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Subway Pusher May Have Been Justified, Lawyer Says
(Newser) – Naeem Davis, the man accused of fatally shoving Ki-Suck Han in front of a NYC subway train, may have been justified because Han was harassing him, his lawyer told a New York City court yesterday. Defense attorney Stephen Pokart cited ...
Clyde Merritt, longtime New Orleans public defense lawyer, dies at 82
Clyde Merritt, a longtime Orleans Parish public defender and before then a prosecutor under ex-District Attorney Jim Garrison, has died. Merritt passed away Tuesday morning at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He had said he suffered from tongue cancer and ...
Second meeting between prosecutor and Deeghan lawyer does not release 973 ...
Second meeting between prosecutor and Deeghan lawyer does not release 973 ...
Rutan lawyer Mary Lee Leahy succumbs to cancer
Mary Lee Leahy, the Athens resident and Springfield lawyer who took the Rutan case to the U.S. Supreme Court, leading to a 1990 decision banning most political hiring, died today following a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 72. Leahy had been in ...
N. Irish police involved in Belfast lawyer's 1989 murder, says report
Another murky episode from Northern Ireland's recent dark past has been partially exposed, thanks to a new report on the 1989 murder of Belfast lawyer Patrick Finucane that found "shocking" collusion by state officials in his death. But critics say ...
The Cable: State Department's top lawyer stepping down
State Department Counselor Harold Koh will leave government and return to teaching at Yale law school, after four years in a key role in setting the Obama administration's legal policies dealing with international terrorism, the State Department has ...
Level Global Co-Founder's Lawyer Tells Jury Witness Lied
A defense lawyer for the Level Global Investors LP co-founder Anthony Chiasson told jurors the key government informant against his client is a liar whose testimony wasn't supported by the evidence. Reid Weingarten, the attorney, argued that Spyridon ...
Bulger lawyer urges appeals court to order judge to step aside
A lawyer for James “Whitey” Bulger is urging a federal appeals court to order the judge assigned to the gangster's upcoming murder and racketeering trial to step aside, citing his close ties to the Justice Department and the FBI. In a motion filed ...
Dallas lawyer in coma after brutal attack near lower Greenville
A well-respected young Dallas corporate lawyer who played a significant role in the $1.3 billion initial public offering by MetroPCS in 2007 was brutally attacked early Friday morning in the lower Greenville area of Dallas and remains in a medically ...
Whitey Bulger's lawyer urges federal appeals court to order judge to step ...
Whitey Bulger's lawyer urges federal appeals court to order judge to step ...
Alleged Subway Pusher Gets a Lawyer & Now Says He Was the Real Victim
Subway What a difference a week makes! Last week police in New York City arrested 30-year-old Naeem Davis, naming him as the subway pusher in the death of 58-year-old Ki Suk Han. They let the world know that the alleged subway pusher showed no ...
Commenting online? Call a lawyer
“I'm not suing for a bad review — I'm suing because she called me a criminal,” Dietz says. A judge ordered Perez to remove the reference to jewelry from her review. The court has yet to decide whether there are grounds for defamation. (A lawyer for ...
Schultz makes civil filing vs. ex-Penn St. lawyer
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State executive accused of covering up child sexual abuse complaints about ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky made a civil court filing Wednesday suggesting a lawsuit is being readied against the ...
A Raise And A Promotion For A NYC Board Of Elections Lawyer
Savino, who could not immediately be reached, will also continue to serve as the BOE's enforcement lawyer, a job which involves working as a liaison to the city Campaign Finance Board. Polanco and other board staffers have defended and cheered the ...
Top State Dept. Lawyer Is Leaving
Harold Koh, the top lawyer in the State Department, will step down early next year and return to teaching at Yale Law School, a department official said on Wednesday. His impending departure is part of a major overhaul in the Obama administration's ...
Commenting online? Call a lawyer - MarketWatch
Last week a judge ordered a Washington, D.C., woman to remove statements she made about her contractor on the review site Yelp — a move lawyers say highlights how easy the Internet makes it to cross the line from criticism to defamation. Christopher ...
LV lawyer Gordon, a federal bench nominee, faces benign grilling at hearing
Las Vegas lawyer Andrew Gordon received his first official grilling Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the first step in the process toward confirming him as a federal judge for Nevada. It wasn't particularly eventful, which, as presiding ...
