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Sutherland Adds Esteemed Texas Appellate Lawyer in Austin
27, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Accomplished Texas appellate lawyer Danica L. Milios, the former Deputy Solicitor General for the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, is joining two of her former state government colleagues in the litigation and ...
Lawyer: Murder suspect saw shotgun in teens' SUV
As police returned 45-year-old Michael Dunn from Brevard County to Jacksonville on Tuesday to face murder and other charges in Friday night's shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, his lawyer said Dunn felt threatened and saw a shotgun coming from the ...
NY man suing Facebook wants his lawyer to stay
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man claiming part ownership of Facebook indicated Tuesday that his lawyer wants off the case because he's received threats, but he opposed the lawyer's motion to withdraw. ''I appreciate the fear for his own safety that ...
Big Tobacco Ordered to Smoke Out False Statements
The judge, Gladys Kessler of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, on November 27 rejected claims from lawyers for the companies that portions of the so-called "corrective statements" violated First Amendment rights. The statements, the ...
Former lawyer violated Kelley's attorney-client privilege, present lawyer says
Washington (CNN) -- Jill Kelley's legal team is launching a full-court press to defend her reputation in response to damaging reports from the scandal involving former CIA director David Petraeus, according to sources close to Kelley. Kelley's legal ...
Lawyer on trial for letting suspect use cellphone in interrogation room
The trial of a lawyer charged with letting her murder-suspect client use her cellphone in an Area 2 interrogation room two years ago started Tuesday with testimony from a Chicago Police officer who made the suspect get off the phone. The video ...
NY man suing Facebook surprises court by saying he opposes his lawyer's ...
NY man suing Facebook surprises court by saying he opposes his lawyer's ...
Role of ex-Penn State lawyer seemingly conceded by prosecutors
Prosecutors in the case against three former Pennsylvania State University administrators charged in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal contradicted one of their key witnesses in recent court filings - and in doing so appear to have conceded ...
Peterson Lawyer Says Vaughn Attorney Can't Get His Client Out Of His Head
The lawyer, George Lenard, tried to pull that off by pointing to the boorish behavior exhibited by the attorneys for wife-killer Drew Peterson and claiming it kept his client from getting a fair shake from the jury. Vaughn and Peterson's murder trials ...
3 Reasons Why It's Hard to Be A Facebook Lawyer
3 Reasons Why It's Hard to Be A Facebook Lawyer Facebook can be good for business if lawyers use the social networking site properly. (Getty Images). The internet and social media is making it harder for lawyers to know what's OK in presenting their ...
Randy Travis Sober: Country Singer Has Quit Drinking, Says Lawyer
After a string of alcohol-related incidents, country legend Randy Travis is sober. TMZ reports that Travis' lawyer, Larry Friedman, confirms that the 53-year-old crooner has quit alcohol for good. "[Randy] works out 3 hours every day and is in the best ...
Lawyer: Kevin Clash 'groomed' his client for sexual activity
Jeff Herman, the lawyer for the second and third men accusing Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of underage sexual activity, held a press conference to talk about it the third accuser's story. Herman refers to the third accuser as John Doe and talks about how ...
French lawyer seeks removal of 'biased' Jewish judge
(JTA) -- A Lyon lawyer petitioned the French city's civil court to disqualify a judge because he is Jewish. Alexis Dubruel asked the court last month to remove Albert Levy from the bench in a case involving her client and a man named Moises, the French ...
Elmo Accuser #3's Lawyer Goes Into Disturbing Detail About 'Mr. Tickler'
During a news conference yesterday, the third accuser's lawyer said the man debated whether or not to come forward with his allegations, but wanted to support the other two accusers. As we mentioned, the third accuser started to write a book back in ...
Court: 1-year suspension for Ohio St. case lawyer
A message was left with Cicero's lawyer seeking comment. Cicero met with Rife on April 2, 2010, according to court documents, and again 13 days later to discuss whether Cicero would represent him in a federal drug trafficking case, according to a ...
Lawyer for Jill Kelley Says He'll Sue US Attorney in Tampa If Leaks Continue ...
Lawyer for Jill Kelley Says He'll Sue US Attorney in Tampa If Leaks Continue ...
