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Lawyer: Suspect Indicted in 1979 Death of NYC...
Lawyer: Suspect Indicted in 1979 Death of NYC...
Lawyer: Suspect indicted in 1979 death of Etan Patz
NEW YORK — The suspect in the infamous 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old boy from his New York City neighborhood has been indicted on charges of murder and kidnapping, his lawyer said Wednesday. Pedro Hernandez, 51, of Maple Shade, N.J., was ...
Martin Pang's lawyer claims plea coerced in deaths of 4 firefighters
An attorney representing Martin Pang, the man convicted of setting the 1995 warehouse fire that killed four Seattle firefighters, has filed a lengthy court motion seeking to have a judge order the King County Prosecutor's Office to turn over additional ...
Chicago lawyer says he may run for Jackson's seat
CHICAGO — CHICAGO (AP) - As Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s political future remains uncertain, one prominent Chicago attorney says he's interested in his congressional seat. Sam Adams Jr. was a onetime attorney for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and ...
Lawyer sues Microsoft over Surface tablet storage
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California lawyer is suing Microsoft, claiming the Surface tablet he bought doesn't have all the storage space the company advertised. Andrew Sokolowski says he bought a Surface with 32 gigabytes of storage last week. But he ...
Lawyer: Suspect indicted in 1979 death of NYC boy
NEW YORK — The suspect in the infamous 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old boy from his New York City neighborhood has been indicted on charges of murder and kidnapping, his lawyer said Wednesday. Pedro Hernandez, 51, of Maple Shade, N.J., was ...
Lawyer: Girl smelled something before Ind. blast
By CHARLES WILSON, Associated Press – 1 minute ago. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for the owner of a house believed to be at the center of a deadly Indianapolis explosion says the woman's 12-year-old daughter smelled a strange odor off and on ...
Accused Colorado gunman cannot attend court due to condition - lawyer
in court for tomorrow's hearing," Holmes' lawyers wrote in the motion to delay the hearing. His attorneys did not provide further details in the motion, citing legal, medical, and psychological privilege. The judge in the case ordered a hearing on the ...
California lawyer sues Microsoft claiming storage space on Surface tablet less ...
California lawyer sues Microsoft claiming storage space on Surface tablet less ...
Colorado lawyer among seven nominated for federal judgeships
A Colorado lawyer is among the seven people President Barack Obama nominated Wednesday to be U.S. District Court judges. "These individuals have demonstrated the talent, expertise, and fair-mindedness Americans expect and deserve from their judicial ...
Texas lawyer accused of helping cartel denied bond
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas lawyer charged with trying to launder $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel was an informant for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement while he was moving large amounts of cash behind the agency's back, ...
Lawyer denies he's scaring school district witnesses
Robert “Buzz” Trafford, the lawyer who has been advising the district, said today that he plans to submit a $95,000 bill for his firm's work in August and September. That's almost all of the $100,000 the school board authorized paying his firm, Porter ...
Lawyer for NC man who arranged HS star's recruiting trip hopes NCAA clears ...
Lawyer for NC man who arranged HS star's recruiting trip hopes NCAA clears ...
Lawyer on Petraeus: 'There are some national security concerns'
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Under investigation for adultery and possibly violating national security, the skill of their lawyers may shape the future of retired Army General David Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell. "I think there are some ...
Lawyer who defrauded clients sentenced to jail, probation
MARTINSBURG - A former Martinsburg lawyer accused of defrauding multiple clients and forging a family court order was sentenced to five years of probation and 120 days in jail after pleading guilty Wednesday to a 10-count indictment. The indictment ...
NY prosecutors press ahead on Etan Patz case
NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy in 1979 made a false confession and will plead not guilty in a case that catalyzed the missing-children's movement, his lawyer said Thursday. Pedro Hernandez's May admission to suffocating ...
Texas lawyer allegedly was drug-cartel double agent
EL PASO, Texas - A West Texas lawyer charged with trying to launder $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel was an informant for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement while he was moving large amounts of cash behind the agency's back, a federal ...