Lawyer: Poisoned spy was working for UK's MI6
LONDON — Russian Alexander Litvinenko was a "registered and paid" agent working for Britain's foreign intelligence agency when he died after being mysteriously poisoned, a lawyer representing his widow told an official hearing Thursday. Another lawyer ...
Springfield lawyer who took Rutan case to Supreme Court dies
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Boston Mobster's Lawyer Seeks Dismissal of...
Boston Mobster's Lawyer Seeks Dismissal of...
Defense lawyer: Another Mattapan massacre juror to be excused
The jury deliberating the fate of the Mattapan massacre suspect has suffered another setback, with a juror being excused for illness in the family, a defense lawyer said this morning. One juror will be replaced because he has a family member with a ...
Struthers skips court appearance; lawyer files not guilty plea
YORK -- Celebrity actress Sally Struthers, scheduled to appear in York District Court for the first time Thursday to face a drunken driving charge, did not attend in person and left it to her lawyer to deliver her lines. Attorney John Webb filed an ...
Jefferson County Lawyer Says Creditor Tactics Threaten Talks
Jefferson County, Alabama, may break off debt-reduction talks with hedge funds holding more than $700 million in defaulted sewer warrants because of the group's litigation tactics, the county's lead bankruptcy lawyers said. Should the hedge funds try ...
Meet the Robo-Witnesses: Foreclosure Defense Lawyer Tom Cox on New ...
Meet the Robo-Witnesses: Foreclosure Defense Lawyer Tom Cox on New ...
Lawyer: Killed Kremlin Critic Worked for UK Spies - ABC News
Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian agent-turned-Kremlin critic, was a "registered and paid" agent working for Britain's foreign intelligence agency when he died after being mysteriously poisoned, a lawyer representing his widow told an official ...
Commenting online? Call a lawyer
MarketWatch logo Last week a judge ordered a Washington, D.C., woman to remove statements she had made about her contractor on the review site Yelp -- a move lawyers say highlights how easy the Internet makes it to cross the line from criticism to ...
Defendant slashes lawyer in courtroom
SAN DIEGO — A defendant in a San Diego criminal trial slashed a defense lawyer in the face during courtroom testimony Thursday in front of jurors and about 20 high school students who were observing the case. The attack occurred around 10:30 a.m. in ...
Liquor lawyer: Wine in grocery stores 'may be doomed - again'
Liquor lawyer: Wine in grocery stores 'may be doomed - again'. Nashville Business Journal by Nevin Batiwalla, Staff Reporter. Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 1:45pm CST. Enlarge Image · Ramsey Harwell wine tennessee. There are still many hurdles ...
'Representing The Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer': A Review
Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer by Kenneth W. Mack ($35, Harvard University Press) is a look at the constructed narrative of the African American lawyer in the formation of civil rights in the USA. As the book states ...
Lawyer Suggests Russia Orchestrated Agent's Death
LONDON—A preliminary review of confidential British government documents shows the Russian state was culpable for the fatal 2006 poisoning of security operative Alexander Litvinenko, the lead lawyer for a British inquest preparing to investigate the ...
Attempted-murder defendant attacks lawyer in San Diego courtroom
A defendant in a San Diego attempted murder trial attacked his attorney Thursday morning in front of jurors and two dozen horrified high school students. The defendant slashed the cheek of attorney William Burgener with a razor, said officials with San ...
Bulger's lawyer wants judge dismissed
In court documents filed this week, Bulger's lawyer J.W. Carney Jr. said he plans to call Stearns as a witness at Bulger's trial to explain why the U.S. attorney's office, under his supervision, did not prosecute Bulger. "The law - and common sense ...
Bin Hammam's Lawyer Confirms FIFA Drops Bribery Charges
Eugene Gulland, bin Hammam's lawyer, said in a brief interview that FIFA closed a probe into alleged bribes paid by bin Hammam to Caribbean soccer officials to get their votes in an election in 2011 to lead the body. The probe was closed by FIFA chief ...
Defense lawyer says swimmer put herself in danger - SFGate
Page 1 of 1. OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A lawyer for one of the men charged with failing to rescue a swimmer cut down fatally by a powerboat's propeller argued Thursday that the woman put herself in danger by swimming in open water. "You would guess it would ...
Lawyer: 'Carnival-like pranks' ruined Peterson's chance for a fair trial
Drew Peterson's former lead attorney thought representing a famous client would put him in the big leagues, and focused on his own “self-glorification” to Peterson's detriment, according to a new filing in the case. Thursday afternoon Peterson's ...
