhaps that makes us quaint. It certainly makes us easy marks for those who view deception as part of their craft. A young lawyer in my office was recently made the dupe of some liars. And when the lawyer confronted the liar, things got even worse. I wish that jurors could see what the lawyer has seen: Truth sacrificed to tactical...
  • Judge Rules Terrorist Can Sue Bush Administration Lawyer Over Torture Claim

    06/13/2009 6:56:00 PM PDT · by reader25 · 46 replies · 1,671+ views
    Foxnews ^ | June 13, 2009 | AP
    A convicted terrorist can sue a former Bush administration lawyer for drafting the legal theories that led to his alleged torture, ruled a federal judge has ruled who said he was trying to balance a clash between war and the defense of personal freedoms.
  • Face of Defense: Army Lawyer Helps Iraqis Establish Rule of Law

    06/12/2009 4:41:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 279+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Pfc. J.P. Lawrence, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, June 12, 2009 – Thousands of years ago, the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers was the site where Hammurabi created one of the first written codes of law in recorded history, making plain the laws of the land to the people of the land. Army Capt. David Peterson, right, engages in a discussion with Iraqi judges and lawyers in a training session held by the Romanian judge advocate in Talil, Iraq. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Capt. David Peterson of the 34th Infantry Division is helping to restore...
  • NY lawyer Dreier pleads guilty to $400 million fraud

    05/12/2009 3:30:34 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 1 replies · 352+ views
    Comcast ^ | 12 May 09 | Grant McCool
    NEW YORK — High-profile New York lawyer Marc Dreier pleaded guilty on Monday to criminal charges of running a $400 million investment fraud involving fake promissory notes, and a judge released him into house arrest until sentencing. The Harvard-educated Dreier, once head of 250-member law firm Dreier LLP on New York's exclusive Park Avenue, was arrested last December on charges of swindling hedge funds and investment funds in a four-year-long scheme that unraveled in the financial crisis. Dreier, who turns 59 on Tuesday, said in a prepared statement in Manhattan federal court before U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff that he...
  • Charges Seen as Unlikely for Lawyers Over Interrogations (Obama may seek to disbar Bush Lawyers)

    05/05/2009 5:46:08 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 19 replies · 917+ views
    New York Times ^ | 04/05/09 | DAVID JOHNSTON
    WASHINGTON — An internal Justice Department inquiry into the conduct of Bush administration lawyers who wrote secret memorandums authorizing brutal interrogations has concluded that the authors committed serious lapses of judgment but should not be criminally prosecuted, according to government officials briefed on a draft of the findings. The report by the Office of Professional Responsibility, an internal ethics unit within the Justice Department, is also likely to ask that state bar associations consider possible disciplinary action, including reprimands or even disbarment, for some of the lawyers involved in writing the legal opinions, the officials said.