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Oscar Pistorius' lawyer attacks police work after shooting
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Prosecutors on Wednesday unveiled what seemed to be damning testimony against double-amputee Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused of murder in the death of his girlfriend: One witness, they said, heard noises that ...
Gbagbo lawyer slams 'political trial' at ICC
"The Ivorian people deserve better than a political trial, they deserve a trial of those who are really responsible for the country's decade-long destruction and the court deserves to have been able to look at what really happened in Ivory Coast ...
Lexington lawyer connected to diet drug case indicted
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A lawyer connected with a long-running diet drug case that ended the careers of three attorneys has been charged with conspiring to distribute synthetic marijuana. The Courier-Journal ( (link) W3N0dL) reports 32-year-old ...
Court Nixes $14 Million Lawyer-Fee Request
Mr. Frank (pictured), who makes a living objecting to class-action settlements he thinks are unfair, has struck big again. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday nixed a $35 million class-action settlement reached between a class of ...
Lawyer's mistake may get Drew Peterson a retrial
Wednesday's hearing focused on a decision that backfired on the defense at trial: to call divorce lawyer Harry Smith as a witness. Smith told jurors that before Stacy Peterson vanished, she had asked him if she could she squeeze more money out of her ...
Lawyer: Jackson Jr. 'has serious health issues'
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Lawyer: Cyprus Suspect Says He's in Hezbollah
A man being tried on allegations he planned attacks on Israeli tourists in Cyprus has admitted being a member of the militant group Hezbollah and staking out locations that such visitors frequent, his lawyer said Wednesday. Hossam Taleb Yaacoub's ...
Lawyer: Suspect in Cyprus admits Hezbollah ties, denies plotting attacks on ...
Lawyer: Suspect in Cyprus admits Hezbollah ties, denies plotting attacks on ...
Britney Spears Is Kind Of Dating A Lawyer… Okay, Not Really
Given that she's been in and out of court so many times, you knew that she'd eventually become romantically entangled with a lawyer. As luck would have it, Brit-Brit was caught by the paparazzi last week while out on a romantic Valentine's Day date ...
JC Penney schemed to steal Stewart's fans from Macy's: lawyer
A lawyer for Macy's Inc told a judge on Wednesday that rival J.C. Penney Co Inc schemed to steal Martha Stewart's fans with products similar to those Macy's offers under the home goods doyenne's brand. J.C. Penney looked for loopholes in Macy's ...
Cops: Man posing as lawyer dupes couple out of $5K
Related. View Larger · Cops: Man posing as lawyer dupes couple out of $5K photo. Arkeith Nelson, 38, of Atlanta, is accused of posing as an attorney, according to police. (Atlanta Police Department) ...
Avvo launches lawyer marketplace
Avvo today announced that it has begun connecting lawyers and clients via its new Avvo Marketplace. People can use the service to enter details and receive personalized proposals from lawyers, including fees or estimated costs and how they'll approach ...
UnitedHealth Unit Liable for Doctor's Errors, Lawyer Says
One of its lawyers, Lawrence Scarborough, said in court that he planned an extensive defense presentation today. Eglet presented the plaintiffs' opening statement in the first trial against the unit of Minnetonka, Minnesota-based UnitedHealth over a ...
Bartow Lawyer Frost Donates $1 Million to FSU College of Law
The Bartow lawyer was part of the first graduating class of FSU's law school in 1968, and has a fond attachment. The FSU College of Law announced this week Frost has committed $1 million to supplement two existing endowments. Sixty percent will go to ...
Judge to rule on Peterson retrial motion
AP Photo - Retired judge Daniel Locallo, left, and defense Lawyer for Drew Peterson Steve Greenberg speak with the media as they leave the Will County Courthouse for lunch, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Joliet, Ill., during the second day of a hearing ...
Judge to Rule on Peterson Retrial Motion
A judge outside Chicago says he'll rule on Drew Peterson's request for a new trial. The decision Thursday in the former suburban police officer's murder case comes after two days of testimony on the request. Jurors convicted Peterson in September of ...
Oscar Pistorius' lawyer presses for downgrade of charge
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — A bail hearing for South African track star Oscar Pistorius, charged with premeditated murder of his girlfriend, took a dramatic turn after it was revealed that the lead prosecution witness is himself facing attempted ...
