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Annie Dookhan's lawyer seeks dismissal of some charges
The lawyer for disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan is seeking to have 11 obstruction of justice charges against her dismissed, arguing that there is no evidence that his client willfully misled anyone during her testimony in those cases in Essex, Norfolk, ...
Prominent Texas lawyer allegedly double-crossed U.S. drug agents, now faces ...
Prominent Texas lawyer allegedly double-crossed U.S. drug agents, now faces ...
Another lawyer says video proves Jones-Drew's guilty
Actually, the first lawyer who sounded off on the situation, Greg Anderson, represents not Kasim Howard, a security worker at the Conch House in St. Augustine, but the Conch House itself. Now, Howard has his own lawyer, who has issued a statement ...
Lawyer gets 1-year jail term for insulting Islam in Upper Egypt
The court sentenced him to one year in prison and to pay an LE10,000 ($1,430) fine for comments allegedly made in the lawyers' syndicate library. The lawsuit was filed by a number of lawyers who accused Murad of insulting Islam. Article 98 of Egypt's ...
Gitmo staff treat detainees 'worse than animals' - prisoner's lawyer
The hunger strikers at the Guantanamo Bay camp are being subjected to freezing temperatures in their cells and made to choose between shower and sleep, “punished and treated like animals,” a lawyer for a Gitmo detainee told RT. Anne Richardson's client ...
Second lawyer says alleged Maurice Jones-Drew punch caught on video
Two lawyers claim a video exists showing Maurice Jones-Drew punched a man at a Florida restaurant. (USATSI). It's been a long, interesting week for Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew. On Tuesday, it was reported Jones-Drew had been charged ...
Egyptian Christian Lawyer Convicted of Blasphemy
An Egyptian court has convicted a Coptic Christian lawyer in the southern province of Assiut on charges of blasphemy and sentenced him to one year in prison with hard labor. The verdict against Roman Murad Saad was handed down on Saturday. It's the ...
Egyptian Christian lawyer convicted of blasphemy
ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian court has convicted a Coptic Christian lawyer in the southern province of Assiut on charges of blasphemy and sentenced him to one year in prison with hard labor. The verdict against Roman Murad Saad was handed down ...
Convicted murderer Sloot eyes Peru marriage for 'love,' says lawyer
LIMA (Reuters) - Jailed murderer Joran van der Sloot plans to wed his Peruvian girlfriend for love, not to avoid extradition to the United States in connection with the disappearance of an Alabama teenager, his lawyer said on Saturday. Van der Sloot, a ...
Lawyer: Ceasefire chief's wife's injuries 'substantial...bruising and swelling'
Tio Hardiman, the director of Ceasefire Illinois, was ordered held in lieu of $20,000 bail Saturday on charges of domestic battery. A contrite-looking Hardiman, who was accused of attacking his wife, was also ordered to surrender his weapon and to have ...
Hearing reveals new details about lawyer's DUI arrest
The tip came from an attorney in a firm fighting that lawyer in a bitter court battle. Later that evening, the tipster fed play-by-play details via cellphone about what was happening inside the bar — he's getting ready to leave, no, wait, he's ...
Les Bois Park's lone female jockey also a lawyer
Then there's the business suit and high heels she wears to the track some race days, coming from her day job as a lawyer. "Riding helped put me through college, and I still have the passion for it," said Black, 27. "My family always thought I might ...
Leo F. Roche Jr., at 87, of Winchester, lawyer
Leo F. Roche Jr. of Winchester, a lawyer and business owner, died Thursday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 87. Mr. Roche was born in Concord, N.H. He grew up in Allston and lived in Winchester for many years. He was a graduate of ...
McDonnell after office: Candidate? Lawyer? Author.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Now on the glide path toward the end of his single four-year term, Gov. Bob McDonnell is pensive as he ponders what Citizen Bob McDonnell will do once his lease on the Executive Mansion expires in January. And the title of author ...
Lawyer questions closed meeting on ND chancellor
FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Board of Higher Education would violate open meetings laws if it has a closed board meeting to discuss whether to renegotiate or end the contract of embattled University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani, a lawyer who ...
