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Senior Justice Dept. Lawyer Returns to Jenner & Block
The move back to Jenner & Block makes Mr. Perrelli the latest in a string of senior Justice Department lawyers to leave government for private practice. Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States attorney in Chicago, departed his post earlier this year and ...
Durham lawyer balks at recommended 225-year sentence
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Jose Baez, Casey Anthony's Lawyer, Sends Letter To George Zimmerman's Judge
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Casey Anthony's attorney has sent a letter to the judge in George Zimmerman's case, saying a prosecutor made some mischaracterizations about him during a hearing last week. Jose Baez's letter to Circuit Judge Debra Nelson was made ...
Seattle lawyer facing rape charges free on bail
Danford Grant was released Wednesday from the King County Jail with an electronic monitoring device for his ankle. KIRO-TV reports ( (link) ZrpHGL ) he'll be able to leave home for up to four hours a day for meetings with his lawyer, doctor or ...
Mass. mobster's lawyer to argue for delay in trial
By By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer – 1 minute ago. BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for mobster James "Whitey" Bulger were headed to court Thursday to argue that his trial should be delayed until next November. Bulger, the former leader of the Winter ...
Mass. mobster's lawyer to argue for trial delay to judge who has refused to ...
Mass. mobster's lawyer to argue for trial delay to judge who has refused to ...
Lawyer: No reason for trying journalist
1 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a Greek journalist who published the names of 2,000 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts said Thursday no one on the list has complained. On the first day of the trial of Kostas Vaxevanis, Nicos Constantopoulous said his client was ...
Kwame Kilpatrick lawyer Gerald Evelyn released from hospital
Attorney Gerald Evelyn, one of the defense lawyers in the public corruption trial of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and three others, has been released from the hospital. “He's home and resting, and we're all hoping for a speedy recovery,” said ...
Detroit pension fund fires lawyer tangled up in corruption probe
Detroit — A city pension fund fired its long-time lawyer Thursday who was accused of soliciting large cash gifts for indicted ex-Detroit Treasurer Jeff Beasley and other pension officials months before getting a 33 percent pay increase. The Detroit ...
Lawyer sues former partner for fallout from St. Louis bombing
Bates claims Boggs defamed him by saying he was responsible for the murder of Ernest Brasier, a lawyer found dead on Dec. 19, 2006, in a third-floor office of what was then Boggs, Boggs & Bates. Brasier, 57, was believed to have suffered a heart attack ...
Mass. mobster's lawyer pleads for trial delay to judge who has refused to ...
Mass. mobster's lawyer pleads for trial delay to judge who has refused to ...
Subject to Deportation
Published: November 1, 2012. Two years ago, the Supreme Court held that a lawyer has a constitutional duty to advise a client who is not an American citizen that pleading guilty to a criminal offense could lead to being deported. If the lawyer fails to ...
Lawyer Cuts Off Chris Brown at Hearing - Cleveland News
LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Chris Brown had something to tell the judge overseeing his probation during a hearing Thursday, but his lawyer cut him off when the singer raised his hand. “I don't dance, you don't talk,” defense attorney Mark Geragos told Brown, ...
Paulina Rubio's Lawyer Dismisses Ex-Assistant's Lawsuit
Rubio's lawyer has since blasted Betancur as a drunk and insists the accusation has been completely fabricated, and now he is planning to file a countersuit accusing the ex-employee of breaching a confidentiality agreement. The attorney's statement ...
Detroit pension fund fires lawyer linked to man investigated by FBI
Detroit — A city pension fund on Thursday fired its longtime lawyer, who was accused of soliciting large cash gifts for indicted ex-Detroit Treasurer Jeff Beasley and other pension officials months before getting a 33 percent pay increase. The Detroit ...
Lawyer: Alleged rapist never met 3 women he's charged with raping
That coincidence did not stop Camacho from going on trial Thursday at the city's Criminal Justice Center. Camacho, 32, a married father who works as a laborer, is accused of raping three of the women and assaulting and attempting to rape a fourth in ...
