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Carr on Aust lawyer held in Mongolia
Foreign Minister Bob Carr says he's raised the case of an Australian lawyer prevented from leaving Mongolia with the country's foreign minister. Sarah Armstrong was stopped at Ulaanbaatar airport in mid-October because authorities wanted to question ...
Art Notes: Lawyer Jon Buchan to discuss crime novel
A former South Carolina political reporter and First Amendment lawyer representing newspapers and broadcasters in the courtroom for more than 30 years, Buchan was awarded the William C. Lassiter First Amendment Award in 2000 for his "tireless efforts ...
Panic Street Lawyer: Altered information
While literary critics have cited salacious excerpts from Who I Am in their reviews, my excerpt choice is from inside the legal profession. When Townshend had written, recorded and released the 1969 rock opera “Tommy” on vinyl, he registered the grand ...
Petraeus retains super Washington lawyer Barnett amid potential probes
Former CIA Director David Petraeus, who resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair, has retained powerful lawyer Robert Barnett of the Washington-based Williams & Connolly law firm. Barnett specializes in crisis management and has represented ...
Ohio lawyer group stirs anger wading into politics
The group, which represents more than 26,000 lawyers and judges, generally keeps to such political activities as reviewing the qualifications of the latest batch of judicial candidates or urging decency when nasty political advertising maligns the ...
Petraeus retains Robert Barnett, lawyer to political elite
The lawyer, Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly, is known for negotiating book deals for the political elite, from President Barack Obama to one-time vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Barnett will help Petraeus as he exits government, Reuters ...
Robert Barnett, David Petraeus Lawyer, Known For Working With Political Elite
The lawyer, Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly, is known for negotiating book deals for the political elite, from President Barack Obama to one-time vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Barnett will help Petraeus as he exits government, Reuters ...
Lawyer Representing One Train Victim Speaks to NewsWest 9
We're hearing more from the lawyer who plans on representing several families in this case. Kevin Glasheen and Robert Pottroff will be teaming up to represent one of the victims who was severely injured in the crash. However, we're told they are also ...
Charity lawyer ends Nauru asylum seeker stand-off
After a two hour stand-off, 14 asylum seekers have appeared in a Nauru court, charged with matters relating to a riot at the Australian immigration detention centre. The stand-off developed at the tiny Nauru courthouse when the asylum seekers, facing 2 ...
The Assassinated Lawyer and Bombay (Not Mumbai)
The gritty 123-minute movie documents the life of Shahid Azmi, a Muslim lawyer and social activist who was assassinated February 2010 at the age of 32. Mr. Azmi worked as a defense attorney for ostensibly wrongly-accused or jailed Muslims under the ...
Lawyer says Chinese dissident poet sentenced to 12 years in prison for ...
Lawyer says Chinese dissident poet sentenced to 12 years in prison for ...
Ohio lawyer group stirs anger by wading into politics
The group, which represents more than 26,000 lawyers and judges, generally keeps to such political activities as reviewing the qualifications of the latest batch of judicial candidates or urging decency when nasty political advertising maligns the ...
Lawyer accuses Pakistani intel of threats
19 (UPI) -- A retired Pakistani military lawyer says the country's intelligence agencies are threatening him to stop his legal challenges against the military. Col. Inam ul-Rahiem, who has been representing "missing persons," accused the agencies of ...
Refco Lawyer, A&O, Mayer Brown, Skadden: Business of Law
Joseph Collins, Refco Inc.'s former outside lawyer whose 2009 fraud conviction was reversed in January, was found guilty Nov. 16 by a jury in federal court in Manhattan. Jurors convicted Collins, formerly with the Chicago law firm Mayer Brown LLP, on ...
Lawyer with Anti-Gay Christian Litigation Group 'Alliance Defense Fund ...
Lawyer with Anti-Gay Christian Litigation Group 'Alliance Defense Fund ...
Leading South Carolina Lawyer Randy Hood Gets Justice for the Injured
19, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- South Carolina catastrophic injury and mass tort lawyer S. Randall ("Randy") Hood, founding partner of McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, has dedicated his legal career to helping those who have suffered serious injuries or lost ...
Madison County: Probation director incompetent, vindictive; Lawyer calls ...