Lawyer unites Bicol Region swim
Lawyer Ma. Teresa Mahiwo, PSL Region 5 director, expressed elation over the outcome of the meet, which drew five swimming clubs from the Bicol region, including the Naga team. Bicol swimming clubs have been inactive after their swimmers were barred ...
Lawyer says convicted lobbyist won't go to jail
Harvey Whittemore's lawyer says despite his client's illegal campaign fundraising conviction, the man prosecutors called “King of the Hill” in Nevada politics is a long way from prison. Whittemore, former head of a billion dollar development company ...
Ohio lawyer-legislators could see tax benefit
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Many of Ohio's nearly three dozen lawyer-legislators — including leaders in both parties — could benefit personally from a small-business tax break that's been restored to the state budget. Most law firms are set up as so ...
Technology 'brings lawyer and client closer'
They and many other lawyers are taking advantage of technology in the courtroom and in private practices to advance the digital evolution of their profession. Those changes are mirrored by, and perhaps a product of, the expectation of information ...
Bradley Manning's lawyer thanks supporters before trial
The lawyer for an Army private who sent troves of classified material to WikiLeaks has thanked supporters who gathered outside Maryland's Fort Meade ahead of Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial. David Coombs issued a brief statement on his website ...
Drunken Brooklyn lawyer tossed her panties at cops during berserk rant: police
A boozy Brooklyn lawyer tried to skip out on a $6 taxi fare — then was busted after stripping off her panties and tossing them at cops while screaming profanities, police said. Cops they found a very drunk Stephanie Hendricks, 39 — who has clerked ...
Rash of Ky. lawyer suicides concerns colleagues
A third was a Louisville lawyer who helped battle the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville over cases of priest abuse — and whose Facebook photos still show him snowboarding, scuba diving and sightseeing with his family. Jim Dinwiddie, Harry ...
Porsche Manager Can't Be Blamed for BNP 'Ignorance,' Lawyer Says
A Porsche SE manager can't be blamed for BNP Paribas SA (BNP) staff failing to understanding financial terms used to analyze an option strategy in the carmaker's failed bid for Volkswagen AG (VOW), his lawyers told a German court. The man, who can be ...
Government lawyer at NY trial: Apple drove up e-book prices in deal with ...
Government lawyer at NY trial: Apple drove up e-book prices in deal with ...
Lawyer Gets Wasted, Throws Panties at Police
You know you've had a bad weekend when you're a lawyer and a video of your bare ass is making its rounds on the internet. We suppose things like this tend to happen after you've gone on an admitted bender and thrown your panties at the police while ...
How a lawyer from Apple's own legal firm turned to patent trolling
Until very recently, attorney John McAleese was employed at prestigious law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. But while McAleese was working in environmental law, he was privately collaborating with his wife Jennifer to cash in on a patent — by suing ...
Lawyer questions Shirvani sessions
FARGO — The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education would violate open meetings laws if it goes into closed session to discuss whether to renegotiate or end the embattled chancellor's contract, a lawyer who represents news organizations said ...
Apple Lawyer Calls E-Book Price-Fix Case Bizarre
An Apple Inc. lawyer has come out swinging at the start of a New York trial and is rebutting the government's claims that the company unfairly drove up the price of electronic books in 2010. Apple attorney Orin Synder calls the Justice Department case ...
Judge faces ethical charges after threatening to strangle lawyer
McDonald's lawyer, Timothy Denison, has filed a response denying the allegations and asking that the case be dismissed because McDonald finished his last day of service as a senior judge on May 31 and “will not adjudicate any more legal issues.” ...
Corporate lawyer joins federal regulator
A former white-collar litigator has become a key advisor to Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White. The two had worked together 20 years ago in the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan. White plucked Robert E. Rice on Monday from ...
Apple lawyer calls e-book price-fix case bizarre
NEW YORK — An Apple Inc. lawyer has come out swinging at the start of a New York trial and is rebutting the government's claims that the company unfairly drove up the price of electronic books in 2010. Apple attorney Orin Snyder calls the Justice ...
