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Strauss-Kahn Discussed Settling Suit, His Lawyers Say
One of the lawyers, William Taylor III, hopes to sign an agreement to end the lawsuit in a few days, his spokeswoman Marina Ein said today in an e-mail. The two sides have “discussed a resolution but there has been no settlement,” Taylor and Amit Mehta ...
Jordan Davis Lawyer: 'It's Not About Race'
Following the shooting of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old black teen, by Michael Dunn, a white man, in Florida, the attorney for the slain young man's family says this case is not about race. Instead, according to MSNBC, lawyer John Phillips said it's ...
South Africa rights lawyer Arthur Chaskalson, who defended Mandela at trial ...
South Africa rights lawyer Arthur Chaskalson, who defended Mandela at trial ...
U.S. demands Iran release hunger-striking human rights lawyer
... United States on Friday demanded that Iran free jailed human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, who it said has been on hunger strike for more than six weeks, and sharply criticized Iranian authorities for their treatment of the 49-year-old prize ...
South Africa Rights Lawyer, Judge Chaskalson Dies
Arthur Chaskalson, a civil rights lawyer who once helped defend Nelson Mandela and later became South Africa's chief justice, has died. He was 81. South Africa's presidency confirmed Chaskalson's death Saturday. The state-owned South African ...
Lawyer: Qatari poet to appeal life sentence
(CNN) -- A Qatari poet who received a life sentence for a verse of poetry said to be insulting to Qatar's emir will appeal his case, according to his lawyer. Najeeb Al-Naimi told CNN that his client, Muhammed ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami, was jailed in ...
Aussie lawyer to probe Armstrong
An investigation panel examining the International Cycling Union's links to the Lance Armstrong doping case will include and Australian lawyer and British Paralympic great Tanni Grey-Thompson. The UCI said on Friday that the three-member independent ...
NYC nanny Yoselyn Ortega's lawyer calls her 'profoundly, medically impaired'
The New York Post shares that Yoselyn Ortega's lawyer begged the judge to ban media from the proceeding, but the request was denied. The lawyer, Valerie Van Leer-Greenberg, entered a plea of “not guilty” on behalf of her client as Yoselyn lay quietly ...
Lawyer trouble?
William Shakespeare and Will Rogers had very little good to say about lawyers, and had they lived to see what goes on in Hudson County these days, they might even have lowered their opinion. Any dog that wasn't able to learn how to catch a fire truck ...
Panic Street Lawyer: Beards, hats, badges, incidents
20121202wap-LincolnDay-Lewis_150 Carol, Jeanne, Dale, and I went to see the motion picture “Lincoln” at a Pittsburgh theater two weekends ago. Early on, we secured our usual upper section, first row center seats. Just as the previews were about to ...
Saeed Malekpour: Lawyer says Canadian's death sentence suspended in Iran
A lawyer for condemned Canadian resident Saeed Malekpour said that the computer programmer's death sentence on charges of masterminding a network of pornographic websites has been suspended in Iran. Earlier, Malekpour had submitted a plea for ...
Murder suspect's lawyer claims former Sussex County Boy Scout leader had ... - The Star-Ledger
Murder suspect's lawyer claims former Sussex County Boy Scout leader had ...
Upstate NY lawyer convicted of bank fraud scheme
U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian says a jury found 49-year-old Albany lawyer Michael Bouchard guilty of conspiracy, making a false statement, and two counts of bank fraud. He says Bouchard submitted false documents to mortgage lenders his firm ...
Rivalry Grows Among No-Frill Legal Services
LegalZoom's suit accuses Rocket Lawyer of false advertising by labeling some of its offerings as "free" when users must pay state filing fees or subscribe to a plan to access the services. It also alleges trademark infringement related to Rocket Lawyer ...
Personal injury lawyers rob Democrats of broader support
Should Texas Republicans create a broader message on immigration reform in order to more effectively engage the demographic rise of Hispanic Texans? Certainly. But do changing demographics in Texas assure that Democrats are on the verge of ...
Adelaide defence lawyer Nick Vadasz berated by Supreme Court judge
Justice Richard White this morning called on criminal defence lawyer Nick Vadasz to explain why his actions should not be referred to the state's Legal Practitioners Conduct Board. Mr Vadasz's previous clients include Garry Newman, the internet ...