Lawyer: Video shows shooting was self-defense
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The attorney for two Tennessee men charged with shooting two others in southern Kentucky says there's video that shows the men fired in self-defense. The Kentucky New Era ( (link) ZjsUJZ) reports the comments were made ...
Lawyer: New Jersey sports betting case doesn't hinge on Roger Goodell's ...
Lawyer: New Jersey sports betting case doesn't hinge on Roger Goodell's ...
Partner's affair with lawyer is aired in 'Ask Amy'
A partner's affair with a lawyer has a law firm in turmoil and a worker there seeking advice from “Ask Amy.” “This situation has caused no end of problems in our office,” the worker writes, “as this boss has continued to favor his paramour and has ...
Lawyer to oversee payment to victims of bus crash
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has appointed a Johnson City attorney to oversee payments to victims of a school bus crash in Washington County. The Johnson City Press ( (link) VOkZXP ) reported lawyer Eddie Lauderback will determine how ...
Lawyer: Woman took drugs after fatal crash
Page 1 of 1. HOOSICK – The lawyer for a town woman indicted last week on charges of manslaughter, driving while impaired by drugs and leaving the scene of a crash that killed a bicyclist, said Thursday his client took the prescription drugs after the ...
Small town lawyer disbarred over more than 30 counts of misconduct
The court's opinion also points out that in many cases, Boyd affiliated with the National Legal Professional Association, an Ohio group run by a disbarred Ohio lawyer that offers research and document preparation. In some matters, according to the ...
FP Passport: Why the DC lawyer suing China for the Philippines still thinks he ...
FP Passport: Why the DC lawyer suing China for the Philippines still thinks he ...
Courthouse shooter had handwritten death warrant for lawyer who wasn't there ...
Courthouse shooter had handwritten death warrant for lawyer who wasn't there ...
Trump lawyer: Twitter, police investigating hack
All Share Services. Topics: lil wayne, Donald Trump, Twitter, Hacking, Entertainment News · Trump lawyer: Twitter, cops investigating hack. “I just got done talking to the precinct,” Donald Trump's executive vice president and special counsel, Michael ...
Iowa lawmaker seeks statue of 1st female lawyer
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa City lawmaker wants to place a new statue in the U.S. Capitol to honor an Iowa woman who was the nation's first lawyer. Democratic Rep. Mary Mascher introduced a bill Wednesday that calls for placing a statue of Arabella ...
Lawyer: Martin's parents may sue Zimmerman
Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton (Right) and father Tracy Martin, sit in the court room during his second bond hearing of George Zimmerman in the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, Florida, on June 29, 2012. UPI/Joe Burbank/Pool ...
New Canaan attorney named 'Super Lawyer'
He was recognized for the sixth consecutive year as a Super Lawyer in Connecticut and New England by Super Lawyers Magazine for his work in commercial litigation defense and additionally, he was elected a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut ...
Ex-Bell, Calif., Mayor Oscar Hernandez too uneducated to know his actions were ...
Ex-Bell, Calif., Mayor Oscar Hernandez too uneducated to know his actions were ...
Penn State lawyer: McQueary whistle-blower lawsuit 'devoid of' legal merit
Former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary is suing the university saying he has been branded as part of the alleged Sanduksy scandal cover-up and cannot find work coaching football. A Penn State lawyer says the whistle-blower lawsuit ...
JPMorgan raises questions about lawyer at New York AG's office
N) has raised questions about the involvement of a senior lawyer from the New York Attorney General's office in one of the few government lawsuits alleging wrongdoing by banks in the run-up to the financial crisis. The case against JPMorgan is similar ...
Lawyer Says City's 1st Openly Gay Officer Was Retaliated Against For Alleging ...
Lawyer Says City's 1st Openly Gay Officer Was Retaliated Against For Alleging ...
Lewis and Roca Lawyer Identified as Ex-Senator Domenici's Secret Child
Acting at least in part on a belief that someone else was poised to spill his secret, Domenici told New Mexico's largest newspaper that he is the father of noted GOP lobbyist Michelle Laxalt's son, Las Vegas lawyer and Lewis and Roca litigation of ...