George Zimmerman's Lawyer Apologizes For Twisting Trayvon Martin Evidence
Trayvon Martin's recording of a fight with a homeless man was originally misinterpreted by the defense team of the teen's accused killer. Mike O'Mara, lead lawyer for George Zimmerman, posted online Sunday (June 2) that he wrongfully accused Martin of ...
Extremely Classy Brooklyn Lawyer Tosses Underwear At Cops During Breakup ...
Extremely Classy Brooklyn Lawyer Tosses Underwear At Cops During Breakup ...
Lawyer Ethics Commission Accuses Reema Bajaj of Trading Sex for Office ...
Lawyer Ethics Commission Accuses Reema Bajaj of Trading Sex for Office ...
Lawyer: Pfc. Bradley Manning naive, but means well
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An attorney for U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning says the soldier on trial for providing reams of highly-sensitive material to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. was young and ...
Lawyer: Man to plea to murdering friend
HASTINGS, Mich. (WOOD) - A man accused of shooting his friend while he slept in the bed of a pickup truck plans to plead guilty to murder, according to court documents. Harold Ordway was charged in Barry County on May 14 with open murder, felony ...
Hasan will act as his own lawyer
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the accused gunman in a Fort Hood shooting spree nearly four years ago, will act as his own attorney in his capital murder trial, a judge ruled today. The decision set up a dramatic start to jury selection later this week at the ...
Lawyer at Apple law firm started planning patent attack just after iPhone ...
Lawyer at Apple law firm started planning patent attack just after iPhone ...
Lawyer says Petters knew of potential plea deal and rejected it
Lawyer says Petters knew of potential plea deal and rejected it. Article by: ABBY SIMONS , Star Tribune; Updated: June 3, 2013 - 8:22 PM. The convicted Ponzi schemer's onetime attorney fired back at claims that he failed to notify Petters of a plea ...
Lawyer Sentenced In Mortgage Fraud Scheme
A Wilton lawyer has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for his role in a Fairfield County mortgage fraud scheme. Judge Janet C. Hall sentenced Joseph Kriz, 50, to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release in U.S. District ...
Ft. Hood defendant will act as his own lawyer
In granting Hasan's request, Osborn stipulated that his military team of paralegals and attorneys remain to advise him — one lawyer at the defense table, two in the gallery. She granted Hasan access to the Internet to research his case, access he hasn ...
Schilling lawyer to continue argument to toss suit
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lawyers for Curt Schilling and executives of his bankrupt video game company will continue to press their case for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against them by the state's economic development agency. A Superior Court judge ...
Metuchen lawyer admits to trying to defraud victims by claiming they were ...
Metuchen lawyer admits to trying to defraud victims by claiming they were ...
Technology 'brings lawyer and client closer'
They and many other lawyers are taking advantage of technology in the courtroom and in private practices to advance the digital evolution of their profession. Those changes are mirrored by, and perhaps a product of, the expectation of information ...
Lawyer: Manning Wanted to Enlighten US...
Lawyer: Manning Wanted to Enlighten US...
Bradley Manning Trial: WikiLeaks Lawyer Sees Spurious "Enemy" Claims & Bid ...
Bradley Manning Trial: WikiLeaks Lawyer Sees Spurious "Enemy" Claims & Bid ...
Wikileaks Manning wanted to enlighten US about war, lawyer says
Wikileaks Manning wanted to enlighten US about war, lawyer says. Published June 04, 2013. Associated Press. wikipedia_Manning.jpg. JUNE 4: Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md.AP. FORT MEADE, Md. – Sitting ...
George Zimmerman Lawyer Mark O'Mara Fabricated Evidence, Martin Family ...
George Zimmerman Lawyer Mark O'Mara Fabricated Evidence, Martin Family ...
In Joe Garcia election scandal, lawyer of convicted rival wants FBI ...
In Joe Garcia election scandal, lawyer of convicted rival wants FBI ...
DOJ Lawyer Says Apple's E-Book Price-Fixing Cost Consumers "Millions of ...
DOJ Lawyer Says Apple's E-Book Price-Fixing Cost Consumers "Millions of ...