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Dzhokhar's Defender
“In addition to being a brilliant lawyer in terms of knowing the law and persuading a jury, perhaps her most impressive quality is her ability to connect and understand individuals that the rest of the world despises,” says her friend and fellow ...
Lawyer: Estranged husband is willing to work with police to find missing ...
Lawyer: Estranged husband is willing to work with police to find missing ...
New York Auto Accident Lawyer David Perecman Discusses the Difficult Path to ...
New York Auto Accident Lawyer David Perecman Discusses the Difficult Path to ...
Sony settles lawsuit by lawyer for gospel artists
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Sony Music Entertainment has settled a lawsuit filed by a Connecticut lawyer who said record company executives retaliated against him for winning higher pay for gospel music artists. Stamford-based attorney James Walker Jr. sued ...
Ex-Lawyer Convicted in Terror Case Seeks Release
A once-prominent New York civil rights lawyer is building support for early release from her 10-year prison term in a terrorism case so she can fight advanced-stage cancer. Lynne Stewart says a Texas prison warden has recommended compassionate release ...
State has heights of robbers mixed up, lawyer argues at Mobile Winn-Dixie trial
But Harrison's lawyer, Robert F. “Cowboy Bob” Clark, showed reporters during a break in the trial mug shots of both men at Mobile County Metro Jail. Those pictures indicate that Crear is slightly taller than Harrison. It is the opposite of what Mobile ...
Breaking Tradition, Obama Taps Non-Lawyer to Head FCC
It's not his work as a lobbyist or venture capitalist - rather, it's that unlike practically every other chairman in the agency's 79-year history, Wheeler is not a lawyer. To be sure, Wheeler by all accounts knows the industry well, heading two major ...
AEG lawyer concedes: Michael Jackson is dead
Los Angeles (CNN) -- A week after AEG's lawyer refused to concede for legal arguments that Michael Jackson is dead, he acknowledged the pop icon's death in court. The stipulation -- an agreement between two parties in a case that something is a given ...
Suspect accused of Boston bombing cover-up denies charges: lawyer
Suspect accused of Boston bombing cover-up denies charges: lawyer. Tweet · Share this · Email · Print. Related News. CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Boston police take three suspects into custody in bomb case. 12:59pm EDT. Boston bombing suspect in prison, ...
Indian spy attacked in Pakistan jail dies: lawyer
LAHORE, Pakistan — An Indian national on death row in Pakistan who was attacked last week by fellow inmates died early Thursday from his injuries, his lawyer and a doctor said. Sarabjit Singh, who was sentenced to death 16 years ago on espionage ...
Lawyer: Rooming house aced multiple inspections
The lawyer for a landlord accused of running an illegal rooming house for college kids that burned Sunday, leaving a woman dead, claims the Linden Street home was inspected repeatedly and never found to be in violation. “The property has also passed ...
Latham & Watkins Appoints London Lawyer
Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that David Walker has joined the firm's London office as a partner in the Corporate Department. Walker is an M&A lawyer with a particular focus on all aspects of private equity work . Over the years, he has ...
Labor Dept. lawyer investigates intimidation claims
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A U.S. Labor Department lawyer is in Maine to interview state unemployment hearing officers about allegations that Gov. Paul LePage pressured them to decide more cases in favor of business. A spokeswoman for the Maine Labor ...
Libya expects ICC ruling on Saif al-Islam trial in May: lawyer
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya, which wants to try Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam at home, expects the International Criminal Court (ICC) to decide in May whether it can do so, according to the Libyan lawyer handling the case. "We have submitted a ...
Ex-lawyer convicted in terror case seeks release
NEW YORK — Buoyed by supporters and a petition with nearly 13,000 signatures, a once-prominent New York civil rights lawyer said she has received a federal prison's backing for compassionate release from her terrorism case sentence while she fights ...
Reese Witherspoon On Drunken Arrest: 'I Played A Lawyer So Many Times I ...
Reese Witherspoon On Drunken Arrest: 'I Played A Lawyer So Many Times I ...
BUSH LAWYER: Indefinite Detention Is Much Better Than The Alternative
The lawyer who first drew up White House policy on lethal drone strikes has accused the Obama administration of overusing them because of its reluctance to capture prisoners that would otherwise have to be sent to Guantánamo Bay. John Bellinger, who ...