Ballack fires lawyer
Michael Ballack has fired his lawyer after he pleaded not guilty and also claimed the former Germany captain could not afford to pay a speeding fine because of unemployment. GettyImages Michael Ballack has fired his lawyer after he claimed the former ...
Campaigns lawyered up for election overtime chance
By: CURT ANDERSON and STEPHEN BRAUN Associated Press. MIAMI (AP) - Legions of lawyers are ready to enter the fray in case Election Day turns on a legal challenge. One nightmare scenario would be for the results in a battleground state like Florida ...
Lawyer: Details of UK probe into the death of Russian ex-spy Litvinenko may be ...
Lawyer: Details of UK probe into the death of Russian ex-spy Litvinenko may be ...
Chris Brown's lawyer at probation hearing: 'I don't dance, you don't talk'
In this pool photo R&B singer Chris Brown raises his hand to speak while appearing in court in Los Angeles Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Brown remains on supervised probation for felony assault for an attack on Rihanna in 2009. David McNew, Pool / AP Photo ...
Lawyer says family may have taken more than $1 million from Tyron Smith
Lawyer says family may have taken more than $1 million from Tyron Smith. More troubling details emerge for young Cowboys lineman Brad Biggs · Print This November 02, 2012, 08:35 AM EST. Tyron Smith's difficult situation with family members is far more ...
Texas lawyer arrested on NM warrant in civil case
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Texas lawyer has been arrested on a New Mexico warrant for failing to appear in court and pay a half-million dollar bond a judge imposed after ruling the lawyer owned more than $2 million in fines and damages in a civil case ...
Lawyer: DNA tests reveal Sherman Hemsley had a brother; decision on star's ...
Lawyer: DNA tests reveal Sherman Hemsley had a brother; decision on star's ...
Lawyer warns Chris Brown 'I don't dance; you don't talk' during court hearing
When you acquire a lawyer to represent you in a case, you should, in general, keep your mouth shut unless you are directly asked a question or you are on the witness stand. A key example is in the case of rapper Chris Brown. A funny thing happened on ...
Campaigns lawyer up for election overtime chance
MIAMI -- Legions of lawyers are ready to enter the fray in case Election Day turns on a legal challenge. One nightmare scenario would be for the results in a battleground state like Florida or Ohio to be too close to call, with thousands of absentee or ...
Lawyer's recuperation to delay Kwame Kilpatrick trial until Nov. 13
Detroit — The Kwame Kilpatrick corruption trial will take a hiatus until Nov. 13 to let co-defendant Bobby Ferguson's lawyer recuperate. Attorney Gerald Evelyn has been released from a Detroit hospital after falling ill Monday while cross-examining a ...
Q&A: Quebec labour lawyer explains why he severed ties with the CHLPA
The Quebec labour lawyer, who had been providing legal advice to the Canadian Hockey League Players' Association, severed his ties with the fledgling union on Thursday — along with executive director Georges Laraque and another labour lawyer — after ...
Campaigns lawyer-up for election OT chance
MIAMI -- Legions of lawyers are ready to enter the fray in case Election Day turns on a legal challenge. One nightmare scenario would be for the results in a battleground state like Florida or Ohio to be too close to call, with thousands of absentee or ...
Chris Brown's lawyer orders him to keep quiet after he interrupts during court ...
Chris Brown's lawyer orders him to keep quiet after he interrupts during court ...
Lawyer is 'flabbergasted' over new charges filed against Penn State ...
Lawyer is 'flabbergasted' over new charges filed against Penn State ...
Dallas Cowboys Player Tyron Smith's Family Reportedly Taking Advantage of ...
Dallas Cowboys Player Tyron Smith's Family Reportedly Taking Advantage of ...
Lawyer: Faulty stove, not Texas home day care owner's action, sparked fire ...
Lawyer: Faulty stove, not Texas home day care owner's action, sparked fire ...
US bankruptcy regulator updates proposal for lawyer fee overhaul
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite their strong opposition, law firms would be still have to disclose extensive details about billing practices under the latest proposals to overhaul how lawyers are compensated when they handle bankruptcies. The latest draft ...
Cowboys' Smith missing more than $1 million, lawyer says; mom denies ...