First-Year Corporate Lawyer Can't Believe His Job Is THIS Soul Crushing
The young lawyer describes long days of reading dense papers, which he only barely understands, and which seem to have no bearing on any actual case. "Doc review is the most boring experience of your life, but strangely nerve-wracking because you ...
Lawyer: Randy Travis Leaving Alcoholic Days Behind
Releasing a statement via his lawyer, the 53-year-old crooner said that he is ditching his alcoholic days. This year alone, Travis has been involved in three alcohol-related troubles. He was arrested by cops in February in Dallas for public ...
Lawyer: Micah Moore's confession in Deaton death 'untrue'
Micah Moore's confession in the death of Bethany Ann Deaton, the new wife of his spiritual leader Tyler Deaton, was a fiction born from a fragile mental state, his lawyer said Wednesday. “We are aware of no evidence that a crime has occurred,” said ...
Lawyer says she didn't try to interfere with case by allowing murder-suspect ...
Lawyer says she didn't try to interfere with case by allowing murder-suspect ...
LegalZoom Gets in the Ring with Rocket Lawyer
Online legal documents company LegalZoom.com Inc. is suing one of its rivals Google -backed Rocket Lawyer Inc., over alleged violations of Federal Trade Commission guidelines and what it calls unfair business tactics “for the purpose of injuring ...
Lawyer says Micah Moore's confession in Bethany Deaton death was false
Lawyer Melanie S. Morgan said after a court hearing, “We are aware of no evidence that a crime has occurred… The facts suggest Bethany Deaton's death was an unfortunate suicide and Micah Moore had nothing to do with that suicide,” reports The Kansas ...
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez: Lawyer Visit!
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez: Lawyer Visit! Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez try to avoid photographers as they make their way out of a lawyers office on Tuesday (November 27) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 46-year-old actor got in a fight with his ...
Ohio State case lawyer suspended
Cicero's lawyer said he was disappointed with the decision, saying he and his client had considered even a six-month suspension ''a little harsh.'' ''We ended up losing for a year a really, really great lawyer who practices in a difficult area - felony ...
Lawyer says she didn't try to interfere with case by allowing use of her cell ...
Lawyer says she didn't try to interfere with case by allowing use of her cell ...
Birmingham lawyer Kira Fonteneau hired to lead Jefferson County's first public ...
Birmingham lawyer Kira Fonteneau hired to lead Jefferson County's first public ...
Respected redevelopment lawyer Tim Sabo has died
The lawyer who helped craft contracts for the civilian reuse of Norton Air Force Base and dozens of other redevelopment deals in San Bernardino has died. Timothy J. Sabo, who served as redevelopment counsel to Inland agencies for three decades, died ...
Court Muses on Unicorns in Debating Sentencing
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court heard an unfocused argument on Wednesday from a Louisiana lawyer whose fumble at her client's sentencing hearing was at issue in the case. The lawyer's halting presentation put the justices in a collaborative and ...
Central NY lawyer admits murder case witness bribe
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A central New York lawyer will give up his license to practice and leave the U.S. after admitting he offered a $50,000 bribe to a witness in exchange for not cooperating with prosecutors in a murder case. Local media outlets report ...
Gross results 'hopeful' but not determinative, lawyer says
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The results of a biopsy released by the Cuban government raises hopes that Jewish American contractor Alan Gross does not have cancer, his lawyer said, but his family still wants his own physician to examine him. "While we very ...
Lawyer for San Antonio couple hurt in Midland train accident opens up about ...
Lawyer for San Antonio couple hurt in Midland train accident opens up about ...
Lawyer: Writer jailed for life over poems praising the Arab Spring
DOHA, Qatar - A court in Qatar sentenced a poet to life in prison on Thursday for incitement to overthrow the government and criticizing the ruling emir, his lawyer said. In his poetry, Muhammad Ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami praised the Arab Spring revolts ...
Lawyer: display Maine Labor mural elsewhere
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lawyer for five people who sued over Gov. Paul LePage's decision to remove a large mural depicting scenes from Maine's labor history from a state office building that housed the Labor Department is challenging the governor to ...
Defense attorney tried for letting client use cell says she didn't know it was ...