Lawyer: Lindsay Lohan checks into rehab facility
Associated Press - FILE - This April 11, 2013 file photo shows actress Lindsay Lohan, a cast member in "Scary Movie V," at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles. Lohan's lawyer Mark Jay Heller told a judge …more at a May 2, 2013 hearing that Lohan ...
Ex-NY Assembly lawyer now lobbies after sex crime
ALBANY, N.Y. — Ten years after being led from the Capitol in handcuffs and accused of rape, the former top lawyer to Assembly Democrats has returned to Albany as a lobbyist. Michael Boxley pleaded guilty in 2003 to sexual misconduct. He served six ...
Hollywood Docket: Jon Lovitz Countersued; Dish's Expensive Lawyer ...
Hollywood Docket: Jon Lovitz Countersued; Dish's Expensive Lawyer ...
Florida Proposes to Ban Competitive Keyword Advertising by Lawyers
Florida's State Bar—the government regulator of attorneys in Florida—has a “Standing Committee on Advertising,” and it recently proposed to tell Florida attorneys that it is “deceptive and inherently misleading” for one lawyer to buy keyword ...
Lawyer Says He'll Accept Bitcoins From Clients To Keep Things 'Discreet'
A Texas lawyer who specializes in DWI cases says he's going to accept the virtual currency as payment. Houston lawyer Jay Blass Cohen told the ABA Journal that bitcoins — which can't be traced — aren't any riskier than accepting cash. "In my area ...
EXCLUSIVE! Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer LIED To Her So That She'd Go To ...
EXCLUSIVE! Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer LIED To Her So That She'd Go To ...
Granite City man sentenced for plotting to kidnap lawyer
At the sentencing hearing Thursday, Nash said he did not intend to murder the lawyer. In response, the prosecution played recorded conversations between Nash and his wife and Nash and the third party that led the judge to conclude Nash's intention to ...
Lawyer for LSU RB Hill says bar fight video fails to tell the whole story
Hill's lawyer, Marci Blaize, says her client was heckled about his past legal trouble before the part of the fight caught on video. Meanwhile, Baton Rouge police Lt. Don Kelly says a second unidentified suspect who knocked the man out after Hill's ...
Lawyer a wokking encyclopedia
Chan, 64, has eaten at 6,297 Chinese restaurants (at press time) and he has documented the experiences on an Excel spreadsheet, a data-centric diary of a gastronomic journey that spans the United States and beyond. A lawyer and accountant by trade, the ...
Lawyer offers $1000 reward for anonymous return of Milwaukie man's stolen ...
Lawyer offers $1000 reward for anonymous return of Milwaukie man's stolen ...
Father of NY Post 'Bag Men' Cover Subject Seeks Lawyer
The father of one of two innocent young men identified as "Bag Men" on the cover of the New York Post is looking for a lawyer, saying the paper has refused to apologize for wrongly linking his 16-year-old son to the Boston Marathon bombings. El ...
US targeted drone killings used as alternative to Guantanamo Bay - Bush lawyer
A lawyer who was influential in the United States' adoption of unmanned aircraft has spoken out against the Obama administration for what he perceives as using drones as an alternative to capturing suspects and sending them to Guantanamo Bay prison ...
Lawyer: Rejection of immunity claim cripples Bulger defense
“The judge has determined that this is not a legitimate defense, it does not meet the threshold required, and it would be unfair to allow a jury to consider it, owing to its lack of credibility,” said noted defense lawyer Jeffrey Denner, who once ...
Lindsay Lohan Allowed To Enter Betty Ford After Lawyer Shawn Holley Takes ...
Lindsay Lohan Allowed To Enter Betty Ford After Lawyer Shawn Holley Takes ...
Lindsay Lohan not in rehab, rehires longtime lawyer Shawn Holley, reports say
Dabney agreed that Lohan should remain at Morningside. But it seems Lohan has ditched the facility, and her lawyer too. According to TMZ, the actress has fired Heller and rehired her longtime lawyer Shawn Holley. RadarOnline reported, as of late ...
Michael Jackson's family held drug interventions, lawyer says - Newsday
LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's mother sat in court Thursday as a police detective testified that she told him the family had tried drug interventions for the singer, believing he was addicted to painkillers. But Detective Orlando Martinez said ...