Cowboys' Smith missing more than $1 million, lawyer says; mom denies ...
Tributes for lawyer with brilliant mind
Tributes flowed last night for top criminal barrister Greg King, who was found dead beside his car. He was 42. Attorney-General Chris Finlayson led the eulogies for King, a brilliant legal mind and devoted family man, who is survived by his wife ...
Tributes flow for high-profile lawyer Greg King
Tributes are flowing for top defence lawyer Greg King, who was found dead beside his car yesterday. King, who recently defended Ewen Macdonald, accused of murdering his brother-in-law Scott Guy in 2010, was discovered at the bottom of Dungarvan Rd in ...
Suspect in stabbing of US student can't recall events after taking drug ...
Suspect in stabbing of US student can't recall events after taking drug ...
Lawyer: Faulty stove, not Texas home day care owner's action, sparked fire ...
Lawyer: Faulty stove, not Texas home day care owner's action, sparked fire ...
Democrats, Republicans lawyer-up for US election
By Chantal Valery (AFP) – 29 minutes ago. WASHINGTON — With the specter of the 2000 presidential election as a backdrop, the campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have legions of lawyers ready to swamp polling stations Tuesday to make sure ...
Lawyer: Cop is exploiting elderly woman
PORTSMOUTH — A Superior Court judge is scheduled to preside over a hearing Thursday regarding allegations that a Portsmouth police detective is exploiting an incompetent elderly woman to inherit her significant estate. The detective, Aaron Goodwin, 33 ...
Ask Mick LaSalle: Atticus Finch no lawyer
Dear Mr. LaSalle: I read "To Kill a Mockingbird" when it was first published in 1960 and saw the movie two years later. Those experiences encouraged me to become a lawyer. Your portrayal of Atticus Finch as a joke makes no sense. I am sure you must ...
Panic Street Lawyer: Pennsylvania voting survivor tips
20121104_votebuttonB_photocom78485468_150 We in the United States have collectively witnessed events in the past 12 years that were previously unimaginable. An attack from the air, a break in the levees, and now a flood from the beaches have shaken ...
Lawyer received bad health news
High-profile defence lawyer Greg King had received disturbing health news just days before he was found dead at the weekend. The body of the 43-year-old was found beside his car on Saturday morning in the Wellington suburb of Newlands. In a column ...
Lawyer Kemp Brinson Keeps Busy in Many Areas of the Community
While the rest of the world busies itself with these worldly pleasures and chores, Brinson, 33, is juggling several roles, including volunteering as a guardian ad litem, writing his Polk Law blog and working as a commercial litigation lawyer with Clark ...
Election spurs lawyer to finish political thriller
During a recent trip home, Belle native Brent Wolfingbarger, a former Charleston lawyer and assistant county prosecutor, reminisced about his journey into law and the sizzling political novel he finished in time to coincide with the presidential ...
Campaign Lawyers Are Preparing for Another Recount Fight
Seated a few feet away from each other, Robert Bauer and Ben Ginsberg might as well have been finishing one another's sentences. “I note that Ben said he agreed with me and I think we should end the interview right here where we're clearly at a very ...
Lawyer suspects tax department using returns improperly
Several state Department of Taxation and Finance investigators may have been improperly targeted for audits by their agency, their lawyer said Sunday. In recent months, the investigators were notified that their personal income taxes were to be under ...
Lawyers for both parties ready to challenge results
Lawyers for both parties are descending on key swing states, anticipating legal challenges after what could become a razor-thin decision that rests on how, where, and which ballots are counted. Such disputes could provide a coda to an election cycle ...
Insurgency - Lawyer Faults Amnesty's Report
A renown lawyer and politician, Chief Maxi Okwu has said the report released by Amnesty International in Abuja late last week in which the country was accused of human rights violations in its handling of the Boko Haram insurgency, that the position of ...
Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Wins Michigan Jury Verdict For Child Bitten in Face By Dog
The dog bite injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. representing victims of dog attacks wins Michigan award for facial scars for boy bitten in face by dog in Cass County dog bite lawsuit. Southfield, Michigan (PRWEB) November 05, 2012. The dog ...