Defense attorney tried for letting client use cell says she didn't know it was ...
NY man suing Facebook wants his lawyer to stay
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man claiming part ownership of Facebook indicated Tuesday that his lawyer wants off the case because he's received threats, but he opposed the lawyer's motion to withdraw. “I appreciate the fear for his own safety that ...
Lawyer in Bergen Co. probe gets 3 years' probation
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former Bergen County Democratic Party lawyer and adviser to several municipalities has been sentenced to three years' probation for his role in a political influence scheme. Dennis Oury (OR'-ee) had pleaded guilty in 2009 to mail ...
Lawyer to gov: Display Maine labor mural elsewhere
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lawyer for five people who sued over Gov. Paul LePage's decision to remove a large mural depicting scenes from Maine's labor history from a state office building that housed the Labor Department is challenging the governor to ...
Law School Classmates Arrested in Insider Trading Case
Two law school classmates—one currently working as a lawyer in Colorado—were accused Thursday of trading insider information ahead of a $1.2 billion acquisition by computer maker IBM in 2009. Federal prosecutors said Thomas Conradt and David ...
LRC preparing to pay redistricting suit's lawyer fees
Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman says that — unless he gets orders otherwise from legislative leaders – he plans to pay $186,855 in legal fees next week to lawyers for plaintiffs who successfully challenged the legislative ...
Two ex-Ernst partners' convictions reversed in tax case
The panel affirmed the related convictions of former partners Robert Coplan, also a tax lawyer, and Brian Vaughn, an accountant. It left intact the conviction of a fifth defendant, investment adviser Charles Bolton, who pleaded guilty, but ordered that ...
Lawyer not guilty of felony or letting suspect use her cellphone during ...
Lawyer not guilty of felony or letting suspect use her cellphone during ...
Lawyers gain from "say-on-pay" suits targeting US firms
Now, lawyers have found a new way to bring lawsuits over executive pay, resulting in a handful of legal settlements. But the settlements to date have produced no changes in executive compensation and no money for investors. In fact, the main financial ...
Insight: Lawyers gain from "say-on-pay" suits targeting US firms
NEW YORK – Since the Dodd-Frank law gave shareholders a say in executive pay in 2010, courts have routinely rebuffed efforts by shareholders to force companies to heed their voice. Now, lawyers have found a new way to bring lawsuits over executive pay ...
Baldi's lawyer attacks state's case that alleges he caused overdose deaths of ...
Baldi's lawyer attacks state's case that alleges he caused overdose deaths of ...
Zee chairman to soon join police probe: Lawyer
New Delhi, Nov 30 — Zee News chairman Subhash Chandra would soon join the probe into allegations that two journalists of his news channel tried to extort Rs.100 crore from industrialist and Congress MP Naveen Jindal's company, the firm's lawyer said ...
Blind Chinese lawyer's nephew jailed for 3 years
THE nephew of blind Chinese lawyer Chen Guangcheng was jailed for more than three years Friday for attacking officials who descended on his village after the dissident fled to the US embassy, his father said. Chen Guangchen, who was imprisoned after ...
Lindsay Lohan Lawyer Says Actress Was 'Certainly Not Intoxicated' Before Arrest
Lindsay Lohan may have legal troubles on both coasts and dwindling career options, but according to her lawyer the one problem she does not have is a substance abuse one. Following Lohan'sarrest early Thursday morning on third-degree assault charges ...
Quick acquittal for lawyer accused of letting suspect use cellphone
Related; Vuckovic not guilty · Jury gets case of attorney accused of letting suspect use cellphone · Lawyer defends giving suspect phone in interrogation room; Maps; 2600 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60623, USA. As the verdict was announced at about 7 ...
Pentagon's Lawyer Looks To End of Terror
The Pentagon's top lawyer said Friday that policymakers must look to a time when the U.S. is no longer at war with al Qaeda and that taking on the remnants of the terrorist group will be a matter for law enforcement and intelligence agencies, not the ...
Athlete's lawyer investigating alleged assault
ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer for former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw says he's investigating an incident that led to assault and weapons charges against the Olympic gold medalist. She is accused of smashing the windows and firing a shot into a car ...