Madison County: Probation director incompetent, vindictive; Lawyer calls ...
At Least Some Lawyers Are Still Raking In The Big Bucks
Bonuses for in-house lawyers are also up by about 3.4 percent. “We are seeing healthy increases in in-house compensation at all lawyer levels, despite the challenging economic environment,” HBR's senior director and survey editor Lauren Chung told Law ...
Lawyer Who Took Out Annuities On The Dying Pleads Guilty 1 Week Into Trial
Lawyer Who Took Out Annuities On The Dying Pleads Guilty 1 Week Into Trial. November 19, 2012 By Laura Northrup. (frankieleon). Depending on your point of view, Joseph Caramadre of Cranston, R.I. is either an opportunist who scammed the terminally ill, ...
Lawyer: Ex-Cook commissioner Moreno intends to plead guilty
An attorney for former Cook County commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno today signaled in court that Moreno intends to plead guilty for his role in a bribery scheme, while former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano will go to trial to fight the same charges, ...
Man who tried to intimidate St. Louis lawyer gets 51 months in prison
LOUIS • A St. Louis man who admitted trying to intimidate a lawyer with emailed pictures of the man's son and daughter-in-law with rifle cross hairs superimposed over their heads was sentenced Monday to 51 months in federal prison. As part of his ...
Kosilek needs facial hair removed as part of sex change, lawyer says
Convicted killer Michelle Kosilek's facial hair was the subject of a lengthy hearing in US District Court today where a federal judge has already ordered the state to pay for Kosilek's sex-reassignment surgery. The attorneys for Kosilek argued before ...
Judge denies lawyer's claims of Scientology's cover up
Blockbuster claims that the Church of Scientology spent more than $20 million trying to cover up the 1995 death of church member Lisa McPherson failed to sway a federal judge in Florida on Monday. The headline-grabbing claims, made by ex-church ...
Former In-House Lawyer Disbarred a Second Time--This Time Not in Secret
Since he apparently didn't get the message the first time, the Supreme Court of Louisiana disbarred a former Verizon Communications Inc. lawyer a second time last week. And this time, the court did so with feeling. After nearly a decade of keeping his ...
NY State Bar Association rejects non-lawyer ownership
Nov 19 (Reuters) - The New York State Bar Association House of Delegates has voted to reaffirm the group's position that non-lawyers should be barred from having an ownership stake in a law firm. The decision comes after a nine-month inquiry by a state ...
Kansas appeals court lawyer fired after using foul language in tweet about ex ...
Kansas appeals court lawyer fired after using foul language in tweet about ex ...
Lawyer: alleged college shooter not fit for trial
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A psychiatrist has determined that a man accused of killing seven people at a small northern California Christian college is not mentally fit to stand trial, the suspect's attorney said Monday. Alameda County Assistant Public ...
Memphis Lawyer Overhears Conversation Affecting Basketball Controversy
(Memphis) A Memphis lawyer, who barely follows college sports, unwittingly found herself in the midst of a basketball controversy, after she reported a conversation she overheard on a plane in August. Making her identity public for the first time ...
The son of top lawyer Benedict Morelli (pictured) is suing to get extra time ...
The son of top lawyer Benedict Morelli (pictured) is suing to get extra time ...
Lawyer: Accused Oakland School Shooter Mentally Incompetent
The psychiatrist, whose report was discussed at a brief court hearing Monday, found that One Goh, 43, “has long-standing paranoid schizophrenia” and is unable to cooperate with his lawyers because he doesn't understand the criminal justice system, ...
Lawyer says Pakistani court acquits Christian girl accused of blasphemy in ...
Lawyer says Pakistani court acquits Christian girl accused of blasphemy in ...
Lawyer With Anti-Gay Alliance Defending Freedom Arrested On Child-Porn ...
Lawyer With Anti-Gay Alliance Defending Freedom Arrested On Child-Porn ...
Some Jacksonville City Council members see lawyer's appointment to JEA ...
Some Jacksonville City Council members see lawyer's appointment to JEA ...
Missouri ex-chemist gets 51 months for intimidating lawyer's family
LOUIS -- A former St. Louis city chemist is going to prison for trying to intimidate a lawyer with emailed pictures of rifle cross hairs superimposed on pictures of the man's son and daughter-in-law. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 36-year-old ...
