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  • Ellington Woman Who Stole $1.7 Million From Law Firm Faces New Charge

    GLASTONBURY — An Ellington woman who stole $1.7 million from the South Windsor law firm where she worked as a paralegal and served about 40 months in federal prison for the crime has been arrested again, this time on a charge of stealing from a Glastonbury hair salon where she worked as a receptionist.
  • Chicago's Ungaretti & Harris merges with Boston law firm

    Chicago's Ungaretti & Harris law firm will end 40 years of independence by merging with the larger Boston-based firm of Nixon Peabody. The firms announced the combination Monday, which will be effective Feb. 1. By adding Ungaretti's 100 lawyers, Nixon...

    Sheldon Silver, powerful head of New York Assembly, faces graft charges

    Sheldon Silver, powerful head of New York Assembly, faces graft charges
    New York politics were roiled Thursday when Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the state Assembly, was charged with using the power of his office to seek and receive millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. Silver surrendered to the FBI in...

    Stewart Dixon, corporate attorney who started noted Chicago firm, dies at 84

    In the late 1960s, Stewart Strawn Dixon helped start Chicago corporate law firm Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, which at its peak had more than 200 lawyers. "I was often struck by how much he cared about his clients," said John Eisel, who began working...

    William R. Dorsey III

    William R. Dorsey III
    William R. Dorsey III, a retired maritime attorney who had been chairman of the Semmes, Bowen & Semmes law firm, died of kidney failure Jan. 15 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Ruxton resident was 80. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of William R. Dorsey...