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'Fast and Furious' Suit Settlement Talks Stall, Lawyer Says
'Fast and Furious' Suit Settlement Talks Stall, Lawyer Says. By Andrew Zajac - 2013-01-10T16:25:47Z. Settlement talks have stalled in a lawsuit to enforce congressional subpoenas probing the U.S. Justice Department's Operation Fast and Furious, an ...
Jerry Sandusky appeal: Lawyer describes overwhelming paperwork, but ...
Jerry Sandusky appeal: Lawyer describes overwhelming paperwork, but ...
Hastings lawyer who trashed judge using Catholic slurs should be suspended ...
Hastings lawyer who trashed judge using Catholic slurs should be suspended ...
Oregon bus crash involved 'black ice' conditions, lawyer alleges
Oregon bus crash involved 'black ice' conditions, lawyer alleges. print. Comments. 1. The mangled guardrail in eastern Oregon. A mangled guard rail bears the scars where a day earlier, on Dec. 30, a tourist bus overran it and plummeted 200 feet down an ...
Images of a dead bin Laden still dangerous: US lawyer
Michael Bekesha, a lawyer for Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group suing for the images, said the government failed to show the danger of releasing the less-graphic burial images. Judicial Watch also claims that CIA officials might not have ...
Child Pornography: Jury Convicts Christian Defense Lawyer On All Counts
A U.S. District Court jury in Manchester, New Hampshire took almost no time at all today to convict on all counts Lisa Biron, a lawyer who was allied with the virulently anti-gay Alliance Defending Freedom, on eight charges related to child pornography ...
Lawyer for Mexican Mafia member gets 7 years in prison
Deliberating what punishment befitted the man before him, the judge mulled over the twists and turns in Isaac Guillen's 52 years of life. There was his induction into gang life at age 11, spending years in and out of juvenile lockup. He got himself off ...
Lawyer Frank Cannataro dies at 92
Frank Cannataro, an Italian immigrant who spoke no English when he arrived in New York City as a boy in 1929 but later attended Columbia University and built a 60-year law career in Nassau County, died Wednesday in Oceanside. He was 92. Cannataro ...
India rape suspects beaten in prison, coerced into statements of guilt, lawyer ...
India rape suspects beaten in prison, coerced into statements of guilt, lawyer ...
NH lawyer and mother is convicted in graphic trial of exploiting daughter
CONCORD, N.H. — The allegations were almost too heinous and far-fetched to be believed. A New Hampshire lawyer who graduated at the top of her class and credited her success to Christianity was accused of using her 14-year-old daughter as a sexual ...
Book looks back on trial lawyer's career
A man named Hugh, who had divorced his wife without her knowledge, in 1981 called Tom Strong, the ex-wife's lawyer, to tell Strong his life wasn't worth much and that he had watched Strong's son walk to school and it would be a shame if the boy were ...
Lawyer says New Delhi gang rape suspects were beaten by police
NEW DELHI — Police badly beat the five suspects arrested in the brutal gang rape and killing of a young woman on a New Delhi bus, the lawyer for one of the men said Thursday, accusing authorities of tampering with evidence in the case that has ...
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says more time would not have changed strategy
BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- Joe Amendola, the lawyer representing Jerry Sandusky, had a mission in the months leading up to the trial — get the prosecutors in the case to turn over as much information in their case as possible in the hope of raising doubt ...
Lawyer: Banning Assault Weapons A Feel-Good Gesture 'Unless You're ...
Lawyer: Banning Assault Weapons A Feel-Good Gesture 'Unless You're ...
Lawyer Replaced by Client Can't Collect Full Contingency on $1M Settlement ...
Lawyer Replaced by Client Can't Collect Full Contingency on $1M Settlement ...
Houston boutique firm tops average first-year lawyer salaries
In addition to a guaranteed bonus and salary increase, directors at the Houston litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing PC have upped the ante for top-tier first-year lawyers, offering a starting salary of $170,000 per year. That ...
Ex-lawyer gets 7-year term for Mexican Mafia ties
LOS ANGELES—A former criminal defense lawyer has been sentenced in Los Angeles to seven years in prison for laundering more than $1.3 million on behalf of the Mexican Mafia prison gang. Isaac Guillen was sentenced Thursday after being convicted ...
