| Apr 23, 2009
One hint that something might have been amiss in William Parente's professional life came from a nondescript law office in a shopping center in Queens. Attorney Bruce Montague, uneasy about an investment he had made through Parente, asked for his money...
| Dec 22, 2008
Every Wednesday at noon, debt collection lawyers take their seats behind a thick wooden table in a downtown Baltimore courtroom for a ritual they call the "rocket docket."
It's one way officials at the city District Court try to unclog a backlog of...
| Mar 25, 2007
Homeowners who owe just a few hundred dollars in municipal debts - including Baltimore City water bills - often are hit with thousands of dollars in fees from private debt collectors and can lose their homes if they don't pay up.
At least 400 city...
| Jul 10, 2009
State elections officials have told the financially strapped Maryland Republican Party that it must repay $77,500 that Michael S. Steele, now the national GOP chairman, transferred to it in an apparent violation of campaign finance laws.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The open bars are back and the food spreads and restaurant venues are much nicer. With an improving economy, employers are upgrading their holiday parties this year.
“I think people are feeling better,’’ said Tim Petrillo, co-owner...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:14 PM
Dec 12 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the
Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and
does not vouch for their accuracy.
* Stanley Fischer, widely seen as a dean among the world's
top central bankers, is President...
| Dec 10, 2013
A long-awaited development project in Boynton Beach may soon be no more.
On Tuesday, the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency staff is recommending that the board terminate the Kanner & Pintaluga/One Boynton LLC project, which was expected to...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:01 AM
By Aruna Viswanatha
WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is
paying for lawyers to represent more than 30 of its executives
involved in a foreign corruption investigation, according to
people familiar with the matter, an unusually high number...
| Dec 7, 2013
A partner at a major Chicago law firm and his nephew were charged with sexually assaulting an 18-year-old male who told authorities he blacked out after consuming 11/2 drinks at the attorney's South Side home last week.
Bail was set Friday at $150,000...
| Nov 24, 2013
After working for nearly three decades as a high-powered attorney specializing in corporate law, Jim Blanco shifted his focus in retirement to volunteering for causes ranging from disaster relief to fixing up public schools and parks to feeding the...
| Dec 1, 2013
Amy Cramer, who finished law school in 2011, was one of the fortunate ones, if you define fortunate as finding a temporary job as an employee benefits consultant for $18 an hour soon after graduation.
More than 14 percent of her classmates at The John...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:12 PM
A South Florida lawyer was found guilty Tuesday of stealing about $1.3 million from the Seminole Tribe of Florida in a fraud conspiracy that went on for several years.
Frank Excel Marley III, 39, of Southwest Ranches, was convicted of one count of wire...