Lawyer requests trial without jury in Bibb capital case
While it's rare for defendants in capital cases to request a trial without a jury, it's not unheard of, said Franklin J. Hogue, a Macon lawyer and president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Hogue said he's requested and been ...
Arthur Chaskalson | Civil rights lawyer, 81
Arthur Chaskalson, 81, a civil rights lawyer who once helped defend Nelson Mandela and later became South Africa's chief justice, has died. South Africa's presidency confirmed Mr. Chaskalson's death Saturday. The state-owned South African Broadcasting ...
Lawyer accuses Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes' office of manipulating witnesses ...
Lawyer accuses Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes' office of manipulating witnesses ...
Iran MPs to look into case of hunger-striking lawyer - report
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian legislators are to visit Tehran's Evin prison and look into the case of an imprisoned lawyer on hunger strike there amid concerns over her deteriorating condition, Iranian media reported on Sunday. Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer ...
Oscar Smukler, lawyer and former School Board president
Oscar Smukler, a longtime lawyer and former major educational leader in Buffalo, died Sunday in his Buffalo home after a short illness. He was 88. Besides conducting a vigorous legal practice. Mr. Smukler taught in local colleges for 38 years, was a ...
Glendale lawyer reprimanded for professional misconduct
Acting on a 2010 complaint by the Office of Lawyer Regulation, a referee found that Vladimir Gorokhovsky committed eight violations in the course of filing a sentence modificaton motion which his client neither sought nor approved, without even ...
How Working As A Stock Girl At Nordstrom Prepared Me For Being A Lawyer
This is a guest post by Wendy S. Goffe, a trusts and estates lawyer with Stoel Rives in Seattle. You can follow her on Twitter. The holiday shopping frenzy brings back memories of my days in retail. I began working at Nordstrom, in 1980, a week before ...
US top court rejects appeal of Kentucky fen-phen lawyer
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to hear an appeal by a Kentucky lawyer accused of cheating clients out of millions of dollars paid in a settlement over the diet drug combination fen-phen. The high court, without ...
Lawyer Says Trader Did Not Manipulate Market
A lawyer for a high-profile trader under investigation over his trading in Treasury futures says his client did not engage in any manipulative activity. Glenn Hadden, the head of global rates at Morgan Stanley, is the subject of an inquiry by ...
Successful Durham appeal unlikely, outside lawyers say
Durham received a 50-year sentence and Cochran a 25-year sentence from Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson for defrauding Ohio investors of $250 million. Snow was sentenced to 10 years. Snow's lawyer, Jeffrey Baldwin, couldn't't be reached Monday morning ...
Former Port Authority lawyer, company ordered to pay $700000+ in long running ...
Former Port Authority lawyer, company ordered to pay $700000+ in long running ...
Charges dropped against lawyer who brought gun to theater
New Haven attorney Sung-Ho Hwang, gives a statement to the media after being arrested at a movie theater, at City Hall in downtown New Haven, Conn. on Wednesday August 8, 2012. Charges were later dropped. Photo: Christian Abraham / Connecticut ...
Star witness snaps at lawyer in Mattapan retrial
Mattapan Massacre sole survivor Marcus Hurd is growing testy on the witness stand today, as the lawyer for accused gunman Dwayne Moore hammers him on his varied accounts of the 2010 slaughter. “Do you expect me to remember everything? Do you ...
Latinos on the Rise: Rafael Castellanos, Lawyer Taught by Obama Hopes to ...
Latinos on the Rise: Rafael Castellanos, Lawyer Taught by Obama Hopes to ...
Supreme Court lawyer looks for nice way to tell justices 'I told you so' in ...
Supreme Court lawyer looks for nice way to tell justices 'I told you so' in ...
Lawyer of the Month: November Reader Poll
November brought us many things to be thankful for, ranging from time spent with family to hurricane relief efforts to the lawyerly antics worthy of representation in our Lawyer of the Month competition. In what's probably a first, the majority of this ...
Lawyer: Trader did not manipulate T-bonds on CME
A lawyer for Morgan Stanley Managing Director Edward Glenn Hadden said his client, who is being investigated over a trade involving U.S. Treasury futures while working at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., did nothing wrong. "There is no legal or factual basis ...