Lawyer says couple stunned by criminal blast probe
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer says a couple whose Indianapolis home is believed to have been the center of a deadly explosion are bewildered that authorities are investigating the blast as a homicide. Attorney Randall Cable says that Monserrate Shirley ...
Indiana lawyer says couple stunned by criminal probe into home explosion
A lawyer representing Monserrate Shirley and Mark Leonard, who lived in that home that is believed to have exploded, said Tuesday that the couple was bewildered by the new direction of the investigation. Randall Cable said in a statement that Shirley ...
Martoma's lawyer: Confident of full exoneration
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The lawyer for the hedge-fund manager charged Tuesday in a $276 million insider-trading scheme said his client will be "fully exonerated." "Mathew Martoma was an exceptional portfolio manager who succeeded through ...
Gradenfreude: Working Retail as a Lawyer Is Pretty Damn Demeaning
Ed. note: Gradenfreude is a new series chronicling a recent law school graduate's life after attending an unranked school. Feel free to email the author at TristanTaylorThomas@gmail.com, and he'll respond ASAP. After all, it's not like he has anything ...
Stalwart Orleans Parish defense lawyer Clyde Merritt, near death, hailed after ...
Stalwart Orleans Parish defense lawyer Clyde Merritt, near death, hailed after ...
Birther Lawyer Won't Stop Questioning Obama's Legitimacy Until the Last Court ...
Birther Lawyer Won't Stop Questioning Obama's Legitimacy Until the Last Court ...
Lisa Biron, Anti-Gay Christian Lawyer, Arrested On Child Pornography Charges ...
Lisa Biron, Anti-Gay Christian Lawyer, Arrested On Child Pornography Charges ...
PHOTOS: Jill Kelley's Sister, Lawyer Speak To Press
WASHINGTON (WUSA/CNN) -- Jill Kelley's sister, Natalie Khawam, and her lawyer, Gloria Allred, spoke to the press on Tuesday. Kelley reported getting threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, who is David Petraeus' suspected mistress. Petraeus and his ...
Birmingham lawyer slit dog's throat, texted picture to estranged wife amid ...
Birmingham lawyer slit dog's throat, texted picture to estranged wife amid ...
Amy Bishop lawyers get $553K for work, more possible
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Two court-appointed lawyers who represented Amy Bishop before she pleaded guilty to shooting six colleagues — killing three — at the University of Alabama in Huntsville will receive about $550,000 from the state for their work ...
Lawyer Details Sex Allegations Against Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash
A second man accusing Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of seducing him into a sexual relationship when he was a minor was emboldened to come forward after the accusation by the first man was made public last week, according to the lawyer for the new ...
Driver of Texas float is 'traumatized' by train crash, lawyer says
The driver of a truck involved in a train crash that killed four servicemen is a veteran himself and is “severely traumatized” by the event, an attorney representing the driver's employer told the Los Angeles Times Tuesday. Dale Andrew Hayden, 50, was ...
Murder Defendant Pours Water On His Lawyer During Own Trial
Jerome Power is on trial in Iowa for killing his 68-year-old neighbor, Doris Bevins, back in 2010. But, after Power's defense attorney, Steve Addington, and the prosecutor made their closing arguments, a strange turn of events unfolded in the Cedar ...
Lawyer gets jail for evading taxes, obstruction
A 52-year-old Philadelphia man was sentenced Tuesday to 70 months in federal prison for failing to report $365,000 in income while working as a real estate lawyer, prosecutors said. Charles M. Naselsky, while working for the law firm of Cozen O'Connor, ...
Kansas court lawyer fired for inappropriate tweet
A Kansas disciplinary panel for lawyers has ruled that Kline, who was attorney general from 2003 to 2007, had committed "ethical misconduct" and recommended suspension of his license. (Reporting By Kevin Murphy; Editing by Todd Eastham). (This story ...
Lawyer avoids prison for $500000 embezzlement
“You may well be back before this court in about six months” for a motion to revoke probation hearing, he said, testily ordering her after he announced the sentence to “quit crying, hugging your lawyer and listen to me.” Valicek, who was described by ...