Lindsay Lohan Fires Lawyer, Checks Into Rehab at Betty Ford Center—See the ...
Lindsay Lohan Fires Lawyer, Checks Into Rehab at Betty Ford Center—See the ...
Angela Davis and Assata Shakur's Lawyer Denounce FBI's Adding of Exiled ...
Angela Davis and Assata Shakur's Lawyer Denounce FBI's Adding of Exiled ...
Law office says defense lawyer's death not linked to Guantánamo
An Ohio public defender who was part of a team that represents Guantánamo detainees died last week but had not been to the base for months, his office said Friday. Federal Public Defender Andy P. Hart, 38, was among several dozen lawyers who urged ...
Lawyer for Jodi Arias Makes Closing...
Lawyer for Jodi Arias Makes Closing...
Arias lawyer to jurors: You don't have to like her - USA Today
PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias' lawyer implored jurors on Friday to take an impartial view of the case and his client — even if they don't like her — as the murder trial neared an end after four months of testimony. Arias smiled broadly when defense ...
Lawyer Of Benghazi Whistleblower To State Dept: "Apologize" For Calling Me A ...
Lawyer Of Benghazi Whistleblower To State Dept: "Apologize" For Calling Me A ...
Lawyer: Orange juice suspect unfairly demonized
(05-03) 12:16 PDT SAN JOSE --. The chemist released without charges after being accused of spiking orange juice bottles with a "lethal quantity" of rubbing alcohol and putting them in a Starbucks cafe display case in San Jose is the victim of "group ...
Famed lawyer Melvyn Weiss avoids jail after DUI charge
Weiss pleaded guilty to a federal racketeering charge in March 2008 for his role in a scheme in which Milberg lawyers paid kickbacks to plaintiffs who agreed to participate in lawsuits. From the 1970s to 2005, prosecutors said, Milberg reaped $239 ...
Jerry A. Isenberg, lawyer
From 1975 to 2000, Mr. Isenberg worked as a lawyer at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He was the principal assistant director in the commission's enforcement division from 1993 to 2000. He was senior counsel at a number of Washington law ...
How This Immigration Lawyer Learned to Love Voter ID
Mr. Hanus, a Chicago immigration lawyer, has represented Elizabeth Keathley throughout her defense of removal proceedings, including before the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A version of this article appeared May 4, 2013, on page A13 in the U ...
Jodi Arias Lawyer: Case Is 'Sex, Lies and Dirty Little Secrets'
Jodi Arias Lawyer: Case Is 'Sex, Lies and Dirty Little Secrets'. Kirk Nurmi's argues killing of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander was not premeditated murder. 03:48 | 05/03/2013. Share: Transcript for Jodi Arias Lawyer: Case Is 'Sex, Lies and Dirty Little ...
Defense lawyer moves to drop out of Chevron fraud suit
He said Chevron has filed papers indicating it has roughly 2,000 legal personnel and 60 law firms working to evade compliance with the Ecuador court judgment, including 114 lawyers at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, the primary Chevron law firm handling the ...
Lawyer For Teen Arrested For A Science Experiment Working To Prevent Felony ...
Lawyer For Teen Arrested For A Science Experiment Working To Prevent Felony ...
Lawyer: Crescent not responsible for deadly NC 49 crash
The lawyer for Crescent Resources told Superior Court Judge Bob Ervin on Friday that his client shouldn't be held responsible for the 2009 crash that killed three people at a busy intersection on N.C. 49 in front of one of its developments. “Crescent ...
Famed lawyer Melvyn Weiss avoids jail after DUI charge - Bayoubuzz.com
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Melvyn Weiss , who dominated the field of shareholder class-actions for three decades before pleading guilty to paying plaintiffs kickbacks, has avoided a return to jail after violating the terms of his supervised release from ...
Lindsay Lohan's rehired lawyer Shawn Holley worked ' all night ' to keep the ...
Lindsay Lohan's rehired lawyer Shawn Holley worked ' all night ' to keep the ...
Ars readers react: Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat lawyer up
This week at Ars brought plenty of reporting on civilization and its discontents from our "Law and Disorder" section. By far, the most bizarre and maybe surprising news was from Timothy B. Lee, who wrote Warner Brothers sued for unauthorized use of ...