Commissioner says lawyer to be appointed as guardian of Chiefs' player ...
Commissioner says lawyer to be appointed as guardian of Chiefs' player ...
Recognizing Pyramids - Without A Lawyer, An Economist, Or The FTC
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Veteran Tampa lawyer William Reece Smith Jr. dies
He received his law degree in 1949 and began practicing in Tampa at a firm with his name in it that eventually became Carlton Fields. Smith enjoyed mentoring young lawyers and lamented once that the firm's office was not in downtown Tampa where young ...
Google Didn't Lobby White House in FTC Case, Lawyer Says
Google Inc. (GOOG) didn't lobby the White House in an effort to persuade the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to close its antitrust case, according to a lawyer for the world's biggest search-engine operator. “I am completely confident that there was no ...
'Consummate Lawyer' and Onetime ABA President Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Has Died
In the book's forward, Smith is described as "sui generis—a scholar-athlete, Rhodes Scholar, lawyer, teacher and leader of bar organizations as well as civic/community organizations." "But above all," the foreword continues, Smith "is a tireless ...
Judge issues arrest warrant for lawyer facing drug charges after he misses ... - The Star-Ledger
Judge issues arrest warrant for lawyer facing drug charges after he misses ...
Austin lawyer asking for release of sealed documents in Byron Carter case
AUSTIN -- An Austin lawyer is calling upon the City and the Austin Police Department to allow the public release of sealed documents in connection with the high-profile shooting death of Byron Carter. Police say 20-year-old Carter was shot by an APD ...
Tampa lawyer William Reece Smith dies at age 88
William Reece Smith Jr., an iconic lawyer known for his intellect, legal prowess and charity in a career that spanned six decades, died Friday. He was 88. Smith, who grew up in Plant City and never forgot his hometown roots, had a resume like few ...
Missouri court to appoint lawyer for Jovan Belcher's baby
(AP) — A Missouri court will appoint a lawyer to protect the interests of the 4-month-old daughter of the late Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher as her grandparents argue over custody. Belcher fatally shot the child's mother, Kasandra ...
Lawyer: Rainey's girlfriend denies assault
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Former Pittsburgh Steeler Christopher Rainey's girlfriend says she was not assaulted, and that the state of Florida should drop the battery charge against him. That's according to Rainey's lawyer, Huntley Johnson, who read an ...
Houston lawyer gets 10 years for $7.8M Ponzi scam
A former lawyer in Houston who pretended to be a real estate investment tycoon has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for running a $7.8 million Ponzi scam. A federal judge in Houston on Friday sentenced 68-year-old Billy Frank Davis and ordered him ...
Lawyer says suspect in Oregon bomb plot was entrapped
Mohamud, now 21, has spent more than two years in jail as lawyers wrangled over evidence, witnesses and court procedures. Jury selection was completed on Friday in the Portland courtroom of U.S. District Judge Garr King. During her opening remarks, ...
Attorney in Ohio rape case: move trial, postpone it, close it to public
(CNN) -- A defense lawyer in a rape case that has roiled the town of Steubenville, Ohio, officially asked the court Friday for a change of venue. Attorney Walter Madison, who represents accused 16-year-old Ma'lik Richmond -- one of two defendants in ...
Lawyer who stole money avoids jail
A Haverhill lawyer who stole more than a quarter million dollars from two family trusts when his mother-in-law died was spared time behind bars because the family did not want to cause any more pain to his wife and children. Richard Hayes, 60, received ...
Jovan Belcher's baby to be assigned lawyer
A Missouri court will appoint a lawyer to protect the interests of the 4-month-old daughter of the late Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher as her grandparents argue over custody. Belcher, who grew up in West Babylon, fatally shot the child's ...
Yuri Schmidt, Lawyer for Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Dies at Age 75
Yuri Schmidt, a lawyer for imprisoned former Yukos Oil Co. owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, died at the age of 75 after a long battle with cancer, according to a statement today on Khodorkovsky's website. Schmidt had headed Khodorkovsky's defense team since ...
THROW AWAY THE KEY Lawyer With Anti-Gay Legal Group Found Guilty Of ...
THROW AWAY THE KEY Lawyer With Anti-Gay Legal Group Found Guilty Of ...