Ex-Greenberg Traurig Lawyer Files $200 Million Bias Suit
Greenberg Traurig LLP was sued for $200 million by a former partner who claims that women at the law firm are paid less and given fewer opportunities for advancement than their male counterparts. Francine Griesing, who worked as a Greenberg Traurig ...
Lawyer of the Day: An Allegedly Loose-Lipped Cravath Associate
While neither agency identifies either the name of the lawyer (the Justice Department calls him “Attorney-1″ and the SEC uses the term “Associate”) or firm in question, The Am Law Daily reported at the time that Armonk, New York-based IBM had turned ...
Ex-lawyer gets probation, community service after pleading guilty to lesser ...
Ex-lawyer gets probation, community service after pleading guilty to lesser ...
Lawyer calls for mistrial in hearing on proposed Catonsville medical complex
The lawyer for a community association trying to stop a medical office complex from being built in Catonsville called for a mistrial Monday in a Baltimore County hearing on the project, saying his clients should be allowed to inspect records sought by ...
Lawyer Warned Off Foreign Media
An activist lawyer is told to keep quiet after publicly challenging China's labor camp system. AFP. A policeman stops a group of petitioners from demonstrating outside a hospital in Beijing, May 7, 2012. Authorities in the eastern province of Zhejiang ...
Gretna lawyer pleads guilty in office masturbation case
A Gretna lawyer pleaded guilty on Monday to a pair of misdemeanor charges for allegedly sneaking into a colleague's office and masturbating several times on her clothing and office furniture. Keith Magness, 36, copped to simple criminal damage to ...
Harris lawyer: Logan Co. sympathies preclude fair trial
LINCOLN — The sympathies Logan County residents still hold for a Beason family slain three years ago in their Beason home make it impossible for one of the men accused of their deaths to obtain a fair trial, according to a motion filed Monday by his ...
Ewing axe murder suspect still has no lawyer
TRENTON — Monday morning's hearing for the woman charged with chopping her mother to death with a pick-axe on Halloween was postponed because she still hasn't spoken to a defense lawyer. Sharon Wallace, whose daughter allegedly axed her to ...
Lawyer releases photo of bloodied George Zimmerman
Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty and says the shooting was self-defense under the Florida's “stand your ground” law. The murder trial for Zimmerman is set for June. Lawyers from the Martin family have yet to comment on the latest photo. Comment ...
Zimmerman's lawyers release bloody nose photo
Zimmerman's lawyers say the photo was taken by a police officer on February 26, the night 17-year-old Martin was shot and killed nearby his father's home in Sanford, Fla. The 29-year-old has pleaded not guilty to the second-degree murder charges and ...
Manning lawyer: Military actions 'criminal'
Military commanders committed a crime by keeping Bradley Manning in unnecessarily strict conditions at a Marine Corps brig for nearly nine months, the alleged WikiLeaks source's defense attorney charged Monday in his first public speech about his ...
Lawyer says court got it wrong
"This decision gives me heartburn," said Charles Herd, a Houston-based maritime lawyer with the Lanier Law Firm, which operates in New York state. "What's the point of having inspectors perform inspections if there is not going to be any consequences ...
Lawyer William Session and his former company are ordered to pay $710000
Prominent Kansas City attorney William Session and his former company have been ordered to pay more than $710,000 as part of a long-running dispute related to construction work at the former Richards-Gebaur air base. Jackson County Circuit Judge ...
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Trenton Mayor Tony Mack's lawyer says Mack will not take plea deal - The Times of Trenton
tony_mack.JPG Trenton Mayor Tony Mack addresses City Council at City Hall on Tuesday, October 16. 2012. The council had summoned Mayor Mack before them to answer questions on the city's budget, his job performance and his ability to govern after his ...
Trial delayed for lawyer charged in father's death
The murder trial of a Lee's Summit lawyer accused of using a forged document to kill her father has been delayed until November 2013. Susan “Liz” Van Note, 44, charged with forgery and first-degree murder, appeared Monday in Boone County Circuit Court ...
UN rights boss urges Iran to free hunger-striking lawyer
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' top human rights official on Tuesday urged Iran to free an imprisoned female lawyer whose health is deteriorating due to a hunger strike and to lift a travel ban on her family. U.N. High Commissioner for Human ...