Lawyer: BBC settlement with politician likely to be reached Thursday
LONDON – A lawyer for the Conservative Party politician wrongly implicated in a child sex abuse scandal said Thursday he is likely to reach a settlement with the BBC shortly. Lawyer Andrew Reid told BBC Radio that a settlement between Alistair McAlpine ...
High-profile NY lawyer joins RI pension lawsuit
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A New York lawyer involved in high-profile cases such as Al Gore's unsuccessful presidential campaign challenge at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 is helping Rhode Island defend its landmark pension law. The Providence ...
Petraeus Affair: Shirtless FBI Pic Was a Joke, Not Sexting, Lawyer Says
The FBI agent who started a probe that would eventually depose CIA chief David Petraeus sent a shirtless photo of himself to a Florida socialite at the center of the scandal, but he was joking, not sexting, a lawyer for the agent told ABC News ...
California lawyer sues Microsoft claiming storage space on Surface tablet less ...
California lawyer sues Microsoft claiming storage space on Surface tablet less ...
Lawyer: BBC deal with wronged politician likely
LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for the politician wrongly implicated in a child sex abuse scandal says his client is likely to reach a settlement soon with the BBC and may sue people who named him on Twitter. Lawyer Andrew Reid said Thursday that a deal ...
Lawyer: Alan Hevesi "Anxious" to See Family
Alan Hevesi's lawyer says the convicted ex-controller "is very happy to be going home to his family." "He's very very grateful to the Parole Board and he's accepted responsibility for what occurred," Bradley Simon said. "He's anxious to get home and ...
Lawyer: BBC to settle soon with UK politician wrongly implicated in child ...
Lawyer: BBC to settle soon with UK politician wrongly implicated in child ...
Lawyer: Man in Patz Case Will Plead Not...
Lawyer: Man in Patz Case Will Plead Not...
Allen West and His Lawyer's Request For A Full Recount Will Be Heard Friday
Because this thing is never, ever going to end, a hearing has been scheduled for Friday to hear Allen West's request for a full recount of roughly 37,379 St. Lucie County ballots. The county did a partial recount last weekend that netted West some ...
Lawyer: NJ man accused in death of still-missing NYC boy Etan Patz will plead ...
Lawyer: NJ man accused in death of still-missing NYC boy Etan Patz will plead ...
A Pakistani Lawyer Takes on the Army and Pays in Bruises
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — When Inam Ur Raheem, a retired military lawyer, started a legal challenge this week seeking to end the tenure of Pakistan's supreme military commander, he was preparing the latest shot in a barrage of legal challenges to the ...
Tunisian held over US embassy attack dies in hunger strike: lawyer
TUNIS (Reuters) - A Tunisian Salafist held in custody after protesters ransacked the U.S. embassy in Tunis in September died on Thursday after nearly two months on hunger strike, his lawyer said. Bechir Gholli, 26, had been one of dozens of Salafists ...
Kris Jenner Bruce Jenner Divorce Consulting Lawyer Report
Bruce Jenner is secretly consulting lawyers about divorcing wife Kris Jenner, insiders are reportedly saying, and a split could put the couple's $155 million fortune into play! After 21 years of marriage, the Olympic legend has reached the breaking ...
Roger Clemens lawyers reach agreement with Brian McNamee's legal team ...
Roger Clemens lawyers reach agreement with Brian McNamee's legal team ...
Defendant punches his lawyer in the face in Seattle courtroom
“It's an unfortunate situation because we have a dedicated lawyer here who always does her best to represent people and then this sudden punch came out of nowhere,” said Don Madsen, director of the organization Cavallo works with, Associated Counsel ...
Lawyer: 'Detroit should go bankrupt'
You'd expect a bankruptcy lawyer like Douglas Bernstein to make a credible case for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the latest new remedy to emerge for what ails Michigan's most financially troubled big city. His take is straightforward. "Detroit should go ...
Critics slam Vietnam's proposed lawyer law
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — International lawyers and business leaders are warning Vietnam's government that proposed changes to its law on legal services would restrict foreign firms and spook investors at a time of faltering economic growth. The proposed ...