Lawyer: Former Bell mayor is illiterate
LOS ANGELES - The unschooled and illiterate former mayor of the scandal-ridden suburban city of Bell had no training that would have alerted him that his huge salary was illegal, his lawyer told a jury in closing arguments Thursday. Former Mayor Oscar ...
Kris Humphries parties after divorce lawyer dumps him
Just one day after news broke that Kris Humphries was dropped by divorce lawyer Marshall Waller for “irreconcilable differences,” the Brooklyn Net was out partying. Humphries was seen dining last week with a group of pals at Catch Miami at the James ...
Lawyer wants evidence thrown out in N. Attleboro gun case
NORTH ATTLEBORO - The lawyer for a man who faces gun charges wants a judge to reconsider his decision upholding a search of his client's bedroom, where police recovered a cache of allegedly stolen weapons. Attleboro District Court Judge Daniel ...
Lawyer of Jefferson couple fighting to keep dog doubts witness' credibility - The Star-Ledger
JEFFERSON — The lawyer representing a Jefferson husband and wife fighting to keep their potentially dangerous dog jabbed at the credibility of a witness in their forfeiture case Thursday. The lawyer also said the Morris County Prosecutor's Office ...
Nancy Eshelman: Lawyer follows his dreams and passions into the classroom at ...
Nancy Eshelman: Lawyer follows his dreams and passions into the classroom at ...
Jodi Arias trial: Phoenix lawyer says prosecution should avoid 'minefields'
PHOENIX -- After days of listening to accused murderer Jodi Arias answer questions posed by her defense team, prosecutor Juan Martinez was finally able to ask some questions of his own Thursday as he launched aggressive cross examination. Arias and ...
Lawyer: Iranian diplomat quits embassy in Norway, seeking asylum there
OSLO, Norway — A lawyer says an Iranian diplomat in Norway is seeking asylum in the Nordic country. Joergen Loevdal, the Norwegian attorney, says the diplomat, who he declined to name, defected from the Iranian Embassy in Oslo in December, and ...
Top defence lawyer star of Pistorius murder case
South African legal eagle Barry Roux who is defending Oscar Pistorius in his murder charge has emerged as the star of the world headline grabbing case. The veteran lawyer, right from the onset of the hearing, exposed irregularities in the state's case, ...
Lance Armstrong fails to avert government suit: lawyer
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has failed to talk the U.S. government out of suing him to recover sponsorship money that the U.S. Postal Service paid his teams to compete in international events, Armstrong's lawyer said on ...
Lance Armstrong lawyer says Justice Department joins fraud lawsuit against ...
Lance Armstrong lawyer says Justice Department joins fraud lawsuit against ...
France won't return Mastros to US if they face jail, lawyer says
A French court has ruled that former Seattle real-estate magnate Michael R. Mastro and his wife, Linda, can't be extradited to the U.S. unless American authorities agree they won't be imprisoned, the Mastros' French lawyer said Friday. By Eric Pryne ...
Defense Lawyer: California Mayor Too Uneducated to Realize He Was Breaking ...
Defense Lawyer: California Mayor Too Uneducated to Realize He Was Breaking ...
Belgium 'Joker' snubs lawyer at nursery murders' trial
A lawyer for a young Belgian who disguised himself as Batman foe "The Joker" before going on a killing spree at a nursery four years ago said Friday he was mentally ill and not responsible and should be committed. Kim De Gelder, now aged 24 and facing ...
Lawyer: Tarrant DA's Wife Gave Info to Prosecute Man
Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon filed criminal charges against a man based on information from Shannon's wife, an attorney who represents the man's ex-wife in a divorce case, according to a court document filed Thursday. The man's attorney ...
Lawyer for accused nanny says she remains 'devastated' by charges
MEDFORD -- The lawyer for Aisling McCarthy Brady, the nanny accused of assaulting a 1-year-old who later died, said she is innocent and remains “devastated” by the charges. “She didn't do this,” Melinda Thompson said outside the courtroom Friday, ...
JPMorgan Chase Questions Involvement of Lawyer from New York AG's Office
The name of the lawyer was not made public in the court filing by JPMorgan, but the documents provided the title of executive deputy attorney general for economic justice. This position is currently held by Karla Sanchez, a former partner at Paterson ...