Lawyer: Christopher Rainey's girlfriend denies assault
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Former Pittsburgh Steeler Christopher Rainey's girlfriend says she was not assaulted, and that the state of Florida should drop the battery charge against him. That's according to Rainey's lawyer, Huntley Johnson, who read an email ...
Official: Abducted Ind. boy's mother lived in car
(AP) — The lawyer for an Indiana mother whose in-laws reportedly abducted her son nearly 20 years ago is refuting claims that she was homeless and living in her car at the time. Attorney Richard Muntz says Lisa Harter spent only three days living in a ...
Rainey's lawyer: Girlfriend denies any assault took place
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey's girlfriend says she was not assaulted, and that the state of Florida should drop the battery charge against him. That's according to Rainey's lawyer, Huntley Johnson, who read ...
Defendant in Indy blast hires high-profile lawyer
Defendant in Indy blast hires high-profile lawyer. Associated Press January 12, 2013 1:40PM. Updated: January 12, 2013 1:40PM. INDIANAPOLIS — A high-profile attorney has been hired to represent one of three persons charged with causing the deadly ...
Lawyer: Mom of abducted Ind. boy wasn't homeless
(AP) — The lawyer for an Indiana mother whose in-laws reportedly abducted her son nearly 20 years ago is refuting claims that she was homeless and living in her car at the time. Attorney Richard Muntz says Lisa Harter spent only three days living in a ...
Oregon Bomb Plot Suspect Was Entrapped, Lawyer Claims
A Somali-born man charged with trying to detonate a bomb at a Christmas tree-lighting event in Oregon was a hard-partying college student manipulated by FBI agents posing as Islamist militants, claims his lawyer on Friday. A prosecutor in the federal ...
Promotion/pension flap to be probed by lawyer
FAIRFIELD -- Town officials have ordered an independent probe into the Fire Department's pension practices after a number of firefighters were promoted just before they retired -- boosting their pensions at taxpayers' expense. First Selectman Michael ...
White House nixes GA lawyer's trillion-dollar coin idea
The trillion-dollar coin was an idea by a Georgia lawyer who uses the name "Beowulf" online according to a Wired.com article published this week. The Georgia lawyer told Wired that a 2009 Wall Street Journal article was his inspiration. His idea really ...
El Dorado County Woman's Lawyer Could Present Similar Defense In Another ...
El Dorado County Woman's Lawyer Could Present Similar Defense In Another ...
JEFF JACOBY A right to defend, but not an obligation
Lawyers representing three of the men charged in the New Delhi gang rape case said last week that they would enter pleas of not guilty on their clients' behalf. In most criminal prosecutions, that would be unremarkable. But the lawyers who stepped ...
Lawyer, Scholar, Athlete Dies at 87
But one of the best stories Sylvia Walbolt can recount about the busy powerhouse lawyer is how he would take a few moments to wave a handkerchief at the window of his Harbour Island law office. At the time, Walbolt's 9-year-old daughter was getting ...
Mob lawyer Gerald McMahon targets rats
When wiseguys have a rat problem, they don't call an exterminator — they dial defense lawyer Gerald McMahon. “No one does rats like I do,” McMahon boasted to The Post. “My specialty is cross-examining rats. I have good instincts.” Last year was a ...
Panic Street Lawyer: Accessibility heroes
20130113wap brentmusburger 150 ESPN had a large national television audience for at least the first half of that January 7 BCS Championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame. And, unfortunately for “The Worldwide Leader in Sports,” it was during ...
Homeowner Fights Flames, Lawyer Charged in Fatal Hit-And-Run, Inmate ...
Homeowner Fights Flames, Lawyer Charged in Fatal Hit-And-Run, Inmate ...
Week in Review: Lawyer Charged in Fatal Hit-And-Run in Court, Swalwell ...
Week in Review: Lawyer Charged in Fatal Hit-And-Run in Court, Swalwell ...
Russia Rights Lawyer Shmidt Dies
The funeral of leading Russian defense lawyer Yury Shmidt will be held in St. Petersburg on January 16. The announcement was made by Shmidt's friend, Legislative Assembly Deputy Boris Vishnevsky. Shmidt -- who played leading roles in numerous ...