Lawyer attends for Struthers on Maine OUI charge
YORK – Celebrity actress Sally Struthers, scheduled to appear in York District Court for the first time Thursday to face a drunken-driving charge, did not attend in person, leaving it to her lawyer to deliver her lines. Sally Struthers. Select images ...
Bulger lawyer seeks dismissal of judge
Lawyers for Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger have asked a federal appeals court to order the judge scheduled to preside over his trial to step aside because of his close ties to the U.S. Justice Department. The Boston Globe reports that in a motion ...
Lawyer cited for blasting Justin Timberlake wins case with Florida Supreme Court
In a unanimous decision Thursday, the court struck down a state law regulating noise from car stereos in a case spearheaded by a St. Petersburg lawyer who received a citation in 2007 for blaring a Justin Timberlake song in his car. The lawyer, Richard ...
DEFENDANT SLASHES HIS LAWYER'S FACE IN COURT
SAN DIEGO — A defendant in a San Diego criminal trial used a razor blade Thursday to slash his lawyer in the face in front of jurors and more than a dozen Grossmont High School students who were there on a field trip. Defense attorney William Burgener ...
Drew Peterson Lawyer Accused of 'Hornbook Errors' and 'Smorgasbord of ...
Drew Peterson Lawyer Accused of 'Hornbook Errors' and 'Smorgasbord of ...
NY police: Fake lawyer scammed homeowners - WSJ.com
PEEKSKILL, N.Y. — Police in Peekskill say a fake lawyer scammed distressed homeowners by falsely promising them help with mortgage refinancing and foreclosures. Anthony Vecchio is charged with felony grand larceny, misdemeanor scheming to defraud ...
UPDATE 1-Senior Deutsche Bank lawyer detained after raid-sources
In-house lawyer among four bank staff detained - sources. * All four worked in legal and IT departments - source. * Arrest came after tax raids at Deutsche Bank. * Deutsche Bank declines to comment (Adds Kirch ruling, clarifies suspects' detention by ...
Lawyer of the Day: A Compassionate Managing Partner
Despite our occasional curmudgeonly moments, we are generally happy people here at Above the Law, and we love happy stories. Our pages are full of feel-good tales (even if negativity bias causes readers to remember the sad or angry stories more than ...
Mexico making example out of Marine with trumped up charge, says lawyer
A Marine languishing in a Mexican prison on what his supporters call a trumped up gun charge was made an example by an overzealous prosecutor in a case that begged for discretion, his lawyer said. Jon Hammar Jr., who was caught just inside Mexico's ...
Ex-lawyer faces federal charges in hunter death - abc27 WHTM
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A former attorney serving at least 10 years in prison for fatally shooting a fellow Pennsylvania hunter two years ago now faces federal firearms charges. Federal prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against David Manilla stemming ...
'Bling Ring' lawyer: LAPD investigator's conduct embarrassing
After the final defendant in the "Bling Ring" celebrity burglary investigation pleaded no contest Friday to felony possession of stolen goods, her attorney said the LAPD would have been embarrassed by the conduct of its lead investigator in the case ...
No lawyer for man who slashed his attorney's face
SAN DIEGO — A defendant in an attempted murder trial who used a razor blade to slash his attorney's face in front of the jury and a group of high school students will have to serve as his own lawyer when the trial goes forward next week. San Diego ...
Old Fire arsonist withdraws motion for a new lawyer - DailyBulletin.com
Rickie Lee Fowler, the convicted Old Fire arsonist, was in court Friday to discuss a motion he made last month inquiring about a new lawyer. But Judge Michael Smith never got the chance to make a ruling because Fowler, who appeared in court wearing a ...
Lawyer who killed hunter now faces federal gun charges
Lawyer who killed hunter now faces federal gun charges - phillyburbs.com: My Town: law_crime, david manilla, barry groh, montgomery county, pennsylvania · Courier Times News · Intelligencer News · Burlington County Times News · Clear · 46° ...
Convicted Old Fire arsonist withdraws motion for new lawyer
Smith scheduled an informal hearing for Friday, where he planned to discuss the matter with Fowler and his lawyer, Don Jordan, and decide whether Fowler and Jordan could continue working together as attorney and client. Instead, Smith confirmed Fowler ...