Lawyer: Hezbollah militant wanted by US released from Iraqi custody and ...
Lawyer: Hezbollah militant wanted by US released from Iraqi custody and ...
Lawyer rebuilding after flood ravaged house
Left standing but tilted and hunched like an overmatched prize fighter clinging to the ropes after being hit too many times on the jaw, the house, owned by local lawyer David Rikard, became a symbol of the devastation wrought by what record experts ...
His Russian Lawyer Dead, A Former American Turns to Congress for Revenge
More than a few turns of the irony wheel brought Bill Browder to the dining room of the Hay-Adams, to the hotel's gilt frames and bright silver, to the Cobb salad he would eat overlooking the White House, trying to get some fuel for the long afternoon ...
Lawyer Sues Microsoft Over Surface Tablet Storage
A new lawsuit alleges false advertising and unfair business practices on the part of Microsoft and its Surface tablet computer. A lawyer who purchased the Surface says the 32 GB tablet only has 16 GB of storage space. He found a significant portion ...
Suspect in Etan Patz case to plead not guilty, lawyer says
The convenience store worker accused of killing Etan Patz in one of the nation's most celebrated child disappearance cases will return to court Dec. 12 when he will get a chance to formally plead not guilty. Pedro Hernandez made his first court ...
Lawyer Kevin Barry Joins Indian River Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
He has been selected by Chambers USA as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business, has been selected by the Best Lawyers in America as a leading lawyer in securities law and venture capital law, and has been selected by the Boston Globe ...
Vt. lawyer appeals prosecutor challenge ruling
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A St. Johnsbury attorney is appealing a decision by a Vermont judge who refused to dismiss criminal charges against a man accused of driving over seven police cruisers with a giant farm tractor because of the way the prosecutor ...
Ex-Refco Lawyer Guilty of Aiding $2.4 Billion Fraud
Joseph Collins, Refco Inc.'s former outside lawyer whose 2009 fraud conviction was reversed in January, was found guilty today by a jury in federal court in Manhattan. Jurors convicted Collins on seven counts after a retrial on charges he helped Refco ...
Hezbollah militant wanted by US released from Iraqi custody and flown to ...
Hezbollah militant wanted by US released from Iraqi custody and flown to ...
Lawyer wants new trial for NH man in Maine death
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — Lawyers for a man convicted of strangling his former fiancee in her Maine home and burying her body on his family's property in northern New Hampshire say prosecutors delayed interviews about an alternate suspect until after the ...
Refco Lawyer Convicted Of Criminal Charges – Again
As Refco Inc.'s longtime outside counsel, Joseph Collins played a key role in advising executives in the years and months before the commodities broker went public to much fanfare in 2005. Seven years later and after two trials, the one-time Mayer ...
Lawyer: Client to plead guilty in woman's death
(AP) -- The lawyer for a former New Haven mechanic whose murder conviction in the slashing death of a Stamford woman was overturned by the state Supreme Court says his client will likely plead guilty to the murder. The Advocate of Stamford reports that ...
Manchester lawyer facing federal child pornography charges arrested by FBI at ...
Manchester lawyer facing federal child pornography charges arrested by FBI at ...
Lawyer appeals prosecutor challenge ruling
MONTPELIER — A judge refused to dismiss criminal charges against a man accused of driving over seven police cruisers with a giant farm tractor and almost 30 other criminal cases because of the manner in which the state's attorney prosecuting the cases ...
Lawyer facing charges in mall parking dispute
DANVERS — A crowded mall parking lot, an impatient driver waiting for a spot, and a gun proved to be a bad combination on Sunday afternoon. A Lynn attorney is facing charges that he pointed a handgun and a can of Mace at a Beverly man in the parking ...
Local lawyer shares his legal experiences in new book - The Times of Trenton
TRENTON — Nathaniel Oliver had been sitting in jail for three years for a crime he didn't commit when he met lawyer John Hartmann. After first urging Oliver to take a plea deal, the West Windsor criminal defense attorney took on Oliver's case, arguing ...